A Glamorous Terrace Wedding at Little Gardens in Lawrenceville, Georgia
Ashley Perkins (28 and an event manager) and Andrew Knutson (30 and an IT manager) met during high school spring break in Florida. The pair remained good friends throughout school until Ashley decided to move back to Atlanta for college. After seven years of dating, Andy proposed to Ashley and the pair spent two years planning before exchanging vows at Little Gardens in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Our wedding was a little bit unique in that we didn't choose our wedding location it is more like it chose us!" says Ashley. "My parents had attended a charity live auction benefiting and the biggest item of the night was a dream wedding at Little Gardens—they purchased the package and the rest is history!" The contemporary circular ceremony was followed by a glamorous blush, navy and gold terrace reception decorated with orchid and crystal centerpieces. Ashley was open to suggestions when it came to wedding planning but had two non-negotiable requests: lots of bling and acrylic chairs. "Being that both Andy and I are in the event industry we felt a lot of pressure to really make our wedding a truly unique experience for our guests," says Ashley. "We wanted to add in several details that made it unique but were also very personal!" Guest were treated to homemade limoncello favors before heading to the after party at the InterContinental Buckhead.