May 16, 2018
Annie and David’s wedding at the Oaks in Madison, Georgia was such an incredible day! And the cherry on top is that it’s being featured over on the Southern Weddings blog today!
I love the way Annie describes their story, “Two people from opposite sides of the country met through chance, became fast friends, went on countless trips and adventures together, and fell in love along the way.” David proposed on a camping trip near Mount Rainier, and the rest, as they say, is history! Since Annie and David love being outdoors, so it was important that they have everything from the ceremony to the reception outside! Annie’s parents home, the Oaks, was built in 1835 and totally fit the look they were going for with the outdoor celebration! And, it was also the perfect nod to Annie’s family heritage! I love that these two were laughing together all day and were so cute and romantic together! From the loving glances to the shared giggles, they were a joy to capture, and I simply loved being around them!
The day started with Annie and her girls getting ready in the gorgeous southern home, and I loved seeing the sweet relationship Annie had with each of the girls! After hair and makeup finished, Annie got into her gown with her Mom, and I was blown away! Annie’s Bo & Luca gown from the Dress Theory is really one of my favorite dresses I’ve ever seen! When she came onto the porch in her gown, the girls squealed in excitement! It was such an adorable moment! And speaking of sweet moments, I had to hold back tears during Annie’s Father/Daughter First Look when both Annie and her Dad were overcome by emotion! Gets me every time! I really enjoyed capturing David with his groomsmen and family as well!
The ceremony overlooked a beautiful field on one side of the property, and a gorgeous asymmetrical floral garland featuring magnolia leaves and flowers was the perfect touch! David’s face as Annie came down the aisle was absolutely priceless, and I love that the couple had both Dads read scripture during the ceremony!
After the ceremony, we took family and wedding party photos while the rest of the guests took a short walk across the property towards the “pole barn” for cocktail hour and the reception! Afterwards, we transitioned into Bride and Groom portraits, and the light was absolutely dreamy! I loved seeing how sweet, silly and romantic Annie and David were together! They also followed the southern tradition of Burying the Bourbon to keep away the rain, and I loved capturing their retrieval & sweet toast before we all headed to the reception! The gorgeous magnolia focused design by Amanda Jewel Floral + Design really complimented the beautiful magnolias found all over the property! After guests enjoyed dinner as the sun was setting, everyone partied into the night!
Annie and David, you are truly a JOY to be around. I’m amazed by the way you both love on and admire each other. I love the way you each plan “surprise dates” and the way you love and serve those around you! Capturing your wedding day was an honor and a joy for me! I hope these photos will bring you back to the joy you felt on Day 1 of your marriage and that your love only gets stronger from here! Much love and appreciation – Carrie Joy
Isn’t this stunning?!! I love that we were able to take some golden hour portraits against the gorgeous ceremony backdrop!
I love all the gorgeous details from the stunning bouquet to these adorable bouts!
Can we talk about how adorable Annie’s girls’ reaction to see her in her gown is?!! Love!
Isn’t Annie stunning?!! This is one of my favorite images from the day!
Father/Daughter First Looks are my favorite! I had to hold back tears when Annie’s Dad started tearing up!
Guests arrived at the Ceremony facing this gorgeous field just behind a beautiful asymmetrical floral backdrop by Amanda Jewel Floral + Design
David’s face says it all, don’t you think?!!
Can we just take a second to celebrate romance?!! This image has me feeling all the feels!!
Annie & David followed the southern tradition of Burying the Bourbon to chase away the rain! Seeing as we had the most perfect weather for their wedding, I’d say it worked!!
Annie and David shared a Bourbon Toast before heading to the reception!
Isn’t this stunning?! I love the textured linens, elegantly tied napkins, pretty menus and these southern centerpieces which are the perfect mixture of magnolia leaves and florals!
Guests mingled over cocktails before settling in for Tuscan Salads served family style!
Isn’t this beautiful?! When I renew my vows, I absolutely want a dinner al fresco at golden hour surrounded by all those I hold most dear!
Guests were invited to take home farm fresh eggs from the chickens that live on the property at the Oaks! Aren’t they beautiful?! I love the colors!
Annie & David – so happy for you guys! Thank you for the privilege of capturing your gorgeous day!
A big Thank You to my second photographer Noi Tran and to the rest of the amazing vendor team!
Planner: Nancy Nolan-Kuperberg of No Regrets Events
Venue: The Oaks in Madison, GA
Florist: Amanda Jewel Floral and Design
Wedding Cake or Dessert Baker: Classic Cheesecakes and Cakes
Caterer: Hallie Jane’s Catering
Rentals: Goodwin Rentals
Band: Cashmere via ECE
Paper Products: Chez La Mariee
Bride’s Hair Pin: Twigs & Honey
Hair Stylist: Christine Verikas of Ambrosia Salon
Makeup Artist: Lauren Crossman of Ambrosia Salon
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff in Shell Pink
Groom’s Attire: Custom
Film Developing: Richard Photo Lab