For their wedding, Lindsey and Jason envisioned a celebration of modern elegance. “I knew Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta was the perfect reception site because of the sense of regality from the moment we walked in the door,” says Lindsey. The marble entryway, with its grand chandelier, set the tone on arrival, she says. “It was my first and only choice.”
The Scene: The reception was a classic canvas of white and cream shades brought out in elegant table linens and fabric wall accents. Exquisite centrepieces and contemporary detail created a traditional yet avant-garde setting. “Jason and I truly felt as if the room reflected the warmth and love we wanted to share with our family and friends,” says Lindsey.
The Bride and Groom: Like many modern love stories, this one began online: Lindsey and Jason first connected through the dating website Match.com. After turning Jason down twice, Lindsey cautiously agreed to meet. “He finally gave me an ultimatum and said, ‘This is my third and final attempt,’” she remembers. Jason did most of the talking, and after an awkward goodbye, the two went their separate ways. “To be honest, I was in shock about his good looks and charm, and that apparently there were good guys on Match.com,” she says. By the second date, Lindsey’s nerves had subsided, and the two hit it off. Eventually, Jason surprised Lindsey with a proposal during a weekend getaway to Lake Oconee.
The Bride Wore: Lindsey chose a romantic Vera Wang mermaid-style silhouette that featured Champagne lace throughout. “I knew it was my dress even before I tried it on,” she says. “My favourite part was the veil; it had hand-appliquéd Chantilly lace that matched the lace on my gown.”
A Personal Touch: “After several disappointing attempts for a standard monogram design, I was put in touch with a wonderful master engraver who executed my vision for our ‘duogram,’” explains Lindsey. The custom duogram, combining the initials of their first names, adorned their wedding invitations. “Once I saw it, I thought it was gorgeous,” she says. “We ended up using it on the napkins, the programs, and projected it onto the dance floor.”
Magical Moment: After the ceremony, Lindsey and Jason savoured a private interlude together to absorb their first moments of matrimony. “The Hotel set up a private room fit with its own chandelier, a candlelit table and Champagne; guests were enjoying cocktail hour, but Jason and I got to spend an hour alone and enjoy some time being newlyweds before we greeted our guests,” says Lindsey.
Photography Paris Mountain Photography