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Wedding at 550 Trackside by Atlanta Wedding Photographers Viridian Images Photography | Grace and Michael

June 9, 2020 0 Weddings
black and white wedding portrait with flare

Meeting our couple

When we last spent time with Michael and Grace it was during their spectacular engagement session at Ponce City Market and the Atlanta Beltline. It was there where we quickly came to appreciate their unique energy as a couple. Not to mention the fact that they love to travel the world as much as we do. So immediately we hit it off. Fast forward several months and here we are. Ready to document their big wedding day and we couldn’t be more thrilled to do so.

The wedding venue

Historic 550 Trackside was the scene of this memorable day. 550 began as a cotton warehouse in 1904 but across its storied existence it has also been known as The Langley General Store, The Mercantile Exchange, the Grinder and the Goldkist Building.

Made from granite pulled directly from Stone Mountain and 100-year-old wood it provides an elegant space perfect for occasions like this.

Tell me about the vibe

Really the word that best sums up the feeling for this wedding is relaxed. From the moment we arrived at the venue both the bride and groom were totally calm and enjoying the company of their closest friends. Not the usual nerves you see with so many other weddings. Since 550 Trackside has ample room, everyone was able to get ready at the venue. Guests arrived on time and even participated in helping put together the final touches on the decorations.

Nonetheless, a visual storyline will communicate the feel and beauty of the couple better than we can with our words. So please sit back and enjoy a few favorites from this fantastic wedding. Also, be sure to check us out on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the latest with Viridian Images Photography, Atlanta’s premier wedding photographers. 

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details of wedding reception set up at venue
tablescape details
wedding cake photo
groom with groomsmen getting ready
groom putting on cufflinks getting ready
groom putting on tie getting ready
detail of monogram embroidered on groom cuff
groom, groomsmen walking on street
bride helping mother makeup
bridesmaids helping bride wedding dress
bride putting on earing
bridesmaids surround bride with dress
bride and flower girl with paster praying
last minute bride prep bridesmaids
groom emotional reading bride letter
bride arrives for first look outside
groom sees bride first look
bride twirl during first look
bride portrait and couple portrait
bridal portrait
creative bridal portraits closeup
bride and groom kiss close up black and white
bride eyes portrait black and white
bride and groom and shadow portrait
backlit portraits inside wedding venue
groom walking during wedding ceremony
father and daughter ceremony processional
ceremony groom sees bride with father
bride during ceremony
tea ceremony
ceremony tears from family
bride and groom recessional after ceremony
couple's first dance
couple kiss after dance
couple arrive to reception
bride and groom first dance
emotional mother son dance
funny toasts reception
family giving toasts during wedding reception
couple cutting wedding cake
photobooth fun
girl caught bridal bouquet
creative bridal portrait backlit and light flare
couple send off with sparkler, final kiss

The team that made this wedding the fabulous event it was:

Awesome venue: 550 Trackside

Photographer: Viridian Images Photography

Caterer: Rico’s World Kitchen

Amazing hair and makeup: Nia Hair and Makeup

Wedding gown design by Essence of Australia purchased at: Suite Bridal

Brides maids gowns (various styles): JJsHouse in dusty rose

The dapper groom and groomsmen tuxedos: Savvi Formalwear

Flowers purchased from: FiftyFlowers

Drapes: Drapery by Geri Sims

Dinnerware rentals: We Rent Atlanta

Cake so good you have to have a second piece by: Carol Baking

Making it all legal: Pastor David Lee

Rocking the hits with: Core Elite Entertainment

Photo Booth fun: Stop the Time Photobooths

Buford, GA Photographer | Yaquelin and Alex

October 30, 2015 1 Fifth Avenue Event Hall, Weddings

So you might remember Yaquelin and Alex from their amazing engagement session and from the sneak peek we blogged about a few weeks ago.  Well here we’re presenting the complete blog post. It was extremely hard to narrow down the photos for this blog.

The Couple: Yaquelin and Alex

These two were simply amazing. To see the love from within themselves, their faith and the love their friends and family displayed, they are sure to have a successful marriage. Alex is from Lawrenceville, Georgia and Yaqui is from Franklin, Tennessee. they met at a convention a few years ago in Dalton. They were both shy but despite the nerves he mustered up the courage to ask for her number and a beautiful friendship began.

The Ceremony:

The day started gloomy and gray with a constant mist but that didn’t damper their spirits. All they could think of that day was the fact that they each were going to marry their best friend and spend their lives together forever. Nothing was going to change that. It was so beautiful to witness. Their first look took place on the white lattice bridge over the lake at Vines Botanical Garden in Loganville, Georgia. It was the perfect setting. It’s a beautiful event facility connected to a manicured park with lakes and trails. The weather cooperated for us despite the forecast.

The Reception: Fifth Avenue Event Hall

After the ceremony, the reception took place at Fifth Avenue Event Hall in Buford, Georgia where the couple danced the night away. We had so much fun with these two along with their family and friends. Congratulations Yaquelin and Alex. May you always remember the love that started it all. We love you!

 

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Vendors:

Wedding Photogaphy : Viridian Images

Ceremony Location: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Reception Location: Fifth Avenue Event Hall
Make-up: Margaret Snider
Hair Artist: Eli the Hairdresser
Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo
Bridesmaid Dress: Alfred Angelo
Cake Artist: Lizette Hughes
Caterer: Pollo Tropical
DJ: Bryant Mejia

Vines Botanical Garden Wedding Photographer | Alex + Yaquelin : Sneak Peeks

August 31, 2015 1 Gardens, Weddings

Oh my…what a weekend we had! We just had to share a little sneak peek to this amazing couple’s wedding. Maybe you remember Alex+Yaqui’s engagement from a few months ago at Piedmont Park.  Take a look below to see how their love continues to blossom. Can’t wait to show the full blog post soon.Vines-Botanical-Garden-wedding-viridian-images-photography-photo-1 Vines-Botanical-Garden-wedding-viridian-images-photography-photo-3 Vines-Botanical-Garden-wedding-viridian-images-photography-photo-4 Vines-Botanical-Garden-wedding-viridian-images-photography-photo-5 Vines-Botanical-Garden-wedding-viridian-images-photography-photo-6

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel Wedding Photos | Nigerian Wedding Photographer|Chuma + Belle

June 22, 2015 0 Weddings

Elegance meets exuberant color. That’s the best way we can describe the beauty of a Nigerian wedding. Chuma+Belle’s big day that began at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel for bridal prep, followed by a ceremony at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and then back to the the ballroom at the Renaissance Waverly embodied everything you would expect from a wedding. A truly loving couple with strong family bonds who know how to celebrate in style. It’s how all these factors play out that makes their experience so unique.

Belle and Chuma’s Nigerian Wedding

Traditional outfits that feature their culture and heritage compliment modern, sophisticated details. The day begins with Belle’s beautiful couture dress and Chuma’s sleek black suit. By the time the reception arrives, a quick change of outfits provides an explosion of color. In particular, the Aso-ebi custom is incredibly eye catching. With this Nigerian wedding tradition, outfits are made from matching fabrics and pattern and worn by family members to denote unity, support, and to represent sides of the family. Belle chose to feature Ankara lace in a rich hue of yellow with forest green accents for her wedding party. Friends and family join in the festivities with their own color combinations for a truly uplifting pallet of colors. Touching family tributes and native dance displays provide an atmosphere unlike other weddings you may experience. Heartfelt thanks to Chuma+Belle for allowing us to share this journey! Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Allure Couture Wedding Dress Photo

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Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Groom Getting Ready Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Bride with Chapaigne Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Allure Couture Wedding Dress Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Groomsmen Black Tux Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Bride in Limo Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Groom Waiting Photo

Holy Spirit Catholic Church Here Comes the Bride Photo

Holy Spirit Catholic Church First Look Photo

Holy Spirit Catholic Church Atlanta, GA Wedding Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Allure Couture Wedding Dress Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Bride and Groom Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Bride and Groom Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Cake Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Dance Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Dance Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Nigerian Dance Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Toast Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Nigerian Reception Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Nigerian Reception Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Nigerian Reception Photo

Renaissance Waerly Atlanta Wedding Nigerian Bride and Groom Photo

Click here to see more from Chuma+Belle’s wedding:

Wedding Coordinator: Kerri Walker / Ella K Soiree
Ceremony/Reception Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church / Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Make-up: Noor / Noorface
Hair Artist: Shawnice
Bride’s Dress: Allure Couture
Bridesmaid Dress: After Six
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse
Florist: Yukie
Cake Artist: Viva la Cake
Lighting/Furniture: Kumar Lighting and Furniture
DJ: Abebola Bisi
Videographer: Michael Wells /MSA Entertainment

Matt + Bridget | Barnsley Gardens Wedding

July 2, 2013 2 Weddings

Few venues in the south are as unique as Barnsley Gardens. The golf resort on the grounds of a historic former plantation in Adairsville was the setting for Matt and Bridget’s summer wedding. Barnsley’s beautiful

We’ve been featured on Occasions Magazine!

Rebecca and Luis’ wedding was recently published on Occasions Magazine Georgia. We were so excited we wanted to share this with you. Take a look at their blog post about the event. It’s a great read.

 

Ivan + Soledad | Dalton Wedding

June 11, 2013 2 Weddings

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Ramón + Escarlett | Carrollton Wedding

April 30, 2013 1 Weddings

What a wonderful wedding Ramón and Escarlett Melissa had a few weeks back. Although it rained all day, it didn’t dampen their spirits,

Juan + Rocio | Cartersville, GA Wedding

April 26, 2013 1 Weddings

Today I’m sharing with you a lovely wedding taken a few weeks ago in Cartersville, GA. A suburb just north of Atlanta. Juan and Rocio were so laid back and handled the day effortlessly.

Reggie + Shara | Piedmont Park Atlanta Wedding

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