Whew, I didn’t realize how many fabulous weddings I photographed in 2012 until I began compiling images for this post! I have so many wonderful highlights from last year’s weddings that I’m going to have to split this post into two parts!
I wanted to begin with some images from a couple special projects I participated in last year:
Chris + Kate | Romantics | Las Vegas, NV
I kicked off the year by attending my 2nd WPPI convention in Las Vegas. While there, I had the honor of participating in another Gavin Wade editorial shoot out in the desert. I always love opportunities to shoot in a completely stress-free environment to test out new techniques and styles of shooting before the wedding season begins. How gorgeous is this real couple?!
Thomasville Landmarks | Kentucky Derby Party |Thomasville, GA
If you follow the blog, you might remember the next couple of images. The Thomasville Landmarks Kentucky Derby Party is an annual event to raise money for Thomasville Landmarks, but boy does it always have plenty of wedding inspiration eye candy and LOTS of fun attached to it! I just HAD to include these for you Pinterest-minded brides looking for some fresh new ideas! See more from the Derby Party HERE.
And now we begin the “real weddings” portion of this blog! 😉
Tommy + Bekah | The Loft | Valdosta, GA
A little rain on your wedding day? Pfft. Not even a confirmed tornado a few miles away could keep these two lovebirds from having a flawless day! So happy to have started the wedding season off with such an amazing couple who could roll with the punches!
Danny + Kristen | Isle of Hope Methodist Church + Charles H. Morris Center | Savannah, GA
Wow wow wow. Not even sure where to begin! Stunning bride, handsome groom, lovely wedding party, beautiful location…the list goes on and on! Kristen and I go way back to high school tennis rivals and sorority recruitment week. I was so thrilled for the chance to photograph her megawatt million dollar smile and Danny’s love for his bride!
Craig + Allison | Orleans Square + Avia Hotel | Savannah, GA
I had so many Savannah weddings in 2012 (it’s my FAVORITE wedding city!). In this particular port city wedding, a British lad marries a Chi Town lass in one of the world’s most romantic cities! Here are just a few of my faves from this gorgeous wedding.
Philip + Amanda | Church of the Good Shepherd + Enterprise Mill | Augusta, GA
A day full of laughter and happy tears with the promise of a Russian honeymoon at the end. 😉 So many amazing moments I couldn’t help but go overboard with these teasers. Best part? This couple and I are now FB besties! Can’t wait to party with them like we did at their wedding when I move to Atlanta!
Jonah + Courtney | St. Anne Catholic Church | Columbus, GA
Nothing I love more than a friend entrusting the biggest day of her life to me! Courtney and I went to college together and met while driving buses part time. What a fun day watching Courtney marry the love of her life and catching up with a couple other college buds!
Matty + Maria | The Olde Pink House | Savannah, GA
I started the year with a wedding under a tornado warning. Mother Nature wasn’t finished with me just yet… But even a tropical storm warning couldn’t put a damper on these two’s gorgeous “Marie Antoinette” themed wedding! In fact, Mother Nature worked AROUND them and never proved much of a threat! What a great wedding gift for Mr. Wright and Mrs. Always Wright! 😉
We’ll end the post with a wedding mid-way through the year:
Brandon + Gretchen | Sewell Mill Baptist Church + The Overlook at Marietta Country Club | Kennesaw + Marietta, GA
OMG. This amazing couple was referred to me by another couple I ADORE, so I knew I would be in love with them before we even met for the first time on their big day! I have a feeling you’ll fall in love with them as well.Oh, and Gretchen…still totally jealous of your hair! 😉
Don’t forget, you can always see more teasers from each of these weddings on our Facebook page and in their full online galleries. Stay tuned for the 2nd part of our 2012 wedding recap! And PS. If you’d like any vendor information from a wedding you see here or information on how to book YOUR wedding with Elle Golden Photography, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!