Katelyn & Joey
I captured these two lovers’ engagement session this past winter in south Florida. Take a look here.
I arrived in blue ridge Georgia to thunderstorms and rain that lasted for days. Everyone worried that the rain would ruin Katelyn & Joey’s outdoor ceremony and reception at The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farms. The sky was ominous and dark the morning of their wedding. But with each passing hour more blue sky began to peek slowly through the clouds. By the time their ceremony began it was nothing but sunshine. The weather seemed to clear just for them.
Katelyn began the day with her bridesmaids and family getting ready in floral silk robes, drinking mimosas, Taylor Swift’s new album playing in the background. Joey got dressed with his groomsmen and best man, his sweet mom helping him with the finishing touches and tearing up every time she looked at her handsome son in his suit. Katelyn & Joey had an intimate blind vow reading before their ceremony began, each hanging on to the other’s every word. They cried. I cried. Their family watching across the lawn cried. It was a beautiful moment. The kind that I live for. The reason why I am a wedding photographer.
Kellum Valley Farms venue is something out of a fairytale with its old moss covered ruins, blue mountain views, expansive rolling green hills, and mature trees towering above. Katelyn walked down the aisle with her dad and stepdad towards the love of her life. They were united by a family friend and were overjoyed to finally be married as they walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. Surrounded by the ruins, they dined, toasted, danced, and partied throughout the night under twinkling string lights.
What Would I Do – Drew Holocomb & The Neighbors
Venue | The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farms
Bride’s Dress | One & Only Bridal // Stella York
Bride’s Shoes | Betsey Johnson
Rings | Brilliant Atlanta
Makeup | Olivia Shockley
Groom’s Attire | Generation Tux
Florist | Janet Brautigan (family friend)
Catering | Honeybrook Catering
Cake | Cynthia Taggart
DJ | NDL Entertainment