Allie + Josh's Jekyll Island Wedding

This Jekyll Island Convention Center wedding is simply beautiful! When Allie and Josh first contacted me about photographing their Jekyll Island wedding, I was actually already booked for that particular day! But a few months later they got back in touch to say they'd changed the date and I happily agreed to their wedding. You may remember this couple from their Chattanooga engagement session in May. If you liked those pictures you are going to LOVE these! I had such a great time running around Jekyll Island with this bride and groom! We stopped by the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel as well as Crane Cottage. The photos are some of my favorites I've ever taken. So without further ado, I am proud to share these photos from Allie and Josh's Jekyll Island Wedding! 

Allie and Josh's first look is probably my favorite one, ever! I just can't get over the sweetness of the moment. These two teared up after saying "hello" to each other for the first time on their wedding day, and a handful of time later on ;)

The Jekyll Island Convention Center set up this beautiful scene for the wedding ceremony. I loved the sunlight and breeze! It felt so elegant and also so intimate. 

Allie and Josh, THANK YOU for letting me be part of your big day! I loved every minute of it and wish you all the best!

Morgan + Drew's Wedding | St Simons Island, GA

Today's wedding is about as sweet as they come. I am so happy to share with you a handful of my favorite photos from Morgan and Drew's St. Simons Island wedding! As a wedding photographer in the Golden Isles, I love the scenic variety I get to photograph. Some weddings are beach-y, some are backyard, some are resort-y and some are classic church weddings. So when it comes to wedding photography, St. Simons has a lot to offer the bride and groom! Today's blog post features one of my personal favorites--Spanish moss and old oak trees. I can honestly say I never get tired of the Avenue of the Oaks or the wispy moss hanging from the trees. The other main location for Morgan and Drew's wedding is the St. Simons Presbyterian Church--the same church where Morgan grew up and where her parents were married years ago! So sit back and enjoy these photos of one spectacular couple and their special day. 

Libby + Michael, St. Simons Island Wedding | April 30, 2016

Today’s blog post features a wedding that feels so classic and is yet so one of a kind. Libby and Michael were married in St. Simons, GA in what the bride describes as, "an eclectic mix of modern, clean, rustic, neutral, and relaxed.” Think  a backyard wedding with a local judge as the officiant; music playing from a stereo and dancing in the grass;  cold beer and all your closest friends.  Libby and Michael’s wedding and reception had a clear theme—relax, enjoy, celebrate!  Here’s my favorite example—the timeline had the ceremony start time as "3:00-ish” in order to "give time for the late-comers to get there” :) I love it! If you’re planning a backyard wedding of you’re own you’re sure to get lots of ideas from this wedding. Enjoy!

 

Libby's trick for keeping all of the wedding plans together and staying sane?  "Keep a small notebook to jot down ideas, make your guest list, etc. An excel spreadsheet is also handy for addresses (Minted has a great template). Make a note on your phone to capture those "I'm out and I left my notebook at home" idea moments--you won't remember them later. Also, delegate-- planning a wedding was a lot more stressful towards the end than I thought it would be!

When I asked Libby what her favorite part of the wedding decor was she said, "The palette wall my dad and husband built (and I helped paint) for our ceremony and the flowers tucked between the white-washed boards!" Check it out below--

SUCH a fantastic example of a wedding as a party for a couple so loved by their family and friends! I had a great time photographing it and have to agree with Libby when she says she wishes she could, "Add more hours to the day so we could spent more time with our friends and family!" :) Congrats, Libby and Michael! Wish you all the best!

Lauren + Ashley | St Simons Island,GA Wedding

This St. Simons Island wedding has been on the drafting table for a while now and I'm glad to finally share it with you! It takes place at the beautiful Sea Island's Avenue of the Oaks and is as romantic as it is timeless. Ancient oak trees, draped with moss; lots of vintage jewelry and heirlooms, bridesmaids in glittering shades of lilac. As Lauren describes, "We were going for a classic and timeless look that we could look back on years from now and not regret a thing. We tried to stay away from current fads when it came to our style."  They absolutely achieved this from beginning to end and I so loved working with Ashley and Lauren. Wait till you see the photos, these two are a blast! 

 

" Ashley and I were engaged for a year and a half, which gave us a LOT of time to consider, reconsider (and reconsider again) what we wanted our wedding day to be like. How it all turned out was better than we could have ever imagined. The boys played golf the morning of the wedding while the girls had mimosas and tea sandwiches in the dressing room. The ceremony venue was so naturally beautiful, we didn't need to do anything in terms of decor. It created the perfect scene for such a spiritual and romantic event. We lit a unity candle while our brother-in-law, Trent, sang with the string/flute trio which ended up being a very special moment during the ceremony. Our reception was so much fun!! It was such a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by loving friends and family, and to just let loose and have a good time. The band kept everyone on the dance floor all night...we never wanted it to end!"

This was one of my favorite weddings of 2015 and it's such a joy to see the photos all over again! I guess that's the upside of being way behind on blog posts ;) Ashley and Lauren we love you and wish you all the best!