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Candice’s dad escorted her into the opulent Georgian Ballroom at the Biltmore Atlanta on wedding day. He was emotional but his pride very evident. She was a mix of nerves, excitement and happiness as she seemly glide to her eagerly waiting groom. Perched atop the platform he looked at his soon to be bride as she clutched her father’s arm.

Candice wore a sleeveless white Matthew Christopher ‘Brielle’ trumpet wedding gown and Nina NY ‘Vinnie’ crystal embellished sandals. She looked stunningly beautiful, her face betraying her every emotion. She smiles then waves as she fights back tears of joy. As the aisle ran out she looks up at her soon to be husband she bows her head. She was fighting emotions that her expression could no longer hide. Her dad smiles, rubs her clutching arm as if to re-assure her baby girl, it’s going to be ok. Matthew would later write about seeing her today “she looked gorgeous and very happy, it made me smile.”

Bride in white and brides maids in gold monogrammed silk robes sitting on bed with their wedding attire hanging behind themPhoto of Nina NY Embellished Ankle Strap Sandal on red backgroundProfile portrait of bride with long curly hair wearing diamond chandelier earrings in her monogrammed white silk robeMatthew Christopher Sepia photo of bridesmaid helping bride button wedding dress in suite at Loews Hotel in Midtown AtlantaSepia photo of white Nina NY Crystal Embellished Ankle Strap Sandal with bow, on bed at the Loews Hotel Atlanta Bride in front of glass window showing off the train and back of her strapless Matthew Christopher designed trumpet, wedding gown with Swarovski crystal in her suite at Loews Hotel AtlantaFront view of bride in crystal and milk beading and embroidery over dotted Swill tulle white Brielle trumpet wedding dress designed by Matthew Christopher. Attended to by bridesmaid in red dress at the Loews Hotel AtlantaGroomsmen partially dressed in tuxes gather around a red phone in their suite before wedding for a game breakGroomsmen in black tuxedo, white shirts, black bowties and red boutonnieres have a little fun next to their limo on wedding day. In front of the Renaissance Midtown Atlanta HotelGroom and party dressed in black tuxedos white shirts, black bow ties with red boutonnieres and black, white and gray diamond socks, strike a pose on white couch at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta before the wedding ceremony.

During the cocktail hour, their guests dined on stuffed cherry tomatoes filled with herbed boursin cheese, garnished with bacon, celery leaves & a squeeze shot of Bloody Mary, Chicken pot-stickers with soy dipping sauce, crab cakes with red pepper aioli on a corn tortilla round.

For dinner Bold American served up shrimp and grits, steak, grilled chicken, pasta, mashed potatoes and broccolini. After photographs in the garden, it was time for their reception and party to begin.

 

The Biltmore Atlanta wedding reception

After their photographs in the garden, the couple entered their reception in the Georgian Ballroom at Biltmore Atlanta to loud applause and cheers. Their family and friends welcomed the new couple like rock stars. For their first dance Candice and Matthew chose Ray Charles version of Georgia. They embraced each other on the dance floor under the massive chandeliers. To think that, that chance meeting three years earlier in Chicago would lead to this moment.

The following day the two attorneys, with passports in hand escaped to Belize in Central America, for some well needed down time. Their Biltmore Atlanta wedding was an awesome celebration and party. Here are some of our favorite photographs. To view other wedding at the Biltmore Ballrooms click here.  It was a delight to have been chosen as their photographer and we are grateful for the opportunity to capture their wedding day in pictures.

Event Planning- The Fete Loft | Makeup –Nicole “Nickey” Martin | Flowers – Tulip Blooming Creations | Catering – Bold American | Dress – Matthew Christopher | Cake – Confection Perfection | Music – DJ Perfect

The opulent Georgian Ballroom at Atlanta’a Biltmore BallroomsFather of the groom dressed in black tux, white shirt and black bowtie looks on intently at wedding ceremony at the Biltmore Ballrooms in AtlantaMan dressed in military style jacket with lots of medallions looks on intently at wedding proceedingsRing bearer dressed in a black tux, white shire, black bow tie red boutonniere and pocket square holds a white pillow decorated with red roses Flower girl in long sleeveless white dress with long curly hair pulled back by a big white bow throws white rose petals to the floor from a white basket adorned with red rosesSepia toned photograph of bride sheds tears of joy as she is escorted by her day into her wedding ceremony in the Georgian Ballroom at the Biltmore Ballrooms in AtlantaPhotograph shot between foreground objects that are very blurred and an out of focused background, which focuses the attention on the intent stare of her baby blue eyesSepia portrait of couple looking at minister as he recites their wedding vows in the Georgian Ballroom at the Biltmore Ballrooms AtlantaClose up of brideClose of bridesmaid during the ring ceremony, photo of bride and groom hands in foreground Husband and wife exits wedding ceremony arm.Portrait of groom in black tux, surrounded by nine bridesmaids in strapless long red dresses with bouquets of red and white roses and a flower girl in a white dress holding white basket in the garden at Biltmore AtlantaBride wearing a Matthew Christopher strapless sweetheart gown, surrounded by nine grooms men in black tuxedos embellished with red boutonnieres and black bowtie.

Black and white nighttime portrait of bride and groom embracing in the gardens at the Biltmore ballrooms in AtlantaBride and groom seated on bench in the gardens surrounded by large pedestal urns containing pencil holly with roses at their base. The backdrop is the stately row of double columns of Atlanta Biltmore Ballrooms.Newly wed locked in romantic embrace in the gardens at Atlanta Biltmore Ballrooms at twilightThe double columned lined interior of the Georgian Ballroom designed with round tables topped with off-white tablecloths and napkins and multi layered candles surrounded by gold chiavari chairs with white cushionsFlour tiered round white wedding cake topped with topped with red, pink and white rosesFour stone cluster diamond engagement band, on a platinum and gold groom wedding ring topped with diamond bride’s wedding bandGroom twirls bride making a grand entrance between two rows of their wedding party for their wedding reception in the Georgian Ballroom at their Biltmore Atlanta weddingSepia toned close up photo of grooms hand holding a silver plated toasting flutesBride and groom party in the Georgian Ballroom at their Biltmore Atlanta Wedding during the receptionSepia photo of bride dancing in the center of the dance floor surrounded by other dancersBride and bridesmaid pose for a photo after catching the bouquetSmiling couple, raise their Champaign flutes to toast their Biltmore Atlanta wedding.At the end of the night the couple was locked in a tight embrace as the danced in the center of the Georgian Ballroom at their Biltmore Ballrooms wedding

    

Ariel & George Carl House wedding in the garden

For Ariel and George their spring time Carl House wedding ceremony was as close to perfection as you get. They chose the Carl House because they wanted an outdoor garden wedding ceremony and the homely charm of an old southern mansion. Chirping birds, a cloudless blue sky and flowers in full bloom greeted the couple’s family and friends. The nervous young Albany State University alums prepared feverishly for the start of their wedding ceremony.
Sepia portrait of young bride wearing a flower topped birdcage veil in the bridal suite at the Carl House in Auburn GA
Sepia image of bides wedding dress hanging in the bridal suite before her Carl House Wedding
Sepia tone image of the brides lace ballerina flats and garter on table before her Carl House Wedding
Bridesmaid threads a needle as she preps for an emergency repair before wedding
Sepia tone reflection of make up artist applying eyeliner to bride wearing silk robe with rollers in her hair
Bridal bouquet with White anemones, red roses, white French tulips, hydrangea and ranunculus on red love seat at Carl house
Close up portrait of bride as she prepares for wedding ceremony
Two attendants assist bride in the bridal suite before her Carl House weddingProfile headshot of pride wearing birdcage veil also showing cutout in the back of the dress
Bride in full regalia with bouquet sits in the center of red love seat with rolled arms.
Groom in gray suit preparing for his wedding ceremony at the Carl House
Groom and party in discussion as they prepare for wedding
Sepia image of groom as he adjusts his bow tie
The exterior signage at The Carl House
White four column exterior of the Carl House in Auburn GA, with two of it chimneys visible
Azalea ringed gardens decorated for wedding ceremony at Carl House in Auburn GA
Hanging mason jar bottle bouquet with White anemones, red roses, white French tulips, hydrangea, ranunculus

Stunning bride at Carl House wedding

The bride looked stunning as she was escorted into the garden to her waiting groom. She wore a Galina Signature tulle-over-lace trumpet gown with plunging V-neckline and cap sleeves. The heart shaped cutout in the back of the dress was absolutely breathtaking. This bride looked gorgeous from any angle. In describing how he felt seeing her for the first time on their wedding day, he said. “I was emotional, anxious, and excited all in one.  I thought she was absolutely stunning and the smooth flowing dress fit her so well.”

After the ceremony in the garden, ringed with beautiful flowering azaleas, the guests’ cocktail hour fare included chicken and waffles. The band played jazz and R & B. The couple descended on one side of the twin-curved staircases and descended into the ballroom as their family and friends acknowledged them with cheers and applause.

Romantic First Dance

Luther Vandross song “Here and now” was chosen for the newly married couple’s first dance. Ariel and George got lost in each others embrace on the dance floor and seemed to shut out the world for it’s duration. A week’s vacation in Tulum, Mexico was not long enough for the couple. They enjoyed some time off after a year of planning their dream Carl House wedding.

As a wedding photographer, it was my delight to be their chosen professional to photograph their engagement and chronicle the events of their wedding day. Here are some of their favorite photographs. We hope you enjoy them as much as they do.

Vendors: Event Planner – Lakeesa Butler | Cake – Posh Cakery | Flowers – Lindy LaMarco | Dress – David’s Bridal
A fisheye lens angle view from high above the wedding ceremony in the gardens at the Carl House, the gazebo and mansion visible in background
Close up of couple holding hands during wedding reception, her bracelet and bouquet draws attention to there hand kerchief wrapped finger
Newly married couple jumps beautifully decorated broom wrapped with a peach ribbon and flowers, at end of wedding ceremony
Jubilant couple smiles as they exits wedding ceremony
Couple raise their hands as they walk towards the bridge at the end of ceremony at their Carl House wedding
Groom in gray tux and plum bowtie surrounded by bridesmaids in peach short dresses and colorful bouquets
Bride surrounded by groomsmen in gray tuxes with pink boutonniere and plum long ties.
Full length portrait of bride and groom leaning at column atCarl House
Bride and groom in the garden, looking over their shoulders. This view highlights the heart shaped cutout her dress
Groom scoops his bride up in his arms in the gardens of the carl house mansion in Auburn GA
Sepia portrait of groom kissing brides shoulder as she looks on and smile, the heart shaped cutout in the back of dress framed beautifully
Buffet table floral arrangement with moss covered balls at base of metal urn vase topped with Hydrangeas, tulips, and lilies.

5 tiered white lace brushed embroidered wedding cake with silver bands and accessorized with flowersunusual, creative, Groom
Sepia toned image showing a close-up of the brides hands wrapped around husbands shoulder highlighting rings at their Carl House Wedding
Photo highlighting the floral embroidery pattern surrounding the heart shaped cutout on back of bride’s dress
Sepia toned picture of bride and groom wrapped in each others embrace as they dance
Bride and groom cuts their 5 tiered round wedding cake, decorated with lace and topped with flowers
grandfather in blue and black bowtie toasts newly married couple during their carl house wedding reception
At the end of their Carl House Wedding, the couple embraced each other as the walked between two lines of their cheering guests
Groom kisses his bride as they embrace in the back of a limousine, photo highlights the lace beading surrounding plunging V-neckline of the dress

    

High museum of Art and Pearl Restaurant engagement photography session

Khalilah and Dan’s High Museum Engagement session captured their carefree spirit and was lots of fun. From the start of their session the charming couple needed minimal direction, in no time they got lost in each other’s company and our task was to capture their magic. The high key palette, leading lines and shapes of the Atlanta landmark, provided countless opportunities for very interesting composition. For the second part of their portrait session, the self-described foodies donned their evening attire for a night on the town. Our next stop was the Pearl Restaurant in the historic Castleberry Hill district of Atlanta. Sophistication was the theme for this phase of their engagement photo session and they pulled it off in grand style.
Couple on ramp in AtlantaCloseup Sepia Toned image of couple as they kissCouple embraces and kissed on the ramp inside the Hight museum of Art in AtlantaSepia portrait of male in sweater at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Sepia portrait of African American female with long hair and smiling at the High Museum of Art in AtlantaBlack and white image of couple kissing through a geometric window inside the museumCloseup photograph of a Split shank duet halo diamond engagement ring on womanClose up portrait of mixed race couple during their engagement photography sessionSepia Portrait of couple embracing and kissing in-front of the High Museum of Art in AtlantaSepia image of couple at the Pearl Restaurant at Castleberry Hill AtlantaB&W close up of womanSepia image of couple at the Pearl Restaurant at Castleberry Hill during their engagement photography sessionSepia toned portrait of dressed up smiling couple during their engagement photography session

    

Below are some of the stunning photographs from Brittany and Darryl’s Venetian Room Atlanta Wedding in down town Atlanta. The bride looked stunning in her Alfred Angelo circle cut organza signature strapless wedding gown. The dress featured crystal beading decorated bodice, layered circle cut skirt, full length, fit and flare silhouette with a chapel train. The dashing groom wore a custom black and white tux with black vest and purple bow tie. The Venetian Room in downtown Atlanta was decked out in the bride and groom’s favorite purple and magenta colors. An emotional Brittany fought back the tears as she slowly made her way down the aisle to meet her waiting groom.

 

The Venetian Room Atlanta wedding reception

After an emotional wedding ceremony the cocktail hour menu included five spice vegetables spring rolls with an apricot chili sauce. Maple chipotle syrup drizzled fried chicken and tropical rum cocktails. We took the newly weds around Hurt Plaza and to the nearby Woodruff Park for photographs. This is one of my favorite wedding photography spots in down town Atlanta because of variety of scenery in such a small area.  With a waterfall, water fountain, blossoming flowers and an assortment of cityscape facades, all within three minutes.

The bride and groom made a grand entrance into their Venetian Room Wedding reception. They descended the long staircase to loud cheers and applause. The bride and groom then hit the dance displaying some of their favorite dance moves to the delight of the assembled guests. They partied late into the night to R and B, rap, house and reggae. After a send off with sparklers on Hurt Plaza, like royalty they were whisked away in a vintage Rolls Royce. That was a fairy tale end to their magical Venetian Room wedding.

Vendors: Floral design – Chelsea Floral, Cakes – Perfect Wedding Cakes, Event Planner – Whitney Mack, Minister Jennifer Key. For other events at the Venetian Room Atlanta click here.

 Bride and groom outside the Venetian Room Atlanta Wedding
 Bride dress hanging from chandelier at the Venetian-Room AtlantaBridesmaid hiding from camera as she prepares for Venetian-RoomBride and groom wedding bands Bridesmaid taking selfie at the Venetian-Room-WeddingGroom prepares for his wedding and brides dad looks onBride seated in dressing room at the Venetian-Room Atlanta Wedding at Hurt PlazaGlamorous Bride ready for her Venetian-Room-Wedding at Hurt PlazGroom leans against the marble facade of the hurt plaza buildingEmotional Bride escorted into wedding ceremony by dadBride and groom kiss as they exits wedding ceremony at the Hurt PlazaWedding party of 18 at the Venetian Room Atlanta WeddingBride and bridesmaids strike a fun pose for the camera7 groomsmen lifts bride off her feet during their fun photo session after wedding ceremonyGroom have some fun with bridesmaids at picture timeBride and groom at woodruff park waterfall in downtown atlantaBride and groom embrace and smile for cameraBride and groom embrace for camera at hurt plazawhite 4 tiered round wedding cake with ruffled base by Perfect Wedding CakeHennessy cognac bottle shaped grooms cake in dark chocolate, Perfect Wedding Cake

Table setting at The Venetian Room Atlanta wedding

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Wedding couple kiss after sharing wedding cake

close up photo of wedding couple glasses as they toasts each other Fraternity brothers perform a dance during wedding receptionWedding couple and guests dance during wedding reception, Venetian Room Atlanta WeddingSepia tonned image of wedding couple before the leave reception in vintage rolls royce

    

17th St Bridge & Atlanta Beltline Engagement Photo Session

Erica and Derrick’s 17th St Bridge and Beltline engagement session, started at the Atlanta Beltline, North Avenue underpass next to Ponce City Market. Here the graffiti covered walls served up a colorful backdrop for this leg of the couple’s photo session. The casually dressed duo warmed up quickly to the camera and provided us with some fun sexy images, to our satisfaction and the delight of on lookers. A quick wardrobe change at our nearby Studioplex studio and they were ready for part two. We ended the session on the 17th Street Bridge, gateway to Atlanta’s Atlantic Station. To view other photography session at the Beltline click here and for the 17 Street Bridge click here.

Beautifully dressed young couple he is in a blue suite and she is wearing a metallic spaghetti strap plum dress, adding some sophistication on 17th St Bridge in Atlantic Station Atlanta

Sepia toned image of couple embrace 17th street bridge gateway to Atlantic Station looking over I75/85 to the midtown Atlanta skyline as a backdrop.

Woman in evening dress against a brick wall during her engagement session

Sepia tone photograph of black male in suite posing agains brick wall

Atlanta Beltline underpass at North Ave

Sepia portrait of engaged couple at Atlanta Beltline North Av underpass
North Av underpass at the beltline in Atlanta

Engagement Photography Session at the beltline Atlanta

Colorful graffiti walls at North Ave Beltline underpass

Atlanta Beltline Engagement Pics