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Mr. + Mrs. Keegan | Atlanta Country Club Wedding

Lani and Brendan said their “I do”s at the Atlanta Country Club last month and everything came together beautifully! The couple said their vows on the driving range and then went inside to dance the night away. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Keegan, for letting me be a part of your big day!

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Where did you two meet?

We initially met as freshman during college at Auburn University. We stayed good friends throughout all of college, and did many football games and game weekends away in a big group. However, it wasn't until after Brendan graduated that we started dating long distance (Auburn to Atlanta, then Birmingham to Atlanta). Once I finished nursing school in Birmingham, I moved to Atlanta and we finally ended long distance and were able to move in together!

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How did he propose?

We planned an entire labor day weekend/Brendan's birthday trip around a place we could take our two dogs. Brendan's mom had planned to come to Atlanta for his birthday that weekend, so we just decided to make it a family trip and invited her, my mom, and my sister up to Hilton Head Island. The Friday we got there we had already made reservations for dinner but really wanted to take the dogs down to the beach at sunset and let them run around before we left. We walked on to the beach and I was so focused on getting pictures of the dogs running around and getting in the water I was oblivious to what else was happening. He all of the sudden asked me to put my phone down, but I still was trying to get pictures so he had to take it from me! He got down on one knee and that's when I realized what was happening! My mom, sister, and his mom got photos of us and were able to have the rest of the family on FaceTime. We wrapped it up by getting to take beautiful pictures at sunset on the beach with the us, the family, and the dogs :)

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What are you looking forward to most about being married?

Continuing to travel together, growing as a couple, strengthening our relationship, and becoming a family.

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Photography | Holly Von Lanken Photography

Wedding Planner | Rebecca Niccole Weddings

Venue | Atlanta Country Club

Dress Store | Bridals by Lori

Dress Designer | Rita Vinieris

Shoes | Badgley Mischka

Cake | Rach Makes Cakes

Caterer | Atlanta Country Club

Ice Cream Cart | Queen of Cream

Paper goods | Amanda Nolte, The Impressionist

Calligraphy/ Handlettering | Nicole Prettyman, fiftyfourdegrees

Florist | Sean O'Keefe, Sean O'Keefe Events

Hair/ Make up | Chelsea, Beauty Asylum

Band | Papa Sol, East Coast Entertainment

Mr. + Mrs. Sullivan | Historic Dekalb Courthouse Wedding | Decatur, GA

Elizabeth and Ian's wedding day was classic and romantic.  They were wed at the Historic Dekalb County Courthouse with it's beautiful stone exterior and marble interior.  The touches of pink made for the perfect accent.  Elizabeth pulled together a great vendor team and I must say I'm a little biased as the coordinator and the stationer were both in my sorority with me at UGA.  The day turned out lovely and I even got to lead the wobble on the dance floor!  

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan!

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How did he propose?

We had been planning our "big tip" to Seattle and Vancouver, BC. We had decided to driver out to Mount Rainier National Park and go on a hike. We chose the 6 mile Paradise Trail which would take us right by Reflection Lake. We decided to stop there and eat lunch. Ian suggested that we take a selfie before we ate. When i held up the camera, he was holding the ring behind me! It was a perfect start to our trip.

Describe your fiance in 3 words

Kind-hearted, driven, and genuine

What are you looking forward to most about being married?

Starting our own traditions. We have really enjoyed all of our firsts as a couple, and are ready to start some new family traditions.

Venue | Historic Dekalb Courthouse

Wedding Coordinator | Madison Harrison of Laurel and Gray

Dress | Bridals by Lori

Cake | Carol Anne Everett

Invitations | Pine + Pen Design

Calligraphy | Pine + Pen Design

Florist | Heather Jones of Tulip

Hair + Makeup | Shannon Jennings of Formal Faces

DJ | Jeremiah Flockhart of Nice Entertainment

Caterer | Ann Bearman of Avalon Catering

Dr. + Mrs. Hwang | Chateau Elan Winery and Resort Wedding

Heather and John hail from Massachusetts, but chose to get married at the french inspired Chateau Elan in Georgia. The European elegance was not lost on their day and Heather looked gorgeous in her floral Lazaro gown, which she gushed to me about before they even hired me. Finally on their wedding day, she was able to twirl in her dress. The ceremony took place in the atrium with flowers and greenery everywhere. Lanterns hung from the ceiling and the couple chose a round ceremony space where all would be able to see. The wrote letters to one another and sealed them in a box to read in the future. There were many personal touches to the day. John is Taiwanese and the couple chose to incorporate much of John's heritage into the wedding day as well. Heather wore a bracelet she had especially made using the pearls she got while they were in China. During their reception, the couple surprised their guests by conducting a traditional tea ceremony to honor their parents. Heather changed into a traditional red dress for the occasion. There were other details at the reception that were also a nod to the family. Heather made the cloth napkins, which were embroidered with John's family surname. They also served bubble tea. Speaking of the reception, much of the decor was a collection of crystal that Heather and her mom spent months collecting from various antique shops. The chandelier was even loaned to the couple. Heather's mom is also a talented artist and painted a portrait of her daughter and John at Chateau Elan that hung in the cocktail hour space. After the tea ceremony, Heather changed again into a beautiful ankle length party dress to dance the rest of the night away. It was a magical day and I'm so glad they were able to elegantly incorporate their cultures and traditions together. 

Photographer | Holly Von Lanken Photography

Venue | Chateau Elan

Second Shooter | Shelby Norris

Dress Designer | Lazaro

Dress Store | Bridals by Lori

Cake | Sugar Hill Cakes

Paper | Art Paper Scissors

Artwork | Lettered Grace

Florals | Design House of Flowers

Hair and Make Up | Kristen Farner

Videography | Rivet Events

Band | East Coast Entertainment

Chinese Tea Ceremony Dress | Kim's Fashion Design

Party Dress | Bridal by Gilbert

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How/ Where did you two meet?

John and I met through Match.com. A friend of mine created my online profile as a joke because she wanted me to get out and date more. After a few weeks, there was some interest from some guys, but John's profile caught my attention. Thankfully he sent me a message. We planned our first date to be a sort of "happy hour" meeting. We met for drinks at World of Beer in Stamford, Connecticut. It started at 5:30 and we finally decided to leave around 9:30. Probably the longest first date I've ever been on. :-)

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How did he propose?

He proposed in the rose garden of the Bronx Botanical Gardens on June 4th 2016. It was all a surprise and after a long trek across the gardens. It was the perfect setting.

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Describe your fiance in 3 words

Hard worker, dedicated, selfless

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