I’m responsible for this cool weather we’re having. Last weekend was so nice, with highs of around 70, and I said to myself: a) This is AWESOME! and b) WAIT! I’ve got a bunch of cold-weather stuff I want to post before it gets warm and everyone just wants to think about spring!

I know what you’re thinking. First, does she really say a) and b) when she talks to herself? (yes, yes I do.) And also, if she has the power to control the weather, can she make it nice on my wedding day? Well, I might not be able to control the weather, but I CAN sneak in some of my favorite cool-weather sessions and weddings before it turns to summer in Atlanta.

Today I’m showing you Dawn and Jerroll’s joyful wedding at Country Club of the South. This wedding took place in October on a day not unlike today, a little cool and windy outside… but honestly, this is one of the warmest group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending time with, so we could have been in Iceland and it would still be warm.

I’m starting with Dawn’s fabulous shoes.

Gold shoes Bride prep

And check out this awesome garter! This is one of my all-time favorite garters, I’ve been doing this a long time and I’ve never seen one like this. By Garters by Kristi.Sparkly garter Garter Gold sparkly shoes

I’ve always loved this fireplace, so having the ceremony in front of it on a cold, blustery day was just perfection.

Wedding at fireplace at Country Club of the South

But like I said, if I was going to find one word to describe Dawn and Jerroll, it would be WARM. And fun. Can I have two words?

Bride and Groom at Country Club of the South Bride and Groom at Country Club of the South Bride and Groom at Country Club of the South Bride and Groom at Country Club of the South

Ooh, I love this brooch on the bouquet.

Brooch on Bridal Bouquet

Here is their sweet first dance. Wedding first dance at Country Club of the South

And Dawn’s dance with her father. He looks so proud, and so happy.Father-daughter dance at Country Club of the South Father-daughter dance at Country Club of the South

I posted once before about this group was so free with their laughter, but I can’t hit that point enough. During the toasts, there were so many great moments. These people are FUNNY.

Wedding toast laughter

Wedding toast laughter

Champagne toast

Wedding toasts

 

And oh. my. goodness. How gorgeous is this cake? By Buckhead Bakehouse.Cake by Buckhead Cakehouse Cake by Buckhead Cakehouse

Here’s another cool detail. Love the wish tree, where guests can write wishes on cards and then hang them on the tree.

Wishing Tree

Wedding wish tree

This group also had a lot of fun dancing. Thanks to one of my favorite DJs, DJ Dre 1800.

Reception dancing at Country Club of the South Reception dancing at Country Club of the South Reception dancing at Country Club of the South

And then they did a money dance, where everyone gave money to dance with the bride or groom. And of course, they did it in their own adorable way. I just love Dawn’s look at the end!

Reception dancing at Country Club of the South Money dance Wedding money dance

I am so grateful to have been a part of this day, and to have been able to spend time with such warm, wonderful, light-hearted people. My job ROCKS.