June 1, 2019

How We Met: Robin and I (Elisabeth) were both out in Atlanta the weekend before Thanksgiving. I was with friends after a UGA win and he was celebrating his friend who was about to have his first baby. After meeting we went on our first date two days later and have been together since then.

The Proposal: We were about to go on my birthday trip to the Azores, a small Portuguese island between the U.S. and Europe. I thought he was going to propose there, so he decided to surprise me and propose the night before we left. He cooked us both steak and had a nice bottle of wine ready. After dinner, he proposed with both of our dogs right there in our future house. The engagement ring that he gave me belonged to his great-grandmother, who actually attended St. Mary’s on the Highlands where we would be married.

The Wedding Dress: I wore a strapless, matte, satin ball gown with a hand-draped bodice and center front notch. The waist was accented with a hand-embroidered and beaded belt on a satin ribbon that tied at the back. Hand-covered buttons cascaded down the back of the gown.

Favorite Moment: The band pulled up Robin for the opening of “Shout” and pulled me up after the beginning. We had the best time dancing on stage together with the band. It was so neat to see the ballroom decorated from the stage with so many of our guests having a blast and dancing.

Favorite Details: Marigold Designs was my next-door neighbor and one of my sister’s best friends growing up. It was so special to have someone who knew me so well doing our flowers, and she perfectly executed on my vision of fun, bright flowers all around Mountain Brook Club.


  • Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s on the Highlands
  • Reception Venue: Mountain Brook Club
  • Wedding Planner: Mariee Ami
  • Florist: Marigold Designs
  • Caterer: Mountain Brook Club
  • Cakes: Barb’s Cakes
  • Videographer: Matthew Baxter
  • Invitations: Lochrane Coleman Smith, Southern Engraving
  • Wedding Dress: Ivory & White
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
  • Hair & Makeup: Celine Russell
  • Music: Atlanta Showstoppers
  • Transportation: Vintage Auto