You know the saying, “Always trust your gut”? Well, from the moment bride Jessica and groom Taylor walked into their venue The Engine Room, they knew it was where they wanted to be married. But it was the first place they looked at and who picks their wedding locale without seeing others, right? Clearly, nothing compared to this amazing space as in the end, it is indeed where they wed. Jessica shares, “It was just the rustic, industrial, “hipster” feel we wanted.” And after months of searching other spaces, they knew their first choice, their gut pick, was right!
Captured by Krisandra Evans Photography, Jessica and Taylor’s wedding was everything they hoped it would be.
From the Bride:
Taylor was the one who proposed! And he sure did surprise me, which is especially hard to do! My parents had just gotten new jobs so they told me we would be celebrating that Friday with dinner at a special restaurant, and the rest is history! He kept in mind who I am with the whole process, though. It was just close friends and family, in a secluded room so as not to draw too much attention to me (I hate being the center of attention, all eyes on me freaks me out!), I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Describe Your Style?
Hmmm I don’t know that there is a specific word for the theme or style. I think maybe carefree, whimsical, rustic would identify it pretty well. The anticipated budget was 10-12,000. To tell you the truth I do not know what the bottom line was. There was a lot of money thrown from different sources including grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and Taylor and I spent a hefty amount on decorative items as well. Taylor and I both got our suit/dress for a reasonable price. My dress was a designer name but was able to snatch it at a little bridal boutique in Buford where I live. As far as Taylor and the groomsmen, they all wore Calvin Klein purchased from K&G which is like a warehouse for suits and tuxes’. Needless to say, they got quality brands for a much nicer price tag.
What Was Your Favorite moment!?
It would have to be the moment I walked down the aisle. Seeing the smiles, tears, excitement, joy, happiness of all of the people you love that love you right back is such a great feeling, and of course seeing my groom for the first time.
What DIYs Did You Do?
Well as far as DIY goes, the only things that were not DIY were the tablecloths, simply because we did not make them, tableware, and what we wore. Every element of our wedding we put together, organized, set up, ourselves. Haha disasters, well I wouldn’t say anything was quite a disaster, though having a day-of coordinator would have been a genius idea. Taylor and I having to orchestrate everything was a little stressful at times. Advice to the bride and groom: something is bound to go wrong, and when it does just breathe. It’s your day; you only get one of them. Also, learn to laugh through the planning period. Gosh, some days I’m sure Taylor and I wanted to knock the other person out, but once again, just breathe. You spend so much time and energy on a day that feels like two hours of your life :)KRISANDRA IS AWESOME. She put up with a lot, to say the least. We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else photographing our wedding.
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Photographer: Krisandra Evans Photography | Beauty: Monarch Beauty Atlanta | Event Venue: The Engine Room | Bride’s Gown: Maggie Sottero | Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Calvin Klein | Submitted via Two Bright Lights