When a couple’s engagement began on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, you can definitely count on a romantic and sentimental wedding!

Elaine and Grant started out over 10 years ago as friends and went to their Senior Prom together, and their relationship grew even as they attended separate colleges and lived in separate states and counties for a while. Now they are finally back in Atlanta living together and are just obviously over the moon about their new lives together!

Their wedding was held at the Mary Gay House in Decatur, which is an amazing venue! Different shades of purple decorated the venue and made for a romantic and vintage look. Lavender was integral to the decor, as was Elaine’s hand lettering on all the escort cards and centerpieces for the tables. She is a skilled artist and used watercolor and lettering to design beautiful signs and cards for the wedding.

The day began at the house Elaine and Grant had just bought in Decatur, with Elaine and her mom and bridesmaids all getting their hair and makeup done, while Grant and his groomsmen got ready at a nearby hotel. Once everyone was dressed, it was FIRST LOOK time! I am always so ecstatic when my couples choose to do a first look, and Elaine and Grant chose to do theirs in literally the most gorgeous and picturesque place in Atlanta, the Cator Woolford Gardens. It was still mid-morning and the early sunlight was still pouring through the trees when Elaine called out Grant’s name and he turned around and saw his bride for the first time. Such a beautiful and tearjerking moment!

Since I knew their story of Grant proposing to Elaine on the Eiffel Tower, I brought along some Parisian themed items to use to style their details with, and they were the perfect touch! Adding my Eiffel Tower letter opener and embroidery scissors to their invitation suite turned out beautifully!

My favorite detail of the day was the names of the tables at the reception. As I mentioned, Elaine and Grant love being back in Atlanta, and they used the murals of the city in their engagement session. They showed their love of the city in their wedding by naming the tables after the different Atlanta neighborhoods and districts, like Old Fourth Ward, Candler Park, Decatur, etc. I thought that was such a creative touch to make their wedding their own!

I am so thrilled that I was able to be a part of their wedding day. Also it’s not often I get to work an early afternoon wedding which features breakfast food for the meal! We had some delicious eggs and bacon and brunch food from the Flying Biscuit, and it was topped off by a donut cake! Such a unique and tasty menu. Check out all the vendors that came together to make this wedding day come to life! And enjoy my favorite photos from Elaine and Grant’s wedding gallery!


VENUE: Mary Gay House | WEDDING COORDINATOR: Just About Love Weddings | FLORIST: Florologie (bride’s bouquet) | CATERER: Flying Biscuit Cafe | BAKER: Revolution Donuts | BRIDAL DRESS: La Raine’s Bridal Boutique | BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Nordstrom | MENSWEAR: Savvi | HAIR: Callie Glover (bride); Whitlock Wedding Hair (bridesmaids) | MAKEUP: Lace on Location | MUSICIAN: Roy Harran | DJ: Club Rett | PHOTOGRAPHER: Jennifer Marie Photography

Elaine + Grant | Wedding