A Contemporary Ballroom Wedding at St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

Jen and Nick used shades of blue and gray and plenty of hydrangeas (her favorite flower!) to pull off their lush, contemporary ballroom affair.

Jen and Nick used shades of blue and gray and plenty of hydrangeas (her favorite flower!) to pull off their lush, contemporary ballroom affair.

Jennifer's eight bridesmaids wore the same one-shoulder dress in a deep blue color. Simple jewelry and classic updos kept their looks consistent.
Nick grew up playing the piano competitively, so Jen surprised him with a piano-shaped cake as a tribute to his musical talents. The designer actually used the music from their first dance song “Just You ‘n’ Me” by Chicago for the mini sheet music on the cake! “It was pretty special, and Nick was so surprised!” Jen says.
The five-tier wedding cake had red velvet with white chocolate and cream cheese filling inside.
Each table had silver glass chargers with a personalized menu card resting in a folded napkin. The napkin colors coordinated with the linens.
Simply Irresistible took the stage during the reception and kept the dance floor hopping all night long.
A gorgeous chandelier hung over the dance floor, which was placed next to the head table. A custom floral installation created from suspended hydrangeas and tulips hung above the large seating area.
The couple chose to have a first look photo session prior to their ceremony. Our photos from our first look are some of our favorites from the entire day, says Jennifer. We did not have to rush through photos, or worry about missing time celebrating with friends and family.
In the lounge area, mirrored ottomans were topped with fluffy arrangements of blue and white hydrangeas.
Jennifer found her Monique Lhuillier gown during a trunk show. The dress was originally made in a textured linen fabric, which felt too casual for a St. Regis black-tie wedding, she says. The designer was able to make the gown from silk satin organza, which added the right amount of elegance and formality to the design.
Nick wore a white peony bud pinned to the lapel of his tuxedo.
Blue hydrangeas, Jennifer's favorite flowers, were combined with white roses for classic bridesmaid bouquets.
Custom programs were created from deep blue stock and folded into small booklets. The couple's monogram was printed on the front.
The wedding party was seated at a 36-foot estate table beneath a suspended floral arrangement of hydrangeas and tulips with votives.
The couple married inside the ballroom of the St. Regis, which was transformed into a romantic ceremony space with the addition of hundreds of hydrangeas that lined the aisle and covered the arbor at the altar.
Cocktail hour was held in a different part of the ballroom, which was decked out in deep blue linens, white draperies and a custom white bar.
Tall glass vases held bouquets of blue and white hydrangeas, which were surrounded by votive and pillar candles in a variety of shapes and sizes.