jess & cate, atlanta cityscape wedding

Jess & Cate were two of my favorite people to work with in wedding planning. I am so thankful for Laura Grover (Watson) for referring me to them and to the couple themselves for entrusting Like the Dazzling with their planning needs! From the moment I met these two, I knew that their wedding would be something special and that they would be such a pleasure to work with. Every last detail was meticulously thought out by these two ladies and planned to the T.

The only damper (pun intended) of the day was the weather itself. Thankfully Ceremony and Reception were already both planned inside at American Spirit Works, The Stave Room but we did have to do some readjusting for their photos as we originally planned for a first look at Piedmont Park that just was not possible given the forecast. One of the roads was completely flooded out on the way to the venue which made for a bit of excitement and good stories for the vendors arriving early that day. Goes to show that with the right group of professionals, nothing can hold your perfect day back!

Every aspect of this wedding as I mentioned was so personal and thoughtfully curated. The love that was shared between these two, as well as their family and friends was palpable the entirety of the day. When I say this crowd celebrated, I mean it! From the deafening applause upon announcing Mrs. and Mrs. at the end of the ceremony to the hype of dancing and laughter throughout the night, I tell you- this was a FUN crowd! Coincidence that these two planned their wedding in the month of PRIDE and also on the weekend of National Donut Day? I’ll let you guess, but there is no guessing that this was a wedding for the books and will be talked about and remembered not only by Jess & Cate themselves or their family and friends but their entire vendor family for a long time to come.

Jess & Cate, Thank you for allowing Like the Dazzling to play such a personal role in your wedding planning and day and for sharing your love with us all xx

Check out a few of my favorite photos from their wedding day and complete vendor list below.


Venue: The Stave Room

Photography: Laura Anne Watson

Floral + Design: Blooming Hites

Catering: Palate Catering

Videography: Mike Moon Studios

DJ: Brian Sires, AMP’D Entertainment

Chalkboard Art & Calligraphy: Kate Turner Studio

Hair + Makeup: Blush Studios

Hair + Makeup: Felicia Lachelle Artistry

Cake: Cake Envy

Donuts: Revolution Donuts

Furniture: Collection Event Furnishings


Custom Suit: Tom James Atl

Menswear: The Black Tux

Transportation: Atlantic Limo