A Magical Same-Sex Atlanta Wedding in a Community Garden


Faeries welcome.

Tiffany, Bike courier and yoga instructor & Rebekah, Preschool teacher and amazing mom

SUM-UP OF THE WEDDING VIBE: The magical outdoors full of lights, dancing, vegan picnics, emus, and probably some fairies in the mix.

SOUNDTRACK FOR READING: “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding (EMBRZ Remix)

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FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE WEDDING
The most wonderful part of our wedding was being able to tangibly feel all the love and support of our family and friends and seeing them get lost in the venue and the music throughout the night!

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We chose our wedding venue because it is like a home away from home for us. The space is owned by a community of families and is open to the public all the time. They have drum circles twice a month, playgrounds, an emu, peace pond, and trails that wander everywhere and nowhere. It is simply a space full of beauty, openness, and love. We wanted to surround our friends and families with the same beauty that surrounds us and our family in each moment, so we used the drum circle for the ceremony, the upper deck viewing space as the dance floor, and a big open area in the back for food with a picnic, vintage, fairyland feel. All the food at our wedding was vegan and our DJ (Topher from RareFormations) was INCREDIBLE! Music, food, nature, and energetic light are such an essential part of both of us that those are the things we chose to highlight at our wedding, giving our guests the freedom to roam the space and find their own perfect places.

ANYTHING ELSE

We were on a pretty tight budget as only Tiffany’s parents were supportive of the wedding. As the dresses are generally a pretty big splurge, we went out on a limb and hunted down exactly what we wanted on the cheap! Beka’s dress, was short, airy, and whimsical and came in at a whopping $40 courtesy of ChicWish! Tiffany absolutely fell in love with a dress designed by Anna Campbell named Aisling; however the real thing comes in at about $10,000, so we spent weeks researching and talking to Etsy dressmakers from around the world and finally settled on one, BeboWedding. In a matter of two months they made the most intricately beaded and beautiful dress imaginable for a total of $680! Our DJ, Topher, absolutely set the stage for hours of getting down, and as we are three (us and our six-year-old son) serious music lovers, he had some hard people to please. He played amazing mixes and spewed incredible energy throughout the night! Another man that made the evening everything it was was our florist and decorator Mike Whittle. We went to Mike with so many ideas for what we wanted and he made every single one of them come true from overwhelmingly beautiful flowers to lights in the trees, vintage seating spaces, and whimsical picnic areas.


The Info:

Photographer: Erica Camille | Location: Atlanta, GA | Venue: Lake Claire Community Land Trust | Beka’s Dress:  ChicWish | Tiffany’s Dress: BeboWedding | DJ: DJ Topher of Rare Formation | Florist and Decor: Mike Whittle

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  • Omg, the Lake Claire Land Trust! I’ve hung out with those emus on many an afternoon :) What a great place to wed, you guys made it look dreamy!

  • Stunning. I have chills.

    Gals, who’d you go to for vegan catering? We’re planning a vegetarian brunch buffet for our reception and are considering a couple different ATL restaurants, but I haven’t been totally sold on just one yet.

  • kate

    phew. seconding the chills from this one – dreamy soundtrack, dreamy pictures.

  • Another Meg

    My god those dresses. And the joy!

    Chills. I have chills. Congratulations!

  • Hannah

    What a great celebration of love. And those dresses are absolutely beautiful- the complement each other without being matchy matchy. The converse add an unexpected pop of color and that cake looks delicious. Plus your son is adorable and his joy is infectious. Congratulations!

    • Yes. Erica did a phenomenal job capturing all of the above. Your photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

      • Erica Camille

        Thank you!

  • Simply gorgeous.

  • Holy Hell- I just love everything about this! What a gorgeous celebration! And those dresses.

  • VKD_Vee

    Beautiful blooms, coloured Chucks, a perfect kiss, a vegan spread (and tattoo!), vows at sundown, soundtracked by my girl Ellie? YES PLEASE!

  • Jacki

    Gorgeousness!! Love the photos, the setting, the dresses, the HAIR … love.

  • Ashlah

    This is absolutely beautiful and so joyful! And I love seeing photographers who totally crush it in low-light settings. Props to Erica Camille!

    • Erica Camille

      Thank you! Yes, it was one of the darkest ceremony situations! But I was happy with the result.

  • Lawyerette510

    So lovely! Congratulations!

  • Emma

    Beautiful! And I love the converse!

  • Suzanne

    My god. This is the most magical, whimsical celebration. I wish I had been invited!!

  • Heather

    Congratulations to you both!!!! You are such a beautiful couple with great style and I love your choice of venue. What a great community space! I wish you both and your son all the best as you enter this next phase of your life together. May it be filled with joy, prosperity, good health, love & the support of community. Thanks for sharing your special day with all of us. -Heather

  • Lisa

    Pretty much confirming that APW now posts the best weddings anywhere on the internets. Sorry that both sets of parents couldn’t be supportive. xoxox.

  • eating words

    so lovely and dreamy. congrats to you both!

  • Kayjayoh

    That looks like a wedding I’d love to be a guest at.

  • Erica Camille

    Thank you everyone for the comments about the photos! It was one of my favorite weddings to shoot! If you like what you see, follow my latest work on FB :) facebook.com/ericacamillephotography

  • I’m sorry but this face *kills* me (in a good way). I mean how happy do you look! Such a wonderful wedding, congratulations you guys

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  • Valerie Day

    This is lovely! Way to kick off pride week!

  • Interesting. I often see same sex marriage with the other girl acting as the groom and that she wears a tuxedo so this one is really a surprise to me. I’m not sure about the wedding planner Hong Kong price for this type of wedding production. Wedding coordination must be really good that they were able to incorporate dance portion or dance party with dj in the whole production. The venue would have been nicer with the couple’s pictures throughout the years. What do you think?

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