Couples like Makenzie and Keith make me smile!! Even though their wedding day was hot and humid and the air conditioning at their reception broke, they didn’t lose an ounce of their joy! From their large bridal party to their family and friends at the reception, they were surrounded by so much love and excitement that there was never a bad moment. And I’ve never seen a groom smile as wide as Keith did when Makenzie came down the staircase (oh my gosh was this beautiful!!)!
I began Makenzie & Keith’s wedding day already knowing that the pictures would be incredible. Makenzie is a cheerleader at the University of Georgia, and ever since taking her boudoir portraits, I knew she was amazing in front of the camera! What I didn’t know was how Keith would be. Unlike most of my grooms, I hadn’t met Keith until their rehearsal dinner the night before. Typically, I’m a little nervous with my grooms because, well, guys usually don’t like photos! But Keith is so easy-going, he immediately makes you feel like family. And the rest of the day was a breeze! Even their bridal party of 25 was perfect to photograph!!
Everyone in Makenzie and Keith’s family has a way with words. At the rehearsal, so many of their guests stood up to toast the happy couple, and I’m pretty sure I teared up at each one.
But my favorite moments came during the reception! While we were taking couples’ portraits, Keith kept getting antsy, saying that he wanted to make sure we were back before the band, Az Izz, took the stage. Apparently, they were going to be awesome. So we finished up and headed back to the venue. I was thinking in my head “how great is this band really going to be??” I wanted more time with my bride and groom! But when those guys took the stage, HOLY COW. They brought it, and I totally understood why Keith wanted to get back so fast!! I was sending video after video to Garrett because I didn’t think he’d believe me!
It was such a treat to get to be a part of Makenzie & Keith’s wedding day! This job is so amazing, and I’m constantly honored that couples like them trust me with these memories!
Thanks to the amazing vendor team for pulling off such a glorious celebration! Venue & Catering: Chateau Elan Winery & Resort / Planning: Georgia TLC Events / Florist: Design House of Flowers / Make Up Artist: Megan Quintana Artistry / Hair: Chelsie Rodden Hair / Cake Artist: The Baking Grounds / Video: Evan and Jenna / Live Band: Az Izz (Music Garden Bands) / Bridal Gown: Wedding Angels Boutique / Tux: Jos A Bank / Invitations: Grammarcy Fine Papers
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