What a great day at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead! We got a bright and early start to photograph such an awesome couple on their wedding day. Tameka and Erick never stopped smiling and laughing during their engagement session, and their wedding day was more of the same.
It was fun hanging out with the girls during hair and make-up, it was one of the most calm and relaxed rooms! Right before Tameka got into her gown (it was gorgeous!), we presented her with a gift from Erick. It was a journal in which he had written something personal and special for her to read on their wedding day. How romantic!
Tameka looked absolutely gorgeous in her gown, and Erick just beamed when he saw her for the first time. They just didn’t stop smiling. (which, by the way, makes a photographer’s job, oh so much fun!) The ceremony was so warm, it was co-officiated by Erick’s father and uncle and was so personal and loving. How amazing to be the person to officiate at your own child’s wedding!
After the ceremony, we trekked around the Ritz for some fun photos, and then onto the reception. Jamal from Vibe (we LOVE him) was the musical entertainment and the dance floor was never empty. The room was so pretty, Catherine Walther did her floral magic and created such a gorgeous backdrop for a special celebration. The cake was all decked out with fleurs, and we’d never seen a cake so decorated! It was beautiful.
Their first dance was to At Last, and it was sung to them by one of their cousins. It made the first dance even more special.
Tameka and Erick, we wish you both as many smiles and laughs as you had today…and a beautiful life together!