The Venetian Room | Atlanta, GA | March 19, 2016
What can I say about Natalie and Brian? Goodness… I just loved this couple so much! Natalie and I met at the Georgia Bridal Show last January of 2015. We talked at the show and we both knew immediately that I was going to be her wedding photographer and that we would have an amazing time in the process. Natalie even told me at the wedding that people asked her where she found me and told them at the show and that within five seconds of meeting me that she knew I was going to be her photographer. 🙂 I met Brian with her a few weeks later for a consult and the rest is history!
We had an amazing time last March at their engagement session at the Goat Farm; and I can distinctly remember talking about the plans and her saying, “I have a whole year to plan the wedding!” Well that whole year flew by and here I am blogging their wedding! I literally feel like we just did their engagement pictures last week! And in that year, I have gotten to know Natalie; and can I tell you how much I love this girl? I had so much fun becoming not only her wedding photographer, but her friend in the process. We texted and talked on a regular basis throughout the year, mostly about Levi and how cute he is, but about other stuff as well!
Their wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! The weather was gorgeous, though slightly windy outside, and the venue was amazing. I would love to definitely shoot at the Venetian Room again! I had SO MUCH FUN with the bridal party and getting to know her girls. We laughed and joked throughout the day, and I even cut the rug and got on the dance floor with them later in the evening! I left the wedding smiling so big from all of the fun I had with them.
Natalie made my day yesterday and week when she called me, yes called me two days after her wedding, to simply tell me how much she loved having Ben and me there and how we couldn’t have done a more amazing job. She hadn’t even seen any of the pictures I posted at her reception slideshow and knew she was happy with her decision to have us there. Her words rang so true to what I want my business to be about in serving my clients in such a way that they look back and say “my wedding day couldn’t have been the same without Mandi and Ben there.” And Natalie calling me yesterday spoke to that mission I have. Natalie, I love you girl! 🙂
You guys, she had Kate Spade KEDS as her wedding shoes! I LOVE IT! I loved this room and getting to take her dress pictures in here!
Gorgeous bouquet! I loved her invitation! And those shoes again… 🙂 The groomsmen’s gifts were really nice. Each guy got a different one in their box. Thanks Venetian Room for an amazing venue! Ben and I walked into the bridal suite where they were getting ready at the Mariott to realize it was the same room we took pictures in at our last wedding in November for Savannah and Eric! What are the odds? Golly, I always love the getting ready shots he gets! So good! Hugs from the mother-in-law! I love it!! Dad gets a First Look as well! I loved everything about their First Look! The room, their reactions, the smiles, everything!!! Oh I love Natalie’s face here! She’s so happy to see Brian and marry him! These next two shots are really cool and why I love having Ben with me at all weddings. I took the shot from above while Ben went down and took his version of the same exact shot! I loved the ceiling of this building. It looked so cool! Natalie, you are simply gorgeous! Probably my favorite of the day. I love this shot! The clors of her flowers and everything was gorgeous! Oh and I love this one as well. Such a sweet moment! Good old Beatles walk
Time to get married! You may kiss the bride! We snuck outside after family pics for a few more portraits since she had her veil on. Let’s just say that the wind caused us a little bit of a headache in trying to get pictures… so much so, Natalie’s veil kept flying off her head! I took my hair clips off of my bangs and clipped it to her hair. It kept it on for a few pictures! Can we talk about how cool this cake is?? She saw it online and loved the idea of having a split bride and grooms cake, so she asked Publix (whose cakes are AMAZING) if they could do it and sure enough, this is what they came up with for her. I think it’s the most unique cake I’ve ever seen! Awesome photobooth set up with great props! Sweet hug with Dad before the dance started Will had everyone cracking up! Awesome toast from Stacie! I just love their laughter- they were like this all day long! Sweet Caroline… bah, bah, bah… I’ll just leave this right here 😉 Oh I love it! So much excitement!!Thanks to the amazing vendors who worked with me at this amazing wedding!
Wedding/Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Florists: Floral Creations Florist, Inc.
Venue: The Venetian Room
Makeup: Laura Wright
Caterer: The Venetian Room
DJ: Complete Music
Groom/Groomsmen: Saavi Formalwear
Photobooth: TNT Fun Times
For more of our 2015 and 2016 weddings, check them out here!