When we got the call from Shaurice to get some assistance to find a photographer last-minute in Georgia for her sister Martha's wedding; Dave and I were sitting on the couch together. Dave gave me this look. I know this look. Why don't we photograph the wedding Larissa? We called Shaurice back and the rest is history.
Richard and Martha's venue for the ceremony and reception were on the same gorgeous property. The Anneewakee Trails Subdivision is filled with gorgeous homes and the homes of Martha's parents!! The gazebo hosted the ceremony with seating outside and a beautiful trellis with roses.
The ceremony was so individualized with the Bride and Groom writing their own vows. They incorporated a unique way to include Martha's daughter which I thought was so beautiful. As a family, they invited her daughter up and they watered a tree together. The tree will have a spot in their home and as their love grows it will be a symbol of their commitment to family.
After the ceremony, we captured the family portraits inside the gazebo where it was a little cooler. We took some bridal portraits in the gazebo using the spiral staircase. (gush!) Those are some very romantic poses/portraits. Off to the venue, a gorgeous reception hall decorated with red roses. The cake was red velvet. The food had a Caribbean flavor that was fantastic. The DJ offered some island music to keep the excited guests on the dance floor.
What a beautiful day!! There was a moment when Richard was resting on the steps of the reception hall reminiscing his day and talking about how excited he was to start his future with his bride. How beautiful. It was such an honor to capture the first day as a married couple for Richard and Martha and we wish them the best this world has to offer and then some.