I first connected with Jenna and William through the most thoughtful, heartfelt wedding inquiry. I could tell that her heart for people in her life was huge, and I knew that their wedding was going to be something special. Over the holidays, they left Brookyln, NY where Jenna was pursuing her passion for acting, and William a career in law and visited Atlanta. This is where I got to shoot an alternative couples portrait session at white wall studio, Park Studios. A few minutes with the two of them together, and it was easy to see what they shared for each other was powerful, and unique. I was already anticipating the wedding day emotions after that.
They wanted their wedding to be a celebration for the family and loved ones that they cared so deeply about, and so much of the planning by Legendary Events and Kesha Nettles was designed with their guest in mind. The wedding venue it self was hosted at The Estate in Atlanta which was a great middle point with Jenna’s parents living in Atlanta and Williams’s family could easily come up from Greenville, SC. It is a beautiful hidden gem tucked away in the heart of Buckhead, surrounded by wooded areas and trees. I think the moment Jenna walked down the aisle to see Will for the first time, we were all in tears. So thankful to have been able to document this day, naturally and true to them as a couple.
A little from the bride: William and I wanted our wedding to reflect how important and meaningful getting married was to us – so we put a lot of our energy into planning the ceremony. We had our best friend officiate, said our own vows and cried our eyes out and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Otherwise we just wanted to celebrate with our tribe, get dressed up and dance to our favorite music, all while being surrounded by beautiful flowers (or at least I cared about the flowers)! Having so many people we loved in one place is just a feeling you can’t replicate.
Event Design + Florals – Legendary Events | Wedding Consultant – Kesha Nettles Events | Alterations – Sew Classy | Bridal Gown – Lela Rose | Bridal Boutique – Kelly’s Closet | Music – Phillip Adair + DJ Knotts | Photographer – Michelle Scott Photography | Second Photographer – Lisa Larson | Photobooth – Far Out Gallaxy | Makeup – Corianne Elizabeth Beauty | Venue – The Estate | Video – Loree Videography