Friday, October 15, 2010

Something Old Something New | A Luxury Bridal Event

sponsored by StudioWed

at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation on Sunday, November 7th

See all event details and register to attend at

Come enjoy everything the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation has to offer for your wedding. Come just for the Bridal Event on Sunday 2-5pm or enjoy a Luxury Weekend (see details below)

Bridal Event Sunday, November 7th


  • Design Showcase
  • Gifting Suite – fill your own swag bag
  • Strolling Fashion Show
  • Live Entertainment
  • Cocktail Reception
  • 4:30pm Giveaways Announced

Luxury Weekend Package $249

Why not make a weekend out of it? Relax and get inspired for your wedding with the weekend package which includes overnight accommodations for 2 guests and a VIP bridal experience for the weekend featuring:

Saturday, November 6th

  • 1:00pm Afternoon Bridal Tea
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Gentleman’s Lounge
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Style Suite – trunk shows for brides, moms, and bridesmaids
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Beauty Lounge – hair, makeup, veils, accessories
  • 2:00pm-2:45pm Wedding Planning Seminar
  • 3:00pm-3:45pm Wedding Design Seminar
  • 3:45pm-6:00pm Dessert Reception
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm VIP Preview Gifting Suite – fill your own swag bag
  • 8:00pm Campfire concert with smores and cocktails

Sunday, November 7th

  • 10:00am Lakeside Yoga
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Sunday Brunch
  • 1:00pm VIP Preview of Design Showcase and 2 tickets to the main bridal event

Click here to see Katie & Steve's Wedding at this venue!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Katie & Steve | Ritz Carlton Lodge Wedding Photography

This could be the sappiest blog post ever... but I'll refrain myself. It is just that Steve and Katie are so much in love and their families and friends were so supportive and loving that no matter what or where they had gotten married, it would have been ridiculously fabulous.

It feels always like such a blessing to be witness to such a time in my client's lives.

But enough blurb... we all know that is not my strong suit :)

And let's see some of their images.

Just one shot of the rehearsal dinner which took place at The Landing at Reynolds Plantation. Beautiful setting, don't you think?
group under tent after sundown at rehearsal dinner georgia wedding

The reception and ceremony took place at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation. The girls got ready in one of the suites.
ritz carlton reynolds plantation wedding photography

The guys were getting ready on a suite on the opposite side of the building.
I love how they are all trying to figure out how to tie their bow-ties.
ritz carlton reynolds plantation wedding photography

Katie & Steve decided to meet before the ceremony. This was the most emotional and intimate moment ever. They were both so excited, happy and anxious to see each other.
bride and groom see each other first time before wedding

Steve gave Katie a card and they stopped and read it right there, together... with tears in their eyes (and mine).
bride and groom read groom's letter together
bride and groom read letter together in tears emotional photography timeless

Then we took some photos of just the two of them...
bride and groom posing together fater first look
bride and groom posing together after first look
bride and groom posing after first look by teh lake
bride and groom posing together fater first look emotional timeless moments

Right before the ceremony Katie got her veil on...
brides after her veil is just put on timeless emotional candid photography

The ceremony was by the lake, on the lawn of the Lodge.
guests await by the lake for the bride to come down the aisle
bride and her dad walk down the aisle emotional documentary photography

Here is a view of the reception...
guests seated outdoors during wedding reception at lake oconnee

Their first dance was part romantic...
first wedding dance bride emotional documentary photojournalistic wedding photography

... and part fun.
candid emotional documentary photojournalistic wedding photography

Nothing like the precision with which service comes out.
ritz-carlton-lodge-reynolds-plantation-wedding reception food coming out documentary photography

And they had Moxie as their band for lots of entertainment.
wedding bad ready to get night started at ritz carlton lake oconee wedding

Later in the evening they gave away sunglasses for the party crowd.
fun photography wedding lake oconee
fun wedding reception outdoors at lake oconee ritz carlton sunglasses

I love sparklers!
sparklers exit at lake oconee wedding georgia

Such a neat exit :)
sparklers exit at lake oconee wedding georgia

Thanks Katie & Steve for letting us be a part of this time in your lives.
I loved working with you, your families and friends and look forward to seeing more of you soon.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Victoria & Steve | A Peachtree Club Wedding

On a gorgeous late summer day, Victoria & Steve started their new life together as husband and wife. What an honor it was to be a part of it and witness the love, emotion and fun that everyone experienced.

Their ceremony and reception, both took place at the magnificent The Peachtree Club. Their new terrace is truly magical and we loved working there.

And as you all well know, I am not that good with words, so let me just show you some images...

Victoria and some finishing touches in the bridal suite.

Gorgeous bride!

Handsome groom.

And an uber-cute flower girl...

And an adorable rring bearer.

A privileged in-town spot, don't you think?

And check out the fabulous hanging chandelier by Le Jardin Francais!

I love this moment right after the ceremony.

And their first dance, twirling around as the buildings in midtown start lighting up...

How cute are they!

This was the fantastic candy buffet by Peachy Treats.

I love this view from the terrace and how the town reflects onto itself on the glass buildings...

And an a beautiful exit too.

Thanks Victoria & Steve for having be part of such a memorable day in your lives. I love being a wedding photographer and sharing such special moments in our clients lives!

Also, a very special thanks to the wonderful Wendy Collins at The Peachtree Club. I love working with you!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Inspired Bride

A few weeks ago we had our staple event of the year at StudioWed. It was a gorgeous day and we had many brides and some grooms visit us for a day of fun filled inspiration. We took over several venues at The Brickworks, where the studio is located and had vendor displays, tablescapes, a fantastic flower market where couples could learn about flowers and pick their favorites, a wonderful fashion show, our fantastic band Livin' Large playing live, fabulous food and a great group of people to enjoy the afternoon and feel inspired.

Check out some of the images below...

I was thrilled to see some of my client's from 2011 who visited us. Thanks Lindsay, Brittany & Dustin for coming by!

And a very special thanks to one of my 2010 amazing brides who came over to be at my vendor table and talk to people while I run around covering the event. Cheers to Shanna Levy. Could not have done it without you!