The Gardens Of Tuscany Inspired This Atlanta Wedding

December 1, 2022 | justine

Drawing inspiration from the gardens of Tuscany, Morgan and Chris brought the beauty of Italy to Atlanta using a romantic color palette, show-stopping florals, and timeless ensembles. These swoon-worthy details, combined with the old-world charm of the mansion and lush greenery of the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center’s historical grounds, resulted in a dreamy affair to remember.

Their garden ceremony featured elegant Louis chairs and an aisle lined with ground florals, leading to a lush floral arch perfectly framing the moment the couple said their vows. Following their sweet “I dos,” they made their way to the great hall, where a stunning reception awaited. Dramatic drapery, a floral chandelier, and cascading tablescape greenery were the standout features that beautifully tied everything together. 

If your idea of a dream wedding includes a gorgeous mansion surrounded by manicured gardens, then this is the perfect inspo for you. Keep scrolling to see all the exquisite details that’ll sweep you off your feet, all captured by Hellen Oliveira.

The Couple:

Morgan and Chris

The Wedding:

Callanwolde Performing Arts, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

How Their Gardens Of Tuscany Inspired Atlanta Wedding Came To Be

The inspiration for our wedding came from our love of gardens and flowers. We thought of infusing the dreamy, chic, and effortless vibes of Tuscany into the design of our wedding. We knew Callanwolde would be the perfect place to bring our vision of a garden wedding to life. Our talented vendor team transformed the garden with Louis chairs, beautiful pink and cream flowers lining the aisle, and lush green foliage to the birch square arch. And for the reception, dramatic draping drew the eyes to the floral chandelier while the tables were adorned with greenery garlands and candles.

Going For Timeless And Elegant Attire For Their Atlanta Wedding

One of our favorite parts of the wedding was the fashion. “Less is more” was the motivation behind the fashion and beauty of our wedding. I chose to wear a form-fitting dress from Bridals by Aimee. It was ivory with stunning crystal detailing interwoven into the flowers on the top, and a veil from Mexico to live for. My “bride babes,” as I refer to them, wore gorgeous artichoke silk dresses with cowl neck halter tops—very chic and effortless vibes for the garden. As for Chris, he wore a clean, classic black tux custom-made from the Miguel Wilson Collection. His groomsmen wore a custom version of a classic black tux from the same collection.

Showcasing Their Caribbean Culture Through Music And Food

We wanted to infuse our cultures into the wedding because I am Trinidadian, and Chris is Jamaican. So we chose to serenade our guests during cocktail hour with a live steel drum player and added Caribbean dishes to showcase our heritage. 

Advice: Pace Yourself And Trust Your Vendor Team

Before you start the planning process, pray over your spirit, as it will get tested for most. The idea is to make it to the altar, so you’d like to start as relaxed as possible. Understand that even with the best intentions, there are things that are beyond our control. Just realize that the most important thing is the union and the fact that you both are excited and willing to be one forever. That’s the beauty of it all. But definitely, your planner and the rest of your trusted vendor team will help you and your fiancé navigate this process more effortlessly.  

The Wedding Team:

Photography + Videography – Hellen Oliveira Photography 
Event Planning – Jazmine McFarlane
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Callanwolde Performing Arts
Floral Design – Britt Wood Designs
Catering – Endive 
Cake – Cakes by Lameeka
Officiant – Dr. James O. Montford
DJ – Press Play Productions
Live Music – Brandon Crocker
Invitation Design – Paper Truly
Makeup Artist – Wilinda Rhodes
Wedding Dress – Bridals by Aimee
Groom’s Apparel – Miguel Wilson Collection


Congratulations to Morgan and Chris on their gardens of Tuscany inspired Atlanta wedding. And a big thank you to Hellen Oliveira for capturing all the gorgeous details couples who’ve just started on their wedding planning journey can use as inspiration.

A garden wedding like this can easily be brought to life with a beautiful venue, lush florals, and a talented vendor team. From choosing decor and color palettes to preparing for rain, check out our guide for ideas to help create the perfect garden wedding.

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