April 24, 2019
Amy and Chad’s wedding at Brawner Hall and Smyrna First United Methodist Church in Smyrna, Georgia was such a beautiful and joyful soiree! The azaleas, dogwoods and other flowering trees seemed to flourish even more this year than in years past, and the excitement that spring brings was a perfect pairing to the start of a brand new season for the new Mr. & Mrs.!
Amy and Chad are such a joy! They really bring out the best in each other, and I love the way their wedding day was full of laughter and fun from start to finish! I had such a blast taking their engagement photos at Brawner Hall last fall, and the wedding was even more fun!
The day began at Amy’s house with hair and makeup; the girls primped and hung out while “Mamma Mia” streamed in the background. Sunlight flooded her home, and I absolutely loved that the bright pink azaleas were in full bloom as well! I adored styling the bright blooms with the invitation suite and other details, including Amy’s Lilly Pulitzer perfume! Once Amy’s hair and makeup was done, she slipped into her gorgeous gown with her Mom and shared the sweetest Bridesmaids’ Reveal with her girls! Her adorable pup Lady was also a part of the fun getting ready festivities!
After getting ready, everyone headed over to the Church where Amy & Chad shared a tender First Look together before taking pictures around the property underneath a canopy of flowering trees! In pale blue with touches of light pink, the wedding party was the perfect match to the flowers and new growth of the season, and they were a blast to work with to boot! After a sweet Father-Daughter First Look and family photos, it was time for the ceremony!
The ceremony took place in the beautiful sanctuary of Smyrna First United Methodist Church. Amy looked absolutely radiant on her father’s arm as she made her way towards Chad under the sparkling chandeliers! Following their traditional ceremony, we headed outside to take portraits of the newlyweds! The sun sparkled off Amy’s train and I love just how absolutely happy Amy & Chad looked together! We also got some fun photos with their getaway car!
Then, it was time to head over to Brawner Hall for the reception! Family and friends enjoyed dinner, dancing, cake and true to Amy’s love of all things Disney – soft serve ice cream with Mickey Mouse sprinkles!! I’m so glad we were able to sneak out for a few sunset portraits with the perfect pink flowering trees and classic car, and at the end of the night, they exited the party under a shower of bubbles!
Amy & Chad – You guys are absolutely adorable together! I love that your joy and excitement overflowed from your beautiful First Look all the way through the Last Dance of the night! I’m so excited for your days ahead as a married couple! Thank you for being so fun and open, and thank you for the honor and privilege of capturing your love! I hope the photos will remind you of the joy of your wedding day for years to come! Much love and appreciation – Carrie Joy
Amy’s beautiful blue suede pumps were the perfect something blue!
How sweet are the bridesmaids’ reaction to seeing Amy in her gown and veil?!! Y’all, I live for sweet moments like this one!
Chad absolutely melted when he saw Amy during their tender First Look!
Can we pause for a second to talk about how radiant Amy looks?!! Absolutely stunning!
I love the touch of pink in Amy’s bouquet and Chad’s tie! Perfect for spring?!!
Amy looked absolutely radiant on her father’s arm, and Chad’s emotional reaction was priceless.
I love the look of pure joy on Amy & Chad’s faces here!
How fun and classic is this portrait of the newlyweds?!! This film photo is one of my favorites of the day!
In lieu of a more traditional Groom’s cake, Amy & Chad had a soft serve ice cream station complete with Mickey Mouse sprinkles!
Y’all, how romantic is this photo?!! Loved that we were able to go out for a few sunset photos with Amy & Chad!
Congratulations, Amy & Chad! We’re so excited for you and loved being a part of your special day!
A special thanks goes out to my assistant Kristina & to Glorianna Chan for second shooting the day with me, along with the following vendors:
Ceremony Location: Smyrna First United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Brawner Hall
Coordination: Kristen Sudduth
Floral Design: Kara with Milestones Floral
Hair Stylist: Samantha Partin
Makeup: Laura Waldrep
Bride’s Gown: Suite Bridal by Sophia and Camilla
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Brooks Brothers
Video & DJ: CJ Johnson
Cake: Confection Perfection
Film Developing: Richard Photo Lab