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Feature Wedding | October 1st, 2011
Wedding Location: Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center

 

TJ and Kelly…2 people who are a perfect match for each other. I love being around people who are so clearly best friends at their core and beaming with joy at the thought of their future together. Their garden ceremony location was breathtaking and the rolling hills of the golf course reception had a charm about it that reminded me of a southern plantation. It was a gorgeous wedding site!

 

I love Kelly’s wedding details…and that she chose to wear comfy flip flop under that gorgeous wedding dress!

feather hair piece for wedding day

white flowers for wedding bouquet

wedding day flip flops for bride

white strapless wedding dress

bridesmaids fixing bustle on brides wedding dress

bride watching for the groom by window

flower girl observing bridesmaids getting ready for wedding

bridesmaids with hairspray

It’s one of my favorites to capture the intense feelings that present just moments before the ceremony. Kelly’s close friend (and wedding officiant) gave a beautiful prayer before heading out to the garden to see TJ for the first time that day.

pre-ceremony prayer with bridesmaids

white flower decorations for wedding chairs

father daughter walking down aisle

garden wedding ceremony in Atlanta Georgia

What a handsome little ring-bearer!

ring bearer at garden wedding

The garden was full of portrait spots around every landscaped hedge, and I was eating up the evening sunlight!

garden portrait of bride and groom sunset portrait of bride and groom

photo of bride and groom in flowery garden

This is probably one of the goofiest kiss shots I’ve ever gotten! Hahaha…I love it!

goofy wedding kiss

As we roamed the grounds for more portrait spots, I noticed a horse-drawn carriage sitting at the back of the parking lot. I can’t pass that up! A big thanks goes out to Yellow Rose Carriage Service for allowing us to play around with their beautiful carriage!

bride and groom in horse drawn carriage horse drawn carriage for wedding day

 

bride and groom in a horse drawn carriage with sunlight

sunset portrait of bride and groom

warm sunlit photo of bride and groom kissing

 

bride and groom piggy back ride on wedding daybride and groom piggy back ride portrait
groom lifting bride for wedding day portrait

As we wrapped up our portraits, guests were able to watch from a distance as they enjoyed cocktail hour on the outdoor terrace.

bride and groom at Hilton Country Club in Atlanta Georgia

outdoor terrace cocktail hour for wedding day

Inside at the reception hall…

black and white wedding cake tower

bride and groom first dance photo

father daughter dance photo

Oh, kids being kids…one of my many favorite parts of a wedding day!

kids being kids licking wedding cake

ornery photo of boy dancing with bridesmaid at wedding reception

ring photo with salt and pepper shakers