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Marcy & Chris | Atlanta Wedding

Marcy and Chris had an amazing wedding at The Reid Farm barn, north of Atlanta, in Cumming, Georgia. Everything was amazing: Marcy and Chris, all the details, their wedding party and their guests.

We loved …

... their "surprise" first look! Chris knew he and Marcy were going to have a "first look", but he thought it would the traditional "first look". However, Marcy wanted to catch Chris off guard. So, we carefully orchestrated with the photographers to have Marcy walk through the barn doors while Chris was having his photo made. It went perfect!! Chris was completely taken by surprise and was in awe of his beautiful bride!

... their walk down the aisle! Marcy entered the ceremony through barn doors, then slowly started walking. At the same time, Chris took her bouquet from the Maid of Honor and started walking towards her. As they met in the middle, he gave her the bouquet and they walked to the front together. I loved this moment! It was beautiful and symbolic of "we're always in this together ... side by side".

... their personalized details! They served various flavors of whoopie pies instead of cake. The guest favors were jars of Maine jelly (Marcy's from Maine) and a glass bottle Coke with peanuts (Chris is from Georgia). These were just a few of our favorite details.

... their Wedding Day Edit reaction! While we were filming all day, Matt was also editing a short film that we played at the reception. There are a lot of pieces of the puzzle that have to come together for a Wedding Day Edit to happen. I loved watching Marcy and Chris as they watched the film. To see Marcy and Chris laugh, cry, smile and whisper to each other as it played, made all of the planning so very worth it!

Take a moment to watch their Wedding Day Edit that was played at the reception.

Congratulations Marcy and Chris! We loved hanging out with you and getting to capture your wedding!!

Marcy & Chris's Vendors:

Venue // The Reid Barn Planning & Design // Signature Weddings and Events & Swoon Designs Photographer // Brita Photography - Brittany & Nick Florals // Bedazzled Flower Shop Bridal Gown Designer // Essense Bridal Gown Salon // Elite Bridal Makeup & Hair  // Rhonda McLain Invitations // Moore Custom Creations

Lauren + James // Atlanta Wedding Video

Here's a little secret ... any couple who introduces us to super tasty restaurants will always hold a special place in our hearts. When we were making plans to meet up with Lauren and James, she immediately emailed back that she "had a great place in mind." A couple of weeks later, we were meeting them at Ria's Bluebird in east Atlanta. By the end of breakfast, we had barely discussed their wedding and Matt and I wished we had not split a plate. (Amazing food!!)

Now, on to the wedding day.  We loved ...

... the way James looked at Lauren! I heard James throughout the day talk about how beautiful Lauren was. He was completely smitten with his beautiful bride.

... that they were just themselves! One of my favorite moments was right before they were introduced. Lauren and James broke out into a "rock pose" then walked on the dance floor and ballroom danced. They were just fun!

... their surprise "Just Married" sign! Lauren and James have a Boston Terrier named Benson. So, their wedding party had a custom made "Just Married" sign with a Boston Terrier bride and groom. Besides being SO cute, it was very sweet and thoughtful.

Congratulations Lauren and James!

James and Lauren's wedding vendors:

Location // Atlanta, GA Wedding Venue // The Gardens at Great Oaks Photographer // Lulu Photos Coordinator // Buds n' Bells Florist // Buds n' Bells DJ // Black Tie Events - Tyler  Caterer // Chef Cary's Catering Cake Decorator // Metrotainment Bakery Bridal Gown Salon // David's Bridal Bridal Gown Designer // Oleg Cassini Bridesmaids Dresses // Brides by Demetrios Tuxedos // Savvi Formalwear Makeup & Hair // Pure Airbrush Makeup - Jennifer Milz Invitations // Anne Madison Designs Favors // Vengeance is Sweet (Bakery) - s'mores