When I heard Anna’s vision for her wedding day, I knew it would be a fun one to photograph! We both have a mutual love for all things, black white and gold, and her team of rockstar vendors did an amazing job of bringing her sophisticated vision to life! Flowers by Yona transformed the Ritz Carlton’s ballroom for the ceremony, adding a white carpet runner lined with candles, and beautiful ivory florals leading the way to the chuppah. They incorporated the brides Greek Heritage into the ceremony, with the placing of the Stefana crowns, followed by breaking of the glass, before joyfully floating back down the aisle!

The room was then quickly flipped, for the reception, complete with a amazing raw bar, carving stations, and some photo booth fun. Anna made a quick change too, and after removing the dramatic outer layer of her dress revealed a stunning sheath dress underneath, that she could that she could cut loose on the dance floor in. The Emerald Empire band made sure the dance floor remained on fire! None of this would have happened without the incredible team at Stella Harper Events, making sure everything was looking fabulous, and ran smoothly. To see a full list of all the vendors involved scroll down to the bottom of the post. Here are a few of my favorite images from the day!

Anna & Erik- Congrats, it was an absolutely beautiful day! Thank you for entrusting me to be the one to document it! I hope the photos will be something you can forever look back on, to remind you of all the excitement and love you felt as you started this next chapter of your lives together! Best wishes, Bre

Ceremony and Reception: Ritz Carlton Atlanta / Wedding Planner: Stella Harper Events / Florals and Decor: Flowers by Yona / Invitations: Hi Notes / Bride’s Make Up and Hair: Formal Faces / Brides Dress: Bridal Sense/ Grooms Attire: Black Tux / Band: Emerald Empire Band / Photo Booth: Off the Wall/ Cake: Ritz Carlton

“Always and forever, each moment with you
Is just like a dream to me that somehow came true
And I know tomorrow will still be the same ‘Cause we’ve got a life of love that won’t ever change…”

These lyrics are from “Always and Forever”, have probably been played at countless weddings over the years, but for Lisa and Ray this song holds extra special meaning. Lisa’s dad, Keith Wilder and his brother Johnnie Wilder, were the lead singers of the band Heatwave, and it’s their vocals you hear when this classic love song is played. Keith passed away last year, and while his presence was sorely missed, I know he was there in spirit, and watching over as his daughter Tami, beautifully serenaded the couple as they said their “I do’s”. While there were a few emotional moments, there was also plenty of laughter, and lots of fun!This group knows how to have a good time, and they came (some of them all the way from England) ready to celebrate!

The wedding took place at 550 Trackside in Lawrenceville, and made for a stunning backdrop for their ceremony and reception. Despite pulling together this wedding in record time, everything went off without a hitch! You would never know that it was planned in under a month, YES, you heard that right! You can tell how loved these two are by the way all of their friends and family jumped in, to make sure the wedding was everything these two had dreamt about, and more! Here is a quick peek at some of my favorite images from the day!

Lisa & Ray- I am so happy for you guys, and grateful to call you both friends! I am in awe of how you pulled off such an amazing day, in record time, and I am so glad I got to be there to not only photograph, but also to enjoy it enjoy it with you! Love, Bre

Ceremony and Reception: 550 Trackside / Catering: Lisa Callens with Sweet Things LLC/ DJ: DJ Insan3/ Bride’s Make Up: So Chevron/ Brides Dress: Bride Beautiful/ Videographer: Pablo Productions LLC/ Photobooth: POPNPIXELS/

Lisa and I got to know each other when I photographed her family back in 2013. Her dad had a serious health scare, and they wanted to get some family photos of her parents, siblings, and all the nieces and nephews together while they had the chance. The last 6 years have had some major ups and downs for their family, the hardest of which was suddenly losing their dad last year. Despite the heartache of that loss, Lisa always seems to have a smile on her face, and find a way to have fun, and laugh amidst the chaos of life, which I really respect about her.

She has been dating Ray (who I have been hearing about for the last few years) but had never gotten to meet. He popped the question a little over a month ago, and of course she said Yes, followed by, “Hey can we get married next month, when my extended family is all in town from England.” Ray agreed, and the rapid wedding planning commenced! I am so excited to be able to capture this special day for these two, and to celebrate how happy they make one another, and by extension all of those around them.

Here are a few of my favorite images from our engagement session in Alpharetta this week. And stay tuned, for wedding photos coming NEXT WEEK!!

Lisa & Ray- It was so fun hanging out, running around Avalon and eating Ice cream at Jeni’s together! Counting down the days until the wedding. See you guys very soon! All the best, Bre

  1. Lisa Marie Wilder said:
    LOVE! IT. ALL! Thank you so much for this beautiful session, Bre - even with Ray being a reluctant model (haha), we had a BLAST! (the ice cream was definitely a plus!!) The count down is on! And I'm so excited for Monday and for you to be there to capture all the great memories :)
    July 10, 2019  11:49 am
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Shani’s parents have a beautiful home in Dunwoody, so when they were trying to figure out the best location to say their “I do’s” , they figured why leave home? They looked to Jim White Designs to create the perfect backdrop for the day. It started with dramatic curtains at the entry way of the house, inviting guests in to the living room which was covered in ivory flowers, with lots of gold accents. The Chuppah was set up inside for the ceremony, while the cocktail hour, and dinner took place outside by the pool. After the ceremony the living room transformed into a dance floor, so the bride and groom could party the night away their friends and family! Here are a few of my favorite photos from the wedding day.

Bride in Jenny Packham dress, with her groom in a black tux, before their wedding ceremony at a private residence, in Atlanta Georgia.
Ceremony set up for a jewish wedding in a private home in Dunwoody Georgia. There are gold chairs, and white flowers decorating the chuppah.
Sushi tray served during cocktail hour at Atlanta wedding.
bride and groom portrait from a jewish wedding held at the brides parents home in Dunwoody Georgia.
Jewish Bride and Groom posing for a portrait on their wedding day in Dunwoody Georgia.

Shani & Evan- It has been such a awesome whirlwind working with try both! From getting your first call just a few weeks ago, to shooting your wedding and celebrating with you as you said your “I do’s”, it has been such a joy! I loved hearing the story of how you met, and how confident you both were, that no matter the length of time you have been dating, when you knew, you knew! I wish you guys a lifetime of love, happiness! All the best. Bre

Ceremony and Reception: Private Residence /Florals and Decor: Jim White Designs/ Catering: Avenue K / Bride’s Make Up: Stephen Moleski / Bride’s Hair: Dyana Nematella / Brides Dress: Jenny Packham/ Brides Jewelry: Diamonds Direct/ Videographer: Paul with Wages Films / Cake: Ali’s Cookies /