The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.— Audrey Hepburn
Kelcy + Ivette
Historic Fourth Ward Park & Beltline Walk/Estrella Rooftop Reception
On April 25th, 2017, Ivette and Kelcy got engaged on the Passerelle Debilly, a beautiful footbridge over the Seine River in Paris. Each girl had secretly planned to propose to the other on the trip, but Kelcy’s nerves kicked in first and she popped the question as soon as the Eiffel Tower was in view. The happy couple purchased some Swarovski ‘temporary’ rings to make it more official, and after a week of champagne, cheese, and souffles, they returned to their homes in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood to plan a wedding and a life together.
About the Locations
Historic Fourth Ward Park is perhaps the most visible sign for most Atlantans of the transformative nature of the Atlanta BeltLine, offering 17 acres of greenspace and a spectacular park packed with amenities for all to enjoy. Storm water runoff and damaging flooding once plagued the area where Historic Fourth Ward Park now stands. The park’s 2-acre lake provides not only an arresting visual and natural gathering place, but also serves as a drainage basin for a 985-acre area of Atlanta. Water flows down from a host of neighborhoods in the northeast quadrant of the city and converges into this basin. This innovative infrastructure solution ultimately saved the city more than $15 million versus a traditional storm water tunnel system.
If you ask Ivette and Kelcy to describe a perfect day, the words “champagne,” “tacos” and “rooftop” are guaranteed to appear in their response. Imagine the couple’s delight when they found Estrella, an open-air champagne bar that overlooks the BeltLine and serves dishes inspired by the Yucatecan region in Mexico in a setting that evokes the classic style of 1950’s Art Deco Miami.
Atlanta Wedding Vendors
Ceremony Venue: Historic Fourth Ward Park and Atlanta Beltline | Reception Venue: Estrella Rooftop | Officiant: Beloved friend who introduced Kelcy & Ivette, Michael Caston | Musician: Daniel Benitez | Florist: Le Jardin Francais | Hair: Marvel Salon | Makeup: Matty Townsend | Attire: Badgley Mischka and Oleg Cassini, David’s Bridal | Cake (Petit Fours): Publix | Atlanta Wedding Photographer: Belletti Photography
Belletti Photography celebrates diversity and is LGBTQ-friendly.