Brookend Gavin’s wedding was long anticipated ever since we got together last fall for their engagement shoot. One reason is that Gavin is absolutely and utterly, head over heels in LOVE with Brooke and he’s not afraid to show it. Another reason is that the team of vendors were top notch favorites, including Terry Saxe of SpecialTevents who was recently voted by Atlanta Occasions Magazine as one of the ten most infuential event planners in Atlanta. I simply love her and working with her is always my good fortune. The ballroom at the Grand Hyatt was simply incredible as decorator Barbara Roos held nothing back as she transformed the atmosphere with a bazillion candles, florals and gigantic mirrors.
I thought I would show you some of my favorite portrait images and you can view all of the beautiful details of the wedding below in the slideshow.
Terry Saxe with the mother of the bride and groom. I can guarantee they’ll be friends for life. She exceeded every expectation they had.
Papa Sol rocked the house! They are such an awesome band and this is the grandfather of the groom belting out a Ziggy Marley song word for word. WORD!
I think there were at least 4 different songs that were played by friends of the bride and groom as if it were somehow a wedding of rockstars. It was such great fun that even the band played 30 minutes extra.
The father of the bride is a Doctor and these are all his frat brothers from college. How cool to be able to stay in touch and have them all attend your daughters wedding, right? I would guess that over 50% of the guests flew in from out of town. I love to see that age is not a deterrent to having fun.
My friend Alecia helped to shoot the wedding. I shot with her the day before and she just might get me back for posting this photo.
Gavin’s friends too a tablecloth off of one of the tables and used it as a launch pad for their newly married friend. The actually had him going higher that the Hora chair and I think he might have been a little more freaked out by it too.
Dewitt Smith video worked HARD all night long. I stopped complaining about my equiptment being heavy after watching him carry his stuff around.
I am always so grateful when a couple trusts me with their wedding images and it’s an added bonus to gain them as friends.
It was pure joy to photograph this wedding. Incredible vendors make a huge difference.
Event Consultant/ Wedding Planner: Terry Saxe
Ceremony Music: Karla Tievsky
Decor Designer: Barbara Roos
Decorator: Event Design Group
Officiant: Rabbi Neil Sandler
Wedding Cake: Frosted Pumpkin
Hair: Yurl Jeon
Makeup: Wendy Role
Band: Papa Sol