I very distinctly remember meeting Savannah and her mom at one of my bridal shows earlier in the year. I had such a great time meeting with them and talking to them about her November wedding. I knew they were going to book me when they came by twice to talk to me and ask a few more questions about my services. And sure enough, Savannah emailed me later to book me for her and Eric’s wedding!
I had such a great time getting to know them during the wedding process. I learned that Eric works for the Braves; that they met at Mizzou (go Tigers! I mean, go Dawgs… hehe); that they love craft beer; and have the cutest dog, Chloe. We did their engagement session earlier this year at one of the most unique and fun locations I’ve ever done at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub. Their love of craft beer made their reception location at American Spirit Works a perfect location for their reception!
Their wedding was a Christ the King Catholic Church, and while I have heard all about this gorgeous cathedral, I have never had the pleasure of shooting there before. It was simply beautiful! Everything about the ceremony was gorgeous!
We had a couple of hours until the reception started after the ceremony, so Savannah and Eric rented a trolley to take us around town to a handful of locations for pictures. Normally, I love a First Look so that my couples can get as many pictures as possible for the day, but this worked out great as well, because we had almost three hours to travel around the city for couple and wedding party pictures! We had tons of fun on the trolley and going to the different locations around the city: Piedmont Park, Jackson Street Bridge, and Krog Street Tunnel.
Congrats to Savannah and Eric on your marriage! Ben and I had such a fun time with y’all and your amazing wedding party during the day!
Special shoutout to Sam for having the invitation so I could use it for detail shots! Love! Everyone should plays Heads Up on their wedding day. So much fun! High-five from the mother-in-law! LOVE this! 🙂Can all of my bride’s getting ready rooms be this awesome??It takes a team to get the bride ready!Seriously one of the most fun group of groomsmen all year!Love this bridal party portrait! One of my fav’s of the year!Gorgeous! Love it!Ceremony time! (and why I love having two of us- Ben got Savannah coming down the aisle and I captured Eric seeing Savannah come down the aisle!)So happy to be getting married!Married!Making sure essentials (aka beer and snacks) are brought onto the trolley!“Look! I changed my last name to Durban! Facebook official!”Because everyone needs a giant bride wine glass to drink beer out of!First location: Piedmont Park!So sweet! Love it!When sister and brother photo-bomb the picture. Thanks MOH and best man… haha!Selfie with sis!The brothers! I love how close these guys are!Best-friends since freshmen year of college. They have a shot like this as well, so had to keep the tradition!I suggested this location for their engagement session, and Savannah and Eric loved this location so much that they asked me if we could come here for the wedding as well. I loved the idea!After Jackson Street Bridge, we went over to Krog Street and took pictures at their graffiti wall that has been commissioned by the city of Atlanta. It was such a cool spot!Mizzou Tigers! How perfect?Hanging out in the tunnel! (I was in the middle of the road between some pillars to get this pic!)Love this!Ally made Savannah laugh and cry during her speech! So touching!Chris made some awesome signs for Savannah and Eric to hold up! They got them “mixed up” (not really though) at first… ha!Such a sweet First Dance!Sweet hug with Dad!Such a sweet mother-son dance!I loved their cute cake topper!Sneak away for a sweet picture in front of the distillery! Congrats you two!
Wedding Dress: Anya Bridal Warehouse
Wedding Venue: Christ the King Catholic Church
Reception: American Spirit Works
Florist: Acorn Home and Garden
Hair and Makeup: L.E. Hair and Makeup Artistry
Cake: Gabriel’s Desserts
Caterer: Glorious Events
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Check out Savannah and Eric’s engagement session here!
To see more of our 2015 weddings, check them out here!