Hannah & Jacob
2.12.2022 | The Piedmont Room
How We Met
Last February, Hannah had heard about Marmaros Productions through a family friend. She reached out to see if we were available for her February 2022 wedding and we hopped on a call to explain how Marmaros could be a benefit to her and Jacob’s wedding day. After talking with Marmaros, Hannah and Jacob decided to entrust us with their wedding day - we were so honored and excited to get to planning!
Down to Business
We quickly got to meeting with Hannah, Jacob, and Hannah’s mother, Sheree. To best work around everyone’s schedules, we typically met virtually, but every meeting was so productive! Hannah and her mom were on top of knocking out all of the big details like vendors pretty quickly, so we had lots of time where we were going over every nitty-gritty detail. In January of 2022 Hannah, Jacob, Hannah’s parents, their florist, and Marmaros drove down to their reception venue, The Piedmont Room, to do a walkthrough and confirm the floor plan. After that meeting, we were all so excited for the wedding which was only weeks away. Everything was starting to feel so real and we were just anxiously awaiting the day we could send Hannah and Jacob down the aisle to say their I Do’s!
The Big Day
Finally, Wedding day was finally here! To start the day, Bombshell Creations went to the girl's suite at Hotel Midtown to start the beautification process. Hannah and her girls spent the morning hanging out and spending quality time together as everyone had their hair and makeup done. By 1pm, everyone arrived at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church which is where the ceremony was to be held. In the church’s bridal suite, Hannah’s mom zipped Hannah into her beautiful dress from Adore Bridal. Prior to the ceremony starting, Catherine and Carrington of Catherine Cansler Photography directed a few first looks. As Catherine Cansler Photography was capturing still images of the first looks, Caleb and Rachel of Compass Films captured video footage of them and other key moments throughout the day. First, Hannah did a first look with her girls which was then followed by a first look with Jacob and a first look with her dad. Once those pre-ceremony photos were wrapped up, we gathered the wedding party into the same room so that we could get everyone lined up for the processional. The staff members with St. Peter Chanel sent the wedding party down the aisle to kick off the ceremony. Deacon Avery led a beautiful ceremony which was centered around both Christ and Hannah and Jacob’s relationship. After the ceremony wrapped up, guests headed back to their hotels while family and the wedding party stuck around in order to take photos inside the church.
After the group photos in the church wrapped up, the wedding party got onto a trolley which took them to Atlanta for some photos at Jackson Street Bridge and then to the reception site - The Piedmont Room. Although Marmaros Productions wasn’t on the trolley with the wedding party, we heard from other vendors and the wedding party that the trolley ride was quite the party and we believe them! As the wedding party was having the time of their lives on the trolley, Courtney, their florist, of Peachy Keen Lady, and Marmaros Productions headed to The Piedmont Room to start setting up the reception space. Around 5:30pm, guests were invited into the foyer to enjoy a cocktail hour while Hannah and Jacob went and walked around Piedmont Park for a few bride and groom portraits. Before kicking off the reception, Hannah and Jacob decided to have a moment to themselves where they enjoyed a private dinner.
DJ Brian Sires with Amp'd Entertainment invited guests to find their seats before introducing the wedding party and the newlyweds to kick off the reception! Hannah and Jacob shared their first dance together as Mr. and Mrs. before we heard from Hannah’s father, Craig, with a champagne toast. The Piedmont Room catering brought out the plated dinner to guests as Hannah and Jacob took the time to mingle with their guests. I don’t think we would be the only ones to say that the food was absolutely incredible! Once everyone wrapped up their dinner, we took Hannah and Jacob over to the cakes to cut and taste both of them.
To open up the dance floor, Hannah and Jacob danced with their parents. Once their dance floor was open, DJ Sires had the dance floor FILLED the entire night! Hannah and Jacob purchased light-up foam sticks for their guests to dance with on the dance floor and these were definitely a hit. At times we would walk past the dance floor and it would look like a college party because everyone was truly having the time of their lives! To wrap up the night, we lined guests up at the front of the venue to prepare for a pom-pom send-off. While guests were lining up, Hannah and Jacob shared a private last dance together. This is a newer tradition that we love because it gives the couple a chance to take the day in together. The Hamblen’s guests cheered them on while they ran through some orange and white pom poms (GO VOLS!). Jacob was a good sport considering he would have preferred some of those pom-poms to be crimson and white (ROLL TIDE!!). As guests waited for the shuttle and Ubers, Hannah and Jacob had a hot diggity dog hot dog cart for their guests to grab a late-night snack. The hot dog cart was graciously provided by Hannah’s father who works with Boar's Head. All in all, Hamblen’s wedding day was practically perfect in every way!
Hannah & Jacob’s wedding cakes were something that truly stood out to us and had so much thought and meaning behind them. There was no question who would be making the cakes because Hannah’s father, Craig, grew up baking alongside his family. For the groom's cake, Craig made a jersey-shaped cake that had both the University of Tennessee and the University of Alabama logos and colors on it to signify Hannah and Jacob’s house divided. For the wedding cake, Craig made a three-tiered cake with columns in between and had Courtney with Peachy Keen Lady stuff in between the layers with flowers. From afar, one would think that the wedding cake had polka dots all over it, but if you looked closely, Craig put little hidden Mickeys all over the cake because Hannah adores Disney. The most sentimental part of Hannah and Jacob’s wedding cake was that it was very similar to the cake that Hannah’s parents had at their own wedding many years ago. At the walkthrough, we were talking about the wedding cake and asked what it might look like. Craig just continuously reiterated that we shouldn’t worry and that he had it all planned out. We loved this incredibly sweet and thoughtful surprise that Craig prepared for his daughter's wedding!
"Marmaros was one of the best parts of our wedding day. Mallory and Megan went above and beyond everything we asked for. They had tons of great resources, tools, and recommendations to make the wedding planning easy and helped us stay organized. They were super prompt answering any questions we had. And on our big day, they took care of all the small details so that we didn't have to take time away from the fun and enjoying each other and all of our guests. We would recommend them over and over again to anyone looking for a wedding planner. 10/10!!!!!!"
Happily Ever After
It was a delight to work with Hannah and Jacob and their families as we planned their wedding. We were sad to see the day come to an end, but that’s just because everything was spectacular! We wish nothing but the best and a happily ever after for Mr. and Mrs. Hamblen!
All Hands on Deck
Hotel: Hotel Midtown
Church: St. Peter’s Chanel Catholic Church
Officiant: Deacon Avery Daniel
Venue: The Piedmont Room
Photographer: Catherine Cansler Photography
Videographer: Compass Films
Hair & Makeup: Bombshell Creations
Florist: Peachy Keen Lady
DJ: Amp’d Entertainment
Catering: The Piedmont Room
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Dress Shop: Adore Bridal