It was a cool November morning when we drove up to Walnut Hill Farm to begin our coverage of Andrew and Danielle’s wedding. Located in Dalton, Georgia this venue provides a tranquil setting around some of the state’s most scenic rolling hills. Everywhere you look shades of red, orange and yellow. Fall had officially begun making a statement. Just in time for this special day.
As usual we immediately split up to begin documenting the getting ready portion of the day. Danielle and the bridesmaids enjoyed the suite above the Hilltop Farm while Andrew and the boys were clear across the property at the Carriage house.
Where nerves can sometimes set in for couples the day of the wedding, both Andrew and Danielle had a very calm and relaxed approached to each step leading up to the ceremony. The guys enjoyed a drink and some old childhood stories before swapping comfortable jeans for some sharp suits. The ladies enjoyed their own drinks while getting their hair and makeup completed.
Before it seemed possible, the time had come for the first look. We took the couple outside and under a long extended trellis surrounded by roses. They took turns reading personal notes before turning around to see each other. After giving them a few private minutes together we were ready to begin shooting bridal portraits.
What a spectacular day for photographing a couple outside. The sun was shining, the temperatures were comfortable and the property had a beautiful garden around the Carriage House. Nonetheless what made their portraits so fantastic was the chemistry they obviously have with each other. To know Andrew and Danielle is to know they are incredibly good-natured, selfless and always positive. That’s not an exaggeration. It’s truly how they are. But above all else, their love is evident at every turn.
Finally the time had come to begin the ceremony. Overlooking the valley they united for their vows. Surrounded by family and friends and one of their service dogs too; they made it official. A big sweeping kiss and several family photos later, it was now time to party!
We are so grateful we met Andrew and Danielle. It was truly a pleasure to cover their entire journey from engagement to the moment they said: “I do”!
We couldn’t have done it without the talents of the following:
Wonderful venue: Walnut Hill Farm
Hair artist: Katey Guffey – The Retreat Salon and Spa
Make up artist: Ellen
Wedding gown: Martina Liana at Formally Yours
Brides maids Gowns: David’s Bridal – shades of Guava and Bellini
The dapper groom and groomsmen tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse
Flower arrangements by: Amanda Williams – Devine Designs by Amanda
Catering: Jasa Joseph
Cake(s): Jennifer White
Dancing courtesy of: John Cox
Click below to see their day as it unfolds: