Rainy African American Wedding

Ayanna and Shakur’s wedding day in Georgia was an inspired display of their unique style. From a garden ceremony under the tent to a reception at the ultra-chic Briza Restaurant, the couple were feted by loved ones with elegance and fun, and a few personal touches along the way. Ayanna’s dress was captivating. It featured a sheer bodice with statement floral appliques, which followed to a sleek A-line skirt. She completed her bridal look with a side-swept updo and a floral headpiece.

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Both Ayanna and Shakur got ready separately before coming together for a first look moment outside. Even though there were raindrops, the sweet couple made the best of it and locked arm-in-arm as they made their way to the ceremony.

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Guests gathered under a large white tent for the ceremony. Chairs along the flower-strewn aisles were adorned with colorful nosegays. With their bridesmaids and groomsmen ready and waiting by their sides, Ayanna and Shakur exchanged vows and kisses, sealing their union in front of friends and family.

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After the ceremony, everyone in attendance escaped the raindrops and retreated to the stunning Briza Restaurant that the couple rented out for the entire reception.

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Ayanna and Shakur had their first dance as husband and wife, moving the crowd to smiles and tears. They also enjoyed dances with their parents, toasts from friends, and much more.

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One unique element to their reception was a dry ice personal ice cream bar. Instead of a cake, guests could order their own ice cream made right on the spot.

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This wedding was the perfect mix between traditional and contemporary. The couple chose the wedding day elements that were important to them and made this a unique and personalized affair. Nothing is better than leaving a wedding and saying “that was definitely them.” Ayanna and Shakur, this was definitely you. Congratulations!

Photographer:  Anna and Spencer Photography//Reception Venue: Briza Restaurant//Ceremony Location: Cator Woolford Gardens//Event Planner: Sophisticated Events by Shatasha// Cinema and Video: Southern Lights Productions