Candace & Anthony

I have known Candace since she was about 8 years old. When she wasn’t riding horses, she would “gallop” around with my oldest daughter, Kimberly, pretending to be horses! That was many years ago – and my have they grown up! The years have flown by way too fast and I can’t believe Candace is now married!

Candace and Anthony were married back in December at The Secret Bed and Breakfast Lodge in Leesburg, Alabama. This B&B is a sweet little getaway on top of Lookout Mountain with a gorgeous view!

Alabama wedding photographer, The Secret Bed and Breakfast Lodge

Candace and her bridesmaids had fun getting ready in The Nautical cottage.

getting ready at The Secret Bed and Breakfast by Atlanta wedding photographer

I love that my daughter was able to do her childhood friend’s hair and make-up for her big day. ♥

bridal make up, getting ready at The Secret Bed and Breakfast by Atlanta wedding photographer

Candace decorated some classic Chuck Taylor’s (my favorite!) for her wedding shoes!

Converse wedding shoes by Atlanta wedding photographer

The groom’s aunt put together Candace’s blue and white bouquet as well as all of the other flowers for their wedding.

blue and white bouquet by Alabama wedding photographer

Candace actually wore a vintage wedding dress for her big day. Not any old wedding dress, but her mother’s wedding dress! How special is that?

Vintage wedding dress by Atlanta wedding photographer

And it fit her perfectly! ♥

putting dress on bride by Atlanta wedding photographer

Anthony is in the U. S. Marine Corp. He was deployed a few weeks after their wedding day and is currently overseas for 6 months. I love that she chose a “Marine Wife” garter to honor him!

Marine garter on bride by Atlanta wedding photographer

bride with parents by Atlanta wedding photographer

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe.” A sixpence became a symbol for good fortune and prosperity for the bride and the groom. Instead of a sixpence, Candace’s dad placed a shiny penny in her shoe!

father putting a penny in the brides shoe by Atlanta wedding photographer

The view from Lookout Mountain was breathtaking and the wedding ceremony site was beautiful – even with the bare December trees and the overcast day!

The Secret Bed and Breakfast wedding ceremony by Alabama wedding photographer

I love how emotional Anthony became seeing his beautiful bride for the first time! ♥

The Secret Bed and Breakfast mountain wedding ceremony by Atlanta wedding photographer

The Secret Bed and Breakfast mountain wedding ceremony by Atlanta wedding photographer

unity sand ritual during a mountain wedding ceremony by Atlanta wedding photographer

mountain wedding ceremony by Atlanta wedding photographer

Following the ceremony and formal family and wedding party photos, I snuck the bride and groom away for some photos of just them. ♥

bride and groom, mountain wedding at The Secret Bed an dBreakfast Lodge by Atlanta wedding photographer

Have I mentioned how much I love the mountain view? Perfect for bride and groom portraits!

bride and groom, mountain wedding at The Secret Bed an dBreakfast Lodge by Atlanta wedding photographer

bride and groom, mountain wedding at The Secret Bed an dBreakfast Lodge by Atlanta wedding photographer

bride and groom, mountain wedding at The Secret Bed an dBreakfast Lodge by Atlanta wedding photographer

They had a laid back reception that included lots of visiting with family and friends, dinner, and a few wedding traditions – starting with the cutting of the cake!

cake by Alabama wedding photographer

bride and groom cake by Alabama wedding photographer

Then they moved outside for their first dance . . .

first dance at The Secret Bed and Breakfast Lodge by Atlanta wedding photographer

. . . and the father-daughter dance. ♥

father and bride dance at The Secret Bed and Breakfast Lodge by Alabama wedding photographer

It was close, but Kimberly caught the bouquet!

bouquet toss at The Secret Bed and Breakfast Lodge by Atlanta wedding photographer

And one of Candace’s brothers caught the garter.

garter toss at The Secret Bed and Breakfast Lodge by Alabama wedding photographer

Since Candace and Anthony were staying at The Secret Bed and Breakfast Lodge after the wedding, the girls went ahead and put on some comfy clothes after the festivities.

bride and bridesmaids by Atlanta wedding photographer

It was a fun day and I am so thankful I was able to be a part of it. I wish you two a lifetime filled with an abundance of love and laughter, Candace and Anthony! I also pray that Anthony makes it home safely from his deployment and that the time flies by for the two of you! ♥

The Secret Bed and Breakfast Lodge in Leesburg Alabama

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more about atlanta wedding photographer, simply corey photography:

Simply Corey Photography is located in West Georgia, near Newnan, Villa Rica, Carrollton, Douglasville, and Bremen. I began my photography business in late 2004 and have photographed many couples and weddings throughout greater Atlanta since.  Custom engagement sessions may take place at my private outdoor location or the location of your choice within metro Atlanta.

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  • AshleyWhat a beautiful view and couple! Simply breathtaking images!ReplyCancel

  • SamanthaWhat a stunning wedding oh my goodness! I just love the background of the newlywed shots. They’re all absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Allison AndersonWhat a wonderful experience to have known the bride since she was a little girl — I’m sure it made the whole day at the Secret Bed and Breakfast Lodge in Leesburg, Alabama that much more special. It sounds like family and heritage is very important to her with the special touches she included in her wedding day.ReplyCancel

  • EstherHow special to be able to capture the wedding day of someone you’ve watched grow up with your daughter. No doubt it was meaningful to the couple, as well, to have you as their wedding photographer, and the images are so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BartooWhat a beautiful wedding! I’m sure this was such a sweet opportunity for you to watch this girl grow up into a beautiful woman and capture this very special moment in her life. This was such a lovely wedding and you captured great memories that they will always cherish.ReplyCancel

  • Christine DOkay, this couple has to be cool because December 20 is my anniversary too! What a beautiful wedding, and I am sure it was so special to her that you were able to photograph it for her since you have known her for so long. The Bed and Breakfast Lodge looks like so much fun and it had gorgeous places for bridal portraits.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny StormentWhat a great wedding, I love that the bride wore her mother’s dress and totally made it so unique and different then most weddings. And the venue The Secret Bed & Breakfast was a perfect backdrop for this stunning wedding.ReplyCancel

  • BrendenI love that the bride wore her mother wedding dress. She looked so beautiful in it too. And what a special thing to be able to photograph your daughters friends wedding. I bet that time it took for them to grow up went by in a flash.ReplyCancel

  • Jen HCongratulations, Candace! These photos really showcase what a beautiful wedding you had. The mountains look beautiful too!ReplyCancel

  • Jentry DrydenAmazing storytelling! I love those scenic shots with the mountain views…incredible! Again, gorgeous wedding photography…great work!ReplyCancel