Last weekend I headed down to the Augusta area, Waynesboro to be exact. I had a fabulous time photographing this wedding, and the rehearsal dinner. I got to know this cute couple last fall when I photographed their engagement photos in the Virginia-Highlands, one of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.
Friday evening I met up with the couple and their guests at Coleman Lake Restaurant in Midville, Georgia. This place was a trip. It is really out in the country! It sits next to the Ogeechee River, and is surrounded by beautiful trees that are dripping in Spanish moss. Everyone enjoyed a gigantic spread of southern favorites, including a ton of crawfish. After dinner, everyone enjoyed some cold beers out on the lawn by the river, and then climbed onto a charter bus back to Waynesboro.
Saturday morning started at The Mane Attraction, a local salon. All the ladies relaxed with mimosas and snacks, while being pampered by the great stylists. After everyone was at their most gorgeous, we all headed to The First United Methodist Church. It was a really lovely church, with gorgeous floor to ceiling stained glass. A little afternoon spring shower held off to give us plenty of time to do our creative portraits. I absolutely loved the bride’s dress that she got at one of my favorite bridal salons(Sweet Elegance in Decatur, Georgia). The guys? They were southern-chic in seersucker suits. After the ceremony, and finishing up at the church took an open air trolley to the reception site. We pulled up at The First Liberty Market, a contemporary event space with exposed brick and beam ceilings. Guests enjoyed the array of food supplied by Roux Catering, and a bar featuring Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka. Guests drank down their libations in custom cups featuring a silhouette of a bird dog. Anyone from Waynesboro will tell you with a smile that their town is THE birdog capital of the world! Everyone danced the night away. They were treated to BBQ sliders, and french fries as a late night snack. The happy couple left in a vast showering of rice on their way to a sun-soaked honeymoon in Key West.
Photo By Gannon is so lucky to be a wedding photographer. I truly love what I do, and getting to be a part of my couples’ most special day. Cheers to Love!