Real Wedding: Heidi + Todd’s Atlanta Wedding

Today I have a gorgeous southern wedding to share with you guys – and by southern, I mean Atlanta, Georgia! I am totally head over heels over Heidi’s gorgeous Claire Pettibone gown and her bridesmaids look so pretty in their dresses + fun shoes! Such a fun filled day with their family + friends. Thanks so much to Heidi with Our Labor of Love for letting me feature her photos today and to Ashley Baber for sending this wedding my way! Congrats Heidi + Todd!

wedding shoes

succulent bouquet

We were inspired mostly by wanting everything to reflect our style and personality. We are southerner’s at heart, but we have both spent a considerable amount of time living in the SF bay area. We wanted the day with decor, food, etc to reflect both our traditional past as well as our more modern, hip future. Chartreuse and verdigris blue are two of my favorite colors. The chartreuse green feather fasicinator, from Anthropologie that the bridesmaids were wearing, inspired much of my color selections. Since green and blue aren’t great for everything, especially flowers, I went with a plum to warm things up and because Todd liked the idea of purple ties for the guys. Todd and I are both very extroverted, social people, and we wanted the day to be as relaxed and fun as possible. After all, it is a celebration!

wedding invitation

bride getting ready

wedding ring

Heidi, your dress is AMAZING!! You look so gorgeous.

birdcage veil

claire pettibone dress

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? Seeing Todd for the first time outside the Georgian Terrace was definately the most memorable. We were so incredibly excited to get married and couldn’t wait to begin the beautiful day together. I was very happy that we choose to make the ceremony more relaxing by seeing each other before the rest of the guests were around. This also enabled us to hang out with each other and our incredible wedding party most of the day. When else will you ever have all of your closest friends in one place? Why not make the most of it!

our labor of love wedding photos

What a gorgeous bridal party! Adore the Anthropologie dresses, shoes, necklaces and feathers in their hair! Pretty bouquets by Amy Osaba.

anthropologie bridesmaids dresses


our labor of love photography

daughter and father before walking down aisle

What song did you walk down the aisle to? Went the traditional route and walked down to Canon in D, played by on a guitar and viola by Todd’s two very good friends. This was following the wedding party’s processional to “Down to the River to Pray” a song that was played many of late nights when Todd and some of his friends were in Chapel Hill together.

gorgeous church wedding

flower girls with wands

modern wedding decor

All table decor was created by the hard work of my Mother and Aunt. We collected vintage bottles and jars from antique stores, yard sales, etc as well as used ivory table coverings that were my great-grandmothers. Besides the bouquets, flowers were purchased from local flower shops the week of the wedding and styled the morning of by my mother, aunt and a few family friends.

cupcake wedding tower

wedding guest book

our labor of love wedding photos

wedding exit with sparklers

Any advice for those planning now? Trust your ideas and instincts. Everyone has an opinion and there is no way you will be able to please everyone. Taking criticism and advice lightly and respectfully will keep you from losing perspective on whats really important. Can’t imagine doing it without the help of our day of planner!!!

The entire day was truly the most wonderful day of my life thus far. I had heard this from other people before, but wasn’t sure if I believed it. We had sooo much fun and everything was absolutely perfect from my perspective!

Photography: Our Labor of Love, Heidi Geldhauser  //  Venue: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta Georgia. Pictures taken at Georgian Terrace Hotel and Fox theater in close proximity to where wedding party was staying.  //  Event Planner: Ashley Baber //  Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone //  Shoes: Vince Camuto //  Hair and Makeup: Mint Salon, Atlanta  //  Bridesmaid Dress: Anthropologie, I wanted something simple, but beautiful in a color and style that would look good on all body types.  //  Hairpieces: Anthropologie, my chartreuse inspiration piece!  //  Groom Suit: Theory, purchased from Bloomingdales  //  Cinematography: Bus 33 films, Craig Johnson  //  Floral Design: Brides and bridesmaids bouquets, Amy Osaba; Groomsmen bouts: Made by Bride (me) with materials from J crew and Micheal’s  //  Invitations: Hello! Lucky, my favorite greeting card company from San Francisco!  //  Cake: small top cake and cupcakes from “Originals to Remember” by Cindy Parks. A cake baker from where I grew up in Jasper, GA.  //  Music: The Dickens at reception, friends of the groom for ceremony  //  Catering: Bold American

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  1. Love everything about this wedding! Gorgeous!

  2. O-M-G! That wedding gown is stunning!!!!!! It is just beautiful on her. It’s elegant, romantic, and so vintage. :) LOVE!

  3. gorgeous bride. loving those bridesmaids dresses. thanks for sharing, xoxo, chrissy.

  4. such a beautiful dress! love our of labor of love’s work too.

  5. Absolutely loving all those bouquets…and that dress…..GORGEOUS!

  6. Love it!! The colors are just gorgeous!!

  7. Lovely wedding! Her gown is a work of art, it is beautiful!

  8. Love the bridesmaids’ shoes! Anyone know where they are from?

  9. Gorgeous!!! Where are the bridesmaids necklaces from??

  10. Gorgeous photos!! The bride looks like Reese Witherspoon!!! Love her dress and veil.

  11. The colors in this wedding are SO GREAT. I’m really loving turquoise these days…it’s great year round!

  12. She looks gorgeous! She looks like a non crazy Jenny McCarthy.

  13. This wedding is STUNNING! The bride and groom are drop dead gorgeous. LOVED her wedding dress!

  14. I am obsessed with this vintage wedding. It’s so romantic!

  15. The Bride’s shoes are beautiful. Do we know where she got them? I’m getting married in July and looking for shoes just like these…

  16. Love this wedding, it is so beautiful!! I love the brides shoes and the bridesmaid dresses!!! Also love the bridesmaid’s necklaces, where are they from?

  17. LOVE the bride’s earrings! Where did she purchase them from?

  18. This wedding is just sooooo pretty. That bride is gorgeous!

  19. I love your hair. Where are your veil and headpiece from?

  20. That is the MOST BEAUTIFUL DRESS I’ve ever seen. I wish I Hadn’t bought mine already, j/k. But really, what a perfect look!

  21. Absolutely RIDICULOUS! Everything from the bridesmaid’s shoes and wraps, to the bride’s dress and veil, and…gah, every last detail of the decor…I’m completely overwhelmed by the beauty of it all! Can’t imagine how giddy the guests must have felt!

  22. So glad you trusted your vision! I LOVE how unique and beautiful this wedding is! Love the dress and the use of colors!

  23. This is an absolutely gorgeous wedding! She looks amazing in that dress.

    I would love to know where she got her veil/headpiece from!

  24. Gorgeous!!! A favorite wedding of mine for sure! I love the bride’s unique gown, her flower and color choices are brilliant! Those teal shoes and those lovely bridesmaid wraps…great photography. This is one of the most inspiring weddings and collection of photos I’ve seen on GWS– and that’s tough to beat! :) LOVE IT!! Makes me kind of wish I could have another wedding haha

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  25. Truly beautiful! I love to see Amy Osaba’s floral work and the bride’s family did an amazing job on the tables…great design! Love the colors!

  26. What a gorgeous wedding and the bride looks absolutely gorgeous. I’m super jealous of the bridesmaids, those lovely dresses and lockets and those shoes!!!

  27. LOVE her wedding dress. Also, love the color scheme of the bridesmaids dresses!

  28. Does anyone know what the name of the gown is?

  29. Beautiful! I need to know where those necklaces are from!

  30. I was thinking she looked like Reese Witherspoon as well! A beautiful bride and a beautiful celebration!

  31. I must know where the bridesmaids shawls are from!

  32. the dress is midnight by claire pettibone

  33. Great choice of hairstyle and headpiece! The bride looks stunning… we also offer similar hair accessories. If you’re looking for the perfect headpiece, check us out at

  34. By any chance – does the bride resell her dress?

  35. Nicolette Halsema on:

    Does anyone know which church that is? It’s lovely.


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