We had a very long and busy wedding day, because we had traditional ceremonies before we had the civil ceremony at Piedmont Park, but everything turned out beautifully. If you want to have a wedding in the middle of summer in Atlanta, we'd definitely recommend an evening ceremony because it's cooler. We had wonderful vendors who made our special day run smoothly and exactly how we wanted.
After calling around to numerous companies and getting sticker shock from the price quotes, we found Star Ship Limos through Google. Their price was extremely affordable, and their minimum time limit fit what we needed to get us and our wedding party from the ceremony to the reception site. Their staff was polite and responsive to our calls and emails. The limo wasn't the nicest or newest, but it was certainly adequate for what we needed.
I ordered my wedding dress and veil at Affordable Bridal, and our ring bearer also got his suit there. They were always very professional and quick to respond to phone calls. The staff was also very professional and pleasant and a big help! I had my dress altered here, too, and their seamstresses did great work. Overall I'm very pleased with my experience and would recommend Affordable Bridal to all other brides.
Our pictures were just stunning. Alea and Kim are fabulous photographers and gave us amazing pictures to remember our special day.
John was extremely pleasant and played all that we requested. It was nice not to have to worry that our older, conservative Asian guests would be irritated or offended by loud music, but he also got people dancing! He's a great DJ, and I'd recommend him for any event.
If you need a wedding planner, book Ally and Unforgettable Soirees immediately!!! Ally was incredibly organized and professional. She contacted all of our vendors and made a detailed timeline of our wedding day and made sure everything was in place. Ally and her assistant Natasha made the day run so smoothly, making the whole event as amazing as we had hoped it would be. Many of our family members and bridal party commented on what a wonderful job they did. I really don't know what we would've done without Unforgettable Soirees.
Eileen's cakes are the stuff dreams are made of! She offers a number of different flavors, and her cakes are absolutely delicious! They're truly "creations" -- there's no other word that fits her incredible artistry. Our wedding cake was absolutely stunning -- she created the design we wanted perfectly, and the vanilla cake with fresh strawberry filling was just perfect. When we went for our cake tasting, she had iced our tasting cake so smoothly that DH and his brother were amazed it was frosting and not fondant! She is wonderful to work with and very quick to respond to all inquiries. Her prices are extremely affordable. Eileen loves what she does and it shows.
I ordered the Rose package from Daddy's Got a Budget, which is part of Edge Design Group. Gabrielle was very easy to reach via email, which was important since I was living in Florida/south Georgia as I was planning the wedding. There were a couple of things I didn't need in the package, so they worked with me to adapt the order to what I needed. All the flowers turned out beautifully. I adored my bouquet, and the 2 altar arrangements looked stunning at our ceremony.
I'm so glad I found Celebration String Quartet! Sandy was very easy to work with and very responsive. Their music was superb, and they were very professional. They played all the songs we requested. They are also extremely affordable compared to other groups.
We rented wooden folding chairs from Peachtree Tents & Events, because they are one of the Park's approved vendors. We paid to rent the chairs and also for setup and breakdown. They were easy to work with and set up the chairs according to the layout I'd sent them, and they didn't mind when I added 10 more chairs the week before the wedding. Because our wedding was in the evening, we did have to pay extra for after-hours pickup. Overall, a pleasant experience.
The dock is beautiful. We rented dock and visitors center from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. ceremony time. The facilities staff was very responsive and great to work with. They provided us with 200 bottles of water (iced) for our guests. The only downside was the limited amount of parking near the site - there was just a very small public parking lot nearby. Guests had to walk about 8-10 minutes from the park's new parking deck to get to the ceremony.
We picked China Delight because they have great food, basically the best Chinese restaurant available in the Atlanta area. We had a 10 course family-style banquet with a set price per table. They provided the table linens, napkins, chair covers, and balloons at each table. They allowed us to bring in our own alcohol and they served it for us. Our only issue was we had several guests who didn't show, meaning several of the tables had tons of food leftover. At a few tables, people asked for the remaining food to be boxed up, but it wasn't automatically done and a lot of food got wasted in the process.
Click on each tool to see a sample.