Monroe Ga Wedding Venues

The Westside Warehouse Wedding | Erin and Josh

The Westside Warehouse Wedding | Erin and Josh

Erin and Josh | The Westside Warehouse Wedding

Erin woke up on her wedding day knowing it was going to be one of the most magical day’s of her life! She felt the calm, the excitement, the nerves, all rushing through and it was going to be an amazing day! As I was driving to the Loew’s Hotel in Atlanta, where I knew they wanted to share their first look on the tree lined streets, I started thinking about a plan B because it was raining cats and dogs.

Tara and Tommy | A Buckhead, Georgia Wedding


This past Saturday, I photographed my first wedding of 2018! I've been so nervous about it. Not that I didn't think I would be able to photograph their beautiful wedding well but just nervous because it's been almost ten months since I've photographed a wedding!!! After taking a super long extended maternity leave, I'm SOOOO thankful to be back in action and serving my couples again!! Y'all it feels so good and I can't thank God enough for blessing me with that extra time I got to spend with my family BUT being a wedding photographer is my JAM!!

So, let me tell you about this fabulous first wedding of twenty-eighteen! Tara and Tommy go WAAAAY back! You can read their love store here! Their wedding day was incredibly emotional. . .not only for them BUT this girl was shedding tears too! Tara and Tommy put so much thought into every moment of their special day! They chose to get married on an over 300 acre farm in the middle of nowhere. Originally they didn't want to see each other before their ceremony but due to a late ceremony time we were worried it would be dark before we could photograph their sunset photographs as husband and wife. I'm SO glad they decided on a first look!!! It was my favorite part of their day! 

After Tara's momma got her all buttoned in her gown, Tommy sent a note in with one of their little girl's. It was the funniest sweetest note that had us all laughing AND crying too!

We then headed outside towards the treelined drive for Tara and Tommy's first look! Oh you guys!!! It was so so sweet! You can just SEE how much these two love each other!!

As if the tree-lined drive wasn’t gorgeous enough, after their first look we had plenty of time to drive around the 300 acre farm for several other beautiful locations!

Tara and Tommy have two little girls (Remi is their daughter together and Bella is Tara's daughter) and they are the cutest and sweetest! Tommy loves those girls with ALL his heart!

Tara and Tommy found a pasture near one of the lakes for their ceremony site. And that’s where they became husband and wife!

Tara's cousin, Ian, is the guitarist and band manager for the band, Mariah Shea and the Story. Not only did Ian become ordained and marry Tara and Tommy but their band also played during their reception! They were SO good!! They sang a lot of songs that have meaning in my life so naturally I was emotional seeing Tara, Tommy and their family enjoy these songs as well! It's amazing how we can hold so much memory in a song!

Tommy wanted Bella (Tara's daughter) to know that she was very much a part his life! They shared their own ring ceremony and Bella was so surprised!

Congratulations Tara + Tommy!


Vendor List:
Venue: Private Farm in Buckhead, Georgia
Florals: Conyers Flower Shop, Jennifer Gaddy
Band: Mariah Shea and the Story
Cake: Le Chic Confections

Megan & Ben | Buckeyes Plantation Covington, Ga Wedding Venue

How pretty is Buckeyes Plantation!? About four weeks ago on a Tuesday, my sweet friend Katie Perkins (owner of Blondies) called me and asked me if I was available THAT Thursday to photograph a styled shoot for Southern Distinction Magazine!!! Wellllllll, I made myself available!!! lol This venue is so, so pretty and I'm very excited for the owners, Mr. and Mrs. McGarity! This venue is going to be the host of so many fabulous couples becoming husband and wife! 

Buckeyes Plantation is very well known for its bird hunting but couldn't you see yourself getting married on these grounds?! The owners of this gorgeous home have set up a beautiful Bridal Suite that opens up to the sound of the fountain flowing outside and over looks the gorgeous property! The grooms are not left out either! They have their own cabin with a grand view too!

Our beautiful couple, who are actually a REAL couple, Ben (Katie Perkins' brother) and Megan (the McGarity's daughter) were fabulous models!!! I really loved photographing these two! Please look over the vendor list! They are so wonderful to work with!

Be on the look out for MORE gorgeousness!!! This week and next I will be posting a series of blogs featuring AMAZING vendors and lots of pretty photographs from all the styled shoots I photographed for Southern Distinction Magazine!

Vendor List:
Venue: Buckeyes Plantation, Covington, Ga.
Florals: Kimberly Roberts of Epting Events, Athens, Ga.
Dress: Formally Yours, Cathy Butler, Lilburn, Ga. 
Suite: Gentry Shop, Snellville, Ga.
Jewelry: TK Anderson Designs, Athens, Ga.
Makeup: Belle Chesser, Arbor Salon & Spa
Featured in Southern Distinction Magazine
Models: Megan McGarity & Ben Hulsey