every year, when spring wedding season rolls around, matt & i find ourselves with a renewed joy- the trees are covered in buds, the sun is warming (our cars are GREEN with pollen) and we’re able to look ahead at all of the wonderful couples we’ll be spending our weekends celebrating. so this year, when the february fog ended and we looked at the calender, seeing jennifer & rob’s names brought smiles to our faces. it’s rare to see a rehearsal dinner on our schedule but there it was- meaning we were going to spend two days in a row capturing their celebration! we enjoyed their rehearsal dinner so much- the toasts were incredible (half were full length poems!), their friends and families mingled easily and the love and support was crystal clear. a beautiful evening.
so when we showed up for their wedding the next morning we were as excited as anyone else for jennifer & rob to start the rest of their life together! well, almost as excited as everyone else- there has never been a bride in the history of brides as excited as jennifer. you guys, i’m serious. she was so calm and cool on the outside but the bubbling excitement on the inside kept overflowing into secret smiles, little giggles and a few times, squeals & jumping- cutest thing ever! but mostly, there was a solid feeling of ‘meant to be,’ as the time grew closer. but before i get all carried away (or, even further carried away ;)) let’s get to the images:
i love how calm and peaceful these first two pairings are. jennifer is naturally a very graceful person- even when she’s just sitting to have her makeup done or putting on jewelry:
we haven’t included a macro shot in a while and since i love them so much, let’s get back to it! i am so happy with how dramatic this one came out- the inky blacks in the beautiful setting give the diamonds such a stunning glisten!
jennifer loves pink, so naturally:
meanwhile, the gents were arriving ready to get this thing started! i love this series matt captured of rob’s dad (and best man) helping him into his jacket. we could tell from the second we arrived to their rehearsal dinner that rob & his dad have an awesome relationship and we were excited to be able to capture more of it on the wedding day!
really, i think i could write a little paragraph on these two families and how much i respect how sweet and loving everyone is to one another! instead, i’ll leave you with these images of jennifer’s dad seeing her for the first time. he complimented her so specifically- i know that sounds strange but it really said so much about their relationship that he mentioned not only how beautiful she looked but also how perfect the buttons were down the back and the way the fabric fell, almost like water. there wasn’t a dry eye in the room:
then it was time! jennifer & rob were married at peachtree road united methodist church- such a stunning place to be married:
from there we drove just down the street to their reception at the atlanta history center, one of the most beautiful backdrops in the city! we had some time with just jennifer & rob before they were introduced and we are so glad we did! i love how these portraits have such a timeless quality to them- jennifer & rob rocked it for sure!
the reception was a party! i really believe the rest of these images tell the story so clearly- i won’t even comment between them:
jennifer & rob, i know i’m the 23459080th person to tell you this but- you guys are perfect together. we are so thrilled to have been part of such an amazing day and we wish you the very best!