Christina contacted me in July after getting engaged in June. What started as plans to elope ended up being an intimate, mid-week celebration at Park Tavern … just four months later! Neil and Christina used to live in Atlanta, not far from Piedmont Park. Even though they have since moved out west, Atlanta still has a large piece of their hearts.
They were hoping to have an outdoor wedding in the meadow and Garden Tent, and take photos around Piedmont Park afterward, but heavy rain and tornado warnings caused their plans to change! Instead, they had a beautiful indoor wedding ceremony and reception upstairs in the Piedmont Room. It’s hard to believe that this whole event was planned in just a few short months. Everything turned out so amazing! ♥
The wooden flower boxes were handmade by a friend and loaned to them for their wedding day. You may remember them from this awesome wedding! And I have to say that I absolutely love when brides refer their friends to me. Such a huge compliment! ♥
I adored the wooden ring box that Christina and Neil had for their wedding rings. Personalized keepsakes are some of my favorite details!
The little paper airplane was a note from Christina to Neil right before she walked down the aisle to him. He’s a pilot and I thought that was so perfect! Her succulent bouquet also made my heart happy!
We snuck a few photos of the cake before the table was ready, but that light was too perfect to pass up!
Christina wanted to put her dress on downstairs near the fireplace and I loved the moody light down there!
Then it was back upstairs to finish getting ready … and hug a few necks before the ceremony started!
Neil’s blue suit was awesome and the succulent boutonniere went perfectly!
Neil also wins for THE best reactions to seeing his beautiful bride for the first time. I think he was pretty happy as he saw her coming down the aisle. ♥
Their vows were handwritten and heartfelt. It was so sweet hearing them read them to each other – and even I got a little teary-eyed!
After their unity candle, they were pronounced husband and wife! ♥
We may not have been able to drive around Piedmont Park in a golf cart like they wanted, but we made the best of the Piedmont Room after their ceremony. I think their photos together turned out beautifully!
The sitting area with furniture from Red Door was absolutely perfect! Their guests were tucked away enjoying some cocktails and they were able to have some time alone. I love the pilot and co-pliot signs on the backs of their chairs. They sat in those later during the toasts!
Introducing Mr. and Mrs.Wheeler! ♥
They were both full of expressions during the toasts! One of my favorite parts of their reception!
This bride and groom didn’t have an official first dance, but this was pretty close. I love capturing sweet moments like these!
The wedding cake and desserts from Sweet Cheats looked absolutely delicious! Christina and Neil had fun with them too …
They opted out of having a DJ and dancing, but there was music playing and some guests just had to get moving …
Grandma was my favorite though! She kissed me on my cheek when I told her she was showing everyone else how it was done! Ha! And then she went on to dance some more!
Toward the end of the reception, the bride and groom drank out of their new personalized boots! A wedding gift from the groom’s brother!
And then a little more dancing before it was time for the night to end!
It was still raining when it was time for their exit. So instead of sparklers outside, they did ribbon streamers inside! It was the perfect end to a perfect evening! Neil and Christina, I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! ♥
Photographer: Simply Corey Photography
Planner: Laura Burchfield Events
Hair & Makeup: Kyle, Vigilante Cosmetics
Furniture Rental: Red Door
Cake: Sweet Cheats
Videographer: Radiant Sky Films
Musician: Keith Gehle, guitarist
More About Atlanta Wedding Photographer, Simply Corey Photography:
Simply Corey Photography is located west of Atlanta, near Newnan, Carrollton, Douglasville, Villa Rica, and Bremen. I opened my photography business in late 2004 and have photographed many couples, weddings, and events throughout the metro Atlanta area since.
I am available for weddings, elopements, and portrait sessions Sunday through Friday. Engagement and anniversary sessions may take place at my private outdoor location or the location of your choice within greater Atlanta. I have put together some information for weddings and portrait sessions with Simply Corey Photography, and each link provides examples of my work, what to expect, and starting rates. You may request detailed pricing and my availability by sending me an email!
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