In an effort to take you through my planning process, I will attempt to narrate in the order in which things actually occurred. Â After getting engaged and determining that the wedding would take place in Atlanta, we knew we had to start by choosing the ceremony and reception locations. Â Neither Ryan nor I was currently a member of any church, but we knew that we wanted a Catholic ceremony. Â Therefore we did what other lazy couples do on Saturday night – map out the closest Catholic church! Â And the first church in our search, amazingly enough, was the Cathedral of Christ the King.
Needless to say, after sitting through mass here we knew the search was over. Â The Cathedral is breathtaking, easy to find, and close by! Â They assigned us our date, and now all we had to do was find a reception location.
Now I am going to have to come clean about this part of the process. Â Like many other girls, I had been daydreaming about getting married for quite some time. Â And also like many other girls, I suspect, I tried to plan much of the wedding before I was even engaged! Â Before moving to Atlanta, I was secretly researching reception locations one day, and came across Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park. Â I was immediately drawn to the relaxed feel of the historic brick building, located in the beautiful park’s natural setting.
After getting engaged I quickly admitted the truth to Ryan, who agreed to go look at it with me. Â Walking inside, we knew that it was right for us. Â The ceremony at the Cathedral would be elegant and breathtaking, and the reception at Magnolia Hall would be relaxed and warm. Â So I hate to say, but I can’t offer knowledge of any other locations in Atlanta! Â We had perfect luck with our first choices.
All photography by Blue World Studios.