Sleek Taper Candles Illuminated This Black-Tie Wedding at The Four Seasons in Atlanta, Georgia
For their modern, refined wedding, Ben Touchette and Adam Rimes needed a space the was equally as chic to host their black-tie affair. The couple chose the 50th floor penthouse space at Atlanta's Four Seasons hotel as the venue. ". While the hotel has several locations where you can get married, once we saw the Penthouse Ballroom on the 50th floor, we knew anything else would be hard to compete with. Both sides of the ballroom offer a 360 view of the city offering buildings and green views by day, and a lit skyline by night." To complement the elegant space, the couple planned "a refined evening" with, "a strong monochromatic scale between whites, silvers and black. The venue itself had a lot of metal fixtures and some plush furniture in deep greens and purples that added some subtle diversity and texture," to the aesthetic. To further accent the space, the couple incorporated calla lilies, ghost chairs and an abundance of black taper candles running the length of the singular reception table. "The long estate table that sat everyone for the reception was not only lined with petals down the middle, but also long-thin black candles down the center. Watching people’s reaction as they walked into the room and saw one long 67-person table, lined with black candles was magical," they recall. As a finishing touch to the monochromatic wedding day, Ben and Adam served a modern black wedding cake. "With so many of our details having dark-accents, once Chris showed me an example of a black-cake, I was hooked. It was a three-tiered all-black cake, that had what was designed to look like shards of glass trailing down it diagonally. The flavor that we chose was lemon blueberry pound cake with lemon curd and Swiss buttercream."