I love theater people. I grew up around and in the theater. From the time I was tiny I’d go to shows and dream of being on stage. It was a big part of my life, both watching and performing. So Joanna + Matt’s wedding has a special place in my heart. Since the theater was a big part of their courtship, what better place for them to get married than where they both performed on stage, at the Town & Gown Theater in Athens, GA.

I wish all brides were able to get ready in a dressing room with mirrors lit like the one at Town & Gown.

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Oh, and I’m loving Joanna’s shoes!

For their first look, we did a dramatic reveal of Joanna from behind the curtain. And Matt’s expression when he saw her brought a tear to my eye.

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We did a few more shots with the couple and the wedding party in the theater.

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I loved the fact that the walls of the theater still hold posters from some of the productions Joanna & Matt were a part of.

And then we went outside, where it was a gorgeous day! The ceremony area was beautifully adorned with soft florals, and 1000 paper cranes, which hung from the trees along the pathway.

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And can I just take a moment to say how spectacular Joanna’s dress was?

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A few shots from the ceremony…

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I’ll be back soon with photos from their reception!

Find Joanna + Matt’s awesome Vendors seen here:

Ceremony Venue: Town & Gown Theater

Planner: Genie Chamberlain, WedEd

Florist: Greg Hall & Co

Music: Athena Quartet

Bride’s Gown: Rosa Clara, Designer Loft

Bride’s Shoes: ModCloth

Groom’s Suit: Oliver Wicks

 

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