Catie and Kelley's wedding was a blast - classic, fun, and true to themselves! Their inspiration was to keep things unique and personal to them. They got married in December at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, with a reception at the Country Club of Roswell. The couple invited their closest friends and family, opting only to have a best man and maid of honor for their wedding party as witnesses.
Their love story began when Catie moved from New Jersey to Atlanta to follow her prayer and there she met Kelley at a trivia night. They became friends and soon realized they were into each other. Despite facing challenges such as Catie's mom's passing, they grew closer and realized they were meant to be together. They did a 33 Day Consecration to Saint Joseph together and on the last day, Kelley proposed to Catie. Spoiler: she said yes!!
Catie and Kelley really made their day their own by including special touches that were unique to them. They spent a private moment before the wedding Mass praying with each other, which Catie told me immediately after was "the best dang thing". They decided to run away to Chick-fil-A in between the ceremony and reception - which was super fun for them and for the surprised workers! This was a perfect way for them to personalize their wedding day and make time for each other on what is normally a crazy day. For the decor, they kept things simple and elegant with classic touches, such as white flowers and greenery, and a few Christmas-ey touches at the Country Club of Roswell. The couple also included personalized stickers designed by a close friend, which were given out as favors.
The couple's laid-back and easygoing personalities made taking photos a breeze. We rented a park near the cathedral for photos, which provided a beautiful backdrop for them to be themselves and have fun. Kelley couldn't take his eyes off his new bride!!
Their reception was a blast with the ever-wonderful Emerald Empire Band keeping the guests entertained. The fun sunglasses, glow wands, and blow-up guitars were a hit on the dance floor, adding an element of playful fun to the elegant affair. Lindsey Buffington with The Vow Collective, the day-of coordinator, did an excellent job of keeping the day running smoothly. The night ended with a sparkler exit, a magical moment that provided the perfect end to a perfect day. Overall, Catie and Kelley's wedding was a true reflection of their personalities and love for each other, and it was an absolute joy to witness and capture it with my lens!!
HMUA & Day of Coordination: The Vow Collective || Reception venue and catering: Country Club of Roswell || Cake: Lil T's Bakery || Live band: Emerald Empire Band || Photographer: Nicole Sandercock Photography