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Danni & Alison

8-3-2019


 

We got to meet Danni, Alison and Tye (their wedding planner) what feels like ages ago through a facetime type call and got to know them since they would be planning from Maryland. As time went on we kept in touch and talked a lot with Tye and planned their engagement session that we posted earlier this year and got to see their eyes light up talking about how God brought them together and how excited they were for the big day to come!

Fast forward to the wedding day and we set off early from Augusta with our third shooter Tom to be sure to arrive early at the venue and oh boy, just look at this venue.. We were shocked when we drove to Douglasville Ga and got out of the car to see this amazing property.

We started off the day by checking out some of the decor that featured photos from the engagement session, getting some venue photos and then drove to the bride to bride to get the getting ready shots. Her hair was already finished, pulled back in an elegant bun which had been done at another location earlier. The makeup artist was a wiz and a pleasure to work with.

Back at the venue after all the girls had their beautiful dresses on, we captured the sweet moment of Danni and Alison exchanging their love before the ceremony as they held each others hand from behind a door to the bridal suit. I couldn’t help but get a little misty eyed seeing the pure joy on their faces as they spoke to one another.

The ceremony was a hot one…. but oh so beautiful. Did I mention that view?? Many family members went up to sing, and although we couldn’t understand much of anything being said, you could tell the overwhelming love the family has for this couple.

The reception brought some much needed cool air and the amazing smell of the food wafting from the kitchen. As the guest dined on the appetizers, we were able to capture some of the bridal party and romantic shots.

The cake cutting and bouquet toss were very sweet and most of the family was involved with both. It’s just so wonderful to see a couple being supported by so many people.

They opted for an elegant sparkler exit and I think the photos do the beauty of it justice. (If I do say so myself)

Here’s to a bright and blessed future to the new Mr. and Mrs. Andrade.

 
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Vendors List

Photography - Beauty & Beard Photography @beautyandbeardphoto

Coordinator - Tye Barnett / A stepp above weddings and events

Venue - Foxhall resort

Florist - Floral by Victoria

Hair - Blo Blow Dry Bar

Makeup - Krystal Rae

Catering - Low country catering

Monte & Christiana

5-18-2019


 

Quinney Oaks Plantation is beautiful just like Christiana and Monte and their love for each other. The whole day was filled with stunning details and sweet traditions right down to the sixpence in her shoe and burying a bottle of bourbon on the venue site a month before the ceremony (which we learned is to ward off bad weather…it worked).

The girls started off the day getting ready in a cabin at Magnolia Springs Park in Millen Georgia, which looked out over a gorgeous pond. While preparations for the day began the ladies began their primping. Much of the time at the cabin was a wonderful time to just be around family and friends as they were pampered for the day ahead. There were snacks galore; of which the little flower girl seemed to like more than anything. As time drew closer to leave for the venue Christiana applied her final touch of nail polish to complete her look, and off we went.

Upon arrival at the venue we spent some time with the guys who had been hanging out in an on-site carriage house. After capturing the fun moments and laughter at this lighthearted part of the day, the men set off to complete the bourbon bottle tradition. Legend has it that if you bury a full bottle of bourbon upside down exactly a month before the ceremony and that it will ward off any bad weather. We have only witnessed this southern tradition once but, so far it’s one for one!

The ceremony was elegant and heart felt in a beautiful garden behind the plantation home. Each bridesmaid looked amazing in their black dresses which popped against the white gardenia bouquets, and the groomsmen looked very dapper in their white suits and black bow ties.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds were introduced and they went into their first dance. After a moment they invited all the couples up to dance with them. It was very touching to see them sharing that special moment with all their loved ones and friends.

I definitely cannot forget to mention how much we love the catering at Quinney Oaks. The food is always amazing and you can tell that it is made with love. Kirk and Judy Rocker, the owners of the plantation, are always wonderful and are there throughout the day to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Towards the end of the reception, there was a special unexpected toast with a bottle of late harvest Zinfandel that their family had made and bottled many years ago for this very occasion. There were lots of tears over the heart felt moment as the cork was popped and glasses were poured for everyone, the toast was made “May the worst days of your future be better than the best days of your past.”

Finally the guests showed the couple off with a beautiful sparkler exit as Chistiana and Monte walked out of the 1920’s plantation home, they road off into the night and will be taking their honeymoon to St. Lucia towards the end of June.

 
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Vendors List

Photography - Beauty & Beard Photography @beautyandbeardphoto

Venue - Quinney Oaks Plantation

DJ - Jordan Watts – EYN Entertainment

Flowers - April Mock – Into the Fields Flowers

Hair & Makeup - Rachel Biestman – Maq & Mane

Catering - Quinney Oaks Plantation

Photo Booth - Jasmine Wiley – JW Impressions

Cake - Tonia Bryant

Campground - Magnolia Springs

Hotel - Hampton Inn