Rain, Rain, Go Away
Friends, this is what happens when it's supposed to rain on your wedding day, and it doesn't. Brittney and Michael, along with their closest and the best photographer ever, took full advantage of this gorgeous Spring day by walking from the W Hotel to Piedmont Park for an amazing pre-ceremony photo shoot.
With hearts full of hope, we entered this day fully prepared to bring it all indoors, but after two postponements, my beautiful couple was given this marvelous gift! It was a day filled with clarity of sun and sky, and a clear knowing that the wait had been worth it. Their just-the-two-of-us wedding ceremony a year in the past could now be celebrated!
The mood then turned sacred as renewal vows were said in a private ceremony at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. From these gorgeous images you'd never guess that only immediate family were in attendance! Loving thanks to Father Henry, who gave of his time so generously, so that Brittney and Michael could finally have this meaningful exchange in the presence of their parents and sisters.
Meanwhile, guests gathered at The Westside Warehouse to await the bride and groom, enjoying cocktails and light jazz as the evening breeze set in. Resounding cheers lifted into the air as Britt and MJ arrived and greeted those they hadn't seen in much, much too long.
Once all were seated, the prettiness of the décor by Adaptation and the anticipation of a gourmet dinner by Sun in My Belly did not disappoint! The cuisine was sumptuous, and reflected the beauty of Springtime with an adornment of edible flowers.
With an evening of dancing ahead, the room was festive and alive with conversation! It wasn't long before dinnertime turned to party time, and the night was on! Emerald Empire Band rocked it out, and what was a long time coming was joyfully celebrated! And after all is said and done, there is one thing I know for sure.
The love of this couple will well outlast anything that might have come before.
All images by the amazing Chris Jones of Sowing Clover Photography