Kessler and Cameron had a beautiful, intimate wedding surrounded by their closest family and friends! This was such a meaningful and emotional wedding. Kessler and Cameron are the sweetest couple and I was so happy for them on this gorgeous day. Although their original wedding plans changed, with the help and support of their friends and family, they had a gorgeous day at this beautiful backyard wedding. I had such a wonderful time photographing their wedding and I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.
Last fall I had the great pleasure of being a part of the Map of My Heart curated photo session at The Cator Woolford Gardens. The session was hosted by Rick + Anna Photography and designed, styled and planned by Embee Events. This curated photo session was based off the idea of a couple who loves to travel. The beautiful and rich colors of the linens and flowers really enhanced the already gorgeous grounds of The Cator Woolford Gardens. Also, I was excited that my models of the day, Erica and Jamel, are a real life couple who had just renewed their wedding vows! They were absolutely stunning together and it was so amazing to photograph them. All the details were so lovely and perfect. And that cake! I loved how it matched the invitations. Every part of this day was so wonderful and I had a terrific time. Please enjoy these photos and take a look after the photos to see all the vendor credits. Thank you so much Rick, Anna, Melissa and Adam for such a wonderful day!
Design, Styling, and Planning
eMBee event design / www.embee-events.com / IG: @embee.events
The Cator Woolford Gardens / www.frazercenter.org / IG: @catorwoolfordgardens
Gowns, Bridal Accessories, and Veil
LaRaine’s Bridal / www.larainesboutique.com / IG: @larainesboutique
Gown by Martina Liana / www.martinaliana.com / IG: @martinalianabridal
Lace Poncho: Alvina Valenta by JLM Couture / www.jlmcouture.com / IG: @jlmcouture
Shoulder Necklace: Sarah Gabriel / www.sarahgabriel.com / IG: @sarahgabrielveils Shoes: Chinese Laundry / www.chineselaundry.com / IG: @chineselaundry
The Modern Gent / www.themodern-gent.com / IG: @moderngent
Erica and Jamel Ages / IG: @erica_ages
Amanda Jewel / www.amandajewel.com / IG: @amandajewelfloraldesign
Table Linens: I Do Linens / http://idolinens.com/ IG: @idolinens
China: Crate and Barrel / www.crateandbarrel.com / IG: @crateandbarrel
Chargers: World Market / www.worldmarket.com / IG: @worldmarket
Napkins: West Elm / www.westelm.com / IG: @westelm
Compass Escort Cards and Calligraphy Tags: Laura Hooper / www.laurahooper.com / IG: @laurahooper
Chairs: Vintage Rental Co / www.weddingsforyoueventstoo.com / IG: @thevintagerentalco
Florentine Map Box, Italian Trinket Box, Hotel Lourdes Coin Tray: Saint Signora / www.saintsignora.com / IG: @saintsignora
Invitation Suite: Alee + Press / www.aleeandpress.com / IG: @aleeandpress
Kiss Cards: Olive + Pine Goods / www.oliveandpinegoods.com / IG: @oliveandpinegoods
Vintage Postage Shop / www.vintagepostageshop.com / IG: @vintagepostageshop
Early Bird Projects on Etsy / https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarlyBirdProjects Artvaark on Etsy / https://www.etsy.com/shop/artvarkk
Guest Book (Vintage January 1951 Holiday Magazine): www.holiday-magazine.com / @holidaymagazine
Hair and Makeup
Madison Yi of Evolve Beauty / www.evolvebeautyatl.com / IG: @evolvebeautyatl
Cake: Peche Petite Bakery / www.pechepetite.com / IG: @peche_petite_boutique_bakery
E.motion Films / www.thisisyou.net / IG: thisisyou_net
I absolutely loved this gorgeous wedding. Thanks so much to Melinda Humphries Photography for inviting me to second shoot with her. The Georgian Terrace is my favorite hotel in Atlanta. It is so beautiful and historical. I enjoyed spending most of the day with the groom and his groomsmen. They were so fun. I loved how they had the most fun socks. The ceremony at First Presbyterian Church was gorgeous and definitely brought a tear to my eye. I adore watching two people so in love exchanging their vows. The reception space at the Georgian Terrace was in the Grand Ballroom. The decor was absolutely stunning and the couple, bridal party and guests had a wonderful time dancing the night away. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the wedding. I had so much and had so much fun capturing this beautiful day. Enjoy!
Ashley and Chris are such a wonderful couple! I had so much fun photographing their engagement session. They are madly in love and just go together so well. We had so much fun laughing and taking photos in the beautiful outdoors. I am very excited for their September wedding. I know it is going to be an awesome day. I hope you enjoy these photos of the adorable lovebirds!
Katheryn and Aaron's wedding was a day full of joy, laughter, fun and emotion. The wedding was held at the Red Tin Barn in Carrollton, GA which is a beautiful, family run facility featuring a red barn and a 100 + year old oak tree. The rustic landscape made for absolutely stunning photos.
The day started with the girls getting their hair and makeup done at the farm house. Many laughs were heard as everyone bustled around preparing for the big day. The men were stationed in the barn and banned from coming near the farm house. Katheryn and Aaron had decided not to see one another before the ceremony so I did a bride and father first look instead of bride and groom. I absolutely loved the look on her dads face as he turned around and saw Katheryn in all her bridal beauty as the family watched from the front porch.
The ceremony was gorgeous and meaningful as Katheryn and Aaron exchanged vows written by them under the 100 + year old oak tree. There were a lot of tears in the audience during the ring exchange and special sand ceremony.
After spending some time taking family, wedding party and bride and groom photos under the oak tree and in the beautiful fields everyone headed on the trolley to the barn for introductions and first dances. All wedding guests and the happy couple had so much fun at the reception and not even the heavens opening up and gushing rain could put a damper on this amazing wedding. Katheryn, Aaron and their guests danced the night away as DJ Q-Tip kept the awesome music coming and guests savored the delicious cake from Catering by Josh. The couple dashed away at the end of the evening for a sparkler exit even as the rain poured down. The smiles on their faces said it all about the amazing day they had just experienced.
Congratulations Katheryn and Aaron. It was wonderful to be a part of your beautiful day and capture your love and joy!
Venue: Red Tin Barn
Event Planner: Terri Dumas, 770-906-7564
Wedding Dress: A Formal Occasion
Bridesmaid Dresses: Prom USA
Mens Suits: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup Artist: Bianca Ramos, MissBee Makeup
Hair Stylist: Rebecca Chambers
Florist: The Flower Cottage & Gifts, 678-401-2787
Caterer: Catering by Josh
DJ: DJ Q-Tip
Katheryn and Aaron are so cute together. We had such a fun day taking engagement photos in the great outdoors! We had full run of a gorgeous private property in Newnan. The old mill, lake, creek and lovely greenery was a perfect setting to capture this couple's love. I am so excited and looking forward to their May wedding.
Boy meets Girl in first grade. Life paths diverges. Boy meets Girl again in college. Life path diverges. Boy meets Girl again and Boy and Girl fall in love! Finally, on a beautiful October, day Boy and Girl get married! Jennifer and Aaron have such a sweet romantic story and their wedding was a perfect reflection of all they have been through to reach this day. Jennifer and Aaron threw a celebration full of love and emotion that turned into a fun party!
Jennifer & Aaron’s wedding day began at the Hilton Doubletree where the bride and her bridesmaids were beautified and pampered by Kristen White Imagery before hopping on a party bus and heading for Norcross. The ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful The 173 Carlyle House. As Jennifer walked down the aisle to her groom, the looks on both their faces said it all! Those are my favorite photos of the day because Jen's huge smile and Aaron's teary eyes showed that this couple was meant to be. Gorgeous fall blooms from A Daisy A Day made a brilliant orange splash against the chocolate brown of the bridesmaid dresses. Jennifer looked stunning in a wedding gown from Bel Fiore. The ceremony was beautiful and filled with laughter, tears and huge smiles as Jennifer and Aaron were pronounced married! The cocktail hour commenced and then swung into the buffet with a unique grits bar! Complete DJ spun tunes that had guests twirling on the dance floor. There was much laughter and more waterworks as the couple’s dearest friends toasted their new married life and shared great anecdotes from their relationship. The wedding ended with Aaron and Jennifer dashing out as dazzling sparklers lit their way. But the night was not yet over as the couple headed to their neighborhood bar for a fun after-party.
Jennifer and Aaron, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day. It was such an honor!