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Anna & JohnDavid – A Classical Christmas Wedding at Smoke Rise Country Club


December 23, 2014


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There’s something so magical about this time of year — the twinkling lights in Christmas trees, the love shown through the exchange of gifts, the traditions and special family time — so what could be more magical than a wedding at Christmas time? Nothing. Seriously. Anna & JohnDavid’s wedding was  such a fun way to kick off the Christmas season! I adore all the red and green, the Christmas trees and wreaths at both the church and the reception venue. I adore how Anna, her Mom, sisters and bridesmaids all dressed up in flannel pjs to get ready – just like on Christmas morning! Oh, so much Christmas beauty! Let’s jump right into the images, shall we?

Anna & JohnDavid, thank you both so much for the beautiful way you love each other, for being sweethearts and for sharing this very special day with me. I adored meeting and getting to know your amazing families and seeing all the people who have helped shape who you are. You are some of the most caring and beautiful people that I have come to know & I’m so blessed to have been a part of your wedding. Merry Christmas! Much love and appreciation – Carrie Joy

Don’t you just adore Anna’s earrings? They are actually the same ones her Mom wore on her wedding day! How cool is that?

I love Anna’s gorgeous Allure gown found at Formally Yours; doesn’t it look amazing hanging in the Auman’s beautifully decorated home?!

Anna’s gorgeous hair & makeup by Leslie and Alyssa of Pure Class Hair Design created a stunning bridal look.

Anna, her Mom & sisters look just darling in their flannel pajamas. Nothing like relaxing while getting ready!

One of my favorite images – how sweet are Anna & her sisters? It’s so Christmasy! 🙂

The detail on the back of Anna’s Allure gown is simply stunning!

Anna’s Dad made cufflinks for JohnDavid and his groomsmen with the GA & NC states on them – Anna’s & JohnDavid’s home states!

Anna, you are beautiful!

The beautiful classical Christmas carols  played in the time leading up to the ceremony reminded me of being in my grandparents church on Christmas Eve 🙂

Loved the beautiful  “Trumpet Tune” that Anna walked down the aisle to!

Doesn’t Anna look absolutely stunning coming down the aisle on her father’s arm?

Love this beautiful moment of prayer at the end of the ceremony

The new Mr. & Mrs. Morris!

After a few portraits of the newlyweds, it was off to Smoke Rise Country Club for the reception!

The beautiful silver vessels and white linens for the centerpieces were shared from Anna’s mother, grandmother and friends!

Don’t Anna & JohnDavid make a stunning couple?

I love all the gorgeous little details Anna & her family added around Smoke Rise!

Isn’t the cake just gorgeous? I adore the beautiful Christmas touch!

JohnDavid and the guys performed a dance they had choreographed that was definitely one of the highlights of the evening!

Anna’s Grandmother Betty Anne is such a joy! One of my new best friends. Isn’t she darling?

Congrats Anna & JohnDavid! Wishing you many joy-filled days ahead! And Merry Christmas, everyone!

Many thanks to Kristina Lawson for helping me shoot Anna & JohnDavid’s wedding and to the following vendors who helped make their wedding a success:

Ceremony Location: Peachtree Corners ARP Church | Ceremony Musicians: Libb Adams (piano), Robert Adams (trumpet), Martha Carol (violin) | Ceremony Coordinators: Beth Johnston and Pat Barbar |Pastor: Jeff Lewis| Reception Venue: Smoke Rise Country Club | Reception Coordinators: Sharia Riley and Liz Hall | Florist: Hall’s Flower Shop | Cake Artist: Blue Rooster | DJ: RG Waterworth | Hair and Makeup: Pure Class Hair Salon (Leslie and Alyssa) | Bridal Gown, Design: Allure from Formally Yours | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Men’s Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse Vera Wang Black |

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