It has been the dreariest December that I can remember. This time last year I was facing a snowy wedding day, but last Saturday was just constant rain. Thankfully Venue 92 has a covered outdoor space for the ceremony, but I’m even more thankful that Kristen and Eric didn’t let the forecast phase them one bit. They were even up for a few portraits in the rain! These two met at work and if you were at their reception you could tell they may work hard, but they play harder. Their family and friends didn't want to leave!! Kristen and Eric had such an amazing support system for their wedding day (including two of my favorite past brides!) and it just felt like one big family celebrating together. Everyone definitely got a little closer around the heaters during the ceremony so I think folks felt like family afterwards regardless!
There was a 100% chance of rain for Danielle and Joseph's wedding at Little River Farms all week. I hoped, prayed, and did the best anti-rain dance I could, but Mother Nature decided to throw an extra challenge my way. When I reached out to Danielle the morning of her wedding, reassuring her that her wedding day would be fabulous no matter the weather, she wasn't worried one bit. Danielle and Joseph were both just excited to see all their planning come together and I would say it was definitely worth it! After a beautiful ceremony, Stylish Stems and Affairs to Remember flipped the space and transformed it into a stunning winter wedding reception that was both warm and inviting with cool tones and glamorous linens! Guests enjoyed a fun photobooth, a cannoli bar, delicious cake and dancing to the awesome Atlanta Wedding Band. Rather than a send off, Danielle and Joseph soaked up every last second with their family and friends on the dance floor and gave hugs to everyone there! It was the perfect ending to their wedding.
I had the honor of photographing Lynne and Jack's wedding at Barnsley Gardens... also known as Lynne-palooza. These two were celebrating a second chance at love after being "matched" without even knowing it. Having a second chance meant they knew what was most important for them on their wedding day - spending time with their family and friends. Apparently having AMAZING decor and floral design was also a priority because their details were flawless! Lynne and Jack started the party by welcoming guests to Barnsley Gardens with a pre-ceremony cocktail hour and cozy blankets for them to wrap up in for the ceremony. The details Lynne and Jack chose showed they cared about their guests but also about giving back. All of the blankets from their wedding are being donated to the animal shelter! Have I mentioned I adore these two?
I don't know that I've ever had a couple that was so expressive in their excitement for their wedding day and the knowledge that they would have forever together. Mark couldn't stop looking at Margaret during their ceremony at St. Mary's in Rome, Georgia and it was so sweet to see him sneak in a kiss or two before they officially said, "I do!". Margaret and Mark are obviously so in love and I had the honor of photographing their wedding day. The big day started early with mimosas and went into the night as guests danced the night away to the band, Big Bling and the Funk Machine! Surrounded by the sweetest family and friends, Margaret and Mark enjoyed the perfect fall wedding day with just a tiny sprinkle of rain before their reception for good luck!
You know you've found your ideal clients when they not only bury a bottle of bourbon to keep the rain away, but they insist you take a swig of it with them. To be fair, I knew they were the perfect couple for me when I met them for a drink and we ended up talking for over two hours over bourbon. I'm so glad I was able to be a part of Carolyn and Greg's gorgeous fall wedding at Dunwoody Country Club on Saturday! Surrounded by the most fun group of family and friends, these two said "I do!" on the front lawn (without a drop of rain!) and danced the night away to Band X! With lush and organic florals dressing up the ballroom by Heather of Stems Atlanta, a blue cake by Lush Cakery and late night chicken fingers passed around to the guests, the entire day fit Carolyn and Greg to a T - a little mix of traditional, vintage, organic, and a lot of fun.