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SARAH & JAMES | ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER WEDDING

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December 5, 2017

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SARAH & JAMES | ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER WEDDING | ATLANTA, GA

The 2017 wedding season ended with a bang at the Atlanta History Center wedding of Sarah and James! From their heartfelt ceremony to gorgeous portraits at the Swan House (#goals) to one heck of a reception with The Moxie Band who brought everyone to the dance floor – it was an epic day! When I asked Sarah which images she was most excited about she said mentioned detail photos, bride and groom portraits and candids of her family and friends. “I am a lover of intentional details in all areas of my life and this day just brings that sentiment full force!” I think that speaks volumes to what Sarah cherishes in her life and it 1000% showed throughout the weekend as I heard speeches at the rehearsal and wedding reception. There’s so much to tell you about that you’ll have to keep reading to uncover all of the details from their day!

Styling Sarah’s bridal details was fun because she incorporated so many special family mementos that she wanted captured with her invitation suite. Lace from her mother and grandmother’s dresses, a beautiful antique silver mirror that belonged her her Great Aunt (her namesake), her grandmother’s rosary, a set of stamps from the National Parks (her family did a lot of traveling to those places!), gorgeous calligraphy save the dates an invitations designed by Emily Kathryn Designs, a pretty watercolor November calendar, grandfather’s handkerchief… and more… I’m telling you – nothing was left out!

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Gift bags included Georgia peanuts, hint of peach water, custom matchbooks, James and Sarah’s Top 10 places to visit in ATL, and yummy chocolate chip cookies handmade by the groom’s mom!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-9 Sarah opted for comfy flats from Tieks!
atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-2 Loving her Kendra Scott earrings!atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding I loved how this custom design from Emily Kathryn Designs made an appearance throughout the wedding!atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-25 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding

Sarah gave James a box of letters she had been writing all her life to her future husband as well as a painting of their dog, Champ, painted by one of the bridesmaids, Elizabeth (who I went to college with!).atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-31
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atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding Sarah’s bridesmaids gifted her a memory album on the wedding day! Letters and pictures from each girl! SO sweet!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-33 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-41 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-48 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-45atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-43 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-50 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-47 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-46 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-51

atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-56 I absolutely LOVE this moment of Karoline placing Sarah’s veil on! Sarah getting to see herself all dressed up for the first time!!!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-63 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-76 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-67 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-62 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-78 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-71 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-58 Lovin’ these monogram cufflinks and handkerchief! atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-82 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-49

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atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-106 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-113 The new Mr and Mrs James Roberts!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-115 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-118 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-119 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding

The ceremony was filled with readings and songs that were carefully selected. Sarah and James looked in awe the whole time as they were surrounded by their family and friends. I don’t think Sarah stopped smiling once! Sarah is a teacher and invited her class to the ceremony! After the ceremony finished, the kids ran up to give their teacher the biggest hug! So sweet!

Once we got to the Swan House for portraits, it was game time! With the sun tucked behind clouds we shot as quickly as we could before the sun set. I’m telling you, it was a dream! I felt like we were at a European villa!atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-126 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding Seriously the coolest portrait location! Who else wants to get married at The Swan House!?atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-134 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding “I’ve seen this shot on your blog!”atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-141 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-137 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-146

atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-147 Bond, James Bond. I mean… Roberts, James Roberts.atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-157 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-158 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-159 Epic!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-166 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-167 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-168 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-171 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-173One of my fave shots!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-178 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-180 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding STAIRCASE, OMG.atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding I’m sorry… is this a movie?atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding Dreamyyyyy
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atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-196 MRS ROBERTS! LOOK AT YOU!atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-221LOVEEE!
atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-204 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-207 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-208 Fall colors, classy bride & groom, cathedral length veil – amazing!
atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-210 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-212 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding I kinda like how artsy this one is…atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-214 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-218 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding A little behind the scenes of getting the veil shot… but I liked her expression of like… please don’t pull my veil out… k thanks.
atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-224 When the lace top comes off! It’s party time!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-225 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-226 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-229

atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-233 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding Sarah and James opted for stations and a mix of sit down and high top tables so their guests could meet, mingle, eat, and most importantly, dance!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-245 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-249 atlanta history center swan house georgia wedding

atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-254 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-284 Family heirloom table! atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-253 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-256 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-258 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-260 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-262 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-263 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-265 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-266 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-267 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-268 Full of laughs and tears after listening to Sarah’s parents talk about the kind person she is and how much they love that Sarah and James are married!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-270 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-273 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-274

atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-282 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-287 I went to college with Elizabeth and Karoline! Elizabeth painted the gift for James and Karoline (Sweet Karoline Events) planned the wedding!!! You might also recognize Karoline as one of my 2015 brides and bridesmaid from another wedding this year! So fun working a wedding with her!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-288 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-291 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-294 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-303 Late night snacks from James and Sarah’s favorite donut shot, DaVinci’s Donuts!
atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-276 When you’re trying to grab a shot of the bride and groom but this happens… hahaha!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-296 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-298 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-301 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-297 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-302 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-295 Is it even a wedding reception if they don’t play SHOUT!?atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-306 or Sweet Caroline?atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-308 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-311 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-305 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-307 atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-312 That’s a wrap!atlanta-history-center-swan-house-wedding-313

Thank you Sarah and James for allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding day! Congratulations on the beginning of the rest of your life together!

 

Thank you to this amazing vendor team who pulled off an amazing wedding day for Sarah and James at the Atlanta History Center! Thank you to Laura Anne Watson Photography for being an awesome second photographer sidekick all day!

Hotel: St. Regis Atlanta

Church: Christ the King

Portraits Venue: The Swan House – Atlanta History Center

Venue: Atlanta History Center

Coordinator: Sweet Karoline Events

Officiant: Father Bill Rowland, S.M.

Hair/Makeup: Formal Faces

Dress: Fabulous Frocks

Bride’s Earrings: Kendra Scott

Bride’s Shoes: Tieks

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids (Alfred Sung)

Tuxes: Jos A. Bank

Transportation: Atlantic Limousine & Transportation

Invitations/Signage/All calligraphy: Emily Kathryn Designs

Band: The Moxie Band

Catering: A Divine Event

Floral/Decor: Bold Events

Cake: Nicole Bernier

Favors: Picture Perfect Papier

Linens: Cover Ups Linens

Donuts: DaVincis Donuts

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  1. Laura says:

    Absolutely stunning all the way through! I love the way you captured them so well!!!

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