WOW what an experience this was!! This Atlanta Wedding at The Ravinia in Dunwoody was EPIC. Daylea and Hadley are sisters — super close sisters — who both got engaged and decided to celebrate their nuptials together! Being my second year in business, this was my very first time experiencing a double wedding. Actually, I’m pretty sure I’m one of the few photographers who have ever and will ever get to experience such an event! What an honor and blessing it was to be apart of their incredible celebration.
I typically enjoy starting wedding days off by styling and photographing details… The dress, rings, shoes, jewelry, florals, and other meaningful trinkets. This gets my creative juices flowing and allows me to sink into the style and vision of the wedding.
Daylea and Hadley’s wedding, however was on such a super tight timeline that we did not have time for those shots– almost at all! Instead of showing up, introducing myself to everyone, and sinking my feet into the gorgeous details of the day while the girls laugh and bustle around behind me – we hit the ground running. The girls were already almost in their dresses because we had a ton of stuff on the schedule!
Double Wedding at The Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia
Bridal reveals with TWO brides and TWO bridal parties (in separate hotel rooms!), daddy/daughter first looks with TWO brides, and finally— perhaps the coolest of all, the girls’ first look.
After the girls’ first look, my second shooter and I took Hadley and Daylea and their grooms down into the [GORGEOUS] courtyard gardens for their first looks. The gardens are so spacious that we were able to enjoy the couples together without ever even running into each other. The girls each got a solid hour, alone with their grooms, focused on each other as almost newlyweds. Hadley and Keaton brought vows to read to each other for their first look. The videographer and I were both in tears.
Atlanta Wedding at The Ravinia in Dunwoody
Daylea and Cason preferred a simpler first look, focused less on lovey dovies and more on portraits.
We were able to get their *entire* bride and groom portraits (and wedding party portraits!) completed after their first look, before their ceremony, so that the remainder of their day could focus on enjoying the wedding with all their favorite people. (WOOT!)
After their first look and after their portraits, we headed inside for some quick shots on the stairs before the girls went into hiding and prepared for their ceremony.
The Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia – Ceremony
This part of the day was my favorite. The girls each had their processionals, and not only did their dad walk them individually down the aisle, but he also officiated the service, and it was absolutely full of thanks to God for his beautiful daughters and their new grooms. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
The Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia – Reception
After the ceremony, we all got ready for the reception — and MAN was it gorgeous in there. By this time, everyone was ready to celebrate the girls and enjoy some time on the dance floor.
What an incredible honor it was to be apart of this epic celebration. Congratulations to the DuVall, Camp, and Vanwey families. I loved so much meeting every one of you, and I cannot wait to deliver the final gallery in the next couple weeks!!
Love to you all,
Rocheal — (check out the vendors below!)
And, certainly not least: A massive thanks to every single vendor who worked their tails off to pull together and execute this incredible event. Kudos to all of you!!! I had such a blast meeting all of you!
|Harpist/Violinist||Tim and Kennedy Simmons (brides’ first youth pastor and his daughter)|
|Coordinator||Irene Tyndale Events (The best coordinating company I’ve worked with thus far in my career. Hands down!)|
|Florist||Unique Floral Expressions|
|Officiant||Danny DuVall (father of brides)Steve Dixon (bride’s mom’s cousin)|
|Venue||The Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia|
|Videographer||Ben Alfaro (one of the best videographers I’ve worked with!!)|
|Favors||Parletta Designs Jewelry|
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