Bride: Angela Washington

Groom: John Conner

Wedding Date: 7/7/13

Location: The Biltmore Ballrooms, Atlanta, GA

Wedding Planner/Designer: ellyB Events

Photographers: Courtney and ZahraProject Duo Photography

Floral and Event Design: Andy Beach and Co.

The bride on her special day:

“We wanted to have an elegant wedding that had a timeless vintage feel. I love the creativity, fashion and flashiness of the 1920s and the Harlem Renaissance. So I decided to plan our décor around 1920s design elements.

“Our ceremony and reception took place at the Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta. It was the perfect venue because it was built in the 1920s, and it exudes all of the opulence and glamour of the era. Our invitations included a custom 1920s Art Deco font, and intricate Art Deco laser cut designs.

“For the reception, we had tall silver and crystal candelabras that featured a grand arrangement of fluffy white ostrich feathers, white dendrobium orchids and garlands of pearls of hanging pearls. In lieu of a groom’s cake, we decided to have a groom’s dessert bar. John loves Batman, so we had a candy bar and cupcakes all decorated in classic Batman gold and black.”

Our Wedding Style

“Shopping for a wedding dress was not easy, because I was trying to please everyone else. However, when I decided to go with my heart, I found my dream ball gown. I ended up purchasing an ivory Lazaro ball gown that featured a sweetheart neckline with flower appliqués over the lace bodice, and a full tulle skirt. I also purchased a lace mermaid dress by Maggie Sottero for the reception. 

“For a vintage feel, I decided to go with a birdcage veil for the ceremony. Some people feel that ballgowns must be worn with cathedral veils, but I wanted to show off the beauty of the dress and do something a little more fashion-forward.”

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