I have a gorgeous wedding to share today! NiCole and Michael were married at Rhodes Hall in Atlanta.
I met NiCole and her mom at a bridal show I was thrilled when she and Michael chose me to capture their wedding day. Their wedding was three weeks before my due date and NiCole joked that since she is a nurse she could help if I went into labor at their wedding. Thankfully Declan waited 24 hours after the wedding to make his arrival so I could capture Michael and NiCole’s special day.
NiCole and Michael met in Michael’s classroom. Michael is a music teacher and NiCole used to work at the same school. When it came time to pop the question Michael decided to do it where it all began, in his classroom. Michael chose the 5th grade class at his school who were students NiCole had worked with in the past. The students sang her favorite song, Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.
I started the day off with the girls at their hotel. NiCole waited until we arrived at Rhodes Hall to put on her dress. Her dress was gorgeous; I especially loved the details on the back!
NiCole and Michael chose to do a first look and it was one of my favorite moments of the day. Watching Michel’s face light up when he saw his bride-to-be was so sweet! I asked NiCole if they were happy that they chose to do a first look and she said: “We are extremely happy with that decision and highly suggest it. Having a first look allowed for any anxiety or fears to be relieved, just by having a moment alone with my husband.”
The ceremony was full of sweet moments and happy tears. You could tell just how excited NiCole and Michael were to be spending the rest of their lives together. I especially loved that they had their parents come up and join them in prayer.
My favorite moment of the day was when Michael and NiCole snuck away to practice the choreography for their first dance. It was a sweet moment between the two of them and I was happy to be able to capture it. I also loved when they did their first dance in front of their guests, they nailed it! NiCole said her favorite moment was also their first dance, she said, “it was something out of a fairy tale.”
During the reception, you could tell that NiCole and Michael were really loving every minute of their special day being surrounded by the family and friends they love.
NiCole and Michael, thank you so much for allowing me to capture your wedding day. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!
Venue: The Historic Rhodes Hall
Dress Boutique: Simply Elegant
Caterer: Gabe’s Downtown
Florist: Christy Ferrell, Susie Mitchell, Caroline Owen, and Stephanie Rakestraw
Cake Maker: Confection Perfection
Videographer: Michael Catron