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Meryl + Joel

We left Meryl and Joel’s wedding with the biggest smiles on our tired little faces. This was truly a couple who ADORED each other–and that was crystal clear from the first minute the wedding day began. We were so honored to be their photographers. We know Meryl’s parents from the event industry (they own “Button It Up”) and are so glad to be their associates and friends. The fact that they trusted us with their precious girl’s photography meant the world to us!

The girls all got ready in Meryl’s gorgeous suite at the Georgian Terrace, all decked out in their cute matching black personalized robes (with Meryl in her white “Mrs. Miller” towel wrap). As soon as we walked in, we saw the array of the gorgeous bouquets that Meryl hand-made! They were fabric and buttons and lace and beads, and phenomenal. Her gown was unbelievable. Just perfect for her and looked amazing with her Mom’s veil. I loved that she was wearing her Mom’s veil–that was such a beautiful, personal touch that was so meaningful.

After Meryl and Joel saw each other for the first time, we walked across Peachtree to the Fox Theater for photos. Is there a more special photo op there than to go into the actual theater for photos? It is so beautiful in there. We got to spend some time alone with the couple, and then the craziness of family pics began. Sharon Fisher from It’s My Party was the wedding guru–and the event was phenomenal! We got to work side-by-side with our pals at Dewitt Smith Video–always a joy.

Ahh…the chuppah. JWilbur from EventScapes created the most dreamy, natural atmosphere with branches, flowers, candles and plants. Amazing. (as always!) It was so “Meryl”! The ceremony was beautiful, with both sets of parents and each of their sisters under the chuppah with them. I loved how they had their grandparents (so lucky!) and closest family read the 7 Blessings aloud in English. Really personalized the ceremony.

After the ceremony, the party began! Atlanta Beat was fantastic–even learned some new Maroon 5 (Moves like Jagger!) for the couple. I don’t think the dance floor was ever empty. Really! Between this awesome band and the really fun crowd, this was quite the party.

My highlight is easy to choose. I just LOVED how this wonderful couple looked at each other so lovingly all day and night. Even when they didn’t know anyone was watching–they just kept glancing at each other with such adoration. Really made me smile!

Meryl and Joel, when you renew your vows for your 50th anniversary…we can’t wait to be there to take the pictures. Mazel tov to you both!

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