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If this wedding had a headline it would read: “Actor marries his biggest fan in small town theater where they fell in love.”

That’s exactly what happened. It was a day filled with things they love as they made their way from New York to exchange vows in their hometown. Ashlee and JP were married at the Macon Theater, onstage with an audience of family and friends cheering on the performance.

Each in their own dressing room filled with mirrors and stage props, the laughter flowed freely between those with back stage passes.

Ashlee and JP chose to meet before the ceremony as it gave them a more intimate first glance and allowed them to join their guests immediatly following the ceremony. The theme was “A Winter Wonderland,” and they met under the stage lights where JP won her heart years earlier. This time Ashlee took center stage.

A packed house!

Congratulations Ashlee and JP! It was such a fun wedding. Best of everything in your new lives together in the Big Apple.

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This is the second time that I have photographed this sweet, sweet family and I hope it continues to be a yearly event. What a gift to watch the kids grow up and see how they change and become who they are meant to be. Cara and Kevin are incredible parents and you would never know that the temperature remained around 34 degrees the entire time. We were all freezing and poor little Ryan just wanted to be warm in her parents arms. Something that really helps in families with small kids is to keep them moving and challenged with new adventures. We didn’t stay in one place for long and came upon some areas that made all of the kids come alive with excitement and temporarily forget that snow could fall at any moment.

Aiden was the first to run off the “cliff” and into his daddy’s arms. You know if one does it, they will all do it. They did. Charge!

Kevin is a very cool dad. It’s so obvious that he adores each of his children, which I love to see and when Aiden and Reece found a log to stand on I was surprised to hear him say, “Hey why don’t you put it across that puddle and walk across it.” The puddle was about 7 inches deep and if they slipped they were going to get shoes soaked and probably be miserable. I wondered about the suggestion myself and when they voiced their apprehension, his continued to say “I think you can do it, I think you can do it.” They did and I’m not sure who was the proudest. Him or them.  There’s nothing like a father’s encouragement and faith in his children.

The lovely Cara. Wife, Mother, Friend, and a rocking Baby Photographer.

I love you guys and really appreciate your example of family.

Michelle is 8 months pregnant and she looks incredible. She has a pre-natal trainer and that’s why her arms look better than most women, pregnant or not. Anthony is about to become a father of a son, Evan, and little Nina gives kisses to her baby brother almost every time she passes by. I hope to be available to photograph the birth next month as I can’t wait to see him.

Earth friendly. Vintage. Elegant. Location, Blackshear Resort

When I say the groom recycles, I mean HE RECYCLES and encourages everyone else to do their part too. From guest favors to the groom’s cake, the recycle theme was incorporated throughout. How cool is that?

Copper and Silver added warmth to a chilly afternoon. Details were everywhere, consideration in all things was Rhoneda’s true gift.

Beautiful birdcage veil and broach turned hairpiece by Sara Gabriel

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hyatt. I loved every minute of it.

  • Julie @ - Excellent post and a unique way of giving a message go green – Recycle.

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  • Brianne - I just LOVE how everything came together so beautifully. Rhoneda’s eye for detail and execution of her vintage, earth friendly theme is amazing. I designed all of the stationery and paper items. How nice to see my work and moments from the day photographed so beautifully. Kudos to you Shawna!ReplyCancel

  • Erika - This may be the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever seen! Loving the meticulous attention to detail and the eco theme was carried out to perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Katia Howard - It was truly an honor to be a part of this union. Not only did I get to see one my best friends join with her true love, but it gave me and everyone in attendance a better awareness of how we can decrease our carbon footprint while being fabulous! My husband and I elevated our recycling efforts as soon as we returned from this wedding. Thank you Hyatts!ReplyCancel

  • JaMelle McNally - I’m almost done tearing up over how absolutely beautiful this wedding was….almost. Every single detail just screams Rho and Ant. Brianne did an awesome job with the paper products and Rhoneda’s eye for detail was perfect as always. Ahh..and the green theme just melts my heart. I couldn’t be happier for my dear friends and fellow “Greenies”. Love you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - Awh, my baby cousin Rhoneda, you look like a queen who has joined together with her king, i speak the blessings of the Lord upon your marriage and many fruit 2 come. I love you and God BLESS. Love your cousin AdrienneReplyCancel

  • Tameka L. Curry - This is, by far, one of the most remarkable weddings that I’ve attended! I feel so blessed to have been asked to sing in Mr. & Mrs. Hyatt’s wedding. So unique, so very well-executed, and altogether fabulous! The pictures are beautiful! May God continue to bless this lovely union!ReplyCancel