Two weeks after we moved away from Georgia I flew back to Georgia to shoot Lee and Christine’s brunch wedding at JCT.
Photographed in Atlanta, GA at JCT Kitchen & Bar.
I knew I’d love Jarryd and Lea’s wedding solely based on her inquiry. She reminded me that we’d met at after a Penny and Sparrow concert where we drank in a group of mutual friends at the glorious Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA. She ended the email by saying “I’m marrying a wonderful, one-legged, Paralympian man in Athens, Georgia in October 2016.” I had to be there.
Jarryd represented the U.S. in Rio in the 2016 Olympics and Lea is a teacher with Teach For America. Power couple, much? They’re just as kind as they are passionate and it was truly such a joy to witness their marriage. After their wedding, I shared a king bed with two friends in Athens and then woke up and started my drive to Texas. Kind an amazing last night in Georgia if I do say so myself.
Venue – Historic Smithsonia Farm
Second shooter – Amelia Tatnall, Bloom & Lo
Wedding planning – Molly McKinley Designs
Wedding Dress – Demetrios
Makeup – Bombshell Creations
Hair – Lisa Kviklys of Model Citizen
Groom’s Attire – Perno’s
Band – The Neons
Flowers – Bloomin’ Bouquets
Video – Oak and Willow
I will never forget my first long conversation with Megan a few years ago when Mark and I were their Intern Coordinators at SharpTop Cove. Mark asked everyone what some of their dreams in life were. Megan, with no hesitation, said “to fill all the cracks in the world with beads and buttons.” I fell in love with her right then and there. She’s so oddly unique that you can’t not be crazy about her. Tripp struck gold, as did she. He’s kind and caring and compliments her wonderfully. You’re fantastic together, Mazzuccos! We’re big fans.
One of Megan’s dreams for her wedding day was to get ready in an Airstream. Of course it was, and of course she made it happen. This thing was empty when it was delivered to Tripp’s grandparent’s home and she decked it out with furniture from The Nester in true Megan fashion.
Ceremony location – Tripp’s grandparent’s house
Reception location – Carmel Country Club
Planning & Event Design – Melissa Lewkowicz, Relish Design Company
Wedding dress – BHLDN
Groom’s attire – Brooks Brothers
Band – Java Band
Airstream – Urban Bean
Airstream decor – The Nester
Flowers – The handiwork of her sister Morgan and friend Anna!
Dave and Amanda. One of the sweetest days, period. Shooting my friend’s weddings is one of the greatest honors. I’d only met Dave once, briefly, before their day. It took about 7 seconds to see why he and Amanda are so perfect together. Keep up the uninhibited excitement about each other, Phillips!
I was TOTALLY FORCED to dance with this chair. Wasn’t my first time, won’t be my last. After this I said “I think I may have thrusted too much” to which my friend Tyler replied “I wouldn’t say it was too much, but it was definitely enough.”
I’m a little biased towards this wedding since Scott is Mark’s cousin, but this was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve been a part of in every way. We adore Scott, and there are no words for how cool we think Lisa is. We fell in love with her during our time together in France where we met for the first time and followed her (and Scott) on amazing adventures.
Sonora Resort (on Sonora Island, B.C.) can only be accessed by water taxi or sea plane, making you feel a little bit like a movie star on the trek. They got engaged there and decided it was the perfect place to bring their closest friends and family for their wedding. No complaints here. Four days of lifelong memories have us missing it quite a bit.
So, because I can, here’s a ridiculous amount of photos. We love y’all!
The dock crew put a salmon head out for a bald eagle to come snatch up. This silly eagle dropped it in front of all of his eagle friends and it was super embarrassing.
Scott and Lisa commissioned an artist to paint the canvas that they stood on for the ceremony. They plan to get it stretched and hang it in their house. Kind of awesome…
Lisa surprised Scott by singing “Maybe I’m Amazed” before their first dance to the same song. Like I said, she’s so cool.
Signs of leaving it all on the dance floor: split pants.
Scott and Lisa: we love, love, love you. Thanks for one of the best weekends of our life! Cheers to many more together.
Venue: Sonora Resort – Sonora Island, British Columbia
Event planning: Erin Bishop, Filosophi Events
Videographer: Hello Tomorrow Films
Music & DJ: Martin Acosta
Florist: Verbena Floral Design
Decor: Rock Paper Square
Hair & Makeup: Denise Elliot Makeup Company
Bride’s Attire: Anna Maier, Ulla Miaja Couture (ceremony) + Reem Acra, Romona Keveza, Prada (reception)
Groom’s Attire: Canali, Hermès
“I want a Nati Light,”
“That’s my girl.”
Zac and Jessica. Loud and contagious joy, all day.
That time the wind picked the veil up and wrapped around ’em during the first kiss. Not mad about it. Kind of in love about it.
Pat + Caroline. I’ve always been a fan of girls with that name.
There are some moments that I’ll never get over capturing, regardless of how much I do it. A groom with tears in his eyes, the look on a father’s face when he sees his daughter as a bride, the moment immediately following the recessional when I’m sometimes the only person who sees the couple’s immediate “oh my gosh, we’re married!” reaction. And this one below. I don’t know know what it is, but a boy offering to carry his girl’s train gets me. It’s so simple, but it’s so romantic. I never tire of catching it in the corner of my eye and always find the times that I get the shot to be one of my favorite images from the day.