An Elegant Summer Wedding at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia

The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is this Tudor Revival-style mansion tucked away in acres of beautifully manicured grounds, and the on-site professionals are experts on Southern weddings. That’s why Kara Adams (27 and a teacher) and Nick Merck (27 and an engineer) wanted to get married here: The gorgeous gardens were a great place to take pictures, but Callanwolde's elegant interior and location in Atlanta, Georgia, made it the perfect place to celebrate their nuptials with their 170 guests. They laced their classic, sophisticated wedding with a palette of blush and mint, with a modern dash of gold and glittery details. True to Southern style, Kara and Nick had delicious appetizers at their cocktail hour (Kara’s favorite were the fried chicken and waffle skewers), thanks to Zest Atlanta Catering, alongside her favorite wine (19 Crimes) and his favorite beer (Sweet Water 420). They took on their ballroom reception with a twist—instead of a classic wedding cake, they had a miniature cupcake tower from Gigi’s Cupcakes and treats from their Atlanta favorite, Sublime Doughnuts. (Georgia Tech grads know what they’re talking about!) See the details, captured by Holly L. Robbins Photography, below.