October 11, 2018
Jos and Olivia’s Wedding at Serenbe in Palmetto, GA was absolutely stunning! Serenbe has long been on my dream venue list, and it was so much fun to explore & photograph across the gorgeous property! Olivia and Jos met on the dance floor at Jos’ sisters wedding a little over two years ago. “Oh my god, I didn’t know she had a hot older brother,” Olivia thought as she was coming down the aisle. How cute is that?! Jos and Olivia now live in NYC, so their day at Serenbe was really and truly a destination wedding! Big shoutout to the lovely Ashley with Ashley Baber Weddings who helped them plan everything from afar!
These two are so much fun to be around. Olivia is empathetic and friendly with a silly side! Jos is caring and genuine. Together, they are a perfect pair! And, I got to see that they both have incredible dance moves! I love how their amazing reception with the oh so talented A Town A List harkened back to the way they met on the dance floor at Jos’ sisters’ wedding!
The day began with girls’ hair and makeup at the Lakehouse while the guys hung out nearby. I loved seeing the camaraderie between Jos, Olivia and their friends and sweet families! After getting ready, Jos and Olivia shared their First Look among the pines followed by portraits around the property! I had so much fun shooting in various locations from the Inn to underneath the trees! It’s always fun when couples really enjoy taking their wedding photos like Jos and Olivia did! After couple portraits, we spent time capturing the full wedding party and family photos before moving to the ceremony.
The ceremony was set in the trees underneath a beautiful huppah covered with greenery and flowers by the lovely Kirk with K&Co. Jos and Olivia shared their own vows, which I always adore. Despite a bit of rain mid-ceremony, Jos and Olivia exchanged rings & were officially married after a quick switch to the reception location! After cocktail hour and a delicious meal, everyone partied with A Town A List well into the night!
Jos and Olivia, thank you so much for the privilege of capturing your wedding day! I have loved getting to know you and your story, and I’m so excited for you guys! Your joy was absolutely contagious, and I hope the photos will always bring you back to the love you shared on day one of your marriage! Much love and appreciation – Carrie Joy
Isn’t Olivia’s gown darling? I just love the sheath design with custom appliqués and an open back, it looked amazing paired with her soft curls and long veil!
Jos also has amazing style, and I loved the contrast of his blue suit in the natural surroundings at Serenbe!
I loved capturing Jos and Olivia’s First Look among the pines at Serenbe!
This film photo is one of my favorites! I love Olivia’s sweet laugh and Jos’ adoring smile!
Rather than going with the same dress or suit, Olivia & Jos let their friends choose their own outfits & I love the variety!
I love Jos’ sweet, steady gaze and Olivia’s beaming smile as she came down the aisle with her parents!
Once the rain subsided, we were able to go out for a few more photos as the sun was starting to set. I love how the reception just sparkles behind Jos & Olivia!
The beautiful pottery sauce bowls that graced each place setting were made by Jos’ mother, and the delicious naked cake by my friend Kat at Lush Cakery looked stunning with this custom cake topper made to look just like Jos & Olivia!
How stunning is this salad?! Dennis Dean Catering knocked it out of the park!
Congratulations, Jos and Olivia! I am so happy for you guys!
A big Thank You to my second photographer Amanda Prior for helping me capture this day, and to the following vendors who made this day incredible:
Planning: Ashley Baber Weddings
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Serenbe
Florist: Kirk Whitfield, K&Co Floral Design
Wedding Cake: Lush Cakery
Band: A Town A List
Catering, Rentals & Linens: Dennis Dean Catering
Guitarist: Keith Gehle
Hair & Makeup: Brushworx
Film Developing: Richard Photo Lab