In the heart of Atlanta, Mia and Dexter, a dynamic couple hailing from the vibrant streets of Brooklyn, brought their love story to life at The Carlyle. Their wedding, held on September 16, 2023, was a celebration that seamlessly blended the rich textures and colors of Brooklyn with the timeless charm of The Carlyle.
Mia and Dexter’s love story began in April 2016, just a month after Mia’s arrival in Brooklyn. After an initial chance encounter during a fun night out with friends, fate intervened four months later at a house party where Dexter re-entered Mia’s life. A conversation about her upcoming birthday led to Dexter asking Mia out to dinner, marking the beginning of a love story that has endured for six years.
Through life’s ups and downs, from personal losses to career changes and navigating a global pandemic, Mia and Dexter have faced it all hand in hand. On the anniversary of the day they met, April 23, 2022, Dexter chose the picturesque Sonoma Valley, CA, as the backdrop for a magical proposal. With a resounding “yes,” the stage was set for their wedding surrounded by their closest friends and family.
Choosing The Carlyle in Atlanta as their venue came easily. This timeless wedding and private event venue, nestled in the heart of metro Atlanta, offered a charming blend of modern sophistication and historical elegance. Converted from a historic building, The Carlyle provided a warm and charming backdrop for the couple’s fall-infused wedding colors.
The couple’s attention to detail was evident throughout the celebration. Not only did they curate a wedding that reflected their style, but they did so while having a blast. Additionally, the couple introduced a vintage touch by incorporating an audiobook, allowing guests to leave heartfelt voice memos for Mia and Dexter to cherish post-wedding.
With A Waffle House food truck closing out the night, Mia and Dexter prove that love is syrupy sweet.
PHOTOGRAPHER Ashley Nicole Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER Lexi Productions
VENUE The Carlyle
OFFICIANT Forever Love ATL
PLANNER LesLo Events
FLORAL Special Event Factory
MAKEUP BVeil Beauty
BRIDE’S GOWN Justin Alexander
GROOM’S FORMALWEAR The Black Lapel
STATIONERY The Mary Creative
CATERING Carlyle’s Catering
CAKE Eva Christine’s Sweets
ENTERTAINMENT DJ Dee Money
LATE NIGHT SNACK Waffle House
AUDIO GUEST BOOK After the Tone