Gina and Bryan’s wedding started on a beautiful Georgia morning at one of my favorite venues, Standing Boy Creek Farms. Seriously, this place is so gorgeous, I highly recommend considering having your wedding here! It’s quickly becoming a very popular place, so book it early! Click here if you want a beautiful venue.
Gina and her bridesmaids, got ready in one of the beautifully furnished hunting lodges. Her sister applied her make up and coifed her hair into a gorgeous up do complete with baby’s breath.
As the ladies were getting ready, the bride’s daughter, Lexi, playfully examined her mom’s veil.
Gina wore a gorgeous lace dress designed by David Tutera found at Uptown Gowns in Columbus GA. She went with simple white flats as her wedding shoe and held a bouquet made of white lilies.
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These pictures of the bride and her daughter are definitely some of my favorites EVER!!
After I finished photographing Gina and the bridesmaids, I drove over to their house where the guys were prepping. They were ready to get shooting when I arrived, so we traveled down the dirt road where Gina had previously scouted photo locations that would be perfect for the Bryan and his buddies. The American flag in the back ground made a nice touch to commemorate Bryan’s military service. We could help but laugh at the strange sign we found in the woods and wondered, what had happened that lead to the posting of it!
When it was time for the ceremony the clouds rolled over the pine tree covered valley and provided some much needed shade! Luckily, the rain held off! 🙂 Guests listened to the sounds of the acoustic guitars as they waited for Bryan and Gina to enter the ceremony.
Behind the scenes, the bridesmaids were giving one last toast to the new bride!
Bryan waited at the alter for his bride and watched as her father walked her down the aisle. The ceremony was sweet and meaningful and I loved that Gina incorporated her sisters into the ceremony as they read a couple of meaningful passages before she walked out. The couple included Lexi into the ceremony with the building of the sand art. Gina and Bryan poured in the blue and white sand and Lexi added the pink sand on top.
I took the newly wed couples pictures amongst the Georgia pine trees. Gina’s long veil gorgeously blew in the warm breeze. The couple took a quick moment to walk and kiss and take in the fact that they were now man and wife.
The newly weds danced their first dance on the top deck of Standing Boy to Sparks by Parkway Drive.
The cakes perfectly joined (literally) Bryan’s interests and business ventures into the ceremony.
Gina and Bryan shared a champagne toast as guests enjoyed the delicious lunch catered by Trevor Morris, owner of Trevioli’s in Columbus, GA. Go check them out, for reals!
The bouquet winner was Emma and I’m sure it will be a little while before her wedding dreams become a reality. (No rushing, but if you need a photographer…). 😉
The newly weds ended the afternoon with a playful bubble exit under the pine trees and they lived happily ever after.