It was love at first sight for Rebecca when first introduced to Eden State Gardens by her coordinator Christina at Fête Events. Eden is the epitome of Old South charm with its lush gardens, historic Wesley house, and beautiful live oaks like the ones harvested to build the U.S.S. Constitution in 1797.
Ryan and Rebecca are bulldogs, that is, they met at the University of Georgia. And their friends and family traveled from Georgia and Tennessee to celebrate their love. And celebrate they did! This was such a fun group, and their families were so sweet and nice. It was my pleasure to document their wedding day by combining my creative vision with their wonderful moments.
Please enjoy the photos and see also the SLIDESHOW.
The rental house below at Seacrest Beach.
These were three beautiful sisters.
Maid of honor lending a hand or two.
Bridesmaids taking pictures of bride.
Nervous moments before the ceremony.
I love the wedding tree–a giant southern live oak.
Here you see the wedding party framed by the strong oak and a second framing of the couple by more live oaks in the background.
The minister–and father of the groom–lifts up the rings.
Mother of the groom on the left; parents of the bride on the right.
Grandfather of the groom looking very much like a modern Mark Twain.
We stole away to a nearby dock for some quick bridal portraits as the sun set over the bayou.
Arriving to the reception.
Sister of the bride enjoys a handmade breeze in the humid evening.
A magnificent leap and catch of the bouquet!
No penalties for celebration here.
Mother and daughters.
“Look, we’re married!”
The end to a wild and wonderful day!