“Michael got a little choked up while he was proposing, and that, of course, brought tears to my eyes,” reveals the bride. “It was one of the happiest moments of my life.”
Alexandra made sure that her bridesmaids were dressed for sisterhood and fun on the morning of the big day.
“The Biltmore Ballrooms is a dream venue for any pride that wants to achieve elegance and glamour in her wedding,” says Alexandra. “It offers the perfect backdrop. It was the first venue we visited and I decided I did not want to look anywhere else.”
“I knew exactly what type of dress I wanted,’ gushes Alexandra. “I took advice from some friends and went to New Natalie’s Bridal shop in Atlanta, and the dress I ended up selecting was the second dress I tried on. I knew immediately it was The One.”
“We used various soft shades of roses, ivory, dusty rose, light pink along with orchids, hydrangeas, calla lilies, lisianthus and foliage stock for the flowers,” says the bride. “I wanted a soft romantic look and my florist nailed it.” Alexandra and Michael hired Darryl Wiseman Flowers to design for their big day.
“I honestly never thought about finding or not finding true love,” Michael admits. “I just knew that when or if I did find it that I should hold on to it.”
Cascading layers made Alexandra’s romantic and oh-so-pretty from all angles.
“Bill Levkoff designed the bridesmaid dresses,” Alexandra shares. “I wanted something classic that they could get some use out of, but also something they could wear again. They were a soft champagne color that fit perfectly with the theme.”
“I planned my wedding,” says Alexandra. “I had a lot of support from my mother and close friends, but it was mostly my vision with my mom’s expert taste intertwined with it.”
The ladies’ gowns were equally stunning from all angles.
“Michael is patient and stable,” says Alexandra. “He is one of those people, that no matter what happens in life, remains the same.”
“Being a bride (on the day of) is absolutely magical, especially if you enjoy planning,” Alexandra shares. “The months leading up to the wedding can be stressful, but all of the parties and gatherings along the way make the stress worth it.”
“I was going for a classic black tie for the groomsmen and we selected their tuxedos together,’ says Alexandra. “Savvi Formalwear designed their outfits.”
Is this a lovely looking bridal bunch or what? We see star style all-around.
The groom and his fun-loving groomsmen were all smiles and all about their funny socks. Too cute!
The couple hired a string quartet to play during their romantic indoor ceremony.
The couple asked that their friends and family pick a seat and not a “side’ when they arrived at their ceremony.
“My mother walked me down the aisle,” Alexandra says. “My parents divorced when I was very young and she was my sole provider my entire life. There was no person more fitting to give me away than my hero and best friend.”
“I will never forget his face when I walked down the aisle,” says the bride.
Alexandra wore a giant smile as her greatest accessory during her bridal march. (We love it when brides do that.)
Michael was emotional as he watched his wife-to-be walk down the aisle to the romantic sounds of the string quartet playing “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.
Two hundred and fifteen guests were in attendance on the couple’s big day.
“We chose traditional vows,” Alexandra shares. “We put different things together that we had heard or researched to fit our personalities.”
You can just see the love when Alexandra and Michael are together. It radiates right from their photos. We’re touched.
“It was an indescribable feeling looking into his eyes at the altar,” says Alexandra. “It’s not something that is easily captured in words but I knew that I had made the right decision and that we were going to have a beautiful life together.”
“Over the years we spent dating I felt I got to know her very well,’ says Michael. “She has the great qualities that I knew I was looking for in a wife.”
The couple were just too cool when they made their big entrance into their reception party. See those shades? (Applauds!)
The bridal party welcomed the bride and groom to their wedding reception with a fun dance off.
Decadence was the word of the day at the couple’s wedding party. We love those florals!
The couple chose “Change Your World” by Anthony Hamilton for their romantic first dance groove.
We imagine tables this gorgeous will make it hard for guests to want to get up and head to the dance floor.
The classic couple chose a lovely three-tier round cake to round out their wedding reception party.
Now this is a sweetheart table that will make you swoon.
A reception party to remember!
Sisterly love was in the air on Alexandra’s big night.
The bride’s sorority sisters came out to support her on her big day in big numbers showing lots of love.
“He is a safe person, I always feel safe when he is around,” says Alexandra. “He is a competitive hard worker and will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. He is an intellectual and is always in search of new knowledge to bring to the table.”
“We are opposites in many ways, but where I lack, he supports and vice versa,” Alexandra says. “I honestly cannot imagine a world without him in it.”
“I said yes because I honestly believe that my husband is one of a dying breed. He compliments me in so many ways,” says Alexandra. “He is patient, he is honest and he believes in being a strong leader in our home, which is important to me. He has been doing that since the beginning.”
Alexandra had all sorts of custom treats ready and waiting for her bridal party.
“I still light up every time he walks in the room, even if I just saw him five minutes ago,” gushes the bride.
“I love how hard he works to maintain peace in his life and for those he loves,” says Alexandra. “He is truly a provider and a caregiver. I love that he is patient, and kind heart. He truly is a good person.”
Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Daniels!