Aerial Coleman & Dereko Jones

A Glamorous Day


Married

Feb 20, 2022
Atlanta , Georgia


Photo Credit

Milanés Photography


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Formal, Glamour


Season

Winter





The Proposal

After a bout of COVID in July 2020, Dereko (Reko) suggested that he and Aerial get dressed up and have a date night. Because Aerial was still not feeling quite back to normal, they went out briefly for a drink and then returned home for dinner. Following their meal on the patio, Reko and their daughter Averie went inside to get dessert. Soon, Averie returned and announced to Aerial that “Daddy has a BIG surprise for you!” Aerial thought perhaps it was a new purse or shoes to cheer her up. When Reko and Averie reappeared, Aerial’s mother was also with them, which Aerial thought was the surprise. Averie then handed her mother a cake box, and when she opened it, Aerial’s heart skipped several beats as she read the words “Will you Marry Me?” across the cake!


Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Dress
Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Invitations
Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Cufflinks
Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Mother and Daughter

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Shoes


In Preparation

Aerial and Reko started planning a few months after becoming engaged. While keeping watch of the pandemic and researching venues and available dates, they learned their dream location, The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta was available on February 20, 2022, and booked it. After securing the venue and entertainment, Aerial and Reko decided to hire a planner to alleviate the stress that began building up. After researching a few planners, the couple connected with Leslo Events. They felt that Leslie and Loren were heaven sent and knew instantly that they could trust them with their vision. Not only were they able to seamlessly piece together the details they envisioned but Leslo Events and their team produced the most stress-free wedding day for the busy couple.


Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Wedding Party

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Close Up
Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Bouquet

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Staircase

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Aisle
Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Ceremony

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Alter


The Big Day

When Aerial and Reko walked into the Grand Ballroom of the Georgian Terrace, they immediately fell in love. They were not disappointed on their wedding day as their dream venue became a dreamy wedding day. The couple chose the venue for its stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and impressive chandeliers. Aerial and Reko also loved that the hotel offered a sumptuous dinner menu selection, a Penthouse Bridal and Honeymoon Suite for themselves, and hotel accommodations for their guests. The couple chose classic and elegant wedding colors of black, ivory, platinum, and nude. The decor for the ceremony and reception spaces included nude candles, white and nude roses, orchids, and hydrangeas. For entertainment, they hired a saxophonist to entertain their guests throughout cocktail hour and dinner. Aerial and Reko’s favorite part about their big day was that over 100 of their closest family and friends traveled to Atlanta to share their love and witness this momentous occasion. And, the bride will forever cherish wearing a hand-sewn veil by her grandmother. 


Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Reception Space

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Reception Table
Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Seat Chart
Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Flower Column
Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Flowers and Candles

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Entertainment


The Retreat

Aerial and Reko have not yet planned their honeymoon as they are in the midst of relocating from Alabama to Georgia.  Once settled, the newlyweds plan to take a week-long honeymoon in captivating Antigua. 

Publisher’s Correction: The couples’ names were inaccurately listed in the Summer/Fall 2022 Table of Contents issue as Aerial Jones and Reko Coleman.  The correct names are Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones.   


Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Cake

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Reception Table
Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Reception and Cake

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Cake and Champagne

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Dancing
Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones sparklers

Aerial Coleman and Dereko Jones Hotel


 

Contributing Vendors

PHOTOGRAPHER

Milanés Photography

EVENT PLANNER & DESIGNER

LesLo Events

FLORALS & DECOR

Christopher Marcs Design

VENUE & CATERER

Georgian Terrace Hotel

CAKE

Cake Envy

INVITATIONS

Paper & More Creations

GOWN

Pollardi Fashion Group from TK Bridal & Alterations

BRIDAL SHOES

Badgley Mischka

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Bella Bridesmaids

MOH DRESS

Chicsew

GROOM’S TUX

Crown of Wealth

ENGAGEMENT RING & WEDDING BANDS

Jared®

HAIR STYLIST

HBS SalonSuite

MAKEUP ARTIST

Saffie Selfies

AISLE & DANCE FLOOR

Atlanta Dance Floor Rentals

CHAIRS

Atlanta Party Rentals

LINENS

I Do Linens

TABLETOP

The Prissy Plate Company

PHOTOBOOTH

PicMe Photobooth Co.

UPLIGHTING

Up Light Your Events

ENTERTAINMENT

Tommy SaxLegend Friend

DJ Slug

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