Sara and Austin's Wedding Reception was held in the Pavillon at Graduate Athens. The weather was gorgeous; It was early May and had not yet gotten too terribly hot. They sat down to dinner after their first dance and parent dances. After dinner their family gave beautiful and funny toasts and they cut the cake that Austin's sister made. The rest of the night was a dance party! Sara even changed into a party dress -- which also showed off her 'something blue' shoes. Congratulations Sara and Austin!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’ve decided to celebrate with a last minute fun giveaway for the lovebirds who got married in 2014 and invited me to photograph their big day. I’d like to thank my clients you for letting me into your lives and thank you for trusting me to tell your stories - the beginning of what will be a lifetime of love and happiness.So here’s the contest. The couple with the greatest number of comments on their photo in the facebook album “Valentine’s Day Contest 2015” will receive a beautiful 16×20 gallery wrapped canvas to hang on their wall! If they don’t get first place, there is still a chance to win. Every couple with at least 25 comments will get an 8x10 Canvas Mini.
It’s easy to vote: First, “like” Courtney Goldman Photography, then just write something creative or caring in the “comments” section below the couple of your choice!
Here’s the link to Courtney Goldman Photography on Facebook where you can find the contest.UPDATE: Congratulations to the Winners Candice & Shawn!!And here’s a preview of each couple’s image. Click on the couple’s names under their image to see a slideshow of the highlight images of their wedding day.
Joanna & Dave's Wedding Reception.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from Joanna and Dave's Spring Outdoor Wedding in Athens, Georgia. Joanna's parents' home on the Oconee River was a gorgeous setting for the day. I've posted from the first look through the ceremony below, and will show you the reception in the next post.
Sara and Nolan's Wedding Ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Athens, Georgia.To get some good smiles out of the group I promised this was the last photo before heading to the reception. The groomsman on the very left was clearly excited to get the party started!!The church is just a block away from Hotel Indigo, so the wedding party walked to the reception.I love this photo of Sara. It was just a quick shot before we sat down to eat dinner, but that light was just irresistible and I do love the art installation on the first floor of the hotel. (And yep, the awesome Bride and Groom invited me to eat a quick dinner with them before they were announced into the reception! How sweet.)Flowers by gardenia floral design
Sara and Nolan got married at First Presbyterian Church in Athens, and and held their reception at Hotel Indigo. I started off the day with the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready in the Baby Grand Suite at Hotel Indigo. The ladies all wore the cutest matching floral robes.We walked over to the church where Sara put on her dress. Her dress was just stunning! I heard her say to a few folks, and couldn't agree with her more, "It fits me to a tee!" You know the florist (Gardenia Floral Design) have done an amazing job when the bride cries upon seeing her bouquet!Sara had a special 'first look' with her father in the sanctuary, followed by a 'first look' with her groom!
David is a Firefighter, so it was totally fitting for Farrell and David to get married in The Firehall at The Classic Center. You'll probably notice the fire pole that sits in the middle of the room! Also, they had a fire truck pick them up at The Classic Center and take them to Hotel Indigo for their reception.Here are some of my favorite images from their wedding ceremony.
Farrell and David's wedding reception was in The Rialto Club at Hotel Indigo, and I was thrilled that Farrell and her bridesmaids got ready in the Presidential Baby Grand Suite. It is the most amazing, beautiful space with great light and a stunning blue baby grand piano. David surprised Farrell with these gorgeous purple earrings!Farrell and David's ceremony was held in The Firehall at The Classic Center.If you are looking for a photographer for your Athens or Atlanta wedding, contact me and let's chat!
Here are a few of my favorite photos from Lauren and Colby's wedding. They were married on a gorgeous Sunday in November in The Day Chapel at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Carrie Scruggs played the harp for their ceremony. We took some fun portraits in the garden after the ceremony. After that we headed to The Terrace room for the reception where I photographed the first dance and the father-daughter dance. Sound Insight Productions was the DJ for the reception and Trumps catered a tasty southern meal. Congratulations Lauren and Colby!
Melanie and Zach were married in The Day Chapel at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, GA. The photo below shows the bride and bridesmaids being interviewed for TLC's show Say Yes to The Dress Bridesmaids!
Christy and Andrew's wedding ceremony in The Day Chapel at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
Megan and Mike's Reception was held in the Conservatory at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. It's just about as close to an outside reception as you can get without actually being outside, and has the bonus of air conditioning and a gorgeous natural background! Here are some of my favorite photos from the reception.The parents of the groom.The parents of the bride. Also, I couldn't help but include this one! The bride's step-dad was helping me test the light for the departure, and I got this!!