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!

Minted Wedding Invitation | Atlanta Photographers Leigh and BeccaWedding Details | Atlanta History Center Wedding at the Swan House | Wedding photos by Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and BeccaGetting Ready | Wedding Hair and Makeup | Atlanta History Center Wedding at the Swan House | Wedding photos by Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and BeccaBridal Makeup | Photo by Atlanta Wedding Photographers Leigh and BeccaWedding Dress | Photo by Top Atlanta Wedding Photographers Leigh and BeccaIrene and her bridal party got ready at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead. The view from 22 floors up was not bad at all!

Atlanta Getting Ready Venue | Photo by Leigh and Becca Bridal Gown | Photo by Atlanta Wedding Photographers Leigh and BeccaGetting Ready Photos | Atlanta History Center Wedding at the Swan House | Wedding photos by Top Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and BeccaSweetest 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.

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Swan House Wedding Photography | Photo by Top Atlanta Wedding Photographers Leigh and BeccaSwan House Wedding Photography | Photo by Top Atlanta Wedding Photographers Leigh and BeccaWhen we asked Chris to describe Irene, “Irene is Graceful, Caring, Faithful and Beautiful.” We tend to agree.

Groom Portrait at the Swan House Swan House Wedding Photography | Photo by Top Atlanta Wedding Photographers Leigh and BeccaWhen we asked Irene to describe Chris, “Christopher is my answered prayer. He is my protector and my sunshine. My linear in the circles.”

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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!

xo,
L+B

Vendors:

Bakery- Alpine Bakery

Bridesmaids Dresses-David’s Bridal

Cake Designer-The Pastry Studio by Alpine Bakery

Caterer-Epting Events

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

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