Southern grace. Vintage Gatsby charm. The close fellowship of family and friends. The wedding for Mari and Kaleb at Atlanta wedding venue Hills Creek Events in Rockmart, Georgia, was a vibrant, glowing celebration of love and a once-in-lifetime commitment made beneath a pale blue, wide open sky. Each element of decor was lovingly made by hand by the bride and her closest ladies, from the glittering centerpieces, to the pearl-embossed table numbers, to the photobooth area, cupcake stand and unforgettable peacock feather accents. Following a sweet, heartfelt ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests adjourned to the reception for homemade delights such as shrimp, BBQ sliders, chicken tenders, fruit, and more southern specialties, all prepared by the bride and groom’s loving friends and family. The DJ got the party hopping, and the newlyweds danced the night away before a shining sparkler send-off and happily-ever-after. Read our interview with Atlanta wedding photographer Pam Jones of Paris Mountain Photography! Bridal arrangement by Decadent Bridal Creations by Nadia Coleman.
Tell us about your experience photographing the event.
Working with clients like Mari and Kaleb are such a pleasure for me because they trust me as the photographer. Anytime I asked them to do anything there was complete confidence in me to capture a great shot for them! When my clients have faith in me they know they are going to get those dynamic photo they knew I could get! Mari and Kaleb were so sweet and so much fun to work with!
Were there any unique details that you enjoyed working with?
I loved that Mari used lots of bold colors in her wedding including peacock feathers. It was a perfect way to show her vibrant personality. She had great details and put a lot of work into making the colors work together.
What was one of your favorite moments to capture at the event?
My favorite moment from her wedding was her Grandmother’s dance. I had to remember to keep shooting because it was so sweet! Her grandmother did a traditional Japanese cherry blossom dance. She close to my Japanese mother’s age so it reminded me of her and was just adorable!
What takeaways, if any, did you have from the event?
My absolute best take from this event was the relationship I have with the bride and groom! Every step of the way she put the photography as the first priority. Even before booking her wedding date she checked with me to find out which dates I have available. They took my advice about her engagement session and bridal session locations even though they were over an hour away. She gushed over her photos and treated me like I was the best thing since sliced bread, so it just made working with them so much fun! Having this kind of relationship with all of my couples is SO important in order to make a completely successful event!!!