Bianca & Korry
The Fairmont, Atlanta, GA
From spirit animals to lucky dice, this artistic couple brought their love of creativity, lucky symbols and whimsy to life at this wedding.
Bianca, a professional dancer, opera singer and teacher, and Korry, a designer, have always supported each other’s creative passions, and their wedding made it abundantly clear there’s no lack of artistry between the two. This whimsical wedding was guided by the words: “Love is not luck; it is fate. Love Is magic. Love is trust.” The Fairmont served as a perfect open canvas to present thematic décor of dice, playing cards, top hats and upside-down umbrellas, along with the couple’s spirit animals — a unicorn and hippo — in black, ivory, rose gold and wine. Inspired by feminine silhouettes, the ivory wedding dress accentuated Bianca’s figure with soft fabrics, detailed lace and lush tulle. Her bouquet was a mix of anemone, deep red and violet roses, and white peonies. The bridesmaids wore black dresses from several designers, selecting from crepe or chiffon, while the men donned classic black tuxes. The flower girl lined the aisle with a winter mix of snow and glitter.
Each table was named for something considered lucky or unlucky (dice, horseshoe, rabbit foot, etc.) on a backdrop of black velvet napkins and rose gold utensils. endive Publik house crafted a menu of the couple’s favorite foods — from Thai chicken wonton tacos, California rolls, tempura shrimp and sweet potato blini to a seafood paella station to Korean barbecue buns and tacos to Latic chicken and beef tenderloin — then a fun ice cream sundae bar to top it all off. The evening was full of fine entertainment, including ballet dancers performing en pointe, a magician, an aerialist on an 8-foot ring, a five-string quartet, a full band playing the bride and groom’s favorite songs, a cocktail DJ playing progressive alternative music and a reception DJ concluding with classic Atlanta trap music.
From the couple:
“We couldn’t have lived without our officiant, Hayley Lundquist. The time she took with us to make sure everything would be perfect was unbelievable. The words she wrote for the ceremony were so authentic and heartfelt. Beyond her, we can’t help but thank our amazing photographer and videographer, the Shacklefords, for capturing everything with such care and detail.”
Planning/Design: Korry Griffin-Richards And Set By Skye
Venue: The Fairmont
Photography: Anna Shackleford Photography
Videography: Shackleford Films, Kevin Cruz And Mj Whitaker
Audiovisual: Active Production And Design
Floral: E. Vincent Floral Design
Stationery: Standard Press
Catering: Endive Publik House
Cake: O’ How Sweet!
Entertainment: Orchestra Noir, Dj Bando Calrissian, Dj Tay, Matthew Head Productions Band, Michael Nero And Liquid Sky Entertainment
Bridal Gown: Tara Keely From Bridals By Lori
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridals By Lori
Hair/Makeup: The Damn Salon And Dena Robinson
Art: Adrian Meadows