trisha & brody are married!

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you all know what we do about two wedding weekends (we don’t!), but this was a special case. matt lived with brody for three years in college and when they asked us to shoot their wedding we just couldn’t say no. now friends, this was no ordinary wedding. this was a surprise wedding! what?!? i know…that’s what we said. we agreed to shoot knowing that if anyone in the whole world could pull this off it would be brody and trish- and oh, they pulled it off! brody is a youth pastor and trish spends a lot of time with the church as well so their first decision was made for them, they would have it at their church on a sunday morning…during the service. from there the plan was for brody to do the children’s sermon about getting married by showing them how a wedding works. there were small exclamations and whispers as the congregation began to catch on to what was happening. when brody finally invited trish to walk down the aisle, eyes were glistening all around me. it was quite the surprise!  here are a few of our faves:

brody grabbing the ironing board while zo hams it up for the camera:

meet trish, isn’t brody sooo lucky?!

one of my most favorite shots ever, the detailing in her dress was amazing:

headed to the church, i like the slight edginess to this photo, totally goes with this couple’s style!

brody about to get things started, i just cannot imagine what he’s feeling, hardly anyone in that church knows what’s about to happen and i know he was totally excited but didn’t want to give it away- so much emotion!!

look at these two, gosh, their love is so evident!

their reception was a fiesta for the whole church! the decorations were awesome and the food was delish (and homemade!!).  we just couldn’t resist this shot:

and they’re off! where they went after this bubbly exit was a surprise too, even to trish! 

trish & brody, you know we love you. you know we think you rock. you know you threw an awesome wedding and party, but let me tell you something. we love you. we think you totally rock and your wedding was just perfect for you and tons of fun!

kaney & lewis are married!

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i’ve mentioned before that i always get a little nervous when we don’t have a chance to meet the bride and groom before the wedding day; this past saturday was no exception. but the nerves that had been creeping in since my alarm that morning were immediately tossed out of the picture when i met kaney. her warm, genuine and relaxed smile assured me we had plenty of laughter and fun ahead of us… and that was my understatement of the day! their whole day was overflowing with excitement and love pouring in from everywhere! in no time at all it became clear to me that these two are surrounded by intensely loyal and loving friends and family; the excitement during the ceremony was practically tangible! …and i’m writing too much and you’re here for the pics, haha, here are a few of our faves:

this piece of lace being worked into kaney’s hair was given to her by lewis’ mom; it’s a piece from her own wedding gown. isn’t that perfect and just so stunning!?

matt’s first homemade macro shot, i’m pretty much in love with it!

lewis’ mom helping him out with his suspenders:

their beautiful ceremony was held at the dekalb history center (old decatur courthouse) and really, what an amazing venue!

kaney’s brother came to meet her to escort her down the aisle; he was so excited for her he could hardly contain himself, it was quite an emotional few minutes!

finally kaney met lewis at the front- after a few hours of not seeing each other these two were more than ready to reunite and get married!

in a very personal part of the ceremony each of their parents read a passage and poured a portion of water into this beautiful basin:

we haven’t done this before but this wedding just begged for some detail boards!

onto the reception in the grand salon and terrace at the fabulous fox theatre!  

i definitely picked up from the toasts that kaney loves to dance but i wasn’t quite ready for just how awesome she is when she hits the dance floor! i wish i could have picked up some dance pointers but i was just in awe pretty much most of the evening!

beautiful white orchids adorned the ceremony and reception sites and were given as gifts at the end of the evening; love it! as we were leaving, kaney gave us our very own orchid to enjoy!  if you know me you know how i love plants and how i tend to love them to death…like…literally. don’t worry, i’ve called my grandmother and she’s mailing me an orchid-care article asap. kaney, it’ll be well cared for, thank you so much!

hip hop pioneer dj red alert kept the dancing going strong all night:

here are a few of our favorite details from the reception, between keri and bold american catering everything was simply beautiful!

kaney & lewis, thank you guys for an amazing day! we are so thrilled that you chose us to capture it all!  you’ve inspired matt to a. learn to dance and b. get into classic hip hop. i’m not sure yet if he’s quite a natural dancer like you. ;) you guys rock and we can’t wait to share with you even more of your beautiful images!

melissa & josh are married!

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i have to tell you, since melissa booked with us i’ve had an extra special place in my heart for her wedding.  not only have i known her since freshman year at georgia (we lived on the same hall!) but we will forever share some very similar memories of our weddings.  matt and i were thrown back in time when we stepped into watkinsville first baptist church on saturday for melissa and josh’s wedding.  memories of our own wedding preparations in those very rooms are still so fresh and yet we’re coming up on a year, woah!  shadowing melissa and her awesome friends was a blast but not totally void of little emotional flashes when it almost seemed like watching my own wedding happen before my eyes.  one of my favorite parts of the day was josh and melissa sharing a private moment before the ceremony and taking time for a bunch of rockin’ couple photos.  can’t wait to share those with you!  …but i’m getting ahead of myself, first the bridal luncheon at maison bleu, great environment, great friends, great food:

then it was time to get ready.  melissa is such a natural beauty it seemed like in no time at all she had put on her makeup and thrown up her hair into an fabulous bridal ‘do, some people just amaze me!

once she looked perfectly amazing it was time for their moment together in the church.  they were so sweet and cuddly, but as you’ll see, they totally know how to throw it into high fashion mode!  what a great  couple! :)

then it was time to wait, josh was totally cool and ready:

time for the party to start!  their reception was held at the athens country club and it was our first trip there, they really do a great job!

i love the couple in the foreground watching the newlyweds, such a sweet moment:

last but not least, the quite adorable flowergirl and our competition for the evening.  we really loved that little one so much!

melissa and josh, you are one of the sweetest and most gentle couples we’ve met.  the way you two treat one another says so much about what an amazing life you have ahead of you together.  thank you for including us in such a special day!