Dreams Come True, An Iconic Wedding Memory for Claire and Bradley

There’s Moore to this wedding than a glamorous couple, fabulous venue, and luxurious affair. It is about a friendship at a young age that blossomed into love. 

Claire Harper met her future husband, Bradley Moore, in the first grade. In 5th grade, they were “boyfriend and girlfriend”. Like a typical 5th grade romance, the courtship ended rather quickly. However, the magic between the two remained. During the Fall of their senior year, Claire and Bradley began dating.

Both attended college at Ole Miss where they continued nurturing their love for one another. On Sept. 26, 2020, Bradley proposed and the wedding dream came true May 7, 2022.

 

 

A page from Claire's 5th grade diary describing Valentine's Day with Bradley

Claire is the daughter of Jeanine and Skip Harper. Bradley is the son of Robin and John Moore. John, deceased, was a prominent local lawyer and founding member of the law firm of Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele.

Rehearsal and Welcome Party

The wedding weekend took place in Atlanta. It began with a flurry of festivities including a Rehearsal Dinner and Welcome Party hosted by the groom’s mother, Robin.

The Rearsal and Welcome Party was held at the Buckhead Club overlooking the Atlanta skyline

              Bradley and Claire before the party

Robin Moore and the groom and bride enjoy an evening of toasts, joy, and laughter 

A Few Details

Claire understood the importance of wedding Invitations. Not only do they provide important wedding details for the guests, they set the tone and build excitement for the affair.

The timeless invitation reflects the sophistication and elegance of the occasion

Welcome gifts included Atlanta momentos like a Braves cap cookie and Georgia peach cookie

The bride and bridesmaids spent the wedding day preparing at the St. Regis

Claire and Bradley exchanged letters which they read before the wedding - their faces say it all. 

The tradition of "Something old, Something new" included a cameo belonging to Claire's great grandmother that was attached to her bouquet. Claire also wore a sapphire and diamond ring belonging to her mother that she received from Claire's grandmother. The bracelets were gifts from the groom.

The Bridal Party

The stunning bride wore a classic and dreamy gown by Anne Barge, a preeminent bridal design house in the United States

Back view of the cathedral train

Claire with her family (L-R): sister and Matron-of-Honor Kelly Harper Gambrell, father Skip Harper, mother Jeanine Harper, sister and Maid-of-Honor Elizabeth Harper

Bradley with his family (L-R): Best Man Kevin Moore, mother Robin Moore, and Traci Moore Shopshire

                           The wedding party

Flower girl Harper Gambrell takes a twirl

The Wedding

Claire and Bradley chose to marry at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church to observe their faith and commitment to each other.

 

View of the ceremony

The Cocktail Hour 

A cocktail hour was held at the Swan House, a Southern mansion designed by Philip T. Shutze and built in 1928 for Emily and Edward Inman.

View of the Swan House cocktail hour

Groomsman Yanik Desai and Priya Bhogaita

Justin Delbrook, Tara Vandendriessche, Julie Delbrook, Tom Delbrook, and Nick Delbrook

Bert, Sydney, Holly and Jeanne Harkins

Reception at the Atlanta History Center

Guests strolled from the Swan House to the Atlanta History Center for the celebration of joie de vivre for the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Moore.

View of the ballroom

The bar draped with beautiful florals

A toast before cutting of the wedding cake

First dance for the wedding couple

An iconic memory

Father daughter dance

A dance with mom

And the Party Begins

The band Rhythm Nation kept partygoers on the dance floor

Claire and her bridesmaids took to the floor

Claire and college friends

Bride's aunt Stacey Harper enjoying the celebration

Brad and Sidney David and Ginny and Kevin Moore

Zach Eikost and Laken Dennis

Traci and Chip Shopshire

The hats come out -  Skip and Jeanine Harper

Bridesmaid Tara Vandedriessche

Kelly Kole

The Exit

Off on a new journey

A special thank you to Syd & Lex Photography for sharing the beautiful photos which made this post possible. Visit sydandlex.com.

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