When Jessica took a trip to Worcester, Massachusetts to visit her cousin she had no idea she would meet her future husband! One night, Jessica and George were introduced to each other and not long after that, George was hopping on a flight to visit Atlanta, GA to ask Jessica to be his girlfriend. Four years later, the lovely couple tied the knot in a romantic wedding ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out more from their special day captured by Sterling Pics.
Bride: Jessica Lamptey, 27, Hair Stylist
Groom: George Lamptey, 28, Financial Analyst
Photography by: Sterling Pics
Place of residence: Atlanta, GA
Wedding date: April 3, 2021
Wedding location: Springhall Event Venue; Atlanta, GA
Wedding theme/motif/inspiration: Enchanted All-white
Honeymoon Destination: Los Cabos, Mexico
Prior to the engagement, I spoke to Jessica's father to state my intentions and let him know what my plans were. He gave his blessing but asked that I wait until she graduated, prior to proposing. At that very moment, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
On Saturday, December 7, 2019, I took Jessica out to a romantic dinner at The Sun Dial Restaurant, which is a restaurant on the 73rd floor of The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. At the same time that dinner was happening, the hotel event coordinators were decorating an event hall on the 14th floor that I had booked for the surprise proposal. I hired a photographer and videographer who were awaiting our entrance after dinner to capture the moment.
After dinner, we made our way to the elevator and Jessica assumed we were making our way to the lobby to head to her house after a lovely evening. Once we got to the 14th floor and the door opened, we made our way toward the room.
Prior to entering the room, Jessica noticed the photographer and videographer and began to tear up as she knew what was about to happen. I opened the door and to Jessica's amazement, she saw her closest friends, family members and some of my friends who were there. I asked her to spend the rest of her life with me and she said a resounding YES!
The Sun Dial Restaurant had been the location of our very first date, and the place that I (George) asked Jessica to be my girlfriend. Exactly 1,000 days later, it was the exact location that we would have the privilege of sharing the next milestone in our relationship, as fiances!
From the Bride:
My wedding day experience was even more magical than I could have ever imagined. The best part of it all is that I never got the nerves that most people get; but rather was surprisingly calm the entire time and weekend leading up to and during the wedding.
From the Groom:
My wedding day experience was by far the most unforgettable moment in my life thus far. The love, fun, dancing, exchange of vows, music and every single aspect of the wedding and ceremony was perfect. Every expectation that we had was even surpassed!
Your best/most memorable moment:
If we absolutely had to choose one, which is so difficult, the best/most memorable moment for us would be our first look. It was just the two of us getting to share an intimate moment with one another and enjoy just ourselves before all the hype, attention, etc. of that day.
A very close second would be our first dance at our reception where we got so lost in each other that it seemed like it was just the two of us, dancing in an empty room, filled with the joy and happiness that only genuine love and a successful ceremony could bring.
Wedding song, explain choice for song: "You Waited" by Travis Greene; we chose this song because as aforementioned, God is a big part of our relationship. This song is a beautiful gospel love song to God, from an artist who is of utmost gratitude to God for His patience with the artist. The song speaks of God's patience and willingness to not only wait for us during our messy stage but to help us clean it up in order to become the best version of ourselves!
Favorite wedding detail:
The Saxophone guy was one of the highlights of our wedding. He played some of our favorite songs, Gospel songs, and classics, which had everyone join in singing during dinner time. He was money well spent!
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
We are also looking forward to all the experiences and adventures together, since most of our time together has been during a long-distance stage. We are also really excited for the opportunity to build a home, life, and God-willing, a family together.
Advice for a Bride/Groom on their wedding day:
The best advice we could give is for the couple to hire at least a wedding coordinator, if they can't afford an event planner. This is because a lot of unforeseen things will come up on that day that will required the couples' attention/intervention. With a wedding coordinator in place, the bride and groom can actually stay in the moment and enjoy every bit of their special day!
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them a fruitful marriage and many years of wedded bliss!