For nine years our co-founder, Brittani, had the opportunity to work alongside Nakesha in the mission to educate women and girls of color about HIV through the organization, The Red Pump Project. When Nakesha, affectionately known as Skyy, asked BOLD Creatives to plan her Atlanta Wedding, we were absolutely thrilled to bring her vision from life.
Skyy and Tae had very clear ideas of what they wanted their day to entail, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance era. The pair chose to embody the culture by showing an appreciation of the arts, history, fashion and music.
To keep the essence of the theme, the wedding and reception was held at the historic Lake House at Avondale Estates. The Lakehouse, since the 1920s, lends to a vintage and charming space overlooking a peaceful lake, making it a perfect venue for their outdoor ceremony. Outdoor events always come with a little pressure from Mother Nature, but thankfully she delivered the perfect mix of a sunny and fall type of evening.
To pull more inspiration from the glamorous Harlem Renaissance era, the guests and bridal party were encouraged to incorporate their own style and flare by dressing up with the theme. This truly added to the vibrant blush, navy, gray and gold palette.
During the cocktail hour, the guests could partake in a number of activities including a game of chess and checkers, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks. To add to the memories of the day, the guests snapped photos using the newly styled polaroid cameras and hung them on the iron gate wall for all to see.
For the reception festivities, everyone moved inside the Lakeside by heading to their dinner tables named after significant persons that shaped the Harlem Renaissance.
This special Friday wedding ended with a sparkler send off where it all began, on the lake.
We are so grateful to Skyy and Tae for allowing us to be apart of #ThePowellMerger! Cheers to the champagne life!
Event Planning & Design | BOLD Creatives, LLC
Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Lake House at Avondale
Photography | Doivoux Photography
DJ/Entertainment | DJ Dusei Da Great
Florals | Pail & Seed
Cake & Desserts | Apple Butter Bakery
Catering | Woody’s Catering
Stationery Design | A List Invitations