inclusive documentary-style wedding photography for atlanta (and nationwide) couples
Hi, I’m River! I am a contemporary wedding and portrait artist of over ten years. Working in Atlanta and traveling nationally, I create extraordinary images for extraordinary people. My photojournalism approach creates a dynamic and romantic collection of classically inspired images for the modern couple who loves emotionally raw, genuine, personal photos that are rich in storytelling, personality, and artistic finesse. Please take a look around at my body of work and if it speaks to you, let’s connect!
Talk of the Town is the most reviewed and respected catering company in Atlanta, Georgia. We provide excellence in cuisine, service and event experience that our clients deserve. Our history of handling all types of event catering in Atlanta and the surrounding metro area means that you can rely upon us for any need. Not only are we called upon for some of the most coveted corporate events in town, but we are regarded as one of the top wedding caterers in Atlanta, as well.
Our passion is making your wedding day elegant and memorable. Share your vision with us and we’ll carefully design your event to meet every detail.
It starts with locating your ideal wedding venue and creating the atmosphere you envision.
From there, our chefs customize your wedding menu with original hors d’oeuvres, entrees, sides, desserts and cocktails around your theme and tastes.
All the while, our wedding planners remain with you every step of the way.
We offer a variety of services, including:
Full wedding planning.
Custom design, including florals, furniture, signage and décor.
Farm-to-table cuisine with fresh local ingredients.
Equipment rentals, including china, flatware, glassware, tables, linens, chairs and more.
Access to Atlanta’s finest wedding venues.
Vendor recommendations, including photography, entertainment and transportation.
The elegant atmosphere of our garden paradise is perfect for your wedding, wedding reception or shower. We can accommodate up to 200 guests, and we offer a variety of menus and wine pairings to suit any occasion and budget. This ideal setting is less than five miles from downtown Atlanta and Emory University with an urban elegance not found anywhere else.
771 Hightower Falls Road, Cedartown, GA 30125, United States 29.12 mi
Hightower Falls is an event venue that combines nature and rustic charm. It has an 80 foot, spring fed, cascading waterfall and an 1850 stone grist mill ruins that have attracted people for over 150 years. We are located approximately one hour west of Atlanta in the foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains between Rockmart and Cedartown, GA. The beauty of nature is perfected by landscaping and flowers that make a breathtaking background for your special occasion.
Please note this is a family-owned venue on private property and therefore we are only open for events and scheduled photo sessions.
On the grounds you will find a 24-foot-high sculptured iron gate entrance that leads you into a hidden paradise away from city life. The stream below the waterfall runs in front of the grist mill, alongside the Back Porch and Coosa Hall buildings, the activities field, and the horse pasture. There are 12 camping cabins located on a wooded hillside with a campfire area, pavilion, and bath house.
On our 100 acres, we offer 2 1/2 miles of hiking trails which are habitat for deer and turkey. We want to make your special occasion one that you will never forget, so please take a look around to discover everything that we have to offer and return to nature with us!
At Northwood Rings we believe that every ring should be as unique as the hand it adorns. We create non-traditional engagement and wedding rings from bentwood, precious metals and natural materials. Our wooden rings can be custom crafted to your specifications and we’re always happy to work with couples to create a one-of-a-kind wedding set.
With our Care-For-Life and Perfect Fit guarantees, our free shipping and our excellent customer service you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for.
Daria MacGregor, owner of Circle of Love Weddings is an officiant and wedding coordinator in Atlanta and other locations throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Daria is by your side from start to finish, leading the way to a calm, love-centered and fun wedding.
*For couples who have had to cancel or postpone their weddings due to Coronavirus, but who still wish to be married in 2020, Circle of Love Weddings is available to officiate your ceremony. Please reach out if you need help!*
Since 2006, owner and operator Daria MacGregor has worked with hundreds of couples to co-create beautiful, calm, organized and stress-free weddings and events. Her diverse experience with different religions, cultures, wedding styles, venues, and various personalities enables her to work with you as a partner to create a personalized, meaningful wedding that is just perfect for you. Daria is a good listener and problem solver, and a flexible, friendly and compassionate professional.
As an ordained interfaith priestess-minister, Daria can officiate your wedding ceremony and conduct other rituals and ceremonies. The unique combination of her wedding planning, writing, speaking and logistics talents provides couples with complete peace of mind and an enjoyable wedding experience.
- Writing personalized, meaningful ceremonies
- Rehearsal coordination and direction
- Unique cultural ceremonies
- Elopements and tiny weddings
- Destination weddings
- Ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City
- Wedding coordination and direction
- Online consulting services
As a traveling adventurer, Daria works anywhere in the United States and is licensed to perform weddings in all 50 states. Daria also works on destination weddings and elopements in Europe and worldwide.
ELEVATE! Is an avant-garde premier event planning and management company based around the metro Atlanta area. Our clients receive superior service that we tailor to fit their specific needs. Our team of savvy, talented, and venerated event curators offer a matchless combination of professionalism and imagination.
Our experienced professionals will keep your vision fresh by pairing it with our team’s creative touches, that will take your event to the next level and leave a lasting impression of success to our clients and their guest. We believe that a successful event is one that exceeds our clients’ expectations and our meticulousness insures that we consistently deliver effective results.
We specialize in all types of events and have flawlessly executed corporate, entertainment events, celebrity events, destination events, social parties, sporting events, product launches, non-profit, and weddings, both locally and out of state. We handle all event types, big or small.
ELEVATE! is your one-stop-shop for all of your wedding planning needs. This is one of the most important days of your life and you should be able to enjoy it stress free. We will handle the details, you just show up. Our professional staff understands the importance of unique touches, personalized momentous, great food, and the perfect flowers and cake. With so many decisions to be made our staff helps you navigate through the planning process offering ideas, assistance, and planning techniques that you won’t find anywhere else. We specialize in unique wedding planning like a Vegan Weddings and Equality Weddings.
Imagine, for a moment, the celebration of a lifetime, with all your friends and family, on a private
and luxurious 54-acre mountain estate that is yours and yours alone for the duration of your
stay. This is Hawkesdene.
Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in Andrews, North Carolina, Hawkesdene is
located less than two hours west of Asheville and two hours north of Atlanta. This amazing
venue is unique in its exclusive privacy, a reunion-style wedding venue with onsite
accommodations for as many as 102 guests and event facilities for up to 125 guests. Our
special property hosts just one group at a time and includes personal use of the entire estate
with no curfews, elegant accommodations, beautifully manicured grounds and gardens, an
abundance of chef-created, delicious cuisine, with a professional event and service staff here
just for you.
Hawkesdene prides itself on its differentiation from “same-day” venues, in which you’re in and
you’re out so quickly. An extended stay here is about bringing all your close friends and family
together for a comfortable, relaxing, private getaway in the mountains.
Attention to detail here is second to none, as you’ll see the moment you arrive. Take a look at
past reviews from people who’ve celebrated here. The constant hands-on improvement of, and
investment in, the property is what helps keep Hawkesdene a place where expectations are
exceeded and memories that last forever are born. To see it is to love it.
Our expansive property offers a host of spectacular backdrops and outdoor spaces for
ceremonies, all of which you can choose from before, and even on, your special day.
A very popular ceremony location is our covered bridge perched over Phillips Creek, framed by
woods that change with the seasons. Our open lawn is ideal for larger groups and boasts a
beautifully-designed pergola with lush floral gardens and mountain views.
Smaller, more intimate ceremonies have taken place with our llama and alpaca stable as a
stunning backdrop, where you’ll see our herd of llamas and alpacas grazing in the pasture.
Receptions are held in our spacious open-air pavilion, which is attached to the main house and
overlooks Phillips Creek. The pavilion includes custom-designed and matching farm tables and
dining chairs, lounge furniture, a grand stone fireplace, a brand-new audio/video sound system
with designated wi-fi, plus refrigerator storage for your alcohol beverages, a commercial
icemaker, and food & beverage stations. Dining typically takes place under the stars in our
adjacent pavilion courtyard. If need be, however, romantic clear or white-top tents can be set up
attached to the pavilion for additional covered space.
Hawkesdene offers venue rental for weddings, reunions and other social or corporate retreat
events. Our on-site planning team and day-of coordinator will be here to ensure your event runs
smoothly and according to your wishes. Our in-house culinary team is a talented bunch who
provide delectable farm-to-table cuisine. We encourage you to bring your own alcohol
beverages which will be refrigerated and/or stored for convenient reach at no charge.
Event services include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Event planning
• Day-of coordination
• Lounge furniture, custom matching farm tables and dining chairs,
ceremony chairs plus cross-back reception chairs
• Linens and a large collection of décor options to choose from
• Getting-ready suite with adjacent salon
• Game room “man cave” with ping-pong and pool tables, a 70-inch satellite TV,
a bar and game tables
• Massive fire pit to warm up everyone’s spirits
• No curfews – the property is yours to enjoy 24/7
• Event set up, breakdown and clean up
• Privacy & complete exclusivity
• Flexible schedule for your utmost convenience
*Ask about our welcome suppers and rehearsal dinner services.
ACCOMMODATIONS & MORE
The Hawkesdene estate main house and numerous cottages provide super-luxurious bedding,
high-quality furniture, flat-screen HD television, washer & dryer, full kitchen, a variety of modern
amenities, and daily housekeeping.
On-site activities include dual corn-hole sets, horseshoe courts, a cement-court basketball with
netted hoop, llama and alpaca feeding, tire swings, hiking and so much more!
From the team who brought you Little River Farms we are excited to offer you a brand new wedding and special events venue! The Barn at Little River is a fully renovated, historic family owned barn. This all white painted barn features distressed white brick walls, indoor ceremony space and a wedding suite. Two outdoor ceremony sites with a covered outdoor cocktail hour space means you and your guests can enjoy the beauty of the farm! Modern, cross back reception chairs, white farm tables and plenty of ceremony rentals will help make your event one to remember! We are budget friendly and offer many bar options as well as in house catering! Contact us for a tour today!
Welcome to Marietta’s newest event space! Our white brick space boasts 4,000 square feet of indoor event space with an outdoor courtyard perfect for outdoor ceremonies! Brick and Ivey offers in house bar packages and catering to meet all of your event needs. We also have getting ready rooms and an after hours party space perfect to keep the night going! As a member of the Little River Farms Event space family, our team has years of experience in the event and catering industry, putting your event in expert hands!
AV Gourmet is a wedding planning and catering company located Atlanta, Georgia that services weddings in Atlanta and all over Georgia. The company provides affordable and elegant gourmet catering and uses fresh, local ingredients. AV Gourmet is also committed to providing impeccable service with their amazing food.
AV GOURMET is proud Winner of 2019 Couples’ Choice Awards, 2017 Best Caterer and 2016 Outstanding Exhibitor Award at the Bridal Show
Whether your wedding is simple or more formal, or whether you want pate and sushi or collard greens with shrimp and grits, AV Gourmet is ready to provide a variety of cuisine styles and services to meet your needs. Your guests will experience an incredible culinary event from start to finish. A large variety of dietary needs can be provided for, and the following catering services are available to choose from:
AV Gourmet also offers wedding planning services to couples. They can help with design, planning and day-of coordination. Their staff are event gurus ready to help make all the details come together.
Fun and playful documentary style wedding and event photography. I seek constantly to be open to people and moments, to see the details that others might miss, and to reveal the essence of my subjects in a way that is open, honest and fun.
Thirty amazing years behind the lens has taught me a lot, making me more professional and better equipped to photograph the complexities of big events and little moments. Having a great sense of humor really helps! I am a clear and straightforward communicator with the ability to know when to be where during an event. I have captured the look and feel of more than 1,000 weddings and events, creating great images that showcase real people in their most precious times.
In 1990, I started Laura Powers Jewelry Stylist, Inc. I observed that there were two kinds of stores in Atlanta. There were many vendors selling cookie cutter jewelry of poor quality. There were also a few vendors selling good quality jewelry, but the prices were inflated and the level of service was very low. I designed my business to provide the very highest level of service, and the best quality of merchandise at very competitive prices. I see all my clients personally. You will not be subjected to pushy sales people paid on commission who just want to close the deal, any deal, whether it’s right for you or not.
My goal is to develop an ongoing relationship with you and your family. I will keep up with your anniversaries and birthdays send you reminders if you like. I will keep a record of everything you’ve purchased so I can help you make good gift giving decisions in the future. I have been in business in Atlanta since 1990, and I have the wonderful experience of helping entire families. I might help with the upgrade on Mom’s diamond and then help her adult children with their engagement ring purchases when the time comes. When you do business with Laura Powers Jewelry, you do business with me personally. This ensures that all my customers are completely satisfied. I produce and sell very high quality custom engagement rings and jewelry for prices that cannot be matched.
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Your dream wedding day awaits you at Grand Hyatt Atlanta. From stunning venues to thoughtful menu packages, our hotel is the perfect venue for you to celebrate your wedding day with close friends and family. You should expect nothing less than perfection for this important occasion.
Our modern venue is complemented with bright crystal ring chandeliers, dark mahogany door frames, a soothing color palette and deep textures to create a backdrop for your wedding that is bold, dramatic and exciting. Our Garden Terrace is a stunning outdoor retreat for commitment ceremonies of 180 or less. The Grand Ballroom and Highland Ballroom venues are the perfect setting to celebrate the night in glamorous style.
Trust our team of professionals to ensure your wedding is flawless and no detail is forgotten. You will enjoy a custom menu tasting to guarantee your satisfaction, as well as thoughtful inclusions to create unforgettable moments over your wedding weekend. Our inclusive menu packages will ensure your guests feel catered to from the moment they arrive until the last champagne toast given. Our packages feature handmade hors d’oeuvres and specialty stations for your cocktail reception, pre fixe dinner selections served by our attentive staff, and a custom-designed wedding cake by Frosted Pumpkin or Baker’s Man.
The Estate is a stunning, full service Special Event venue located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead district. Originally built in 1797, the property combines the best of southern charm with all the stylish amenities and comfort required for a successful engagement celebration, rehearsal dinner or wedding ceremony and reception.
We dig flowers… And good… And a generally good time. Premium floral arrangements suited for galas, events and weddings; also offers bouquets and gifts.
Ecco explores the depth and diversity of bold European flavors from the comfort of our contemporary, upscale Midtown restaurant. Impeccable old-world styling, fine dining standards of service, and an unparalleled wine list will keep you coming back for more.
Dine with us and enjoy our beloved fried goat cheese drizzled with honey, award-winning wood oven flatbreads, inspired pastas and inventive European-inspired mains that make the most of what’s local.
A gorgeous restaurant with a friendly staff, Ecco is perfect for your rehearsal dinner.
The Millennium Gate Museum (The Gate) is a classically styled monumental arch located inside Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta, historically called “The Gate City.” It is designed in the tradition of classical Roman triumphal arches that have been built around the world over the past 2,500 years, and houses a 12,000 square foot museum that narrates Georgia’s and Atlanta’s history through sophisticated interactive technology not found anywhere else in the world, as well as film, period rooms, and exhibitions. The Gate offers a beautiful oval lawn and lake setting for outdoor events of up to 250 seated or 500 reception style. Weddings requiring seating for 50 or less guests can be accommodated inside our interior galleries.
Looking for an intimate wedding setting?
With its gorgeous classic European architecture, The Gate is your perfect place to say “I DO” when looking for a quite, personal, and cherished experience. We supply up to 15 white plastic folding chairs and 1.5 hours of time to conduct a ceremony and take photos. We have several, beautiful spots available in which to conduct your ceremony.
Enjoy celebrating with each of your guests with no rush or agenda demands. From there, why not have brunch or dinner at one of Atlantic Station’s delicious restaurants?
Hi, I’m Kecia Wilson, and my passion for weddings runneth over! From a love of all things beautiful, and a strong professional background, I bring the best of both worlds to wedding planning! Strategy, innovation, joy, organization ~ calm command of a situation ~ an inherent delight in each and every component of a wedding! I equally love an intricate china pattern, a sumptuous cake, a well-thought-out floor plan, and a perfectly timed processional. I love all of it! And from the first time we sit down together, you will feel my passion, you will know that I’m in it with you, and that your wedding is as meaningful to me as it is to you! Joyfully serving couples in the greater Atlanta area.
CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement and your choice to marry the love of your life!
Whether you are eloping spur of the moment, having a civil ceremony, or planning to have the wedding of your dreams, I will produce the ceremony you envision. My main obligation as an officiant is to create the most heartfelt, unique memory as possible that will be treasured always by you and guests alike.
I will perform your wedding, vow renewal, or elopement – whichever union you desire. I will incorporate any traditions and rituals that you wish to include in your ceremony. No ceremony is too big or too small. I can meet you and your fiancé to witness you exchanging “I do’s” and signing your marriage license, or officiate your lavish ceremony!
Step back in time with the sights and sounds of Atlanta during the Civil War and Reconstruction as told through the eyes of Scarlett O’Hara and her dashing romancer, Rhett Butler.
If you’re looking for the perfect spot for your upcoming event, be sure to call us for a tour of our beautiful venue at historic Brumby Hall. The pre-Civil War home built in 1851 is also the new home of the Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum, formerly located on the Marietta Square.
Three gorgeous ballrooms to select from, boasting modern to vintage styles, along with 2 immaculately landscaped gardens featuring a stacked stone pavilion with waterfalls, bridges and a rustic outbuilding, make the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina the ideal setting for weddings and receptions. Nestled in the perimeter area, this convenient and peaceful location brings your family and friends together. Hosting your weekend wedding events at the hotel, ensures a journey that is stress free and a wedding day filled laughter and awesome memories that last a lifetime.
We Make Your Wedding Dreams Come True ~~ 2019 Prime Dates are still available
All Weddings include:
* Three Hours for Pre-Ceremony Spectacular Photos and Vendor Set up
* Tranquil Garden Setting for Ceremony with Traditional White Garden Chairs
* Complimentary Suite for 2 nights
* Discount of Family / Hospitality Suite for Weekend Entertaining
* Complimentary Valet Parking for the Happy Couple and Parents for the weekend
* Complimentary Shuttle within a 3 mile radius of the hotel
* Cake Cutting Fee Waived
* Tables, Chairs, China, Glass, Silverware, Gold or Silver Table Chargers
* Elegant Ivory, Black or Gray Floor Length table linens with White or Black Napkins
* 5 1/2 hours of facility usage for the entire event
* World of Hyatt Loyalty Program
* Discounted Guest Room Rates for your out of town Guests
* Dedicated Wedding Specialist to handle coordination of Ballroom set up and food & beverage and to organize your personal menu tasting with our Executive Chef
* A Tenured Banquet Team to anticipate your every need
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina is conveniently located off of 285 and Ashford Dunwoody Road Exit 29
Full service LGBTQ+ planner located in North Georgia. Specializing in destination and Vacation style weddings. Owner of The Farm Rome Ga venue, The Tillman Hangar Venue, & The Sweet Bar Bakery.