We don’t usually work two events on one day…but this crazy Saturday, we decided to just do it. Our morning started out by sleeping in, and having breakfast in bed. Okay, not really, but that sounded so much more relaxing than a 9am soccer game for our son and a granola bar in the car. But onto the celebrations…
Our first stop was the b’nai mitzvah of two of the loveliest ladies, twin sisters Rachel and Sarah. We first met them about 2 years ago, and it was so nice to see how much they have changed in such a short time. Our initial challenge was to tell them apart…and once we cracked that code, we were all set. The party was at Maggiano’s in Buckhead, and the room looked so festive! Denise from Let’s Celebrate did the decor, and it was so beautiful. I have the ideas tucked away in my head for my daughter’s bat mitzvah (in 2017!). There were gerbera daisies (my favorite) all over, and the colors were so bright and girlie. Just so pretty. The music was compliments of our #1 DJ Jamal at Vibe and as usual he kept the party going. I think that my highlight was definitely the way the girls looked out for each other. They were never too far apart and always seemed to be keeping their eyes on the other. We can’t wait for their little sister Alexa’s bat mitzvah in a few years!
Next, we trekked down Peachtree to the Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckead to prepare for Lisa and Kris’ wedding. We met Lisa and Kris last year, and instantly knew that we wanted to work with them. They were so clearly best friends, and so well suited for each other. We knew it would be such a pleasure to be their wedding photographers. And it was. The service was beautiful, Lisa looked like a princess, and Kris was one happy groom to marry his girl! The celebration continued at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead and the ballroom looked beautiful. When we first arrived at the hotel, we went up to Lisa and Kris’ private room where they had their own mini cocktail hour before the craziness of the party began. I loved that. It was really quiet and peaceful and they had time to reflect and soak in all the excitement of the day. And they had their own private hors’doerves…nothing wrong with that!
The party was really fun, the guests had a ball, and most importantly, the wonderful couple was incredibly happy. One of myhighlights… Lisa’s Dad toasted the couple and asked Lisa to put out her hand, palm side up. He then asked Kris to put his hand on hers, facing down. After a dramatic pause, and we were all anxiously waiting for the next words…he said…”Kris, I just want you to know that this is the very last time that you will ever have the upper hand.” Ahhh…marriage!
We wish the new couple all the best and many more wonderful private cocktail hours together!