it was raining all day at brasstown valley resort where charlotte + nathan got married, but it made for such a romantic wedding (complete with a fire during the ceremony). the bride was gorgeous and the groom was glowing. plus, the party couldn’t have been any better afterwards (although it was hard to sit through tons of georgia tech cheers). ;)
charlotte + nathan: hope you guys had an amazing honeymoon. thanks for letting us be a part of your day!
chris + allie
we had the pleasure to shoot tiffany + amar’s indian wedding a few months ago, as well as tiffany’s mehndi party. they were both so beautiful, so you can imagine how excited we were to shoot their wedding! we met tiffany at emily + adam’s wedding. she was the makeup artist. since then, she’s helped us out at several photo shoots. check out her work here at mirror mirror makeup! she’s awesome.
amar is equally as awesome. such a great, genuine guy. you can tell he loves tiffany so much.
let’s get started.
the wedding was at four oaks manor. this place was so comfy, the perfect place for an intimate wedding. wait til you see more of the details. all of the photos you see on this post were shot on the property/backyard.
tiffany’s got such a classic look, love it!
give it up for the ladies, they were an awesome group.
what a handsome guy, right?
the guys definitely made us laugh. it’s so much fun when you have an awesome wedding party.
how sweet is this?
tiffany + amar didn’t just say their vows at the ceremony, they each shared who was most special to them and how they met and got to know each other. it was really unique and intimate.
mr + mrs!
yep… she’s gorgeous.
we couldn’t get enough of this red door.
some detials from the reception. the hot cider was to die for. and the smores over the fire made everything complete!
they also had a polaroid photobooth with fun props. they used the polaroids as a guestbook. the kids had lots of games and toys to play with.
it keeps getting better… they also had dance lessons for the guests! one of the bridesmaids taught everyone some dance moves. such an awesome idea!
such a perfect night.
tiffany + amar: the way you love each other is so inspiring. thank you for letting us be apart of all the special days in your life!
chris + allie
tiffany stone is one of the wonderful makeup artists we work with. both she and her work are stunning. and check this out… she gets to be a bride twice! first – in august – was her indian wedding. her fiance’s family wanted the couple to have an indian wedding. her other wedding will be in october. anyways, here are a few shots from her “mehndi party.” web definition of mehndi party is “the party where the bride gets adorned with intricate henna designs.” did i mention the food was amazing?
there were goodies for all the guests.
i don’t know why I love this shot, but i do. maybe it’s a steve martin, father of the groom, kind of moment.
did i tell you that my nikon d700 is sexy?
bring on the henna.
the lemon juice helps to darken the color of the henna.
amar surprising tiffany with some flowers.
in indian tradition, whatever child the couple has their first picture taken with will determine wether it’s a boy or a girl. tiffany didn’t want to know, so we piled all the kids on the couch with them.
more of tiffany’s henna.
i simply love the details at indian weddings.
…and now the hands!
the henna artist always write the groom’s name somewhere in the design. it’s up to the groom to find it.
the indian wedding blog post is coming soon, and we can’t wait till october!
chris + allie.
can you believe i’m blogging from the ocean? the ship is great, but the weather has been terrible. seriously, it hasn’t stopped raining since we got on the boat. so, i’m sad to say no cool outdoor sunrise/sunset shots.
yesterday we left cape canaveral at 4:30pm and headed out to the private island owned by royal caribbean. even though it was raining, i could barely feel the ship move. this morning is a different story. maybe it’s the 2 mimosas and bloody marys i had at BINGO this morning, but man… as i’m typing, my world is going up and down. don’t worry, i’m not going to hurl on my laptop. anyways, i’m having a great time but i’m missing my wife like crazy. the wedding party is super fun, and last night i got to split my time between the bachelorette and bachelor party, but then again, they kind of merged at the end of the night seeing that we were all on one ship. we finally got kicked out of the hot tub at 2am, and most of us went back to the dance club till 3:45am. okay, I’ll shut up. picture time!
This is the father of the bride, bob farley, and a few others in our party watching the ship leave port.
this is the bride and groom at the first dinner on the cruise. heck yeah, i ordered double meals!
so the best man, chris, loves sandwiches and on round two of the dinner, he ordered another steak and two pieces of bread. he made a sandwich out of steak, green beans and mashed potatoes.
chris sharing some of his wisdom.
ummm…. bachelorette party favors
the girls kidnapped heather, but then again they couldn’t go very far.
party girls and cameras, strike a pose.
guys getting ready for a little gambling and dancing.
is it okay to say that one person in the bridal party can count cards?
seriously, it was like a movie. they missed each other by like 10 seconds. one party in one elevator going down, and the other group going up. classic.
does this picture not say it all? for real… bachelorette party in the house.
the mother of the bride got a little funky on the dance floor last night.
well that’s it so far, and I’m not sure what kind of pictures I’ll get today. the weather was too bad for us to get on the private island, so we are going ahead and sailing to Nassau today. we are now going to go to the private island on thursday, so maybe I can convince the bride to put her dress back on then and get a little “day after” session on the beach. hopefully. the wedding is tomorrow so there will be plenty of stuff then, but today is kind of a low key, nothing much going on kind of day… scratch that, i just saw the sun for the first time in 2 days! woohoo!
this is chris from the high seas saying “i love you all!”
p.s. allie, i love you.
If you haven’t noticed, we’re in Vegas. :) We’re here for the WPPI convention… rockin’ our cameras at the Neon Graveyard and other cool places, hanging out with our photographer friends, and having the time of our lives. One of things we were most excited about coming for was the [b] school party. Not only did we get to meet great photographers we’ve been talking to online, we also got to meet some of the best wedding photographers in the world… as well as photographers who we admire, have challenged us to be the best we could, and have offered priceless advice to those who are just starting out in this business. More on that to come, but for now here’s a video of the party which was held in the Real World Suite at the Palms! Sweet!
chris + allie