Yesterday I called Sherry and John’s wedding “Modern Victorian”, and I focused on a lot of the vintage style elements. Today, I’m going to turn toward the modern. Since it was a gorgeous spring day, we took to the streets. One of my favorite things about a Wimbish House wedding is that the venue sits right at 14th and Peachtree, so the heart of Atlanta is just steps away.

wedding party on 14th and Peachtree

People often ask me what they can do to make their photos great. And I believe #1 on the list is to just relax and have a good time.  Sherry and John are such a cool couple, and their friends and family are so much fun to be around. It helps to create a relaxed, easy environment that makes for natural images.

 

.Wedding party crossing the street

LOVE the sunglasses.

Bride and Groom on 14th and Peachtree

The great thing about Atlanta is that you can be in the middle of the city and still see a scene like this:

Midtown Atlanta tall trees

Back at the Wimbish House, as guests arrived, someone took their photo and then put them in these adorable little books so the guests could sign next to their photo. I love the retro-style photo corners!

Guestbook retro photo corners

Guestbook instant photos with retro photo corners

 

The other thing that goes a long way toward creating a relaxed, fun day (besides the awesome people) is a great wedding planner. Someone who can take care of the details so that the bride and groom don’t have to sweat the small stuff. This wedding was under the care of Amanda Ready, of Atlanta Event Studio. I shot Amanda’s wedding years ago, so when she started her own business I was so excited because I knew that not only is she great at creating a stylish event, but she has the sweet and calm demeanor that is so necessary to do it well and create a relaxed environment.

I really loved this ceremony. It felt intimate, sweet, heartfelt. During a ceremony I feel like the personalities of the bride and groom can just take over the entire room, and that was definitely true here. They filled the room with kind, unassuming happiness.

Wimbish house bride going down aisle

Wimbish House wedding ceremony

Wimbish House ceremony unity candle

Wimbish House Wedding

One of my all-time favorite images, as they left the ceremony:

Wimbish House bride and groom

Want to know how to set a relaxed tone for the reception? Maybe I’m influenced byt the Corona ads, but looking at this I feel like I want to kick my feet up on the beach.

But that’s not the only beverage represented at the reception. Love the groom’s cake.

UCF Knights Coffee Groom's Cake

So much fun at the reception!

Wimbish house bouquet toss

 

Wimbish house wedding reception dancing

Wimbish House wedding exit