Allyson & Mike

Remember this beautiful couple’s engagement session? I had the honor of photographing their beautiful wedding in July! Their wedding and reception were both held at the Conservatory at Waterstone in Acworth. They describe themselves as “a unique mix of modern loft and rustic french country” – such an awesome Atlanta wedding venue!

Conservatory at Waterstone wedding

Allyson was in the private upstairs bridal suite getting ready with her girls when I arrived.

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While she finished up, I whisked her belongings away for some detail shots! I absolutely love that she wore sparkly flats for her wedding!

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Allyson’s veil was one of my favorites. The thick lace trim is just so elegant!

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She chose summery pinks, yellows and oranges for her wedding colors. Perfect for her July wedding!

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I loved the summery feel to their wedding cake covered with flowers that matched her bridal bouquet. Mike’s Army groom’s cake was incredible too. I love the personalized dog tag!

wedding cake Conservatory at Waterstone

Practical wedding favors are my favorite and the stemless wine glasses Mike and Allyson gave their guests were too cool. I also loved the idea of having the guests sign a monogrammed platter instead of a traditional guest book!

wedding tables and guest favors by Atlanta photographer

Allyson’s bridesmaids helped her get into her dress in the bridal suite. I just love the look of joy and excitement on her face as everything was coming together before the ceremony! The photo of her flower girl looking at her adoringly melts my heart too!

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Mike and his best man prepared for the wedding downstairs. I love to see grooms in uniform and since Mike is in the U.S. Army, he wore his dress blues.

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Isn’t Allyson a gorgeous bride? ♥

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Conservatory at Waterstone wedding ceremony

They were married during a beautiful wedding ceremony in the outdoor garden at The Conservatory at Waterstone.

wedding ceremony Conservatory at Waterstone

After the ceremony I took the wedding party behind the venue for some fun photos, making use of the beautiful light back there!

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wedding party Atlanta photographer

Once the group photos were finished, I photographed the bride and groom by themselves.

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bride and groom by Atlanta wedding photographer

The light just got better and better during our time together. The sun was going down quickly as we made use of the middle of the street behind The Conservatory at Waterstone.

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Their first dance was surrounded by loved ones- upstairs and downstairs!

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Time to cut into that beautiful cake!

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cake cutting at Conservatory at Waterstone Atlanta photographer

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After the cake cutting, they had parent dances and an anniversary dance to see which couple had been married the longest.

anniversary dance at The Conservatory at Waterstone

And then it was party time!

wedding reception at The Conservatory at Waterstone

I am pretty sure Allyson’s bouquet toss was the funniest toss I have ever witnessed. She threw her bouquet from the second floor but none of the single ladies ran for it. The bouquet actually made a “thud” when hitting the ground! Bridesmaid Claire (who happens to be an awesome Atlanta wedding photographer herself) was the one to finally pick it up!

bouquet toss at The Conservatory at Waterstone

Mike was on the first floor with his guys when he threw the garter – but the same thing happened! The garter sat on the floor until a guest decided to be a good sport and pick it up!

garter toss at The Conservatory at Waterstone

Their guests lined up outside loaded with bubbles and sparklers as Mike and Allyson exited their wedding reception!

Congratulations again, you two! I wish you many many years of love and happiness! ♥

bubble and sparkler exit at The Conservatory at Waterstone by Atlanta wedding photographer

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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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  • EstherWonderful job with this Atlanta wedding photography! I especially like the last photo of the bride and groom – everything about this is magical and romantic. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • AlysseI love this venue at the Conservatory at Waterstone in Acworth! Atlanta sure is lucky to have a wedding photographer like YOU who will capture these details. Speaking of details, that bride’s shoes are amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RThis was the most beautiful wedding! The the Conservatory at Waterstone in Acworth looks like it was the perfect venue for their big day! I love all of the detail shots you got, it looks like not one little detail was overlooked. :) That last image is amazing! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Christine DOnce again, Simply Corey has knocked wedding photography out of the park! Weddings are notorious for poor lighting conditions, but every single image here is perfection! And the details, the location and the couple are amazing! The Conservatory at Waterstone? I am so jealous that Atlanta has that for a wedding venue!ReplyCancel

  • LaurenI absolutely adore wedding photography. Every bride and groom is unique, and each wedding reflects their personal journey as a couple. And you’ve told this couple’s story so perfectly. All the details, the cakes and guest “book” (platter), wine glasses, the special military touches, sparklers, even their Atlanta location — it’s just so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • DoruALLYSON AND MIKE are such beautiful couple!! They must be very happy with the photos from one of the best ATLANTA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!! The portraits are so cool specially the ones when the sun started to go down. My favorite image is the last one with soap bubbles!ReplyCancel

  • BrendenThis whole wedding is absolutely perfection! Conservatory at Waterstone in Acworth is so beautiful and I love the bride and groom portraits are so beautiful, romantic, and lovely! I didn’t think it could get any better till I saw the last wedding photo! The bubble send-off picture is amazing!! Honestly it just doesn’t get any better than that!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon AtchleyBeautiful! I love your work.ReplyCancel

  • SamanthaWhat an incredible wedding at the Conservatory at Waterston in Acworth. The couple is so lucky to have found such an incredible Atlanta wedding photographer like you! I love your layout of their day beautiful captures each moment with commentary of the detail shots. My favorite photos of course are the send off of the groom in his blues and his stunning wife being showered by sparklers. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel