Alencia + Rick Southern-Chic Estate Wedding

The Washington’s were married on March 3, 2017 at The Estate at Piedmont in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia.

Like all things in life, love rarely provides straight path from point A to point B. It is full of twists and turns, lessons to learn, and opportunities to grow before you end up where you were always supposed to be. Alencia and Rick’s love followed that twisty path, but it’s the reason their love story is one of my favorites.

The two grew up together and have known each other most of their lives. They attended the same church and the same elementary school… Rick was actually Alencia’s first crush! But, like all kids do, they grew up and went their separate ways. Years later, they reconnected and went on their first dinner date. Both were full of jitters as they sat across the table from one another. Once they realized they each still said the prayer they learned at their childhood church, so many years ago, they erupted into laughter and all of their jitters were gone. Alencia went home that night knowing that Rick was the one.
Alencia and Rick pledged vows to their son Joe. I think everyone in attendance would agree that it was one of the sweetest and most memorable moments of the day. So much of their relationship has been dedicated to ensuring his happiness and security, that including him in the ceremony was important to them both.

Alencia’s advice to a bride planning her day: “Let people help you! Choose your vendors carefully. I was blessed to have vendors that felt like family. You know yourselves, your friends and family. You know the type of energy you want in your space. Choose vendors that will add to your natural energy.

Don’t stress the small stuff. Get a fantastic planner and let them do their job. Things have a way of working themselves out.

And most importantly, when you wake up the morning of your special day, spend as much time alone as you can. Meditate, take a long shower/bath, breathe deeply. Do whatever you need to do to center yourself. Anything that isn’t done by now isn’t important. You’ve been planning this day for months or maybe your entire life. Remain calm and enjoy it. You don’t want your memories to be full of anxiety and drama. When you get to the venue, give your phone to your calmest bridesmaid and enjoy YOUR DAY!

TRUSTED VENDORS:  Planning: Lynette Allan Events // Venue:  The Estate // Bridal Attire: Bridal by Lori // Makeup:  Terrelle Hunt Esthetics // Hair:  Shana Kersey // Musician: Q. Parker of 112 // DJ:  B. Brian // Cake: Legendary Events // Catering: Legendary Events // Video:  H&H Studios // Invitation Suite:  Papered Wonders

Posted by the Photographer ELLE DANIELLE

Alencia + Rick Cinematic from H & H Studios on Vimeo.

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Getting Engaged

Decide if this will be a surprise

If you have your heart set on proposing with the ring in hand and without her suspecting, you’ll be making a lot of decisions on your own. We’ll help you with figuring out her style, the kinds of rings you might want to look at and get you started on the basics.

If you and your fiancée-to-be already know you’re going to get married — it’s just a matter of making it official — you might want to take a more collaborative approach. A lot of couples in this situation shop for her engagement ring together — studies say about 50% of engaged women helped with ring selection. With that settled, the surprise is in the proposal.

And whichever route you take, how you propose has become really important. The Knot has 50 ideas to help you out.

Lynette Allan Events can help you with setting up your perfect “I DO” moment!

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