As we enter into the fall season we have to take stock of all the fabulous weddings we’ve enjoyed this summer. From our traveling adventures to Cancun and Colorado, to the elegant ballroom weddings at Chateau Elan and The Biltmore Ballroom in Atlanta. We thought we had really seen it all, and then came Chris and Irene.
Chris and Irene wed at the Swan House which is part of the Atlanta History Center. If you’re a native Atlantan, or even a lover of Georgia History, you know that the Swan House is quite the show stopper for Atlanta events. As photographers, a venue like the Swan House is a dream come true. The beauty and history that encase the property are truly magical. Adding a couple like Chris and Irene who have a beautiful history of their own was really the cherry on top!
Chris and Irene met at the Amsterdam International Airport of all places. Chris spotted Irene while she was working on her laptop, Irene noticed he had a charger that she needed. After some playful banter, Irene also noticed Chris had lovely eyes and was quite the gentleman. After a bit of conversation, Chris saw that besides Irene’s beauty, she had a love for the Lord, something he had prayed for in a partner.
After a solid friendship was formed, at the same spot where they met, Chris promised Irene that he would love and protect her always. A year later, at their hometown airport, Chris dropped down on one knee and asked Irene if she would be his wife. Luckily for him, she said yes!
Irene and her bridal party got ready at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead. The view from 22 floors up was not bad at all!
Sweetest flower girl helping Irene with her final touches. What a precious moment for Irene to share with her on her wedding day in the future.
We met Chris at another wedding we were shooting. We fell in love with his dance moves and gave him our card for when he and Irene tied the knot!
The Swan House in all it’s southern grandeur. It’s easy to see why this location was chosen as one of the sets for the Hunger Games.
This first look. We can only imagine what Chris and Irene were feeling at this moment, but we loved that they stopped and prayed together.
The perfect florals to compliment not only the venue, but the loveliness of the bride.
When we asked Chris to describe Irene, “Irene is Graceful, Caring, Faithful and Beautiful.” We tend to agree.
When we asked Irene to describe Chris, “Christopher is my answered prayer. He is my protector and my sunshine. My linear in the circles.”
Irene was surrounded by love and support all day. It was clear how much she loved and was loved by the women in her life.
Architectural details. We found something new around every corner.
Sweet carriage for Irene’s nephew!
Grand entrance to wed her best friend.
Special moments while vowing each other their forevers.
All the joy!
A quiet moment of classic romance for the new bride and groom .
Perfect reception details for their guests to enjoy.
We told you about Chris’s serious dance moves, this was just the beginning!
We quickly discovered that Chris got his moves from his momma!
Such fun toasts from Chris and Irene’s loved ones!
Or maybe, he got his moves from his dad… either way, this family has got some serious dance fever!
From a chance meeting at an airport in another country, to a friendship that blossomed into a forever love. Cheers to forever, you two. Dance the years away with each other and love with the joy you bring to the world!
Bakery- Alpine Bakery
Bridesmaids Dresses-David’s Bridal
Cake Designer-The Pastry Studio by Alpine Bakery
Ceremony Location-Swan House Gardens
DJ- The TC Sh0w
Bridal Boutique-Bride Beautiful
Event Planner-The Veil Bridal Concierge
Floral Designer- Crafted & Yours Event Design
Groomsmen Attire- Savvi Formal Wear
Hair Stylist-Janice Altidor
Invitation or Paper Goods Designer-Minted
Make Up Artist- Alicia Vildor
Officiant-Elder Willie Russell
Signage- Aysza Tannis and Brass & Lace