I couldn’t write a love story for these two better than the one already written on Nik’s blog here. All I can say is that this wedding was honestly some of the most fun I’ve ever had while celebrating the marriage of two marvelous people. I can be selfish here. It is a complete privilege to be asked to photograph a couple like this. It doesn’t feel like work when love comes overflowing through every moment of the day.
Getting ready with Connie and her bridesmaids was full of laughter and joy. The girls got ready surrounded by the most beautiful wedding details: gifted gold jewelry from Connie’s relatives, an elegant red reception dress for her to slip into later that night, the funniest facts + menu cards from their rehearsal dinner the day before, etc. etc. I didn’t think there could be anything prettier than watching Connie’s mom and sisters stand in the soft window light and help her lace up her ceremony gown..
Then we had Nik and Connie’s first look in the park. Things were a bit crazy beforehand. Less than an hour before the ceremony, the handmade altar from Etsy refused to stand upright. “We are NOT telling Connie”, Nik joked, as his groomsmen went foraging around the park for rocks to secure the base.
Things we ARE telling Connie: your altar, first look, and entire celebration was picture perfect, your husband “rocks” (see what I did there) at keeping calm under pressure, and I’m pretty dang glad you guys are making it together forever.
Photography: Cassie Xie Photography | Coordination: Georgia Wedding Consultants | Caterer: Royal China | Band: Midtown Brass Quintet | Photobooth: Shutterbooth | Rentals: Peachtree Tent & Events | Floral Design: Stylish Stems | Hair Stylist: Heather Dunbar | Makeup Artist: Aundrea McKeever | Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies | Cake: Cake Hag