Swan House Gardens Wedding | K + S

Modern luxury weddings atlanta magazine feature of Decisive Moment wedding photography

Swan House Gardens | Atlanta History Center

KC + Sebastiaan

Some weddings are simply touched by magic! This Swan House Gardens and Atlanta History Center wedding is definitely something special and has become one of our absolute favorites.  A stunning couple, a gorgeous setting, divine details and a truly joyous celebration! It is really all the things we love the most!

KC and Sebastiaan were a joy to work with and are certainly a ‘meant to be’ perfect duo. “We met at the hospital when I (the bride) was a medical student and Sebastiaan (the groom) was a resident. We were just friends for the first month while we worked together (although there was a lot of flirting). As soon as we finished the rotation and no longer worked together, Sebastiaan asked me to dinner and we started dating immediately.”

Organized by the fabulous ladies of Magnolia Events, this whole day flowed beautifully!  One of our favorite images (featured in Modern Luxury Weddings) was an unexpected moment while the bride and groom were tucked away to eat before entering the reception.  A brilliant move on the part of their planners – as eating on your wedding day is often lost to greeting and visiting with all your guests. This Diner Date turned into a very sweet private moment artfully captured by Adam. KC recalled after the wedding, “At the end of the day, the most important and memorable parts of the day will be the special and fun moments the two of you have together…. and with your family and friends. “

The ever fabulous Gabrielle Mecca of Edge Design group created stunning decor and floral! The theme was a romantic, elegant, modern European garden. Gabrielle created the European garden look using “Vendela” and “Mondial” roses, peonies, ivory spray roses, white lisianthus, white snapdragon, and a mix of greenery (loose ruscus, seeded eucalyptus, variegated pitt, plumosa fern, and accents of silver dollar eucalyptus). The arrangements were gorgeous, with a scale that matched the stately Swan House Gardens setting and really set the tone.  We also loved the string lights that added a garden feel to the ballroom.

We think one of the most magical things a couple can bring to wedding planning is thoughtful details that reflect who they are!  It is really the perfect way to make the event meaningful and truly unique.  Here are a few of the fabulous ways KC + Sebastiaan brought thoughtful details about themselves and their heritage into the celebration!

The Setting – The European Garden theme was a nod to our groom from Belgium!
Handmade Invitations – The Bride and her mother designed the wedding invitations from scratch.
We handmade over 200 individually at mom’s house over several days, with help from the groom,  family members and friends.” 

Something Borrowed – The bride borrowed her mother’s diamond tennis bracelet and the groom wore his Grandfather’s gold watch.

Something Old (& also Borrowed) – A Bee broach, that was the groom’s grandmother’s favorite accessory, was pinned to the bride’s bouquet. (She passed 1.5 years prior to the wedding, but was there for the proposal!)

Another nod to Belgium – Waffles!

“Instead of a traditional groom’s cake, we did a Belgian waffle station for the groom’s dessert. Waffles were made using an authentic Belgian recipe provided by the groom’s family, and came with numerous topping options! We also had a table of assorted bite-size desserts in addition to the wedding cake. We love dessert!”

Photographed by Adam Linke and Melissa Bugg

Bride getting ready for wedding at the Swan House Atlanta History Center

Bride getting ready and final details for wedding at Swan House Atlanta History Center

Groom getting ready for wedding at Swan House Atlanta History Center

Bride and Groom's first look before wedding at Swan House Atlanta History Center

Bride and groom's pre-wedding couple photoshoot at Swan House Atlanta History Center

Wedding Ceremony photography at Swan House Atlanta History Center

Bridal procession at wedding ceremony at Swan house Gardens Atlanta history center

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Bride and groom take a selfie on historic swan house gardens stairway at atlanta history center

Bride and groom take couples photos on swan house stairway at atlanta history center

Modern Luxury Weddings Atlanta Magazine Wow Moment bride and groom featuring Decisive Moment Wedding PhotographyWedding reception details at the swanhouse atlanta history center

Bride and groom have first dance at swan house atlanta history center

Groom dips bride during first dance at swan house atlanta history center

Speeches and toasts during wedding reception at swan house atlanta history center

Dancing and fun during wedding reception at swan house atlanta history center

Partying and dancing at wedding reception at swan house atlanta history center

Bride and groom's grand exit at end of wedding reception at swan house atlanta history center


   |  Decisive Moment Photography by Adam Linke and Melissa Bugg |

 Her Style

| Dress Designed by Birenzweig Bridal, Purchased from Sweet Elegance Bridal |  Engagement Ring & Wedding Jewelry by Pieter Andres |  Ceremony Shoes by Badgley Mischka, Reception Shoes by Michael Kors  | Hair & Make-Up by Angelika Marie Hair & Makeup Artistry  |  Bridesmaids Dresses by Brideside  |

His Style

|  Tuxedo by Q Clothier  |  Groomsmen Tuxedos by Joseph Abboud, Men’s Wearhouse  |

Wedding Style

|  Planning by Laura Maddox & Sara Parker, Magnolia Celebrates  |  Onsite Coordination by Shelby Pease |  Venue by Swan House Gardens and Atlanta History Center |  Decor, Linens & Floral Design by Gabrielle Mecca, Edge Design Group   |  Catering by Dennis Dean  |  Cake by Bethany at For Goodness Cakes  |  Ceremony Music by Amadeus Strings |  Reception Entertainment by DJ Nate, Le Force Entertainment  |  Videography by Steve Schumacher, Sterling Cinematics |  Favors by Leonida’s Belgian Chocolates  |

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