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Cherokee Conference Center Wedding

Cherokee Conference Center Wedding

Downtown Atlanta Wedding at Cherokee Conference Center & Cathedral of Christ The King

Hey there, lovely souls! 🌟 Today, in the first quarter of 2024, I’m thrilled to look back on one of my very first weddings ever and recount the enchanting love story of Jarod and Briana, who embarked on their journey into wedded bliss at the beautiful Cherokee Conference Center and Cathedral of Christ The King in downtown Atlanta.

From the get-go, I found myself mesmerized by the sheer beauty of Jarod and Briana’s love, surrounded by an aura of warmth and joy. Being part of their celebration was not just an honor but an absolute blessing, as I had the privilege of documenting this extraordinary chapter in their lives.

Cherokee Conference Center Wedding

The day kicked off outside the Cathedral of Christ The King, where the stunning architecture harmonized with the city’s vibrant energy. Despite the intermittent rain, the atmosphere was charged with anticipation- especially since this was one of my very first weddings as a photographer!! While we were downstairs, a family wrapped up a baptism upstairs, adding an extra layer of sacredness to the day.

Downtown Atlanta Wedding at Cherokee Conference Center & Cathedral of Christ The King

In the bridal suite, Briana and her bridesmaids were a flurry of activity, radiating joy and excitement. With the absence of a second photographer, I hustled to capture a few precious detail shots amid the hustle and bustle.

Shortly after, we ventured outside for some quick portraits, capturing the radiant beauty of the girls. Moments later, Jarod and his crew arrived, bringing a wave of fun and energy to the scene.

Back inside, as guests trickled in for the ceremony, Briana requested a special moment with Jarod to offer a heartfelt prayer over their impending vows—an incredibly touching gesture.

Now, let’s talk about that ceremony at Cathedral of Christ The King—absolutely stunning, right?

Special thanks to the wonderful folks there for allowing us that final shot, which ( back in 2019 was epic skills for me!) And a shoutout to the bridesmaid who kicked off her heels to toss Briana’s veil—a true MVP move!

On the way to Cherokee Conference Center

Post-ceremony, we headed to Downtown Canton for some fun portraits. Can we take a moment to appreciate how amazing this wedding party of 14 was? Pure awesomeness!

The celebration continued at the Cherokee Conference Center in Canton for Briana and Jarod’s wedding reception. Despite the rain, the venue’s sweet staff and beautiful space set the stage for an unforgettable night.

And let’s not forget the reception highlights: an incredible dance performance by the bride and bridesmaids that had everyone, including the DJ, joining in on the fun. A little rain didn’t stop us from sneaking outside for a few magical portraits—the favorite being a testament to love conquering weather challenges.

Briana and Jarod, a heartfelt thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer and entrusting me with capturing these precious moments. To the fantastic team of vendors, you all rock, and I hope our paths cross again soon!

Sending love and joy, Rocheal đź’–

Vendors

Bride’s Wedding Dress
Encore Formals and Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses
Azazie

Cake
Queen’s Bakery

Caterer
Center Cut Catering

Coordinator
Pat Page with Cherokee Conference Center

DJ
Dave Struppa with DJ Big Gorgeous

Florist
Rima with Woodstock Flowers

Save the Dates

www.WithJoy.com

Invitations

Designed by Morgan (bridesmaid)

printed and shipped through Zazzle

Hair and Makeup Artists

Portfolio Salon

Officiant

Bishop Ned Shlesinger & Monsignor John Williams

Reception Venue

Cherokee Conference Center

Ceremony Venue

Cathedral of Christ the King

Reception Designer
Faith Works Creative Design

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  1. Arnica Foulkes says:

    Congratulations! May God continue to bless your marriage.

  2. […] and bustle around Hannah and Adam’s wedding but I am EXCITED!!! I first met these two at Briana and Jarod’s wedding at Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta. Hannah and Adam danced the night away at that place, […]

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