Atlanta History Center Wedding |Celebrating Family Traditions

tra·di·tion  noun \tr?-?di-sh?n\

1 :  an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (as a religious practice or a social custom)
:  the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction
:  cultural continuity in social attitudes, customs, and institutions

The Decisive Moment Atlanta Wedding PhotographersThere are so many things that made Dana and Tyler’s wedding an epic event!  We could go on for days about the incredible setting, Atlanta’s Swan House and The Atlanta History Center, the beyond fabulous floral, Barbara Roos at her best, or the gorgeous couple that sweetly said I DO.  However, we feel there was something that far outshone all of those things and it was tradition.  A tradition of love, family, celebration and faith was evident throughout this celebration and it took our breath away! The_Decisive_Moment_Atlanta_History_Center0001

From the very start you could tell that this celebration was all about family and passed down sentiment.  The lace gorgeously stitched around Dana’s veil was taken from her mother’s wedding dress.  She carried a small family Bible that had been signed by every woman in her family on her mom’s side, dating back to her great aunt.  And talk about a legacy of love, one look at the faces of mom, dad or both sisters upon seeing Dana in her dress will tell you that THIS is a loving family!

The_Decisive_Moment_Atlanta_History_Center0018The Decisive Moment Atlanta Wedding PhotographersAfter, quite possibly, one of the most romantic first looks you have ever witnessed the celebration continued with a traditional Jewish ceremony underneath a breathtaking chuppah adorned with flowers by Barbara Roos and Bold American Event Design.  The backdrop was the awe inspiring facade of The Swan House under a beautiful blue sky.  It was just one of those occasions where everything fell into place so that the focus could remain on the beautiful couple and their families!  This was in no small part thanks to a team of spot on wedding coordinators lead by Suzanne Reinhard of Magnolia Events. The Decisive Moment Atlanta Wedding Photographers The_Decisive_Moment_Atlanta_History_Center0021

A gorgeous reception at The Atlanta History Center continued with the tear-jerking traditions. Dana explained that her family members would likely all tie their cloth napkins into hats and wear them around all night. It was a tradition started at her uncle’s wedding almost 30 years ago in support of a family member with cancer, and let us be the first to tell you, this pastime hasn’t lost its vigor.
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All in all, this couple (and their family) remains close to our hearts, so we’re excited to let you revel in their traditions for a moment as well….

Photography: Jessica McGowan and Andrew Niesen Ceremony: Swan House Garden | Reception: Atlanta History Center | Planning: Magnolia Events | Event Design and Floral: Barbara Roos with Bold American | Cake: Bakers Man Inc. | Dress: Anne Barge gown from Buckhead Bridals by Guffey’s

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