Bride: Alicia Tidball

Groom: Derrickus Spratlin

Date of Wedding: 12/15/2012

Location: Niche Atlanta

Photographer: Project Duo Photography

Event Design: Soluna Events & Designs  

Hair: Meghan Geiger

Makeup: Aileen Solis 

The bride on her special day:            

"This wedding was extremely fun to plan. Not only because it was my wedding, but also because I’m an event planner and my business partner, Camille Bolton, and I put the whole thing together. From finding the perfect candle holders, to food and cake tasting, it was a blast. Our wedding was elegant and sophisticated with a twist, incorporating plays on whimsy and contemporary visions. Although the wedding was in December, we still wanted to incorporate the outdoors, and luckily in Georgia you can do that. We decided on a location downtown called Niche. It was the perfect blend of rustic and ultra-modern. A large open-air courtyard that featured old and exposed brick, rust-covered columns that were lit with streams of white lights cascading around them, and lights strung overhead made for a 'starry' night. There was also a firepit that allowed for a welcoming warm feel. It also provided a perfect reason to add a S'mores Bar, which we did. Inside the venue was a sharp twist to the whimsy of the outside; with its chrome walls, iron chairs, and industrial light fixtures, it exuded ultra modernism."

Incorporation of Culture

"Derrickus and I come from two different backgrounds, and together we have experienced so much: from meeting in Belgium and living so far apart, to finally coming together and moving to Georgia together. Our food incorporated Latin- and American-inspired dishes bringing our two cultures together. We had taquitos, bbq sliders, chicken skewers and spinach artichoke dip. The drinks we had for our guests were a few of our favorites. For example: mojitos (we used to go to a great mojito bar together in Brussels) and Hoegaarden beer. Our first date, we ended up at a wonderful little pub and drank Hoegaarden all night. We both love chocolate, our wedding cake was chocolate cake covered in chocolate butter-cream. It was amazing. We had a wonderful sweets buffet, with our favorite whole-wheat chocolate chip cookies and a selection of mini cupcakes for those guests who weren't as crazy about chocolate as we are. All in all, our wedding encompassed everything about us and let our loved ones share in the things that are special to us."

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