Colorful Atlanta wedding: Andrea + Thad

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We’ve got the prettiest Southern wedding to share today, shot by the ever-fabulous team at Our Labor of Love. We guarantee you’ll be blown away by Andrea & Thad’s colorful and whimsical Atlanta affair – one part amazing venue, two parts DIY brilliance, all parts beautiful (oh yeah, an enormous dose of sweetness thrown in by the completely cute and obviously meant-for-each-other bride & groom).

Designer Ashley Meaders helped by creating unique and colorful DIY elements like the bold fabric table numbers, seating card table, and fantastic flowy cloth chandeliers, and Amy Osaba worked her magic with the absolutely showstopping flowers. BTW… you are not going to want to miss the amazing suspended wooden flower box (yeah.), so keep on reading.

(And here’s a good bookmarking photo for all you Pinteresters):

Andrea’s super pretty hair flower was handmade by Chelsea Petaja, who also made up those adorable pink puffs for the bridesmaid and flower girls’ hair.

Completely smitten with the waterfall of fabric ribbons down the center of the table. Isn’t it so dreamy?

Flowers hanging from the rafters – AMAZING. Seriously, hats off to Amy Osaba. There need to be way more suspended wooden flower boxes in weddings, we think. What a spectacular and unique way to display floral arrangements.

As far as the tables, they tried to stay away from any over-the-top arrangements, opting for individual ‘big blooms’ scattered about. Such a simple and pretty result.

That venue (Kings Plow Art Center in Atlanta) is a big, big winner. You can’t go wrong with all that rustic charm.

And for the cutest wedding exit in history, the brother of the bride surprised the ice-cream-loving newlyweds with an ice cream truck. After grabbing a couple cones, Andrea & Thad took off in an old red Ford pickup truck, complete with “Just Married” sign made by friends. Sometimes those old traditions really are the cutest.

Simply gorgeous! Congrats to Andrea & Thaddeus – thanks so much for letting us share your day!

Flowers: Amy Osaba / Design: Ashley Meaders / Photographer: Our Labor of Love (Jesse & Whitney) / Photobooth: SmileBooth / Venue & Food: King Plow Arts Center, Bold American Catering Company (Kim Pollard) /  Cake: Metrotainment (Coconut cake & red velvet cake, and cannoli cupcakes) / Event Planners: SASHAY (Katy Cobb and Alyssa Olson) / Band: US BEAT / Hair/Make-up: DragonFly Salon (Max) and Spa Sentio / Dress: Bridals by Lori / Jewelry:  Maria Elena / Hair flowers: Chelsea Petaja, OH MY DEER! Handmades / Invitations: Karisa G. Paperie

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Maggie {I Do Love It} on May 2, 2011

This wedding is absolutely adorable. I love the bridesmaids dresses paired with the colorful bouquets. Perfection!

Jenn on May 2, 2011

These flowers are amazingg!! Love her shoes and all the number details too!!

Aileen@LoveandLavender on May 2, 2011

LOVE this wedding! The florals, the fabric strips, the table numbers, oh and the florals again!!! Amazing!

Jessica on May 2, 2011

The cascading ribbon centerpieces - show stoppers!

Jessica Marquez on May 2, 2011

GORGEOUS! I love the colors and her dress!

Heather on May 2, 2011

Gasp! Those flowers! That chandelier! Those table numbers! Love love it all!

Miranda on May 2, 2011

eeeps..those table numbers. how cute!

Jennifer on May 2, 2011

I'm DYING over the flowers!! WOW!!

Liz on May 2, 2011

Love your dress! Willing to resell it? :)

Brannon on May 2, 2011

LOVE this wedding! The flowers, the fabric table numbers, the gorgeous and cheerful.

jenn {bow tie & bustle} on May 2, 2011

Crazy in love with this wedding! The ribbon centerpieces and hanging flowers are to die for!!! Love so much about this wedding! Gorgeous!!!

Pearl on May 2, 2011

Wow! What a pretty wedding! Loving all those flowers! and the ring boy is super cute! Enter to win a pair of pretty lace earrings on my blog!!! ♥ Pearl

Jessica on May 2, 2011

Really enjoying the suspended flower boxes and flower design! and the couple looks beautifully happy!

Stephanie @ rhinspirations on May 2, 2011

These pictures are gorgeous from the variety of flowers, ribbons, burst of color peach napkins, etc.

amy osaba on May 2, 2011

Thank you so much for all these sweet inspiring comments. you have no idea how much you all have made my day! thanks 100 layer gals as always!!!!

Janice on May 2, 2011

Where are the bride's shoes from?? Love them!

the Perfect Palette on May 2, 2011

I'm loving this color palette! This wedding is full of all kinds of pretties. thanks for sharing. xoxo, chrissy.

Orlando Wedding Videographer on May 2, 2011

Beautiful wedding and Amazing photos!

Eleanor on May 2, 2011

Those shoes are perfection! x

sara on May 2, 2011

those fabric table numbers are too sweet!

Lizzie on May 2, 2011

I love the different styles of bridesmaids dresses and the bride's bouquet is just stunning!

Alicia on May 2, 2011

I love the boutineer and bouquet. Beautiful!

katrina on May 2, 2011

Great use of florals..a gorgeous wedding indeed!

Erica Ann Photography on May 2, 2011

Wow, I love the color palette and the post processing is perfect!

Jane on May 2, 2011

Those flowers are so gorgeous. And LOL! to raiding the ice cream truck!

kate on May 2, 2011

this wedding is to die for, love it!! every last detail is perfect!

Coralie on May 2, 2011


Angie W. on May 3, 2011

I absolutely LOVE her hair. I am planning a look quite similar, and have been saying I want a side pony. But after looking at her hair, I might go with the half updo..... So pretty!

cara @ lillian and leonard on May 3, 2011

I want to live in this wedding.

Sally @ ourdreamlives on May 3, 2011

wow. this reception is one of the most magical I've ever seen... and the little flower girl is just adorable!!

Amy on May 3, 2011

Swoonning over those suspended flower boxes and ribbon chandelier!!!

Cocroft & Delbridge on May 3, 2011

This wedding is simply incredible! I adore each and every one of the photographs!

Nicole* on May 3, 2011

those flower boxes are genius! i just love them.

Michelle {Girly Girl Bead Boutique} on May 3, 2011

The flowers are just to die for! So many flowers and all displayed so beautifully!

Viv @ The Eclectic Life on May 4, 2011

SERIOUSLY, what an incredible wedding! Colorful, but tasteful and it seriously just looked like LOADS of fun. Every detail was fantastic.

Andrea on May 4, 2011

WOW!!! Thank you to everyone for your sweet and thoughtful comments about the wedding! I am so touched right now, and it makes me so happy to hear all of your positive feedback on so many of the wedding details. It brings back all of the memories from that amazing day, and I'm so honored that 100 Layer Cake chose to feature our wedding on their fantastic site. They provided tons of inspiration for me throughout the planning process. Someone asked about the shoes....they were Badgley Mischka, but I found them at Nordstrom Rack last season! I couldn't believe it when I found them there!

amy osaba on May 5, 2011

andrea and thad were and absolute dream to work with, her enthusiasm and excitement about everything makes me so happy that we got to be a part of their sweet day. Congrats guys!

Weddingish on May 8, 2011

What an occasion... the photos take my breath away! All the pretty spring colors and the fantastic table displays!

Atlanta Flowers on Jun 7, 2011

Gorgeous wedding! I especially love the use of streamers. And the flowers look so rustic yet classy. Oh and that boutineer is divine.

Lane on Jun 13, 2011

Such a beautiful wedding! I love it all! Where are the bridesmaids' dresses from? Thanks!

Quynh on Feb 24, 2012

Hi! Just wondering if you could tell me more information about the place you had it? I looked at the website and it doesn't seem as though they are a "wedding facility". Thanks!

Mattie on Jun 19, 2012

Gorgeous wedding! Those bridesmaids dresses are exactly what I'm looking for in color and style -- can you tell me where they are from or who is the designer? Thank you!

Ashley on Aug 13, 2012

LOVE the bridesmaids dresses!! Could you please tell me where they are from.

Kathleen on Sep 26, 2012

pleaseeeeeeeee email me with the bridesmaid dress information! Are they Alfred Sung?

wedding events in atlanta on Nov 11, 2012

The motif is great! What am I commenting everything is great for crying out loud! God bless the both of you!

Michelle on May 27, 2014

Did anyone ever find out where the bridesmaid dresses were from? This is exactly what I am looking for!! Thanks!

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