Just a little end of the summer love for this sweet couple, can't wait for their wedding tomorrow!
leaves and rain drops, love the results.
So many subtle, beautiful details.
It was classic. She caught the bouquet, he caught the garter. Perfect!!
Ahhh... a breath of fresh air, a color filled evening at Avon Gardens, and a pair of sweethearts promising the rest of their lives together. I loved everything about this wedding, but above all, the laughter and throw your head back kind of smiles. Dustin and Katelin planned a simple evening letting their romance and treasured relationships with others shine the brightest. Even the little roses were dancing in delight, and the big beautiful sun played with the trees in that oh so perfect way. A luscious green setting followed by a beautiful blue night ~ I honestly could photograph this day all over again. Such a pleasure! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Cruz, may all the seeds you plant in life inspire as much happiness as you do in one another.
What a great day, and even better night! City lights ended our evening with Aly and Eli, preceded by the one of a kind Scottish Rite ballroom scene and a dance party where I think nearly everyone in attendance dipped their toe in at some point. Aly and Eli enjoyed their first dance as their guests looked over the balcony from the cocktail hour, and as you can see, the moment was theirs completely. I love the excitement these two showed one another in saying "I do" and acknowledging the many special moments of their day. I could feel the anticipation in our email exchanges leading up to the big day, and it was so fun to see it come to life as the day began. From pearls to pumps, classic details were perfect with the grand beauty of the Scottish Rite, and just look at those amazing flowers by Meg Catharine. In love! Aly looked so comfortable and happy, and I know Eli could see this the moment he watched her enter the theater. Friendship and romance, it was all there, all day. Thank you for sharing this with us Aly and Eli, I know your lives together will be equally as rich in laughter and love.
I'm starting this blog off with a photo that has become one of my favorites. It's not a perfect photograph, but what it reveals tells this couples wedding day story in just the way I remember it. He loves her dearly, she gracefully and beautifully loves him back. And every bit of it is real. The way Ben looks at Courtney is so full, just as their wedding eve and day was. The setting of St. Mary's and the Columbia Club Friday evening for the official ceremony, followed by the gorgeous Regions Tower decor and drama the next day were nothing short of perfect. A gorgeous bride, a romantic groom, the beautiful sunset followed by a night lit by the city... I can't think of a better story for this sweet couple. Cheers to the life they will build together. I have no doubt the world is a better place with the two of them as one.
Thanks to a great team, especially John and Carolina!!