When you think of the place being referenced in the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" you probably don't immediately think of downtown Atlanta, do you?
Well that's where you'd be wrong. During Mary Ida and Chris's wedding this June at Ventanas, that's exactly what we got!
Check out this amazing shot by Bonnie J Heath Photography:
I can't say how much I have begun to love this venue! The feel is very modern and chic. If you want a big-city feel wedding with the touch of Southern Hospitality that most metro-cities lack, this is THE place to do it. The skyline is gorgeous, the in-house catering is to die for, and the staff are the nicest people around.
Straight from their website: Ventanas is Atlanta’s premier event space with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows which reveal a sweeping view of downtown and midtown Atlanta – a view that soars from Stone Mountain to Kennesaw Mountain. Perched atop the 14th and 15th stories of the Park Pavilion building in the city’s Centennial Park District, Ventanas offers 9,547 inspiring square feet of premier indoor and outdoor rooftop space across the street from Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. The space is only one block from the CNN Center, Philips Arena, Georgia World Congress Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, American Cancer Society and AmericasMart.
Mary Ida and Chris were absolutely made for each other. I didn't do one meeting with them separately because that's just not how they do things if they can help it! Both ladies are very career-focused and travel quote a bit so it was an absolute pleasure to help them create this beautiful occasion to celebrate life and love.
It's the little things
The Flowers and Decor
Let's be real: This is one of my (many) favorite parts of weddings! We had the honor of bringing Mary Ida and Chris's floral and decor vision to life.
They chose a color palette of cool blue, white, green and grey. This look was quite different than what a lot of our classic or romantic feel couple's ask for and we LOVED it! It's so much fun to get outside of the usual box.
The florals included white Calla lilies, blue Delphinium orchids, Palm leaves, Bear grass and assorted tropical greenery. It was the perfect mix to create their modern elegant look.
Linens provided by BBJ Linens - We adore our rep Doug Vincent at the Atlanta location.
Lighting provided by PMR - Ask us about custom lighting, draping or AV for any of your events! We have a wonderful partnership with PMR for lighting, draping and AV Equipment.
What's a good party without great food and something sweet?
A little about the Ventanas culinary experience: Our executive chefs will collaborate with you to customize your menu to suit your vision and tastes. From our wide selection of cocktail hors d’oeuvres, to chef attended stations or even formal seated multi-course dinners, and a wide selection of beverage options, you can create an unforgettable experience for your guests
For their wedding, the couple chose to keep the city-feel going with some Asian-inspired choices (The China town food station was ah-mazing!) as well as some classics, like a NY strip carving station.
The couple even added fortune cookie's as favors at the end of the night in super cute blue take-out boxes.
Mary Ida and Chris also used one of our favorite cake vendors, Cake Hag.
Because the couple travels so often, what better way to incorporate that than a travel-themed custom wedding cake?!
Reception and Send-Off
You know what happens after the cake is cut: Party time!
I'm so happy Mary Ida and Chris took my recommendation to add glow sticks to the list of party favors! It was the best thing to see a room full of people with very serious jobs cut loose and enjoy themselves!
We ended the night with a classic: Bubbles!
Not pictured: the Tesla they drove away in!
Mary Ida and Chris were gracious enough to leave us TWO Five Star Reviews on Weddingwire. Here's what the happy couple had to say:
From Mary Ida: "I cannot day enough good things about our experience with A Peachy Keen Wedding. Courtney, Tori, and Jo were all so professional, nice, and very dependable throughout the entire process. On the wedding day, Tori and Jo were so wonderful and kept me and the wife-to-be sane and as focused as is possible on our wedding day! I would recommend them to anyone and hope to have that opportunity in the near future! Oh, and the rainbow during the ceremony was an added bonus. :) "
From Chris: "We are both busy professionals and we might never have made it through our wedding day without the help of the pros at Peachy. They thought of everything... literally. They knew everyone in the industry. They saved us money - and more importantly, time. They aren't just wedding planners, they are life savers. Hiring them was the best decision we made... besides getting married, of course"
Mary Ida, Chris, the Peachy Keen Team wishes you both a lifetime of happiness together! Congratulations on your marriage!
Planning & Event Design: A Peachy Keen Wedding
Venue & Catering: Ventanas Atlanta
Photography: Bonnie J Heath Photography
DJ: Jay Foster
Rentals: Pro Meeting Rentals
Cake: Cake Hag
Hair and Makeup: Jamison Shaw Buckhead
Contact us today to make your dream wedding a reality!
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About Peachy Keen:
A Peachy Keen Wedding is based in Marietta, GA and specializes in partial and full service wedding planning, coordination, flowers and design. Our goal is to give you your dream wedding, whether it's a simple and sweet day with close friends and family or a lavish dream wedding. We focus on each individual client's needs and desires to make your vision come to life.