The weather could not have been more perfect–warm and sunny and not a cloud in the sky. Not usually our November Atlanta weather, but perfect for our Chicago couple, Blakely and Brent. Their ceremony was at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, and that is where Brent and his guys arrived in his black limo and Blakely and her girls in a white limo. Very cool touch. Mora Hostetter from Classic Weddings was the planner, and it was fantastic to work with her.
I loved that Blakely’s Dad selected her gown from a bridal magazine…it was beautiful and so sweet that he was so involved. Someone commented that she looked like Grace Kelly…and she DID! Very classy and elegant. Brent’s expression when he saw her walk down the aisle was so loving–that always gets to me. The ceremony started with all four parents lighting the unity candle together. We had never seen that done, and it was very symbolic.
After the ceremony, we headed to Greystone at Piedmont Park to do some fun shots of the bridal party in the Park. Perfect time of day–the sun was just setting and getting ready for the awesome full moon to come out!
Catherine Walther did all the decor–gorgeous roses, hydrangeas and silver candlesticks and vases. The tables looked amazing, perfect for the YUMMY food that Endive catered. When they served us our vendor meals and it was the same meal as the guests–we were happy, happy campers. Also on the tables were the coolest table cards–photos of street signs from Chicago of different places meaningful to the couple. And, in her perfect handwriting, Blakely’s Mom wrote the symbolism on each card.
The music was great, everyone danced until the DJ played the last song–thankfully! not “Last Dance”. If you want to know what song (a very cool last dance song)–just ask.
Brent and Blakely–we had the best time watching you two on the best day of your lives, and want your bridal party to come to every wedding we ever photograph.
Wishing you and your wonderful families SO much love and joy!