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Andrea & Mike: An Outdoor Wedding in Atlanta, GA

  • Jessica Horwitz Photography, Atlanta
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Andrea & Mike in Atlanta, GA
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Andrea carried a bouquet of dahlias, ranunculuses, peonies, roses, Lisianthus and gardenias in shades of yellow, orange, pink and white.
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Brown ribbon tied together the cream tri-fold programs. Each was accented with a garden rose.
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The couple exchanged traditional vows in an outdoor ceremony that included a special "blessing of the rings" by the mothers of the bride and groom.
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For the ceremony, friends of the couple read from booklets bound in chocolate-brown stock and decorated with a lovebird sticker.
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Glass cones filled with pink and white roses hanging from Shepherd hooks lined the aisle.
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The reception took place under a white tent. Round and square tables were covered with silver linens and surrounded by black chivari chairs.
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Three gray urns filled with pink tulips rested on the square tables.
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Round tables were topped with centerpieces that had dahlias, ranunculuses, garden roses and other greenery.
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Brown sugar leaves and flowers adorned the three tiers of the buttercream frosted cake.
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The couple chose to dance to "Moon Dance" by Van Morrison because the relaxed tempo embodied how they felt dancing beneath the night's sky.
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Guests took home traditional Italian wedding favors -- Jordan almonds -- in miniature bird nests.

Andrea & Mike in Atlanta, GA

Two curious dogs and two single owners in the right place at the right time helped spark a romance between Andrea and Mike. After moving into her first home, Andrea took her dog (who immediately spotted a new "puppy" friend up the block) for a walk. On the other end of the dog’s leash was her neighbor who she struck up a conversation with. The Bride Andrea Midyett, 27, sales representative The Groom Mike Kraus, 31, consultant The Date May 3 Knowing she was new to the area, Mike invited her to celebrate his birthday with some other neighbors a few days later. They had a great time and he asked her out to dinner.Ten months later, while vacationing in Florida, he proposed on the beach. An outdoor wedding in Atlanta was soon in the works.
- Tia Albright
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  • The Tom Marnell Jazz Band, Atlanta

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