A Modern, Chic Wedding at High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia

The High Museum of Art is no ordinary venue. This eye-catching gallery in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, offers breathtaking modern architecture, a st

The High Museum of Art is no ordinary venue. This eye-catching gallery in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, offers breathtaking modern architecture, a stark monochromatic interior with high ceilings and a courtyard filled with edgy exhibitions and an urban backdrop that’s the perfect blank canvas for a contemporary celebration. And of course, there’s no shortage of art! That’s why Jiah Choi (39 and a marketing professional) and Warren Chu (30 and a hotel owner and operator) got married here, in the city they love. “We both love art, and the modern space is beautiful,” Jiah says. “Most of our guests were from out of town, so we thought it would give them a sense of Atlanta.” With the help of wedding planner Michelle Gainey at Lemiga Events, they played off their venue’s neutral palette with white, champagne and gold accents and textured ivory florals by Edge Design Group. Everything about Jiah and Warren’s wedding had a modern aesthetic, from Jiah’s untraditional dress to the custom monogram on the stationery by Foglio Press. (We loved the red string detail on the programs, which added a subtle nod to Warren’s Chinese heritage.) To reflect their Southern home, Jiah and Warren had a Southern menu for dinner—think chicken fried steak and shrimp and grits—and shared a sweet first dance to “Georgia On My Mind.” “We met in Georgia and know that it will always be a special place for us,” Jiah says. Kate Belle Photography was on hand to capture all the pretty details of the day, below.

Jiah styled her hair in a chic bun and gave her makeup a little flair with classic red lipstick to go with her nontraditional wedding dress.
Jiah and Warren's dog, Kingston, was a part of their wedding. Kingston wore a collar made of Italian ruscus and ivory spray roses and astilbes for the celebration.
We can't help but stare at Jiah's lush ivory bouquet. The garden roses and ranunculus added texture and depth to the monochromatic floral arrangement that fit her modern wedding style flawlessly.
"I knew that a traditional dress wasn't for me," Jiah says. "I loved Lanvin's designs and knew it was the dress as soon as I put it on." She went for a silk ivory one-shoulder embellished neckline with loose draping that perfectly matched the drapery and the wedding's modern aesthetic.
Jiah's bridesmaids wore floor-length neutral dresses by Bari Jay. Each carried an ivory bouquet with a long, ivory ribbon tie that created an elegant, cohesive look to their styles.
Jiah and Warren's wooden ring box incorporated a Southern, rustic feel into their Atlanta, Georgia, wedding. It had their names and wedding date engraved with their custom monogram for a modern touch that matched their stationery.
Jiah and Warren's wedding fashions mixed modern with traditional nods to Warren's Chinese heritage.
Jiah and Warren's stationery couldn't have been a better fit for their wedding style. Their programs were white with taupe script, with their custom monogram displayed on the cover. Red binding added a nod to Warren's Chinese heritage.
The courtyard at High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, had modern art installations and an urban skyline backdrop for Jiah and Warren's outdoor ceremony. Classy Chicks Trio provided classic string music during the ceremony.
The white drapery backdrop to Jiah and Warren's outdoor ceremony matched the High Museum of Art seamlessly: The white fabric matched the museum's clean aesthetic, while the garland tied in to the trees and green lawn.
Soft, textured bundles of ivory garden roses and spray roses on opposite ends of a loose greenery garland held back the white drapery in Jiah and Warren's ceremony backdrop.
Jiah's tiered waist-length white tulle veil matched her draped ivory wedding dress style.
The High Museum of Art lives up to its name. This grand skylight illuminates the atrium where Jiah and Warren hosted their modern reception.
The groomsmen wore their own black-and-white tuxes with black bow ties to match Jiah and Warren's modern, formal wedding style. Warren's tux came from Suitsupply.
Drapery and soft lighting brought warmth to the dramatic high ceilings and all-white interior of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, where Jiah and Warren hosted their modern reception.
Neutral dining tables with gold chiavari chairs and small white floral arrangements highlighted the High Museum of Art's large, open reception space and continued the modern minimalist wedding theme.
Jiah and Warren's custom monogram continued on their menu stationery. Each place setting had a modern ivory escort card with a small, neutral font for each name.
Rustic farm tables were paired with champagne-colored linen-covered dining tables to bring a Southern touch to the reception. Green garlands and soft ivory florals decorated the tables.
Small floral centerpieces highlighted the high ceilings and modern minimalist aesthetic inside the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Mismatched vases holding ivory roses, tulips, hydrangeas and eucalyptus continued the neutral palette.
Instead of one wedding cake, Jiah and Warren opted for three. The trio of wedding cakes were ivory with gold accents and sugar flowers, and were displayed on a table with a leafy garland and confetti.
Metallic gold details, including brush strokes, leaves and pearls, decorated the three wedding cakes. Ivory sugar flowers added a chic touch.
Jiah and Warren's first-dance song, "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles, represented their love for each other and their state. "We met in Georgia and know that it will always be a special place for us," Jiah says.