Photos by:

Jonathan and Kaye

Few things make me happier than surprise weddings, and that’s exactly what Jennifer and Brian got thanks to their friend Callie of The Big Fake Wedding. Callie pulled from a pool of talented Atlanta vendors, including Jonathan and Kaye and Holland Daze, who brought together this last-minute surprise event the day before their official engagement party!

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

From Callie of The Big Fake Wedding: My friend Jennifer was planning a wedding in September, but they found out that Brian was being transferred to Tokyo in June, so they started planning to secretly head to the courthouse on May 8. At a dinner in April, Jennifer was telling me about her plans and saying how she was so sad to miss the experience of her dad walking her down the aisle. She wanted Brian to have that moment of seeing her in a dress, but they knew there wasn’t time to make that possible.

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

bride getting ready - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

fuchsia rose bouquet - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

wedding favors - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

wedding favors - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

I reached out to some of my favorite wedding vendors, and we started planning an amazing surprise wedding for the two of them. Jennifer knew it was happening, but she didn’t know any of the details. Brian just thought that he was going to meet her at the courthouse, but instead his dad dropped him off at the wedding location (a local park where the florist so graciously donated her yard and front porch for the celebration), and his mom was there waiting on him with a boutonniere, in front of a sign that read “Welcome to the wedding of Jennifer and Brian.” She handed him a letter from Jennifer that let him know that they would be able to experience a wedding ceremony after all, and then his parents walked him down the aisle where their family and best friends (who had come in from different parts of the country!) were waiting.

wedding ceremony backdrop - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

grooms boutonniere - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

bridal processional - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

wedding ceremony - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

wedding ceremony - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

wedding ceremony - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

reception dress - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

reception details - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

We had a musician who played their song as Jennifer walked down the aisle, and after the ceremony, the musician played as they had their first dance and dances with their parents. They then enjoyed dinner, cake and toasts on the front porch, and they ended with a coffee truck and lantern release. The next day was their “engagement party” and they got to let everyone in on their little secret: they were married!!

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

wedding reception details - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

wedding cake with pearls - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

surprise wedding for the groom in Atlanta - photo by Jonathan and Kaye https://ruffledblog.com/surprise-wedding-for-the-groom-in-atlanta

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Be sure to check out the wedding film from Up & Up Weddings!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jonathan and Kaye

Florist + Styling + Venue

Holland Daze

Ceremony Dress

Rent the Runway

Reception Dress

Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique

Jewelry

Chloe + Isabel by Brette

Catering

Farm Burger

Wedding Cake

Gingerspice

Coffee Truck

Refuge Coffee Co.

Music

Jonathan Wisdom

Officiant

Bill Murray : murray.wm@gmail.com

Vintage Furniture + Styling

Miss Millys

Videography

Up & Up Weddings

Hand Lettering

Fleecher Designs

1 comments
  • Kelly Lane

    This is awesome guys!