A Rustic Purple Fall Wedding at Park Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia

Tricia Luhn (36 and an epidemiologist) met Jason Clark (40 and a graduate student) at a networking event for graduate students in Atlanta. The pair dated for years, even enduring a long-distance relationship while Jason went back to school for his PhD and Tricia pursued a career opportunity in Washington, D.C. "Since we were doing long distance, I was always looking for places in the middle where we could drive to meet for a weekend and I had found this beautiful winery right on the North Carolina/Virginia border," says Tricia. "Jason proposed when we were out on the gazebo overlooking the mountains and then we got to have dinner with the owner of the winery at his house!" A year later, Tricia and Jason exchanged vows at Park Tavern in Atlanta, GA during an intimate meadow ceremony—complete with views of Piedmont Park. "It had the perfect mix of urban and rustic beauty that I was looking for in a venue," says Tricia. Despite their fall wedding date, the couple opted to work with a gray and purple color palette instead of the expected red and orange combination for their tented reception. Bare wood tables were decorated with a romantic mix of purple and clear vases. Each table had a different mix of roses, lavender, stock and hydrangeas for an eclectic feel. Ombre purple buttercream filling gave the couple's chocolate naked wedding cake a contemporary feel and a black and white dance floor set the stage for an evening of dancing.