We’ve always loved traveling to Georgia for weddings and feel a little like it’s our home away from home. When Grace contacted me about photographing her wedding in a part of Georgia that we’ve never traveled to, we were so excited! Despite the overcast weather and occasional shower, Clayton Georgia was as beautiful as they come! The picturesque wedding took place at the Waterfall Club, where Jamie grew up on the water spending countless summers with his family in their vacation home. And let me just tell you, this place is unreal. Adi and I felt so privileged to be a part of their day and we can’t thank them enough for their unending trust and kindness towards us. To hear more about their day, I asked Grace’s brother to write a few words about their day. His words are so beautiful and captivating, that it warms my heart to know the relationship those two have.
To Grace & Jamie:
“It has been said that angels are jealous of the human experience. It’s as if they gaze over the balcony of heaven in curiosity seeking to decipher our humanity. One of the enigmas is shrouded in the mystery of marriage. When Jamie proposed to Grace, it was in a boat, on the water, beneath the luminous glory of a supermoon. For their wedding, they returned to Lake Burton, the spot of the proposal. It seemed like all of creation joined Grace, Jaime and the family in the orchestration of a beautiful moment for the entertainment of heaven. The lake and Blue Ridge Mountains were the backdrop. Drizzle and sun contributed. At 2,000 ft. elevation, clouds helped provide an atmosphere. In the end, the sunshine broke through descending upon the mountains, lake and championship golf course. The vibrant colors and beautiful view of the sunset summarized the day. While it appeared that earth was entertaining heaven, heaven was in reality intersecting earth. The light of love was celebrated and the director, Jesus Christ, was central in the hearts of the bride and groom. All weddings are beautiful, but this one was unforgettable.”
Does it get any more picture perfect than this? Clayton, Georgia, you have my heart.
There is a funny story behind the photo on the right. I really wanted a photo of Grace’s beautiful dress with that view in the backdrop, but there was no where to hook the dress. And here is the part where I almost made out with my husband right there and then. In true Adi fashion, he found a tiny nail and gently screwed it in to a hole that was already there. Thank goodness her dress was light enough to stay and thank goodness for the best business partner, dress hanger, problem fixer, handsome face husband ever.
Feathers and delicate embroidery made for such a stunning wedding dress!
Adi loved hanging out with this group of guys and getting photos of the handsome groom, whose custom made navy suit was just beyond.
Grace chose a pretty fabulous group of girls for bridesmaids and I loved all their dresses in the loveliest shade of blush.
Grace and Jamie opted for a first look, which gave us plenty of time to do their photos on the gorgeous property of the Waterfall Club. Thank goodness my couples love First Looks as much as I do because the rain came later in the day and we would have not been able to get these beautiful photos.
Grace and that view make for one heck of a photo. One of my favorites of her below:
These two were made for each other. I’m not sure how I get so lucky with these incredible couples, but boy am I grateful.
It drizzled on and off throughout their ceremony, but Grace and Jamie smiled through it all, refusing to let anything rain in on their parade (pun fully intended).
As guests were coming in for dinner, the skies cleared just in time for sunset. Jamie and Grace made their way over to enjoy the view and we snuck in a few quick photos of them because, how could you not?