Kristina talks about her planning journey:
“I absolutely adored planning my wedding! I love planning, generally, and I am incredibly indecisive — so it was a joy dabbling into every possible wedding book and blog I could. My driving sub-theme was my love of the ballet. So I let that drive my planning process. My colors were blush, neutrals, gold and cream, and I opted for anything subtly reminiscent of the sultry softness of the ballet. And like any good ballet, the music was the core of our planning. Getting every song right was so important to us!
Michael and I often say that God casted us as the perfect “co-stars” in the reality show of life. To us, every moment we spend together – whether happy, sad, exciting, emotional, etc. – has a soundtrack. Thus, we spent a really long time planning every song that would be played during the ceremony and dinner. We chose a mix of neo-soul, jazz, and r&b classics, opting for the tunes of Goapele, Jill Scott, Maxwell, John Legend, Kem, John Coltrane, and the like. The ceremony was incredibly emotional for us, and it made the moments so much more special to have the love songs that we connected with playing in the background. The bridesmaids and groomsmen entered to “Closer” by Goapele. Michael entered to “So Beautiful” by Musiq. We were introduced as a married couple to “Green Light” by John Legend. I walked down the aisle to “He Loves Me” by Jill Scott. Our first dance was to “Diggin on You” by TLC. I still can’t listen to any of these songs to this day without either crying or laughing hysterically at a funny moment from our Big Day!”
Location: The Biltmore Ballrooms, Atlanta | Wedding Dress: Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld | Florist: Jackie, Stylish Sterns | DJ & MC: DJ SixFive | Transportation: J&L Limousine Service | Videography: Ryan, Imagine Video Productions | Wedding Planner: Eliana, ellyB events | Make-Up: Carmen Harris, Love over Logic (Atlanta) | Hair Stylist: Todd, Purple Door Salon (Atlanta) | Photography: Sophia and Derrick, Sophia Barrett Studios | Tierd Cake: Lisa, Couture Cakes | Cake Bar: Piece of Cake | Vintage Rentals: Charles, Settee Rentals | Catering: Rhys, Endive Fine Catering | Cocktail Hour Live Musicians: thehc3