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Wedding at 103 West Atlanta, GA | Wesley + Chelsea

July 5, 2017 0 Weddings

Well, what else can we say about our couples?  We have the best couples any photographer could ever ask for and Wesley and Chelsea will not be the exception. What an amazing couple these two are. You saw them earlier when we photographed their engagement session. Would you like to know a little more? I’m sure you would and that’s why we interviewed Chelsea for you so you can get to know them better.

So tell me, how did you two meet?

We met on my first day of work when I first moved to Atlanta in 2012. Wesley worked for a non-profit that was based in Peachtree Presbyterian when I was working, and my boss introduced me to him on my first day of work. It took us a while to actually start dating though.

Why was that?

We were just acquaintances for a while, and eventually began showing more interest in one another. Wesley would go out of his way to visit me at work, claiming he was just stopping by to say hi to everyone. It was on a Memorial Day weekend beach trip with our church that Wesley took me sailing, and we finally decided to start dating. The rest is history!

How did he “pop” the question?

Wesley proposed while we were hiking on Arabia Mountain. He had been acting a little strange all day and wouldn’t let me look in his backpack. We walked up the mountain and as we were going, he kept stopping to tell me how much he loved me. When we got to the top of the mountain, Wesley handed me an envelope containing a haiku he had written for me (Wesley has written several haikus for me throughout our relationship). When I got to the end of the poem, he got down on one knee, pulled out the ring box, and asked me to marry him.

Makeup Artist applying bridal makeup

Rachel Rozanski from Brushworx doing what she does best.

Bride seeing her reflection during bridal prep

Chelsea admiring Rachel’s work with her hair.

Tell us about your dress. Where did you find it, how did you choose it, how did you know it was the one?

My sisters and mom came to Atlanta to help me shop for my wedding dress, along with my mother-in-law. We had several appointments set up for the weekend, but we ended up finding my dress at the very first store, Bride Beautiful. I had a general idea of what I wanted, and tried on several dresses. The first few weren’t quite right, they were too much lace or not enough poof, I didn’t love any of them. After I tried a few on and consultant had a better idea of what I was/wasn’t looking for, she went out and grabbed a few more dresses. When I tried on my dress, I knew it was the silhouette I was looking for, but I wasn’t completely sold. Then I walked out of the dressing room to show everyone, they loved it! The train was gorgeous, it had 3 tiers of lace. It was just the right balance of lace and tulle that I was looking for. It had the perfect silhouette I was looking for. I tried a couple more on after that, but none of them compared to the one I chose. My dress had everything I was looking for, it made me feel great, and it was perfect for dancing!

Wedding dress in bridal room

This Allure wedding dress from Bride Beautiful looked so elegant in her mother in law’s bedroom.

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Beautiful Allure bridal dress from Bride Beautiful.

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Beautiful bridesmaids in their Bill Levkoff dress in black from Bride Beautiful

Did you see each other before the wedding?

Yes we did, and I’m really glad we did! It gave us some time to be together and prepare for what was about to happen together. I would have been a lot more nervous for the ceremony if the first time we saw each other was in front of all our guests.

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What were you most anxious, nervous or fearful about regarding your wedding day and what was the outcome?

I was most nervous about standing in front of everyone saying our vows. I was also nervous about anyone in the wedding party fainting! It all went off without a hitch, though. It was nerve racking standing up there with everyone looking at us, but everything went smoothly while we were up there.

Bride and groom exiting at Peachtree Presbyterian Bride and Groom entrance at 103 West

What was the first song you danced to as husband and wife?

We danced to The Way You Look Tonight played by The Retreat/Sam Hill Entertainment

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What was your favorite moment from the wedding?

All the dancing! And having all of our friends and family together in one place.

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How would you describe your overall wedding experience?

We tried to keep our wedding experience as simple and stress free as possible. Wesley’s mom offered a tong of help with the planning process and took on a lot of the little tasks along the way. The day of the wedding we both tried to stay relaxed and be present and in the moment. We both spent the morning with our wedding parties – me and my bridesmaids getting ready and watching wedding movies at Wesley’s parents’ house, Wesley and his groomsmen eating lunch and hanging out at Cherokee Town Club to get ready. Once we arrived at the church, things moved pretty quickly, and everything pretty much fell into place! Peachtree had a wedding guild that made sure the ceremony went smoothly, and then our day of coordinator made sure everything for the reception was in place at 103 West. The ceremony was such a special time for us, sharing our vows with all of our closest friends and family there to watch. Once we got through the ceremony, we felt a bit more relaxed and excited to party the night away with everyone. It was fun getting to chat with our friends and family at the reception, eat the delicious food and dance! When it was time to leave, we didn’t want to leave. There’s nothing like having all of your loved ones together to celebrate you!

What advice would you offer to other couples planning a wedding?

Don’t let the little details and decision get in the way of enjoying the celebration.

How was your experience taking photos/working with us on your wedding day?

We had a great experience working with you on our wedding day. You were prompt and professional throughout the day. You gave easy and clear instructions to everyone and got some really great shots!

What photography-related advice would you offer to a couple?

Make sure you find a photographer you feel comfortable with and who matches your style.

What’s the one piece of advice you would give to other couples planning their wedding?

I would advise them to remember that their wedding is about them as a couple, and to make sure the decisions and plans you make reflect that. I would also advise them to stay within arms reach of each other during the reception. It is so easy to get separated when everyone wants a chance to talk to you! You don’t want to get to the end of the night and realize you didn’t spend enough time with your new husband/wife!

Introduce us to your team:

Day of Coordinator: Holly Parks
Ceremony/Reception Location: Peachtree Presbyterian Church / 103 West
Hair/Make up: Rachel Rozanski – Brushworx
Bride’s Dress: Allure – Bride Beautiful
Bridesmaid Dress: Bride Beautiful – Bill Levkoff
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Jos A Banks
Florist: K&Co Floral Design
Cake Artist: 103 West
Videographer: Timepiece Media
Band: The Retreat/Sam Hill Entertainment

You want to see more do you? Take a look at their wedding day video slideshow below:

Rhodes Hall, Atlanta GA Wedding | Mark and Sabrina

June 13, 2017 0 Weddings

We were so happy to meet Sabrina, Mark and their respective family and friends. And we were doubly excited to capture their wedding at Rhodes Hall in downtown Atlanta. We met them earlier when we photographed their camping themed engagement session. Both Mark and Sabrina are so very kind and hospitable to everyone they meet that it wasn’t questioned when the call came out to help Sabrina make her fairytale wedding one that will always be remembered. So, without a doubt in their minds, everyone pitched in to make this wedding happen for them which included her friends singing their first dance song “Thinking Out loud” by Ed Sheeran a cappella. This group of friends can sing. We are so thankful to have been a part of your US wedding day festivities. I’m sure your destination wedding in Goa, India in November was just as exciting.

Everyone working together.

The beautiful Romanesque style Rhodes Hall was the backdrop to their third day reception. This “Castle on Peachtree” was built in 1904 using granite from Stone Mountain and was once home to the Rhodes family from Rhodes Furniture and is currently the headquarters for the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. It is absolutely a beautiful and unique venue for any event. 

 

Venue: Rhodes Hall
Caterer: Cafe Bombay
DJ: Arijit Chowdhury
Videographer: Picture This Media
Cake: Ruhina Harris
Makeup Artist: Ruhina Harris
Saris: from India

For more from this amazing three day event, see the recap below:

Alpharetta, GA Wedding | Ryan and Tara

July 22, 2016 0 Weddings

Ryan met Tara when she was a sophomore in college and he was a freshman. Tara let a Bible study for freshman at a campus ministry and Ryan came. He was quiet and seemingly stanoffish, but everyone was a little fascinated by his intelligence and quiet nature. At first Tara was annoyed that he didn’t talk more, but thought he was interesting and wanted to be his friend. Over the next three years, they became friends and spent time together in groups since they were both dating other people at the time. After they started dating and soon realized and admitted  that they would’ve been interested in each other had they known the other was interested in them.

Ryan proposed after 10 months of dating. It happened one weekend in August when Tara went to visit him in his hometown. He told her his parents had planned to take her out to dinner. They arrived early and stopped at the town square. He walked her to the gazebo, and there was a note with her name on it. By the time she finished reading it, he was on one knee. He surprised her by inviting her parents to dinner that night and they all celebrated together.metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-1 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-2

Tara wore a beautiful ballgown from Atlanta Bridal Couture.metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-3 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-4 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-5 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-6 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-7 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-8 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-9 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-10 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-11 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-14

Ryan and Tara are amazing, inside and out. The flowers were gorgeous too. Flowers from Us. metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-18 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-19 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-20

The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta was an amazing venue to host Ryan and Tara’s wedding reception. The cake by Cakes by Darcy was just as delicious.metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-21 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-22 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-23

The Gentlemen of Swing had the crowd up on their feet the entire night.metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-24 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-25 metropolitan-club-alpharetta-ga-wedding-photo-26

Wedding Coordinator: Emily Crawford / emily@emilycrawford.com
Ceremony/Reception Location: Alpharetta First United Methodist Church / The Metropolitan Club
Hair/Make up: Aryana and Leslie – Borelli’s Salon
Bride’s Dress: Atlanta Bridal Couture
Bridesmaid Dress: weddingtonway.com
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Jos A Banks
Florist: Flowers from Us
Cake Artist: Cakes by Darcy
Band: Gentlemen of Swing

Wanting more? Take a look at the video slideshow here.

Hiawassee River Retreat, GA Wedding | Zach and Kerri

July 5, 2016 1 Weddings

A Victorian Steampunk Wedding

According to Urban Dictionary, steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” The term denotes works set in an era or world where STEAM POWER is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.

Kerri and Zach’s steampunk inspired wedding was nothing short of fantastic, capturing the essence of Victorian world through wheels, watches, leather, buckles, and shades of copper, all of them combined following no other criteria than imagination without boundaries, shaping a different kind of aestheticism, focused on the beauty of the mechanics. From the bride’s bouquet to the groom’s boutonniere and from the centerpieces characterized with props of masks, goggles and cogwheels to the custom made three-wheeler with sidecar fit for the bride as their get-away transportation. All this with the north Georgia mountains as their backdrop. This entire DIY wedding was only made possible with the help of friends and family.

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A little help from her four-legged friend. As Kerri decided to write down her vows, her trusted companion provided the support she needed. She is so adorable.Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 3 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 4

Kerri’s bridal attire didn’t disappoint either. Her bridal gown by Anya Bridal was Victorian inspired with off shoulder drape sleeves that made her look ethereal.Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 5 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 6 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 7.1

Zach wore a custom-made, maroon plaid Victorian suit with along with ascot, vest and tails from Trio Custom Clothiers in Atlanta that showcased a pocket watch which is a family heirloom.
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Ceremony Location

The Hiawassee River Retreat is set on 16 acres along side the rushing Hiawassee River and centrally located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 16.1 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 16 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 17 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 18 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 19Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 20 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 22 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 23 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 24 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 25 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 26 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 27 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 28 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 29 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 30 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 32 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 33 Retreat-at-Hiawassee-river-wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography 34

For more images, take a look at the video slideshow highlighting more from this Victorian Steampunk wedding.

 

Wedding Ceremony/Reception: Retreat at Hiawassee River
Wedding Planner: Crystal Contreras
Caterer: The Sawmill Place
Hair: Tiffany Jackson
Bride’s Dress:  Anya Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: Various
Groom suit: Trio Custom Clothiers
Groomsmen attire: Savvi Formalwear
Florist: Kennesaw Florist & Cookies
Cake Artist: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Douglasville Conference Center, GA Wedding Photographer | John and Nicole

July 3, 2016 0 Weddings

Love is when you come across one person in your life whom you just can’t let go. Your life just can’t continue without them. That’s how Nicole felt when meeting John through a mutual friend four and a half years ago. And what a coincidence, she happens to be their wedding planner. Do I see you adding matchmaker as a career for you Linnie?

The Dress

Nicole always thought she wanted a laced dress. It was on her mind from the beginning as she went dress shopping. But at the door of New Natalie’s Bridal stood an Essence of Australia dress she thought was beautiful but dismissed it given the fact it wasn’t lace. She tried on numerous dresses but nothing was “the one”. Her eyes kept rolling back to the dress on the mannequin and asked about that one. She decided to put it on. To her surprise, it fit like a glove. The bridal consultant and associates dolled her up with a veil and accessories and she started to cry. She finally found her dress!

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How he popped the question.

It’s about time, according to some. How John popped the question was actually a funny story as Nicole recalls. It was during the holidays. The ring was actually at the top of the Christmas tree branch for about three weeks and she never noticed. She was only looking underneath the dress. She noticed none of the gifts had her name on it. Come Christmas morning, John handed her a card. At that point she was thinking they must have won the lottery. She read it and nothing. He made her read it again slowly. As she finished reading it slowly, she looked up and he was on one knee!

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John and his boys were dressed in tuxedos from Men’s Warehouse.Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-7

Nicole was such a beautiful bride. She was enjoying every minute of this day. She deserved it. She has such a sweet soul. Definitely beautiful inside and out.Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-8 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-9

Look at Nicole’s mom. A lovely, lovely lady. I see where Nicole gets her beauty from. Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-10 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-11 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-12 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-13 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-15 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-16 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-17 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-18 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-19 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-20 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-23 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-24

The happy couple dances to I found love by Bebe Winans.Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-25

DJ Battle had the crowd on their feet. Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-26 Douglasville-Wedding-John-Nicole-Viridian-Images-photo-27

Wedding Ceremony/Reception: Douglasville Conference Center
Wedding Planner: Linnie Patterson
Caterer: Proof of the Pudding
Make-up Artist: Shalawn Willis / Your Beauty Architect
Hair: Keisha Alphabet / Salon Envy
Bride’s Dress: Essence of Australia / New Natalie’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse
Florist: La Petite Fleur
Cake Artist: Cakes by LaMeeka
DJ: Mark Adams / One Sound and Entertainment
Live Music: Luther Washington – Pianist
Live Music: Erin Webb – Harpist / Celestial Sounds Music
Videographer: Bernard McRae / Focus on Video

Bulloch Springs Manor, GA Wedding | Alex and Mattie

June 7, 2016 0 Weddings

We are so very fortunate to work with amazing couples and Alex and Mattie are definitely one of the most easy-going, fun-loving couples around. We decided to mix things up a bit for our blog and interview them to help future couples as they plan their wedding day. To garner a different perspective, our groom Alex offered a lot of insight for this blog post.

 

In the beginning…

How did you two meet?

As Jehovah’s Witness’s, we are very involved in our ministry. I had started visiting a sign language congregation to start learning sign language. I officially joined after visiting for 7 months. At that point, Madeline [Mattie] had been serving in Nicaragua where the need for sign language speakers was greater. She returned and shortly after attended the 2016 International Convention In Zimbabwe. It was after she came back that we went out in the ministry for the first time, and we ended up sitting together at Chipotle come lunch time. We didn’t really talk much, I think she was having a rough day, and I had just joined sign language, so I was trying to make friends, but it seemed as though she and I probably weren’t going to be friends at all. Anyways, later in the day she had gotten her car stuck on a curb. She called one of her friends for help, and it turns out I happened to be with a group of people that showed up to help. I helped her dad get the car off the curb, and I guess I’m really fortunate that I happened to be there, otherwise we probably wouldn’t have become such great friends.

How did he pop the question?

I had invited Mattie to a “movie party”. I left most of the details out, but I told her we needed to dress up fancy as it was meant to be a party from the 60’s where you dressed up fancy to go watch a  “broadway show”. I had rented out a room in the local community center. I called her last minute and told her my parents had car trouble and if she could please meet us there. My brother led her into the room and we played the proposal video I had made for her. After the video finished, I entered the room and told her some private romantic words that I don’t fully remember, and then I walked her out to a fountain where a group of our closest friends were waiting with roses. It was there that I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me in Spanish, English, and Sign Language. Afterwards, we went back to the room to have dinner that had been prepared.

 

The Wedding

What was your favorite moment(s) from the wedding?
Bride: Saying “I DO” to my best friend and dancing my first song.
Groom: Dancing with my wife, and carrying her out to the limo.

How long have you been together?
We knew each other for 7 months, we dated for 7 months, engaged for 7 months and were married on April 17, 2016.

How would you describe your overall wedding experience?
It was unforgettable! We wanted time to stand still so we could enjoy it longer. For the most part, everyone was fantastic, and it was definitely our night, it was like we were the Prince & Princess for the night!

 

Any Advice?

What advice would you offer to other couples planning a wedding?
Start  planning immediately after he pops the question! And ultimately, don’t stress, have fun with it! Most people stress about everything being perfect, but it’s when things don’t go exactly as planned that some of the best moments happen. 


What photography-related advice would you offer to a couple?

Research a few poses and try to learn where they placed their hands and how they positioned their bodies. That will help posed and unposed pictures have better composition. Also pick only a small handful of pictures you really, really want. If you try and cram too many, you wont get them all. It’s better to have a few amazing pictures, than a ton of okay shots.

 

The Dress, where did you get it?

Tell me about your dress. Where did you find it, how did you choose it, how did you know it was the one?
It was from Adore Bridal Boutique, a fitted style with lace flowers that were hand sewn in. There was no real science behind picking it, instinct just led me to it, and just like I knew my husband was the one, I knew that dress was “the one” the  moment I laid eyes on it.


How was your experience taking photos/working with me on your wedding day?

You both were very easy to work with. You managed to keep a good eye on the schedule, and managed to get all, the photos that we requested. Most importantly of all, you oriented us into making the pictures amazing. That was the best part of the photo experience, you were very interactive and that helped us get everything else that we wanted done at the wedding.

 

First Look?

Did you see each other before the wedding? If not, did you like waiting or would you have rather done it differently? Tell me why or why not!
Nope. Alex wanted to be surprised, because it adds anticipation, and it did, when Alex saw his future wife Mattie walk down the aisle, he almost nearly fell over.
Mattie wasn’t to concerned about being seen or not, but she preferred to follow tradition. It made it harder to take pictures, but it also made both of us really want to see each other.

 

How About Wedding Photography?


Any tips on how to prepare for the wedding photos?
Start early, prepare the family and all those involved so that they know what pictures will be taken, and when. Make sure they know this before the wedding and not minutes before it’s about to start. Also, make sure they have the props they are going to need! That’s really important. If the photographers give you tips on how to stand and the words they will use to pose you, make sure the bridal party and family know them. It will make things so much smoother.


Any tips that you have about preparing your wedding party for the photos? What did you tell them, how did you get them to cooperate, what did you do or what would you have done differently?

Make sure they know how they will be paired in the bridal party photos. That seemed to be the hardest part, getting the crowds to get in the correct groups. As for what we did to prepare them was simply giving them a typed up timeline of how everything would take place. We didn’t tell them what pictures would be taken, but our photographer did a fantastic job putting the couples together! Its vital that they know which pictures they are needed in, otherwise they will wander off, making the pictures take longer.


Any tips on what to bring?

For the girls, back up hair supplies is essential. Also, bring snacks! The bridal party should eat right before the wedding because they will not be eating for a while! A little alcohol doesn’t hurt either, just make sure not to over do it.

 

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Everything was all inclusive, we really everything that Bullock Springs Manor did for us. They practically catered to every single one of our desires. Bullock Springs catered the event, provided all the decorations and cleanup, as well as the alcohol. They were really easy to work with, and they allowed us to include other things we wanted without charging more, making it an amazing experience.

bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-1 Bulloch Springs has a beautiful Bridal Suite ready for the bride and her lovely ladies.bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-2 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-3 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-4-1 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-4-2 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-6 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-9 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-10-1 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-10 It’s time for Alex to get ready to marry his bride.bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-12 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-13 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-14 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-15 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-18 The groomsmen were so much fun, especially the one on the right. You can tell right?bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-20 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-21 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-22 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-23 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-24 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-26 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-27 Three generation of country. Here we have grandpa, bride and dad strutting their cowboy boots for the wedding.bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-28 The bouquets were so beautiful. Renee Saar did an amazing job with the “country girl” theme Mattie wanted for her wedding.bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-29 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-30 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-31 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-32 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-33 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-35 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-36 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-37 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-38 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-40 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-41 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-42 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-43 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-44 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-46 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-47 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-49 bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-50 We’re so glad Alex and Mattie had a few extra minutes before running off to create the shot below. This was actually the first shot and we nailed it.bullock-springs-dallas-ga-wedding-52

Check out the video slideshow to see more from Alex and Mattie’s wedding.

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Country Club of the South, GA Wedding Photographer | Jeff and Annette

May 16, 2016 0 Weddings

Jeff and Annette’s Story

A mutual friend set Jeff and Annette up to meet. This person must know them well to think they would hit it off. And did they ever! We first introduced you to them a few months back highlighting their Centennial Olympic Park engagement session. They are such a cute couple and their kids, amazing. Annette has two dapper boys while Jeff has a beautiful and slightly bashful little girl.

These two were so nervous before their wedding ceremony but as soon as they saw each other while Annette was walking down the aisle with her two boys giving her away, the nerves appeared to have drowned away. One deep breath and they were fine as long as they have each other. Once the ceremony concluded we went off to take their portraits on the grounds of the Country Club of the South and the weather couldn’t have cooperated more for a late afternoon in February.

Getting Ready

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I just love her blush-colored Vera Wang dress.Country Club of the South Johns Creek GA Wedding earings shoes dress photo 2 Country Club of the South Wedding Jeff and Annette Viridian Images Photography photo 3 Ring shot Country Club of the South Johns Creek GA Wedding Photos 4 Country Club of the South Wedding Jeff and Annette Viridian Images Photography photo 5 Country Club of the South Wedding Jeff and Annette Viridian Images Photography photo 6 Country Club of the South Wedding Jeff and Annette Viridian Images Photography photo 7

It was all smiles for Jeff and he’s about to walk out to get married.Country Club of the South Wedding Jeff and Annette Viridian Images Photography photo 8 Country Club of the South Wedding Jeff and Annette Viridian Images Photography photo 9

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Wedding Ceremony: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Reception Location:Britney Milan / Country Club of the South
Make-up Artist: Jessica Pitree / CaliRose Beauty Makeup Artistry
Hair: Paola Cruz
Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang / David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Savvi
Florist: Belle Decor
Cake Artist: Bride’s mom
DJ: Byrant Mejia

Take a look below for more photos from Jeff and Annette’s wedding.

Cherokee Country Club Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Sean and Laura

May 5, 2016 0 Weddings

Our first wedding of the year couldn’t have started off any better with Sean and Laura. Take a look at their engagement session. Atlanta weather is alway unpredictable especially at the beginning of the year but that didn’t stop Laura from smiling all day. Sean and Laura were happy all day along with their family and friends. What an amazing time we had. It was an early wedding that included a luncheon and it couldn’t have been any better having a awesome set of vendors taking charge. From Cherokee Country Club in Sandy Springs to the flowers and finishing it off with the DJ, thanks to Lethal Rhythms. Congratulations Sean and Laura as you make your lives together in Chicago.

The Wedding Ceremony

The garter was none other than the one Laura’s grandmother’s wore for her wedding several decades ago.Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 3

I just loved the dress Laura picked out from Weddings 826 in Chicago. It looked absolutely beautiful on our bride.Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 5 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 6 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 7

You can see it’s becoming all too real right about now. Nerves are setting in.Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 8 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 9 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 10

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I guess you can say the boys like Star Wars displaying their approval of the film with matching character socks. They clean up pretty nicely with their Jos A Banks suits.Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 11 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 12 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 13

The ceremony is about to begin… Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 15 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 16 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 19 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 20

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The first dance always gets me and this one wasn’t any different. Etta James, my, my one of my favorite first dance songs.Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 26 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 27

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Who would say nobody dances at a daytime wedding. Not these folks. Family and friends alike took to the dance floor like nobody’s business enjoying the music brought to them by Chris from Lethal Rhythms.Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 33 Cherokee Country Club_Sean and Laura_Viridian Images Photography-photo 34

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Once again congratulations Sean and Laura on your marriage and I know you all had the time of your lives in Ireland. What an amazing place for a honeymoon.

Wedding Coordinator: Alison Shultz / Cherokee Country Club
Ceremony/Reception Location: St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church / Cherokee Country Club
Hair: Chris Saunders – Roswell Hair Salon
Bride’s Dress: Weddings 826 – Chicago
Bridesmaid Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Jos A Banks
Florist: Syd Flowers
Cake Artist: Cherokee Country Club
DJ: Lethal Rhythms

Are you looking to see some more from this holiday themed wedding? Make sure you see below for the highlight video slideshow.

Eagles Landing Country Club Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Todd and Chrissy

May 4, 2016 0 Weddings

Oh what a wedding! Todd and Chrissy had an amazing wedding this past winter at Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, GA.

We met in college…

Todd and Chrissy both attended Auburn University. They were always friends, but finally started dating in the fall of 2010 – the year that Auburn won the national championship!

After they graduated, Todd got a job in his hometown of Athens, GA, and Chrissy starting working in Atlanta. After a year or so, Todd finally made the move to be with Chrissy in Atlanta. He proposed on February 1, 2015 in a park close to his house. You might remember their engagement session (here). At that time Chrissy had no idea why Todd was making her take his dog, Maddie, on a walk in the rain that day, but I am sure she’s very glad he did!

Together they’re raising Maddie in their recently acquired home in Decatur. Congratulations you two. I’m sure your Caribbean honeymoon in the Dominican Republic was just as amazing as your wedding.


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Molly Wade, you did a fantastic job with Chrissy. Her hair and makeup are on fleek!Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 5.2

Did you notice her beautiful dress from Sweet Elegance Bridal. Amazing!Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 5 Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 6.2 Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 6 Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 7

The Boys
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I love the natural expressions Chrissy’s bridesmaids have when they congratulate the happy couple after their first look. Bridesmaids dress from Bella Bridesmaid Atlanta.Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 18 Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 19 Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 20

The groom and groomsmen tuxes came from Perno’s Formal Wear.Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 21 Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 22 Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 23 Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 24 Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 25

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Let the party begin… | Eagles Landing Country Club
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Their first dance song was That’s How Strong My Love Is by Ottis Redding and daddy and daughter danced to The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra. Todd and his mom danced to My Wish by Rascal Flatts. I love photographing this part of the wedding. It’s so very emotional. It never gets old.Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 33

The cakes was by Bliss Cake Boutique. Did you get a look at the groom’s cake in the back? It represents Todd’s love of hunting.
Eagles-Landing-Country-Club-Atlanta-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 35Once again. Thank you Todd and Chrissy for trusting us to document the best day of your lives together by far.

Wedding Coordinator: Tesha Lowrey / Eagles Landing Country Club
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Hair/Make-up: Molly Wade
Bride’s Dress: Sweet Elegance Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: Bella Bridesmaid Atlanta
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Perno’s Formal Wear
Florist: Artistic Flowers
Cake Artist: Bliss Cake Boutique
Band: 1st Generation Band
Videographer: Chelsey Dellinger

More you say? Click below for their video highlight slideshow.

Hilton Head Callawassie Island Club, SC Wedding Photographer | Jimmy and Michelle

April 5, 2016 0 Weddings

After a few weeks and a sneak peek here and there and experiencing their amazing engagement session in Savannah, we show you all the full blog post for Jimmy + Michelle and their Hilton Head wedding. Although we touched on a bit about how their story unfolded, there’s nothing like hearing it directly from them and how each of them experienced their lives during from their dating days through engagement and on to this very special day.

The Couple: Brides Point of View

Jimmy and I met at our Kingdom Hall when he moved down from Connecticut. He was very shy and barely talked and I just crushed from far away until one weekend he went up to visit my cousins and she insisted he get to know me. The following day, October 17th he contacted me and since then we have grown to be best friends. He made it very easy to let my guard down (since I was the type who claimed I would never get married… people even recorded me for proof!). We were friends for a while before we started dating officially. The following year on July 26, 2014 a very hot summer day my best friends and I planned a weekend to do things off of our bucket list (a list we need to finish before one of us gets married) and part of it was a scavenger hunt.

We went all over downtown Savannah finishing this scavenger hunt (which I did not notice had an engagement theme) and ended up at Forsyth Park. This was to be the location of our best friend photoshoot but to my huge surprise this was the spot I was to be engaged. A complete surprise to see him there. He was so nervous but it was so adorable and I was so happy it was finally happening.

The Couple: Grooms Point of View

It alI started when I came down alone for vacation to visit some family. On July 10th I visited the Kingdom Hall and to my surprise I met Michelle. She was completely stunning. I still remember what she was wearing that day. We briefly said hello and she told me Welcome to Ridgeland and then gave me her gorgeous smile. From that day on I was in love. Of course I was very shy as I wasn’t comfortable in such a new environment. A few months later we had went to visit in Atlanta. Mellissa her cousin talked to me more about Michelle and next thing you know I was talking to her the whole way back from Atlanta. It was amazing she has such a great personality. March 9th I grabbed the courage to speak to her parents and ask for their permission to date her. After that my life took a change for the better. A year and a half later I sat with her friends in Starbucks. We planned the whole engagement out and on July 26th 2014 it took place. I was so nervous when I arrived to the park as we had friends and family around. So I hopped out of a bush, walked up to her and proposed. Really don’t remember what I said as I was about to faint from the nerves haha. So here we are now and I can’t wait till October 10th to be with my amazing woman for eternity.


The Venue: Callawassie Island Club
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Michelle’s great grandmother was there to witness the wedding and attend the reception. How amazing is that! We always look out for these cherished memories with loved ones while they’re still with us. Hilton-Head-Callawassie-Club-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 33 Hilton-Head-Callawassie-Club-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 32Hilton-Head-Callawassie-Club-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 34Hilton-Head-Callawassie-Club-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 35Hilton-Head-Callawassie-Club-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 36Hilton-Head-Callawassie-Club-Wedding-Viridian-Images-Photography-photo 37

Congratulations Jimmy + Michelle. I’m sure you enjoyed your honeymoon in Paris.

Wedding Coordinator: Beth Hardin / Callawassie Island Club
Ceremony/Reception Location: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses / Callawassie Island Club
Hair: Natalie Moreno
Make-up: Shelia Nieves / Sheila N Makeup
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal / Melissa Sweet
Bridesmaid Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Perry Ellis
Florist: DIY
Cake Artist: KM Cakes
DJ: Ulysses Ramirez

More you say? Check out the video slideshow below.

Hilton Head Callawassie Island Wedding by Viridian Images Photography from Viridian Images Photography on Vimeo.

 

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