This lovely couple have quite the love story.  Married for a short time over 25 years ago, the two never married again.  Then one day there was a birthday card from one to the other.  Commuication resumed between the two, and before they knew it……in love all over again.  This photographer is definitely a romantic, and I love a story of true love reunited.  🙂  Their fairytale wedding took place in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.  The gardens are a marquee venue in metro Atlanta.  A green oasis in the middle of Midtown.

I have had the pleasure to photograph weddings in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens quite a few times, but this one was extra special!  For the first time ever, the gardens created a festive holiday light display this year.  It was a big hit for the entire holiday season.  Photo By Gannon was excited to shoot the FIRST wedding under the lights.  A neat accolade.


The beautiful bride had a fantastic vision.  She took some inspiration from Jane Seymour’s character in ‘Somewhere In Time’, and handed her idea over to the FABULOUS Jennifer Weller Adams of Formal Faces.  I have worked with Jennifer before, and she is a true talent and awesome to work with.  A period updo like this is NOT easy people!  Jennifer made it look like a breeze.

This couple has a sound and immovable christian faith.  It was a keystone of their big day.

The bride’s attendants were her two daughters-in-law; wives of the couple’s twin sons.  Even better…..both young ladies were expecting their first born at the time of the wedding.  A reunited, and growing family.  The bride chose a pair of earrings from the Kleinfeld Kollection.  Kleinfeld is a name that is synonymous with all things bridal.

I love this shot through the fountain in front of Mershon Hall, where the ceremony took place.  🙂

The bride purchased her wedding dress from J.Andrews Bridal in South Atlanta.  They did a beautiful job altering the dress.  Her dream dress was one that emulated true romance so elegant chiffon sleeves were added with tiny drop pearls.

This photo is one of my favorites from this event.  The holiday lights in the Atlanta Botanical Garden gave me some amazing opportunities.  Of course, we were also dodging the masses(it was the first Saturday with the lights EVER), but it was totally worth it.  It was actually pretty great to have the swirling energy of excited spectators around us.  I love the peaceful wash of blue light over my couple in this photo.  It’s just really beautiful to me.  🙂  After a short cake reception in Mershon Hall I rode in the limo with the family to the St. Regis.  Once there I took a few photographs, and left them to have an intimate meal in one of the private dining rooms.  I’m sure they enjoyed their FAMILY dinner.

Cheers to second chances, and happy endings!  Thanks for stopping by……….would love to be a part of YOUR big day too!