A Rooftop Wedding at Peachtree Club in Atlanta, Georgia

Anne-Marie Neill and Ryan Adams laugh at how the stars aligned for them to meet in 2011, after many close encounters. They shared many friends and lived near each other while in school at Auburn University. Then Anne-Marie got into a car crash on March 9, 2011, and Ryan (who works for Enterprise Rent-a-Car) picked her up from the crash scene. They soon realized they had many friends in common and exchanged numbers. Family was especially important for the couple’s day. Ryan’s uncle was the officiant for the ceremony. To honor Anne-Marie’s father, who died from Alzheimer’s during their engagement, she had a locket with his picture attached to her bouquet. The couple included the E.E. Cummings poem "I Carry Your Heart With Me" in their wedding programs to honor him. And instead of a father-daughter dance, Anne-Marie and her older brother, Mark, danced to “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen. Their 28th-floor reception and celebration at Peachtree Club in Atlanta, Georgia, had skyline views of the city. “This location held a special significance since Ryan and I call Atlanta home and share a love for the beautiful, breathtaking views the midtown skyline has to offer,” Anne-Marie says. She incorporated neutrals like white, ivory and rose gold with a pop of purple. The bouquet featured many of the same elements, with both white and cream hydrangeas interlaced with green ferns. Anne-Marie’s fitted, sweetheart dress was the first one she tried on; it had a lace cap sleeve that she took off for the reception. “I gave my bridesmaids the option to choose the fit of their dresses within the Watters II style options," Anne-Marie says. "To my surprise, they all picked different styles, which worked out great. It was important to me for everyone to feel confident and comfortable in their dresses.” The groomsmen, however, all wore black tuxedos with ties, while Ryan chose a bow tie. Details included a custom champagne bar where guests could add fruit and fixings to their bubbly. Cupcakes in vanilla and chocolate were displayed in a tower. Guests loved the caricature artist, who drew portraits for attendees to take home. —Caroline Eubanks