Lake Arrowhead | Waleska, GA | June 25, 2016
Ashley and James got married in March of last year in a private ceremony; this year, they wanted to celebrate with friends and family. Ben and I were there to capture and take pictures for their special event. Having lived in Georgia, Hawaii, and now New Jersey, they had a lot of friends join from all over the place. Talk about some great friends who travel from Hawaii to your reception to celebrate with you!
I got connected with Ashley and James through Ashley’s mom. Dean McDowell was one of my professors when I was an education major at Berry College; and I have kept in touch with her since graduating from Berry nearly 10 years ago (what?! did I really graduate from college that long ago??) Ashley and James were at Berry a couple years I was there, but we didn’t cross paths while we were, so I was glad to get to meet them for their fun reception and take pictures for them.
They called their reception the Love Fest at the Lake and had a small ceremony in which they read their vows to each other so everyone could see what they did on their wedding day. Ashley sang a song to James that she wrote and had guests learn it ahead of time, so they joined in at the last chorus with her. I loved how sweet and special it was. The evening was spent celebrating with dancing, a giant Jenga set, an inflatable basketball goal, and karaoke! We had a great time listening to everyone’s renditions to popular songs! Thanks to Ashley and James for trusting Ben and me to take pictures of your Love Fest at the Lake!
Sweet puppy kisses to Mama Family pic! The golf course let us borrow some golf carts to drive and take pictures. They are hilarious! I love it! I asked them to dance and this is what they did. So CUTE! I love it! Ashley and James asked their guests where they knew them. It was a fun way to see how their guests knew them.Sweet notes and messages from Ashley’s momWhen your kindergarten teacher comes to your reception to speak- such a sweet moment!
Hugs from James’ mom Gorgeous sunset! We snuck outside for a few portraits at sunset. I loved these pictures! Best reception dance song: the Chicken Dance!