I have now had the privilege of photographing TWO Sikes weddings and it was such an honor to be asked to be a part of another celebration for this sweet family! While a wedding day is about the love between the couple actually tying the knot, it's also a celebration of families joining together. It is obvious Margaret and Cody have a strong foundation in their family and their faith and I know they have an amazing (and large!) support system for their marriage! Over 200 people came to celebrate Margaret and Cody's day so I knew going in there was going to be an epic party, but there were so many meaningful details and special moments I was definitely not expecting - like when Margaret's grandfather got out of his wheelchair to share dance with his wife at the end of the night. Pretty sure everyone was sobbing and I was just hiding behind my camera so my blubbering mess wasn't as obvious. These are the moments that stick with you long after the flowers wilt, the food is tossed, and the sparklers are all burned out. It was such an honor to be a part of moments like this and all of the fun of Margaret and Cody's day!
When you get a couple as laid back and genuine as Leslie and Chuck you do a happy dance... and happily stand on a ladder on the rooftop of a 28th floor venue even though you're terrified of heights just to capture some gorgeous portraits with the skyline view. Although I don't think I was the only one willing to do just about anything for this sweet couple. Leslie and Chuck were surrounded by friends that have supported their journey and it truly felt like one big family. Their wedding day was filled with touches that showcased their personalities, including their vows, the gorgeous illustrations on their paper goods and signage by Leslie, and of course the fun sunglasses for all the guests. The day flew by but Leslie and Chuck made sure to soak in each moment and even made time for a few last portraits at night while guests gathered to send them off into married life with sparklers!
Eleanor and Blair are the most fun-loving, genuine people you could ever meet. I first met them at Eleanor's childhood home and it felt like a conversation with long time friends. Even Mila tagged along for their engagement session so we're basically family now. I had the privilege of photographing their wedding at All Saints' Episcopal Church and celebrating with all their family and friends for their epic party at the Capital City Club! There were so many special details that made this day so personal for Eleanor and Blair. Eleanor wore Blair's grandmother's jewelry and had a piece of her late mom's dress sewn at the bottom of hers. Even some of the floral vases were from their home. It was all so thoughtfully incorporated to represent their loved ones. My favorite part however was the surprise Eleanor's dad, Rick, had for them at the end of the night - a stunning getaway car! They were all set to exit in a golf cart but the look on their faces when they saw the vintage car was priceless! It was the perfect end to an already spectacular day.
I had the honor of photographing Morgan and Trey's wedding day at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn. I have been looking forward to shooting here after talking about all the amazing plans with Morgan and it did not disappoint. Morgan and Trey live in Texas, but came to Atlanta for their engagement session and had their wedding in the Highlands, North Carolina! These two weren't the only ones well traveled on their wedding day, family and friends came from all over the world to celebrate! If you spend a second with them you know why people traveled far and wide to come to their wedding. It was a day filled with so much joy, gorgeous blooms and a dance party that could have gone until morning!
I made the trip to Big Canoe early Sunday morning to capture these two Georgia Tech sweethearts tie the knot! Everyone was hard at work getting the space dressed up in pink and white accents and I think the Cherry Blossoms outside got the memo on the color scheme, because the blooms were INCREDIBLE! They perfectly framed Meredith and Michael during their chilly morning ceremony. Who knew that at the end of March Georgia would decide to have winter again? Thankfully everyone was a good sport about it but Meredith was the real champ! Her dress was stunning but was definitely not warm. These two incorporated so many personal details into their day and it felt so perfectly THEM, right down to the Cinnabon cinnamon rolls!