Meadowlark 1939: An Atlanta Intimate Wedding Venue

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Some people express their love in the details. That was definitely the case for Devon and Steven’s wedding at Meadowlark 1939, an Atlanta intimate wedding venue. They intentionally curated their small wedding at this historic venue to be luxurious for everyone involved. The result? Timeless, romantic portraits and an unforgettable dinner reception.


A table set for a wedding reception under a tree at an Atlanta intimate wedding venue

Meadowlark 1939

Atlanta intimate wedding venues run the gamut in styles and experiences available. Meadowlark 1939 is special because its history is so present. You get the sense that your wedding is being set down in the middle of a story that you want to keep reading with a cup of tea.  


The exterior of Ingram House at an Atlanta intimate wedding venue

As a family estate-turned intimate wedding venue, Meadowlark 1939 has a rich history. The Ingram family purchased the estate, including an 1891 farmhouse, in 1939. Now called the Ingram House, it is available for wedding preparations. It’s furnished with comfortable couches and has plenty of space for getting ready. The lighting is even lovely for portraits.


Black and white close up photograph of a bride's dress at an Atlanta intimate wedding venue

After the Ingram family renovated the farmhouse, they turned their attention to the gardens that the venue is now famous for. For generations, the family has had a passion for gardening, and the original owners’ grandson revived his grandparents’ vision as Meadowlark 1939.


Portrait of bride looking out the window of an Atlanta intimate wedding venue

The gardens at Meadowlark 1939 are beautiful at any time of year. In the springtime, magnolia trees bloom. You can get lost down little paths that lead to pools and statues perfect for intimate portraits. The Ingrams’ original vision of English-inspired gardens have been fully realized.


Portraits of a bride and groom at an Atlanta intimate wedding venue

Meadowlark 1939 is beautiful in autumn too! The venue strives to put the gardens at the forefront of the wedding experience. Devon and Steven’s fall wedding included a plen air dinner reception under the iconic pecan tree. The 150-year-old tree strung with lights looked like something out of a film. 


Table set for dinner reception at Atlanta intimate wedding venue

Atlanta Intimate Wedding Venue

Devon and Steven’s wedding day at Meadowlark 1939 came together perfectly. The cloud cover gave English garden vibes, which complemented the scenery. The light was also beautiful for the ceremony and portraits. 


A couple kisses after the ceremony at an Atlanta intimate wedding venue

Having a dinner reception is a perfect option for an Atlanta intimate wedding venue like Meadowlark 1939. It allows couples and their guests to take their time, enjoy a good meal, and really be present together. This style of reception also gives a couple the opportunity to put more attention into the small things that make their wedding a unique experience.


Details of bride's bouquet and veil at Atlanta intimate wedding venue

Devon’s attention to detail showed up in the beautiful tablescape for their dinner reception. The floral centerpieces on the table tied in the colors of Devon’s dress as well as the arrangements around the ceremony space. Blues and creams set a soft, romantic tone for the day. Tapered candles on either side of the flowers enhanced the sense of intimacy.


A couple enjoys dinner with their guests at an Atlanta intimate wedding venue

The blue and gold color scheme carried through the entire tablescape. Even the linens tied in the blue floral motif. The place cards, which doubled as menus, coordinated with the cutlery and gold-rimmed plates.


Atlanta intimate wedding venue bar set up for cocktail hour

Devon and Steven’s Romantic Garden Wedding

Devon and Steven’s relationship was an international romance. She’s from Canada, while he’s from New York. In normal times, planning an international wedding would be hard enough. Getting engaged during the pandemic made planning that much more difficult as the couple navigated the uncertainty of closed borders. 


bride's shoes and perfume at an Atlanta intimate wedding venue

The solution? A paired down guest list for a truly intimate wedding and luxurious dinner reception at Meadowlark 1939. Devon’s family even made it from Canada.


Bride walks towards the altar at an Atlanta intimate wedding venue


Outdoor wedding ceremony at Atlanta intimate wedding venue

This style of ceremony and reception ended up suiting Devon and Steven’s style perfectly. Devon is very intentional and detail-oriented in everything she does, and their wedding was no different. Colors, florals, and even linens were carefully chosen to add to the luxurious garden ambience. 


Couple kisses at the end of their ceremony at an Atlanta intimate wedding venue


Recessional after ceremony at an Atlanta intimate wedding venue


Tablescape for dinner reception at Atlanta intimate wedding venue

Devon’s dress combined blush and blue floral details for a dreamy elegance that fit right in at Meadowlark 1939. The florals echoed the colors of her dress so well that everything felt very custom and one-of-a-kind. Even her Jimmy Choo shoes brought just the right amount of sparkle to the magic of the day.

Are you interested in having me photograph your intimate wedding? I would love to be a part of your intimate celebration. Reach out to me, and let’s get the conversation started!

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