Melodi and Terrance were married at The Atrium recently on a cool overcast day in November. Like many of our venues, this was our first time at the Atrium (there are so many venues in Atlanta, we could shoot a different one every day of the year and not have seen them all). If you are considering the Atrium, it’s a pleasantly small, intimate space for you and 185 of your favorite people. Melodi and Terrance chose to have there ceremony on the grounds of The Atrium, and it was a gorgeous space, complete with a chandelier and stone paved walkway.
Melodi’s mom and dad were the ministers of the wedding and married her and Terrance. We love it when family gets involved in the wedding (after all, Nathan’s dad married us!)! Their wedding was so peaceful and pleasant. I don’t think they ran into a single issue the entire day! They enjoyed getting married with their friends and family there to watch, did some partying, and then hit the town in the Bentley for some fun and excitement! It was complete with the red carpet treatment and all! Keep scrolling to see what we mean.
Let’s start with their getting ready details! They chose a deep purple color to accent their wedding. They even planned out their color so thoroughly that they wore purple for their Stone Mountain engagement session so they could send out coordinating save-the-dates! Now, THAT’S planning!!!
We had some extra time, so we got to hang out with the guys and girls outside for a few minutes. They were all amazing models for their group photos.
Those guys rocked the tuff guy look! ….even though we sneaked a few of them cracking up.Those are the moments life is made of.
I just love the drama of this huge white wall! It’s pretty epic.
Soon after we finished our formal photos, the girls headed back to their room to warm up (I did mention it was cool….) before ceremony time. We found this awesome place to sneak some really cozy photos of the ceremony from behind the trees. I love how it feels like we’re peering in on their intimate moments. After the ceremony, the sweet couple got to spend a few quiet moments to themselves. Those are the moments life is made of, too.
And after the quiet tender moments, we all headed in to the party! Melodi’s bouquet got to sit center stage on the couple’s table. I love how this first photo came out. So much going on, but so simple.
Did you see that groom’s cake? It was pretty crazy and cool. We got to peek in on the guess from the balcony above before the first dances started. And I’m just going to admit it right now. That bouquet toss photo was accidental art. This one is my favorite because the high angle of the photo makes you feel like you’re on one of those acrobatic trapeze swings. Or like you feel when you watch a Cirque du Soleil performance. Or ride a roller coaster. Okay. I’ll stop; I think you get the point.
Check out all those bubbles!
Ready for the red carpet?
And bonus time!! Most weddings are so pressed for time, we’re squeezing in every quiet moment with the bride and groom (usually their choice), but Melodi and Terrance had this car reserved for them, and a driver that was willing to go wherever they wanted. So, they gave us a call while we were packing up our gear and asked if we could go into downtown with them. It was a great chance to get some epic photographs of the two of them together, having some quiet time. Without Aunt Suzy watching. It also gave us a chance to play with some dramatic lighting. We think they came out pretty fun!
We hope you enjoyed Melodi and Terrance’s wedding photos! It was a beautiful wedding at a great venue.
–> If you’re friends and family of Melodi and Terrance, pin one of their photos to Pinterest (easy to do with our “Pin this” tags!). If they get 25 pins by December 31st, we’ll send them a 16×20 canvas as a gift from everyone who pinned their photo! And if you leave a comment below, we’ll include it with their gift!