Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Love: Elizabeth & Joe get married

The weather forecast for Saturday was sunny, low humidity and high in the upper 70's = perfect weather for Elizabeth and Joe to get married. And I knew this was a great sign that their emotional day would be everything they hoped for. All the planning and stress surrounding wedding planning can get overwhelming, but when the day finally comes, my best advice is to just enjoy it. Try as much as you can to live in the moment and make a mental note of everything that you're feeling and all the details of the day. Because the goal isn't to have a perfect day (that isn't even possible.) The goal is to make that commitment to your partner and celebrate the beginning of your life together with all your friends and family. And that's exactly what Elizabeth and Joe did.

I've had an opportunity to get to know them pretty well over the last few months photographing their engagement portrait, two wedding showers and the rehearsal dinner, so witnessing their "I do's" was really special. Their love for each other and the comfort they feel with one another is palpable. It's something I recognized the first time we met. In the face of obstacles and difficulties, it's clear that their partnership is strong and unwavering. Congratulations Elizabeth and Joe!

Venue: The Mary Gay House, Decatur, Georgia
Florist: Carithers
Caterer: Zest Atlanta
Rings: Alexander's of Atlanta
Ceremony Music: Nick Edelstein
Reception Music: Nick & the Grooves
Thanks to Josh Lamkin for second shooting. You rocked it.

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