Christina & Neil

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! ♥

Piedmont Room window, details by Atlanta wedding photographer

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! ♥

Newnan wedding photographer, rustic wooden ring box with eucalyptus

I adored the wooden ring box that Christina and Neil had for their wedding rings. Personalized keepsakes are some of my favorite details!

Carrollton wedding photographer, detail shot with invitation and rings

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!

West Georgia wedding photographer, bridal bouquet with succulents

We snuck a few photos of the cake before the table was ready, but that light was too perfect to pass up!

Atlanta wedding photographer, Sweet Cheats wedding cake with flowers

Christina wanted to put her dress on downstairs near the fireplace and I loved the moody light down there!

Douglasville wedding photographer, lace wedding dress on Mrs. hanger

Then it was back upstairs to finish getting ready … and hug a few necks before the ceremony started!

Atlanta wedding photographer, bride getting ready at Park Tavern

Villa Rica wedding photographer, groom getting ready in Park Tavern

Piedmont Room wedding ceremony, West Georgia wedding photographer

Neil’s blue suit was awesome and the succulent boutonniere went perfectly!

Newnan wedding photographer, groom with succulent boutonniere

Atlanta wedding photographer, bride walking down aisle in The Piedmont Room

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. ♥

Carrollton wedding photographer, groom in blue suit first look at bride

Douglasville wedding photographer, father giving bride away

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!

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Villa Rica wedding photographer, unity candle in the Piedmont Room

After their unity candle, they were pronounced husband and wife! ♥

Newnan wedding photographer, first kiss during Piedmont Room ceremony

Carrollton wedding photographer, couple after Piedmont Room ceremony

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!

Douglasville wedding photographer, groom dipping bride in Piedmont Room

Villa Rica wedding photographer, just married couple in Piedmont RoomWest Georgia wedding photographer, couple holding Auburn sign

Piedmont Room at Park Tavern details by Atlanta wedding photographer

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!

Atlanta wedding photographer, couple in pilot chairs in Piedmont Room

Douglasville wedding photographer, couple on couch at Park Tavern

Atlanta wedding photographer, couple on couch in Piedmont Room

Carrollton wedding photographer, couple on couch in Piedmont Room Atlanta

Newnan wedding photographer, bridal portraits on a white couch

Villa Rica wedding photographer, bride and groom portraits by a window

Atlanta wedding photographer, silhouette of a bride by a large window

Villa Rica wedding photographer, guest book table at reception

Introducing Mr. and Mrs.Wheeler! ♥

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Atlanta wedding photographer, bride and groom reactions to toasts

They were both full of expressions during the toasts! One of my favorite parts of their reception!

West Georgia wedding photographer, bride and groom react to reception toasts

This bride and groom didn’t have an official first dance, but this was pretty close. I love capturing sweet moments like these!

West Georgia wedding photographer, first dance in Piedmont RoomWest Georgia wedding photographer, Sweet Cheats wedding cake and desserts

The wedding cake and desserts from Sweet Cheats looked absolutely delicious! Christina and Neil had fun with them too …

Carrollton wedding photographer, bride and groom cutting Sweet Cheats cakeNewnan wedding photographer, guest gift bags at reception

They opted out of having a DJ and dancing, but there was music playing and some guests just had to get moving …

Douglasville wedding photographer, dancing during reception at Piedmont Room

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!

West Georgia wedding photographer, grandma dancing at receptionWest Georgia wedding photographer, bride with glass boot drink

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!

Atlanta wedding photographer, bride and groom drinking from glass boots

And then a little more dancing before it was time for the night to end!

Villa Rica wedding photographer, bride and groom dancing at reception

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! ♥

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Photographer: Simply Corey Photography

Venue: The Piedmont Room at Park Tavern in Atlanta, GA

Planner: Laura Burchfield Events

Hair & Makeup: Kyle, Vigilante Cosmetics

Flowers: Valarie Bell, With Bells On Floral & Event Design

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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  • MarinaWhat a beautiful wedding! Intimate weddings are so lovely and you captured so many of the lovely details the bride probably planned so carefully. The dress photos took my breath away, the entire gallery is stunning! You’re a wonderful wedding photographer! ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer RittenberryI don’t even know where to start with this gorgeous Atlanta wedding.  I wouldn’t have guessed that in-climate weather moved this shindig inside with all of the beautiful images you were able to capture of their nuptials in the Piedmont Room Park Tavern.  Initially, as I began scrolling through the images, I thought the detail shots of the rings and the bride’s bouquet would be my favorites.  But, as I kept scrolling, I just kept changing my favorites to the next section of images,and then the next.  Ultimately, this entire gallery of images is spectacular and any bride would be lucky to have you as their Atlanta Wedding Photographer!ReplyCancel

  • BrendenWhat a beautiful Atlanta wedding! I love the gorgeous details and the bride is stunning, and the grooms navy suit is such an amazing color! Looked like a perfect day :)ReplyCancel