A Vibrant Garden Wedding at The Atrium in Norcross, Georgia
Ramin Lamei (29 and a director of information security) saw Tanya DeRome (32 and a human resource generalist) during a concert in Georgia and struck up a conversation by guessing eight things about her. He got most of them right and they ended up having their first date the very next morning! Ramin proposed five years later during a surprise trip to Charleston. After sending her out to be pampered, Ramin took Tanya to Waterfront Park where he read a poem he had written about her. "They were words that only had meaning to us, as if it was in a language that only we understood," says Tanya. After Ramin popped the question, the pair spent the next nine months planning a vibrant pink and green garden affair at The Atrium in Norcross, Georgia. Considering that their first look and ceremony were both outdoors, the couple wanted a color palette that would complement their lush green surroundings and Tanya was attracted to the unconventional feel of mixed bridesmaid dresses. "Our wedding ceremony, with personalized wedding vows, flowers and d?cor was very romantic which is a spot on depiction of our relationship," says Tanya. Following the intimate ceremony, guests enjoyed a refined ballroom reception with tall rose and hydrangea centerpieces and a "Blushing Bride" signature cocktail. Tanya changed into a short BCBG dress before the newlyweds surprised guests with a choreographed first dance and a festive celebration.