2017 was quite a year for us. We traveled, we experienced new venues, and met some really amazing people. We gave you a peek behind the scenes (featuring some of our best road trip dance moves) and introduced you to our beloved families. We were curious at how we would close out such an amazing year and kick off another one. It had to be festive, it had to be fabulous. Cue Mark and Jessica.

Their love story began at a Marketing firm in Atlanta, but we fell in love with them the moment we met. (Thanks a lot FaceTime!) And when they told us they were planning a New Year’s Eve wedding? We could not contain our excitement. We knew Mark and Jessica’s big day would be spectacular. A Hayley Paige gown, The Stave Room, kisses at midnight…. A BALLOON DROP?! But nothing could prepare us for the emotions we experienced that day. We were already smitten with these two, but seeing them promise each other forever was overwhelmingly beautiful.

Jessica looked stunning in her Blush by Hayley Paige gown. She was perfectly complimented by her bridesmaids who carried gorgeous florals by Everything and More. The girls got ready at one of the coolest homes in Buckhead. (Good news, you can rent this magical place!) The light was pouring in through the large modern windows creating magical moments for Jessica and her girls. Mark waited for his bride with anticipation. When they saw each other during their first look, they were both overcome with emotion. You could see in their eyes how grateful they were for each other. How much joy they had to be marrying their best friend that day.

After their sweet vows and a celebrity appearance by their adorable dog, Letty, Mark and Jessica walked hand in hand for the first time as husband and wife. Since it was New Year’s Eve, their guests were already in the party spirit. Which was good, since the Stave Room is part of the American Spirit Works, a favorite Atlanta distillery! The transformation of the Stave Room was really spectacular. It was a perfect balance of romantic and industrial. We couldn’t help but think about how it complimented Mark and Jessica who are self proclaimed opposites! Everything worked beautifully together. But what we were most excited about was tucked up in the ceiling, waiting to make its midnight debut.

As Mark and Jessica danced the night away, champagne flowed abundantly. As midnight drew near, with glasses of bubbly in hand, guests enjoyed their last moments of 2017 with those they loved. 10,9,8,7,6-Mark and Jessica embrace one last time, saying a million words with just one look. 5,4,3,2,1!

Happy New Year, loves. May this year bring you joy, love, happiness and of course, champagne!

Getting Ready Photos_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca Bridal Details_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273 Bridal First look_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273We loved that Jessica opted to rent this gorgeous Buckhead home for her and her girls to get ready in instead of a hotel room. One of the many unique details of Mark and Jessica’s day!

Bridal Portraits_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273Jessica’s Hayley Paige dress was the perfect combination of festive and elegant! We loved the details in the lace and the tulle skirt was so playful!

Groom Portraits_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273Oh hey there Mark. Doesn’t he look strikingly similar to Christopher Reeve when he played Superman?

First Look_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273“Happiness is being married to your best friend.”

Couples wedding portraits_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273Wedding Venue_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273 Bridal Party-New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273Ringing in the New Year with this crew was one we’ll never forget. Can we do it again for 2019?!

Venue Details_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273Venue details_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273 Mark and Jessica’s dog, Letty, being led down the aisle by their adorable ring bearer was one of the cutest things we’ve seen!

Walking down the aisle_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273 “And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.”—The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Ceremony and Vows_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2273Wedding Party_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2306The first of many champagne bottles that would be popped that night!

Bride and Groom_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2306 Cocktail hourNew Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2306 Reception Details_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2306Mark and Jessica’s reception details made us feel like we were in an entirely new magical world. All of the vendors did an incredible job!

Wedding CakeNew Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2306 First DanceNew Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2306Ending 2017 with your first dance is pretty much the most romantic thing we can think of!

Wedding speaches_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2306 Wedding Reception_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2306Dancing ’til midnight is the best way to bring in a new year, don’t you think?

Late night snacks for guests. Y’all it felt like heaven to these hungry souls after a long wedding day. We vote that EVERY wedding end in food truck goodness!!!!!

reception_New Years Eve Wedding_The Stave Room_Atlanta Georgia_Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca_2306“Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of the thousand invitations
You received

Ooh, but in case
I stand one little chance
Here comes
The jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s Eve?”

 

Vendors:

Caterer- Proof of the Pudding

Ceremony Location- The Stave Room

Dress Designer- Blush by Hayley Paige

Balloon Drop- Balloons Over Atlanta

Bridal Boutique- J. Andrew’s Bridal + Formal

Equipment Rentals- Stage only, Peachtree Tents and Events

Day-of Planner: Jordan Flowers with Wedding Belles

Favors- Waffle House Food Truck

Floral Designer- Terri Rice with Everything and More

Groomsmen Attire- Menguin

Bride’s Hair + Makeup Artist- Erica Ages with Vigilante Cosmetics

Bridesmaids’ Hair Stylist: Corie Messer with Vigilante Cosmetics

Invitation or Paper Goods Designer- Minted

Jewelry- Engeagment ring: The Shane Company 

Brides Wedding Band- Brilliance

Groom’s wedding band: Family heirloom

Lighting and Draping- Geri Sims Weddings and Events

Lounge Rental- Collections Event Furnishings

Officiant- Personal friend, John Franco

Photobooth- Robot Booth

Shoes- Jimmy Choo 

Signage (chalkboard, welcome sign, table assignment display, etc)- Kate Turner

Lounge Rental- Collections Event Furnishings

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