Archive for 'Weddings'

June 01, 2015
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Top 5 Favorites

- Ansley’s style – chic, but fun

- Luke’s dance moves

- The bouquets and other gorgeous flower arrangements

- The coffee favors, which were a play on the couple’s last name

- The VERY cool vintage ride that Ansley and Luke made their getaway in

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May 28, 2015
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Top 5 favorites

- Listening to Guie and her family speaking to each other in French all day

- The fun, upbeat (and also French) song that Guie and her father danced to

- How the rain held off until just after the outdoor ceremony

- Working with the amazing ladies of We Tie the Knots

- Overhearing a bridesmaid talk about how Stanley introduced himself and won Guie over by bringing her yummy things that he baked (he’s a chef)

Were you a guest at this wedding? You can view all of the images and even order immediate digital downloads by visiting our PhotoCart. Who knows, maybe your Christmas card photo (or Facebook profile pic?!) awaits…

March 21, 2015
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Liz and Cliff were wed on what looked to be a cloudy day – but turned out to be a GORGEOUS sunny day!

Top 5 Favorites

- Liz’s shoes – super cute, but equally comfy Tom’s

- The venue – a beautiful historic Atlanta mansion

- Liz is the first bride we’ve ever had that was begging to get the show on the road for the first look 20 MINUTES ahead of schedule!

- The elegant, beautifully lit reception

- The super fun Motown band at the reception – even joining guests on the floor for a couple songs

Were you a guest at this wedding? You can view all of the images and even order immediate digital downloads by visiting our PhotoCart. Who knows, maybe your Christmas card photo (or Facebook profile pic?!) awaits…

 

March 17, 2015
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Matt and Abbey had the most unique and personalized ceremony. It was an incredible production!

Top 5 Favorites

- An adult choir and a children’s choir performing during the ceremony.
- Abbey and Matt giving eachother gifts before the wedding
- A soup bar at the reception
- The guest book: a quilt that guests wrote on
- Matt and Abbey performing a song they wrote at the reception

Were you a guest at this wedding? You can view all of the images and even order immediate digital downloads by visiting our PhotoCart. Who knows, maybe your Christmas card photo (or Facebook profile pic?!) awaits…

 

February 23, 2015
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Caitlin and Keith were so laid back, sweet, and easy to spend the day with!

Top 5 Favorites

-Those SHOES

-Caitlin’s gorgeous cathedral veil, which was handmade by her mom

-Enterprise Mill, Caitlin & Keith’s super cool, industrial reception venue

-Not just a wedding cake, but a beautiful and yummy cake buffet

-Cards Against Humanity – enough said

Were you a guest at this wedding? You can view all of the images and even order immediate digital downloads by visiting our PhotoCart. Who knows, maybe your Christmas card photo (or Facebook profile pic?!) awaits…

January 15, 2014
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I went to high school with Lindsay and Nate, and I remember them being THE couple. Everyone breathed a sign of relief (and shed some tears of joy) when they finally got married a few months ago. What an amazing night to be a part of!

Top 5 Favorites

-Watching Lindsay interact with her daughter. Even on her wedding day, Lindsay was a thoughtful, fun and loving mother to her three-year-old (and I was amazed!).
-An emotional ceremony officiated my a mutual high school friend
-Beautiful live music, written and performed by friends of the couple
-Lindsay’s surprise decor for her hunter of a groom: antler chandeliers!
-Coffee and donuts served while the theme song to COPS played, in honor of Nate’s profession
















Lindsay shares their story below:

Nate and I were high school sweethearts and dated for a total of 3 years between high school and college. After being separated for almost 7 years, we reunited and there was an immediate connection. I went back in time to the feelings I had in years past. Once engaged I knew I wanted to celebrate our history at our wedding; making every detail ours.

The goal of the wedding was for everyone to have a good time and discover a little bit more about the both of us.

I am a Catering Director for a large company in Columbus, Georgia, so I had a clear vision of what I wanted and how to achieve it. Nate is a police officer in town who works long, crazy hours and has never planned a party in his life. He was happy to allow me to make most of the decisions. The wedding became a challenge to me. I wanted Nate to be impressed by my work, not only as a professional in the industry, but as his partner and the person who knows him the best. I left large pieces of the décor and design elements of the wedding out while conversing with Nate just so he could be surprised on our BIG day.
“I focused my budget on high impact items and conversation starters.”

The wedding had a modern vibe with a relaxed atmosphere. I made use of Nate’s passions in the design. For example, he is hunter so we had large elk antler chandeliers above the dance floor and utilized deer antlers I painted with high gloss white and gold tips in a DIY project for the centerpieces. To highlight his job I arranged for the “Cops” theme song to play while Iced Coffee and doughnuts were served as dessert to our guests.

I wore a Rivini gown down the aisle, a dress fitting for the venue. The National Infantry Museum is really grand in scale, so I need my dress to be formal enough to match the setting. I chose to not wear a veil, but fresh flowers in my hair to have a fun touch of color in my photos. I really tried to not leave any details un-done.

One of the most memorable moments of our day was seeing one another and exchanging gifts prior to the ceremony. Nate gave me a pearl ring, which was perfect because I wore my Grandmother’s pearl necklace that she was given on her wedding day by my grandfather. I gave him cufflinks and a love note. On the note I explained to him that I had his Nanny’s wedding ring on my bouquet. She had passed about three years prior and the day before my daughter was born. It was a special moment to see things God had planned for us come together in a way we could have never thought possible. Our lives had come full circle and we both were right where we needed to be.

The idea was having the formality of a black and white wedding while using color to entertain the eye.

We had a Christian ceremony in which I walked down a stripped black and white aisle runner lined with colorful rose petals. Our officiate is a dear friend of ours so the ceremony was very personal. He had known us since we dated in high school; I think he secretly rooted for us to reunite ever since. Several people afterwards told me how much they enjoyed Pastor Rob’s personable message and sweet words. My daughter, Isabelle, was the flower girl. She was absolutely precious in her blue suede shoes and ivory dress. She wore a fresh eucalyptus wreath to mimic my bouquet on her tasseled red hair. She definitely stole the show and everyone’s hearts as she ‘shhhed’ the bridesmaids when the vows began.

Once our guests arrived downstairs, after the ceremony, they came to an artesian cheese display. Nate and I are known amongst are friends to always have “different” cheeses at our home for them to try, so we didn’t want to disappoint at the wedding, either.

As we danced our first dance, we realized this was our first time really dancing with one another since high school. It felt comfortable to be in one another’s arms again.

A friend sang and wrote our first dance song. I had the lyrics printed on a colorful and geometric place cards for our guests. I wanted everyone to read the words so they could love the song as much as we did.

As dinner was served, a video ran of Nate and me talking about how we met, why we loved each other and thanking everyone for coming. It was the perfect way to let our guests into our lives. I was so excited for dinner. Beyond the crazy diet I did to fit into my wedding dress I would finally be able to share my passion and livelihood with everyone. FOOD! Chef served us an Iceberg Wedge Salad complete with bacon, New Zealand Blue Cheese, candied pecans and the best part Avocado Ranch Dressing. The entrée was Free Range Chicken Breast with Creamy Green peppercorn and Cognac Sauce on Mushroom Risotto and roasted baby heirloom tomatoes and root vegetables. It is simply amazing and so wonderful to hear people complimenting the food. Shortly after our entrees were served, the toasts began. It felt so good to stand before our family and friends and know they were “life time people” for us. Each and every one of them was there with purpose in our lives.

As the night continued we truly danced it away. Nate and I did not leave the dance floor until our limo arrived. The night went by so quickly but I can still remember all of the conversations I had and moments I will cherish for the rest of my life. As we hugged and kissed everyone goodnight and loaded into the limo we had our grand finale ending. Columbus police motorcycle unit escorted us with blue lights until we reached the highway. We were off to Mexico and the next chapter in our new lives.

Hair – Lindsey White with Southern Glam Salon and Boutique
Makeup – Hayley Bidez with Hayley Bidez Makeup Artistry
Accommodations – Hampton Inn Fort Benning Conference Center
Venue – National Infantry Museum
Dress – Rivini, Brides by Lori
Floral – Kim Nelson with Bloomwoods
Lighting/Draping – RSL Theatrical
Chandeliers – Outdoor Events
Catering – It’s Your Day Catering
Chairs Covers – Reception Décor
Cake Pops – Midtown Cakes
DJ – Mikes Mobile DJ Service
Photography – Achor & Eden

December 12, 2013
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I went to high school with Kristen and I always remembered her as the sweet, smart and beautiful cheerleader who everyone liked. When I arrived at the hotel for her wedding day, I was thrilled to see the same girl, now an accomplished pharmacist marrying a total gentleman. It was an honor (and a total blast) to shoot this wedding!

Top 5 Favorites
-TWO stunning wedding dresses
-coordinating robes for the bridesmaids as they got ready
-some of the most hilarious and endearing toasts
-a cake with “painted” flowers
-apple pies from The Varsity handed out to guests as they left

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Venue & Catering: The Georgian Terrace Hotel
Coordinator, florist and videographer: Oh!Ccasions
DJ: DJ Josh Whitlock
Cake: Baker’s Man

December 04, 2013
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Lizzie and Seth’s elegant-and-romantic-meets-comic-book-fun wedding was photographed by two of our associate photographers, Carrie and Greta. I asked Carrie to send me her Top 5 Favorites and the answers kept coming. She wrapped up by saying, “A lot to love about this wedding!”

Top 5 Favorites
-The sweet presents Lizzie and Seth sent back and forth to each other throughout the day
-The creative use of silhouettes in the wedding decor
-The signage designed by Lizzie’s mom
-Cigar bar during the reception
-Homemade apple pies!

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November 27, 2013
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Paul is a photographer himself, so the pressure was ON! Thankfully a super-fun wedding party, second-shooter Carrie Tabb and some of my favorite wedding vendors and made the day beautiful and a blast to shoot.

Top 5 Favorites
-A “Man of Honor” and a “Best Woman”
-Converse All-Stars in the wedding colors
-Tonya’s gift to her groom: Star Wars cufflinks and a fancy little porcelain camera
-The ceremony decor, featuring some serious fabric swag and a heart wreath from The 7th Atlanta NotWedding
-A live painter during the reception

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Event Planner: Nosh Swill & Bliss
Venue: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Floral Design: Bloomin’ Bouquets
Gown: Kelly’s Closet
Bridesmaid Gowns: The Dessy Group
Groom and Groomsmen attire: The Modern Gent
Drapery: Geri Sims
Catering: Endive
Videographer: Fray Wall
Photo Booth: Stevi Clack
DJ: DJ Dre Live
Makeup Artist: Brittany Allen

September 27, 2013
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My husband grew up in Pennsylvania with Kylee and her family, and I’ve become close to them as well over the years, so it was a huge honor and sentimental-fun-fest to fly to Pennsylvania to photograph this glamorous affair, right in the middle of Amish country (there was literally an Amish market at the venue the day of the wedding).

 

Top 5 Favorites
-That wedding dress (duh!) and the flower girl ensembles: tulle skirts, tie-back shirts, crowns.
-Coffee beans from the couple’s favorite places mixed and served in bags as favors for their guests
-Her mom’s handmade yeast rolls wrapped on every single place setting
-A flash mob during the first dance to One Direction’s “Best Song Ever”
-The UNREAL dessert table, featuring desserts (and that epic wedding cake) made by special people in the bride and groom’s lives



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