A Romantic, Garden-Inspired Wedding at the Piedmont Room in Atlanta, Georgia

With Cindy Soo (31 and an assistant professor) living in the US and Ian Malster (29 and a sales manager) living in England, finding a wedding venue in Atlanta, Georgia, could have been daunting. Luckily, the Piedmont Room captured the elements Cindy and Ian were looking for: The elegant ballroom provided an indoor escape from the Georgia humidity, as well as oversize windows displaying Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Skyline. “We wanted to give our guests a sense of being in Atlanta, since it would be the first time visiting the city for many of our family members and friends,” Cindy says. She envisioned a romantic, garden-inspired wedding with over-the-top flowers, and that’s what wedding planner and florist Amberly of Wrennwood Design created. Working with a blush, ivory and gold palette, Amberly filled the day with fluffy peonies: in Cindy’s bouquet, in the centerpieces and even on the cake. "I wanted the feeling of being in an outdoor garden while still being indoors," Cindy says. To match the lush floral wedding arch, there was an eye-catching blush and ivory flower arrangement hanging from the ceiling. Cindy and Ian incorporated details from their English and Chinese heritages to personalize the day: a Pimm’s Cup signature cocktail, Chinese characters on their stationery, readings in their ceremony and even a moving Chinese lullaby father-daughter dance song. But if you ask Cindy and Ian for their favorite part, they’ll tell you how meaningful it was to have all of their loved ones together in one place. "Our families are really important to us, and we felt so grateful that so many of them came from so far to be at our wedding," Cindy says. See the beautiful, garden-inspired details, captured by Amy Arrington Photography, below.