"Often in life just when you are ready to throw in the towel you finally receive the payoff you’ve been waiting for. For Andrea, this couldn’t be more true. Having all but given up on finding love through a dating app, Andrea was just about to cancel her account when she received one last message. That last message would turn out to be exactly the person she was always looking for..."
Read all about Andrea & Brandon's love story, proposal, and experiences in their elegant Atlanta wedding at the historic Georgian Terrace. View the entire selected gallery by MunaLuchi Coterie member Fotos by Fola here.
Bride & Groom: Andrea & Brandon
Wedding Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Wedding Date: September 16th 2017
Often in life just when you are ready to throw in the towel you finally receive the payoff you’ve been waiting for. For Andrea, this couldn’t be more true. Having all but given up on finding love through a dating app, Andrea was just about to cancel her account when she received one last message. That last message would turn out to be exactly the person she was always looking for. After deciding to give it one more chance and respond to Brandon’s message, they soon realized that had much in common, and enjoyed getting to know each other for the next month before finally deciding to go on their first date. The sparks flew that evening at a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas as Andrea and Brandon instantly connected, both realizing that what they had together was something extra special.
After three months of bliss life would test their resolve when Andrea was given an irrefutable opportunity in Hawaii. They made the decision to commit to a long-distance relationship. After over a year of being apart they decided to go on a cruise together. On the evening before their departure Brandon arranged dinner in the San Antonio Pearl District. After a lovely dinner, he suggested they enjoy a walk, taking in the beautiful scenery. During their romantic stroll, Brandon shared his life plans with Andrea, about how he wanted her to always be a part of that life – expressing his love for her. When the moment was perfect he dropped to one knee, ring in hand, and asked her to spend the rest of her life with as husband and wife.
For Andrea, wedding shopping was “exciting and full of emotions.” Although she had three appointments set up, she only made it through one. Her experience at the Winnie Couture Bridal Salon in Atlanta was an “amazing” experience, complete with her own “lavish” fitting space. Having singled out three dresses from their catalog, Andrea had one specifically in mind that she felt would end up being the one, and when she tried on that textured tulle mermaid gown with sweetheart neckline and delicate embroidery wrapped along the bodice and skirt line – she knew for sure that it certainly was.
Their beautiful classic and elegant wedding took place in the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The ceremony incorporated the jumping of the broom tradition that has been a part of Andrea’s family for generations.
Quick Facts From the Bride:
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: Bridesmaids; Robes, Earrings, Lip gloss. Groomsmen; Personalized Travel Marvel.
Favorite Item on the Menu: Main course of Salmon!
First Dance Song: “Straight from the Heart” by Confunkshun
Best Memories: “My best memory was walking down the aisle to my husband full of emotions. He could not wait to get to me and I couldn't wait to get to him.”
Advice for Engaged Couples: “Enjoy each other. Don't sweat the small stuff. Take time to be in the moment. Have fun.”
Wedding Planner: Raven J. Events
Photographer: Fotos by Fola
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Georgian Terrace
Floral Designer: Perfect Creations and Design
Wedding Cake: Frosted Pumpkin
DJ: Spontaneous Entertainment
Stationery: Papered Wonders
Uplighting: Uplight Your Event
Make-Up: Mimi J
Dessert Favor: Sweet Details
Wedding Dress Designer: Winnie Chlomin Lee
Wedding Dress Salon: Winnie Couture Atlanta
Bride's Shoes: Sophia Webster
Bridesmaids Dresses: Vera Wang, David's Bridal