Backyard Wedding – Atlanta GA – York & Amanda

May in the south can be a bit unpredictable. Rain, heat, the variables are endless! York and Amanda took it all in stride and their warm sunny wedding day was perfect! The venue was extra special, as it has been Amanda’s home for the past few years. The endless green grass, beautiful trees, and lovely fields were a wonderful backdrop to their special day.

wedding dress in treebride getting readyAmanda looked beautiful every moment of the day – even while getting ready! bridal jewelryI loved her shoes! They matched the wedding perfectly.bride putting on gownShe had plenty of ladies to help her get into her gorgeous gown – she definitely chose the right one!bride putting on jewelrybride and groom first lookAmanda requested the back porch for their first look, and it was such a great choice.groom first look of brideYork’s first look at his new bride was priceless!bride and groom first look on porchYork and Amanda spent a few moments together before we began their portraits.bride and groom portraitsbride and groom smilingYork was easily able to get Amanda to laugh – I loved her natural reaction!bridal portraits in treesAmanda’s bouquet was one of my favorites! It was gorgeous.bridal bouquetphotos of groomI knew York would be easy to photograph, too – these photos turned out exactly how I pictured they would! bride and groom sunny daygroom twirling bride in a fieldI’m so thankful the neighbor let us borrow her gorgeous field for a few shots!bridal partyYork and Amanda chose a GREAT bridal party of friends and family who supported them throughout the wedding day. The kiddos were some of the best I’ve seen on a wedding day!bridesmaids walking with balloonsI’m so glad Amanda had these gorgeous balloons on hand for photos! We had a fun time experimenting with them (and untangling them:))groomsmenYork and his dashing groomsmen were very cooperative for their photos!wedding decorAmanda added so many personal touches to the wedding day. I especially loved the suitcase for cards and the beautiful silhouette portrait!toomer's oak fingerprint guestbookThis Toomer’s Oak fingerprint guestbook looked fabulous! This was towards the beginning of the day – it was filled to perfection by the end. This will be a lovely treasure for their new home.grandmother walking bride down aisleAmanda’s sweet grandmother walked her down the aisle.crying groom

Even though he’d already spent a few hours with his bride that day, York was overcome with emotion as they prepared to say “I do” for the rest of their lives! Such a touching moment!
wedding under a treeI loved the tree they chose to get married under! It also provided a bit of shade before the clouds came back.1 cor 13 wedding signsThese beautiful hand-painted 1 Corinthians 13 “Love” signs were such a unique touch to the chalkboard signI also loved the chalkboard wedding program! It had such a pretty of rings weddingYork and Amanda exchanged rings…first kiss weddingBefore the “life-changing smooch!” – and let me tell you, it was a good one :) bride and groom leaving weddingThey couldn’t contain their happiness as they walked down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. Smith!candy favors weddingThe reception also had such sweet personal touches. This was one of the best candy bars I have seen at a wedding! The York peppermint patties were so clever!bride and groom cutting cakeYork and Amanda cut the cake before they and their guests dove into the delicious dessert reception! Brownies, lemon bars, oatmeal cream pies, cobbler, ice cream, and some of the best punch I’ve tasted! These two know the way to a photographer’s heart ;)bride and groom tableTheir bride and groom table was simply precious!wedding sparkler exitThe couple said their goodbyes before running off to St. Augustine for their honeymoon!

Congratulations, York and Amanda! Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful, special day. I am so impressed by the love and support you have from everyone around you, and I wish you the best as you begin life together as husband and wife.

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