German & Steven’s Intimate Backyard Wedding
German & Steven
The Lilly-Murray Home, Stone Mountain, GA
This couple proclaimed their love in an intimate storybook ceremony in their own backyard, featuring a majestic white tent and elegant greenery.
After 12-1/2 years, German and Steven decided it was time to make their union official, with a desire to tell their tale to 120 of their closest friends and relatives with an intimate storybook ceremony (suddenly reinspired after seeing the wedding scene in “Crazy Rich Asians”) held at their home. The event was held in a majestic white tent brimming with elegant greenery. The grooms wore sophisticated matching tuxedos with white jackets and black pants, whereas the wedding party stayed classic in black tuxes, paired with white shirts and mint green ties, and assorted, coordinating mint green dresses with silver heels or pumps.
Guests were served egg rolls and mini lump crab balls for appetizers. The main course was citrus grilled salmon or chicken piccata with rice pilaf, seasoned mixed veggies, mashed potatoes, a garden salad and choice of dinner rolls, all accompanied by a simple white wedding cake, highlighted with silver detail. German and Steven thoughtfully selected songs to be played during the ceremony and reception, embellished by DJ Jerome’s fun, energetic and romantic taste, which combined to create a magical evening. The happy couple followed up their big day by kicking up their feet for six days at a postcard resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
From the couple:
“While all of our vendors were non-expendable, our wedding planner, Jessica Smith-Presley, owner of Events by Jes, was truly the most involved member of our wedding team. [It was a dream] working with her to coordinate our wedding with our families, who were gathering for the first time to take part in our wedding. We were surrounded and supported by our loved ones.”
Planning: Events by Jes
Photography: Cindy and Sharon | Same-Sex Wedding Photographers
Floral: Designs By TTOC
Stationery: Events By Jes
Catering: Step By Step Catering
Cake: Publix Bakery
Entertainment: Atomic Djs
Bartender: Bartender On Board
Formalwear: Savvi Formalwear
Décor: CM Productions and Events By Jes
Rentals: A-1 Rentals