Ainsley & Jacob, and their family, beautifully executed a dreamy open-field wedding. They had the location just off a gravel road in the middle of tall wheat colored grass with a humble mountain in the background. This was a dreamy setting for an Georgia October wedding. It was classy and inviting. They had church pews, window arches, and the most perfect white puffy clouds in the sky. If you can’t tell already, this wedding made my heart happy!
Oh, the excitement! You said "Yes" and the two of you are starting to make plans to get married. This is such a fun and exciting time that can quickly become overwhelming. Here are a few helpful tips from Kristin Faye Photography on how to get started on planning after you get engaged:
Before we begin, grab a cup of coffee and take a break! :)
1. Announce your engagement // Let everyone know!
2. Chose your wedding style // Do you want a black tie classic wedding, or a wedding that has lots of elegant southern style. Neither of these may be for you, but know the options are endless. Pinterest can help or be more overwhelming.
3. Consider budget // Who is paying for what and truly consider the cost. Begin research on venues, photographers, florist, caterers, and bakers for you cake. Also, put those things in order for what is most important. Consider what is going to be worth paying more for and whats not as important.
4. Book your venue(s) // You need a place that can host all of your guest, has space for both the ceremony and reception. If they don't have a place for both, can the staff at the venue quickly and smoothly "flip" the space?
*You may have a specific date in mind, so be sure the check with the venue before making further plans.
5. Book your photographer // Photographers are usually the second vendor to be booked, the venue is the first. It is important to book a photographer that fits your style. Also, find one that has a good portfolio and is willing to share more of their work, full galleries, send referrals from previous clients, and someone who is willing to work with you.
*We take our jobs very seriously. We truly LOVE what we do and know that it's an honor to capture a couples wedding day. We work hard to further our education in all aspects of wedding photography. We also make an effort to get to know our couples. *
6. Go dress shopping // Wahoo! This is an exciting part. Invite a few of your closest friends and family that you'd want to take with you. Take photos! Enjoy this day.
7. Don't forget to truly enjoy this process. My wish for any couple is that they learn to slow down, don't stress the small stuff, and to remember the whole purpose of this planning. It's about you
and your fiance. It's about the two of you and your love.
These high school sweethearts got married July 2, 2011. Landon + Ansley decided to do a small ceremony at that time because he was in the Army and his brother was deployed at the time they got married. Exactly five years later, Landon + Ansley had their vow renewal in Adairsville, Georgia.
One of the things Landon + Ansley were looking forward to the most about their vow renewal was having all of their friends and family there to celebrate with them. One thing that stood out as a favorite part of their renewal day was that even though they still have a big ceremony, both Landon and Ansley were totally relaxed and were able to enjoy the entire day!
Details of Katie + Zach's wedding were charming and sweet. Family quilts from different generations covered pews from their Grandparents church. In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, pound cakes made by family members are what Katie + Zach shared with their guest. Their summer wedding was full of personal touches that made their day so special.
Somehow magical doesn’t seem enough of a word to describe the Atlanta wedding of Zara-Gray + Bradley Fouts. But magic was surely there – in the details, in the energy of the happy day, in the love between two people newly wed. From beginning to end it was a picturesque foray into the trappings of what makes fine art wedding photography into – well- fine art.
Following preparations in the bridal suite in Atlanta’s St. Regis Hotel, bridal portraits and an intimate first look between Zara-Gray and Bradley took place outdoors at the Hobbs family home, where lush landscape proved to be a gorgeous backdrop to Zara-Gray's delicate blush pink bouquet and Allure ballgown.
It was important to the bride and groom that they exchange vows outdoors, and so the ceremony and reception commenced atop Midtown Atlanta’s Peachtree Club, where serene open sky views were the perfect companion to the city’s bustle and glow below. Fresh peonies and floral arrangements in shades of pink and watermelon accented with snapdragons and palm leaves brought the bride’s vision to life. Tunes by DJ Foxylectro kept the party hopping while guests enjoyed fare by the Peachtree Club and wedding confections by The Frosted Pumpkin. Zara-Gray and Bradley celebrated well into the night alongside the happy smiles of family and friends, making memories to last a lifetime and longer.
Photography: Kristin Faye Photography | www.kristinfayephotography.com
Venue: The Peachtree Club | www.peachtreeclub.com
Hotel: St. Regis Hotel | stregisatlanta.com
Hair + Make-up: Erin Ryser | www.erinryser.com
Cake: The Frosted Pumpkin | www.frostedpumpkin.com
Florist: Carithers Flowers | www.carithers.com
DJ: Matthew Irwin " DJ Foxylectro"
Jewelry: Leon Mege | www.leonmege.com
Bridesmaids Dresses: Badgley Mischka | www.renttherunway.com
Groomsmen Attire: Theblacktux.com
Cookie Favors: Greta Rowe | https://www.facebook.com/monogramcookiesbygreta/