Katie and Mehrdad first met when her normal eye doctor was busy and she saw "the new doctor." So, when Mehrdad was ready to propose, he chose to do it during her annual eye exam. It just "happen" to be in the same room they had met. He asked her to close her eyes because it was going to get very blurry. She then opened her eyes and saw very clearly "Will You Marry Me?" Mehrdad was down on one knee with a "beautiful, custom designed ring" just for her! Katie and Mehrdad chose to get married at Ventanas overlooking downtown Atlanta. They wanted the city to be a key part of their wedding! The wedding was beautiful and the reception was a blast! You know it was awesome when they were literally shutting the venue down around them while they still danced.
We loved ...
... Their first look! Their first look was on the sidewalk next to Centennial Olympic Park. Mehrdad was taken back when he saw Katie and she was glowing! After having a moment to take it all in, they walked around downtown taking photos. It was so much fun! Especially with every screaming congratulations at them!
... the Persian culture! There were so many beautiful Persian traditions throughout the day. The guests placed their hands on the rings as they entered the ceremony to bless them. During the ceremony, there was a special Persian portion that was translated into English from Farsi. Then there was the Knife Dance at the reception, it's not as scary as it sounds!
... Their helicopter ride! Katie and Mehrdad left the ceremony and went on a helicopter tour of Atlanta during cocktail hour. This was the perfect chance for them to relax and let is soak in that they were officially married! They even had special permission to fly over the Braves game. Matt tagged along to capture their experience. He loved the helicopter ride and I loved that it wasn't me up there!
... Loved their get-away car! Well, Matt loved it! One thing you may not know about Matt is he has loved the Acura NSX for most of his life. So, when he found out that Mehrdad's beloved NSX was the car they were leaving in, he was excited!
Congratulations Katie and Mehrdad! Thank you for letting us hang out with you and trusting us to capture your amazing wedding!
Wedding Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Photographer: Once Like a Spark (Tyler)
Florist: Gardenia Floral (Laura)
Bridal Gown: Bride Beautiful
Bridal Gown Designer: Allure Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew
Hair Stylist: Elaine Sears
Caterer: Atlanta's Finest
Cake Decorator: McEntyre's
Invitations: Dancing Pen Calligraphy
Favors: Sweetwater Creek Honey Farm