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[BLACK WEDDING STYLE] Regal, Retro Romance

Bride: Ashely Stover

Groom: Damir Tokic

Wedding Date06/11/2011

Location (Ceremony and Reception): Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Event Planner: Donna King of Swept

Photographer: Nadia D. Photography

Makeup: Nicole Michelle at Premium Makeup Artistry

The bride on her special day: From the beginning, I knew three things that I wanted to see in my wedding: 1) I wanted my wedding to reflect all things Southern, 2) I wanted pops of color, and 3) I wanted a 1920s-styled theme.”

All things Southern: “We held our wedding at the Atlanta Botanical Garden at the beginning of the summer.” Pops of color: “I contrasted bright pink touches with various background hues of gray and sliver. I even wore bright pink shoes to match my bridesmaids. I also love flowers, so we held the wedding at the botanical garden. Where else could I have flowers around every single corner? 

“I am from Atlanta, and my husband is from Yugoslavia. To go along with the Southern theme, we served mint juleps during the cocktail reception. During our reception, Damir’s best man sang a traditional folk song from the region. Lastly, an African-American tradition is to jump a broom at the end of a ceremony. We kept this tradition to commemorate my ancestors who were slaves and not legally sanctioned to marry one another.”

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