I have a gorgeous wedding to share with you all today! Stacy and David were married at Little Gardens, a gorgeous venue just outside of Atlanta.
Stacy and David met through mutual friends at their favorite pizza tavern, KT’s. David overheard Stacy mention that she went to G.W. Long High School, where he attended in the 11th grade and after reminiscing for a while, they discovered that they had even more in common.
Stacy and David got engaged in one of my favorite places, Savannah, GA. Here’s what Stacy had to say about the proposal “David suggested that we take a long weekend in Savannah to escape the pressures of work and taking architecture exams. I had no idea what he was planning. We stopped in Chippewa Square where a wedding had just finished up. There was a violinist in the background (which David hadn’t planned on being there, but ended up being perfect), and while we were sitting on a bench listening to the violin, David got down on one knee and popped the question.”
I started the day off with the girls at their hotel. The guys had an adjoining room so it was super convenient for Kim to run next door for their getting ready photos. Stacy waited to put her dress on until we arrived at Little Gardens. The getting ready room at Little Gardens is so beautiful, I especially love the huge mirror, it’s the perfect spot for dress photos!
Speaking of her dress, I asked Stacy about her dress and what drew her to it and she said “My mother, sister, and niece came into Atlanta for the day and we had appointments at two bridal salons. We had so much fun trying on and critiquing dresses. We found a few options, but I wasn’t sold on any of them. Then we rode over to the second appointment at Alfred Angelo in Dunwoody, and the minute that I put on the dress, I just knew it was the one. It had all these layers with horsehair trimming and a high waist, and it managed to look modern in its simplicity, while still nodding to the traditional ball gown. It was exactly what I’d been looking for, and I knew it would look great at my venue, walking through the gardens.”
My favorite moment of the day was Stacy and David’s first look and portrait session. I loved watching their reactions, they completely lit up when they saw each other! Stacy and David are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet and I had such a great time laughing with them during photos. Speaking of laughing, Stacy has the absolute best laugh, there is no way to not be happy when you are around her.
When I asked Stacy what her favorite part of the wedding was, she said: “The first look was my favorite. He was so sweet, trying to keep from being emotional.” I asked Stacy if they were happy that they chose to do a first look and she said: “I’m so thankful that we did. It allowed us to have a moment to release some of the emotions rising up without having a huge audience. Also, we were able to get most of the photos before the wedding while everyone still looked fresh.”
Stacy and David’s ceremony overlooked the pond at Little Gardens, it was so perfect. I really enjoyed listening to their vows and watching them interact with each other. I also loved seeing the joy on all of their guest’s faces. You could tell just how excited they were for Stacy and David.
After the ceremony, we were able to sneak away for a few more couple portraits before they were announced into their reception. During the reception, you could tell that Stacy and David were really loving every minute of their special day being surrounded by the family and friends they love. My favorite moment of the reception was the toast from David’s dad. It was a great mix of funny anecdotes and heartfelt moments.
Stacy and David, thank you so much for allowing me to capture your wedding day. I wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness!