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Nikeisha Whatley & Clifford Leon

July 16, 2016 | Wedding & Reception: 200 Peachtree

The bride, bouquet by Andy Beach & Co. in hand, sparkled in a stunning Pnina Tornai gown that hugged her curves in all the right places, while her new husband, Clifford, donned a black-and-white custom suit from The Modern Gent. 

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The invitations, designed by Amberly Shelton, were inspired by the evil eye. 

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The bride wore a pair of shimmering Christian Louboutin sandals to the reception.

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With help from wedding planner Christopher Confero of Christopher Confero Design, the high-ceiling ballroom of 200 Peachtree transformed into an elegant space bursting with floral pops of color for the ceremony. Accented by large hanging chandeliers, the venue was nothing short of perfection. 

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Peach-colored florals in opaque gold bud vases sat on each table among candles on matching gold candlesticks for a beautifully lit evening.  

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THE COUPLE
Ten years after meeting and casually dating Nikeisha, Clifford knew he didn’t want to let this one go. So with banana bread pudding in one hand and a ring in the other, he popped the question at Easter brunch, giving Nikeisha the sweetest treat she could ever want.

THE PARTY
Party-planner-extraordinaire Christopher Confero designed an evening of true opulence for the newlyweds and their guests. Between the five-tiered For Goodness Cakes strawberry Champagne-filled cake to the abundance of florals and candlelight, the night radiated elegance. The bride and her new hubby kicked their heels up with friends and family to the tunes of DJ Smoove before they fled for the ultimately romantic honeymoon.

WHAT THEY LEARNED 
“This is the one time that you as a couple will have this amount of people gathered for the two of you all in one place, for a positive occasion. Make it count! Live in the moment and take in all of the love and support,” says Nikeisha.

THE HONEYMOON
Clifford whisked his blushing bride to a two-story bungalow with sunrise and sunset views in the Maldives.

WEDDING RESOURCES 
Wedding Planner Christopher Confero, Christopher Confero Design
Florals Andy Beach & Co.
Videographer Amberly Shelton Paperie
Bridal Gown Ceremony: Pnina Tornai; reception: James Madison, both Kleinfeld
Bride’s Shoes Ceremony: Christian Louboutin; reception: Stuart Weitzman
Veil Pnina Tornai, Kleinfeld
Bride’s Hair & Makeup Leslye Booker
Groom’s Outfit Custom suit, The Modern Gent
Wedding Rings Henri Daussi and Benchmark, Solomon Brothers
Cake For Goodness Cakes