Courtney and Phillip both work in the fashion industry. Their wedding was stylish but never lost that southern charm and heartfelt meaning. This was a true Atlanta wedding.
Ambient Plus Studios is the perfect loft wedding venue in Atlanta.
It's great for couples who want a blank space to bring their vision to life. The space has great light, is spacious and allows the couple to control the style. We love to see what our creative wedding couples dream up!! Of course, Akia and Mike's vision blew us away!
Akia and Mike brought the outdoors indoors.
They chose "grass" carpet for the ceremony area and bright florals. The natural light spilling in the windows enhanced their gorgeous decor. They had seating around the "alter" for the parents to be comfortable and have a front row seat during the ceremony.
Akia's grandmother officiated the ceremony.
We are big softies when grandparents officiate ceremonies! We love that Akia and Mike chose to have her grandmother play such an important role in their ceremony.
Akia and Mike had the BEST personalized vows!!
Everyone (including us) was wiping away tears during the ceremony. Akia's vows were a great encouragement in any marriage, "I promise to give us a fighting chance when for better or worse gets tough." And Mike's were so sweet and heartfelt!! We loved being able to capture them writing their vows before the ceremony. It's so awesome they have those moments preserved.
They chose to have a pop-tail hour in lieu of a cocktail hour.
King of Pops, out of Atlanta, was there handing out different flavors to the guests. The entire room was smiling! How could anyone not be happy eating popsicles?
Pretty much everything about this wedding was our "favorite!" :) Akia and Mike had a (fake) tattoo booth set up with custom Akia and Mike tattoos. Everyone loved this! By the end of the night all of their guests were covered in tattoos, us included! We may have sported our for days afterwords. :)
As the night ended, everyone waved glow sticks during the wedding exit and sent Akia and Mike off on their new adventures!
Montaluce Winery is the most beautiful vineyard in North Georgia for a wedding!
It is located in Dahlonega, Georgia and is one of our favorite wedding venues! You feel as if you are entering a different place as you drive through the entrance. The gorgeous vineyards and architecture instantly makes you feel relaxed, or as a filmmaker, inspired. As an added bonus, the wine is really tasty!
L'Anda and Calvin had an intimate wedding on the terrace overlooking the vineyards.
Their family and closest friends were in attendance to watch them get married. The view as they were married was gorgeous! As you watch their film, listen to the meaningful words spoken by their pastor.
The details of the day were perfect and classic, from her stunning bouquet of red roses to the intimate setting of dinner to the table of memories. The dinner was filled with love and laughter! Their siblings both gave toasts during dinner and everyone was pleasantly surprised when Calvin's brother's toast was a poem he wrote. Laughter erupted during several lines!
After dinner, everyone headed to the photo booth and dance floor. Everyone did not hesitate to get the party started on the dance floor!
Wedding Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Wedding Venue: The Sonnet House
Florist: Corey Daniel Florals
Photographer: Amy Carson Photography
Cakes: Wedding Cakes By Jan
DJ: Feel the Beat Entertainment
Wedding Dress: Bella's Bridal & Formal
Menswear: Mr. Burch Formal Wear
Hair & Makeup: Molly Stilley & Morgan Ashley Studio Salon
Transportation: Coats Classic Cars
Why choosing the First Look was perfect for them.
Let's be honest ... Allyson and Chase's first look had everyone in a huge puddle of tears! Chase was so overwhelmed to see Allyson and he was so emotional. They were so happy to be getting married!! Having a First Look was the perfect choice for them because it calmed their nerves.
Allyson, along with her whole wedding party, had their hair and makeup done at the Morgan Ashley Salon in Birmingham, Alabama. Molly Stilley did a wonderful job and Allyson look gorgeous! The bridesmaids had a blast spending the morning together and the stress of doing their own hair was taken off of them.
Next, to the best Birmingham wedding venue, The Sonnet House!
Jared, Corey and Ellen, along with the rest of The Sonnet House team, are amazing! Couple that with how gorgeous the venue is and you cannot go wrong getting married there.
Allyson and Chase had a fun group of friends and family! There was laughter coming out of both rooms all day long. And at times a few tears, but no ugly crying (right Allyson?).
They decided to wait until the wedding day to give the gifts to their wedding party. This was a great idea because we were able to capture those moments for them. Also, it created a really special moment for everyone. And there may have been a few tears. :)
Their guests signed a guitar wedding guestbook!
It was at the entrance to the ceremony as guests walked in. This was such an unique idea, especially since Chase plays the guitar. We love when couples personalize their wedding day to include touches that are very "them." Plus, it makes and awesome piece of wall art!
Choosing Coats Classic Cars made their grand leave feel like a fairytale!
After a night of dancing, laughing and eating, Allyson and Chase left in "Catherine." "Catherine" is a beautiful vintage Rolls-Royce provided by Coats Classic Cars. They headed to The Historic Tutwiler Hotel in downtown Birmingham to end their perfect day!
Wedding Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Wedding Venue: The Church On Main & Second Presbyterian Church
Photographer: Liz Powers Photography
Wedding Planner: Soiree's
Catering: On The List Catering & Events
Cake: Cakemakers by Dan The Cake Man
Florist: Divine Designs
DJ: Sound Force
There is nothing like a fall wedding in Chattanooga, Tennessee! The weather is perfect and the leaves are bright, vibrant and every color you can imagine. Erica and Brad's wedding day was no exception as the sun shone bright.
It is always really special when we get to celebrate multiple events with the same family. We filmed Erica's brother wedding years ago and loved spending more time with this sweet family!!
Why choosing not to have a first look was right for them.
Erica and Brad chose not to see each other before the ceremony. They were both really nervous as they were getting ready, but Brad was definitely the most nervous! One of our favorite moments of the day was when Erica walked with her Dad down the aisle. Brad was obviously overwhelmed when he saw Erica for the first time. He was trying to control his emotions, but at the same time he couldn't take his eyes off of her! Re-watch their wedding video at the 2:50 mark!
They chose the best Chattanooga wedding venues!
They were married at Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Chattanooga. This church is perfect for a wedding because it is beautiful on the inside and outside! Plus, it is conveniently located to many reception venues downtown Chattanooga. We always love filming there!
Everyone headed to The Church on Main for their reception. Sound Force had the dance floor packed all night! Erica's wedding dress transformed from an elegant lace dress to a sleek dress perfect for the party. She was comfortable and did not leave the dance floor until their sparkler leave!
The day would not have been the same without their amazing wedding vendors from all over Chattanooga! Soiree's did a fantastic job coordinating all of the wedding events and making the venues look gorgeous!