An Almost-Elopement in Atlanta

A relaxed Monday spent with family and friends

Ben, Wedding Photographer & Colleen, Wedding Photographer

Soundtrack for reading: “Q & A” by Kishi Bashi

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We got married on a Monday and didn’t pay for a venue—we just walked into a local park! We got ready together at our apartment in Atlanta, and afterwards we had a small dinner at our favorite restaurant, One Eared Stag.

Favorite Thing About The Wedding

How relaxed the day was!

The Info:

Photographer: Chris & Allie, The Reason | Location: Atlanta, GA | Venue: Springvale Park | Colleen’s Dress: Mademoiselle by Sarah Seven, purchased at The Sentimentalist | Vintage Bracelet and Ribbon Belt: Also from The Sentimentalist | Earrings: Madewell | Cameo Ring: Passed down from Colleen’s mother | Ben’s Jacket: Suit Supply | Ben’s Pants: Top Man | Ben’s Shoes: Banana Republic | Tie, Belt, and Fabric Flower Boutonnière: J.Crew | Pin Boutonières: From the Movie “Rushmore” by Wes Anderson | Tie Bar: Bought at Indie Craft Experience from Block & Hammer | Hat: Bought in Scotland by Colleen’s mom in the ’80s | Wedding Bands: Bought on Etsy from Lolide | DIY Items: Invitations, Bunting Flags, Flower Crown

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  • scw

    I love the shot of ben zipping up your dress! beautiful wedding.

  • Emily

    Love the flower crown!

  • Andrea

    This wedding made me get all teary – I love the intimate simplicity!! The pictures capture the sentimental moments beautifully.

  • Callie Vita

    What a beautiful couple! The ease and simple joy of the day comes through so clearly in the photos. <3 Congratulations!

  • Sue Thompson

    I love this! I am getting married next year – it will be the second wedding for both of us (we’re older). He wants simple, I want special. I think this is what we both want. <3. Thank you.

    • Aw, thank you so much, Sue! I’m so happy that our wedding could be an inspiration : )

  • Cameron

    Looooooove, Delighted for B+C! Hooray!

  • Sarah

    I want to look at that photo in front of the mural all day – STUNNING!! And your dress! *Happy sighs*

  • Angela

    That DRESS!!! So flowey and ethereal–completely gorgeous in the late afternoon light in your apartment. And I love the velvet ribbon!

  • Beth

    How great is the picture of them stapling the bunting to the tree? Ha, I love this whole thing.

  • Prue

    That dress!

  • macaroni

    LOVE the picture in front of the Living Walls mural – absolutely stunning!! Congratulations; it looks like it was such a beautiful day.

    • Sarah McClelland

      Where is this mural???!!?
      Atlantan here…. I feel like I need to discover more of my city!

      So beautiful. Perfect and simple and special.

      • macaroni

        To be completely honest, I can’t remember! I’ve only seen it once. There’s a map of all of the Living Walls installations, though – they are so cool and they make me so proud of our city! Also, howdy fellow ATLien!

      • It’s in Cabbagetown – right by Esther Peachy Lefevre Park. They’ve added a ton more murals down that street, you should definitely come and take a look!

  • Kelly

    What a dreamy wedding! You both have style for miles (and your apartment. is. gorgeous).

  • mackenzie

    Those are some seriously badass DIY invitations. Well done!

  • Love this! Definitely teared up. Love your choice of music, when I saw it was Kishi Bashi I waited to read it until I could actually play the song. We bought the album as our first anniversary present to each other and have been playing it tons.

    • Thank you for such a thoughtful comment! We absolutely love Kishi Bashi!

  • wedding stationery

    Wow, what a beautiful romantic wedding. A perfect wedding from start to end!