Katie + Josh
Real Wedding | Athens, Georgia
Katie + Josh had one of those weddings where the love in the room was so palpable that it felt like we’d blow the roof off the Georgia Theatre! Through rain plans and unpredictable early March weather, they and their families remained the kindest, most gracious group. From the beautifully touching wedding ceremony at the historic Taylor-Grady House to the full-on party vibe of the reception at the majestic Georgia Theatre, these families and their guests came to celebrate with joy and all the dance moves. Southern comfort food from Mama’s Boy, a photo booth from Off the Wall, cocktail hour jazz tunes from The A Train Band, and not one, not two, but THREE Booty Boys DJ’s made for quite the shindig. But the best part, the part that really matters most, was how much LOVE this bride and groom received throughout the day from their families and friends. Katie + Josh, y’all are a pretty lucky pair - and we remain honored to have been a part of your day.
A custom, coordinated monogram sticker adorns the welcome box filled with goodies from Athens and Savannah - Little Light Co. candles, Creature Comforts beer, and Keylime Cooler Cookies from Byrd Cookie Co (Josh’s favorite) ensure that guests get VIP treatment from the moment they check in to their hotel.
This handmade, deckled edge, letterpressed paper suite from Whimsy B. Paperie in dusty blues with white calligraphy set the tone for this stunning wedding as soon as guests received them in the mail.
Floral designer Kara Nash Designs created the most perfect florals for the entire wedding day - from the most delicate boutonnieres to the bride’s eye-catching bouquet, to the major installations at the reception, each individual stem was thoughtfully placed. The full effect? Classic white bridal beauty with an ethereal, whimsical twist that can only come from Kara. After all, how many people do you know who are at the top of their professional game AND have an unmatched sense of humor? Hey, girl.
Our beautiful bride, Katie, is so genuine and kind, and she clearly gets it from her wonderful parents, who were involved throughout the planning process with a goal of giving their daughter her dream wedding.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you - see that love jumping right through the photos? These two. You guys.
Let’s talk about squad goals - this bridal party is the definition! The bridesmaids wore mismatched soft blues and watercolor florals from Jenny Yoo (who agreed on their collective amazingness so much that she featured their group photo on her own Instagram page - woot!). The classically handsome groomsmen donned suits from The Black Tux, one of our tuxedo rental go-to’s! Both the ‘maids and the ‘men were on point all day: assisting where needed, providing a ton of comic relief, and generally looking fly.
It’s said that rain on your wedding day is good luck, that you are being showered with blessings from above (just ask Whitney - it rained on her wedding day, too!). If a rain plan means a ceremony setup this amazing, we’ll take one every time.
The Georgia Theatre has never looked so good! Rentals from Goodwin Events, Mayker Creative, and BBJ Linen completely transformed this space. Once the florals and candlelight were added in, there was no doubt this was the best party in town! Classic City Confections created a beautiful and delicious wedding cake with sugar flowers, and macarons with gold leaf for that extra glam you didn’t know you needed with dessert. But you do, you need it!
All our appreciation for these beautiful images goes out to Kaitie Bryant Photography (with a brilliant assist from Junebird Photography). A perfect day, for a perfect couple, perfectly executed and captured. We couldn’t ask for more.
Planning + Design: Whitney Downs for Whitewood Events
Floral Design: Kara Nash Designs
Ceremony Venue: The Taylor-Grady House
Reception Venue: The Georgia Theatre
Photography: Kaitie Bryant Photography
Beauty: Edge and Priss
Catering: Mama’s Boy
Wedding Cake + Macarons: Classic City Confections
Rentals: BBJ Linen, Goodwin Events, Mayker Creative
Paper Suite: Whimsy B. Paperie
Bridesmaid’s Gowns: Jenny Yoo
Groom + Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: The Black Tux
Ceremony Entertainment: Athens Wedding Music
Cocktail Hour Entertainment: A Train Band
Reception Entertainment: Booty Boyz
Photo Booth: Off the Wall
Departure Vehicle: Stephens Limousine
Additional Printed Goods: Oconee Printing + Georgian Press