Let me begin by saying how grateful I am to get to attend so many unique, and incredibly personal wedding ceremonies. Even when they’re following traditions that have been passed down for generations, our clients are so creative. This wedding was no exception; Arti and Greg’s wedding was a traditionally Indian days-long event that was not only beautiful and opulent and special, but also one of the happiest affairs I’ve attended.
We first met Jedd and Sasha over Skype and instantly connected over our shared (and highly distinguished, we should add) taste in movies. It is always nice to find things in common with our clients, particularly when they involve cinematography. Sasha and Jedd, from Colorado, had arranged for their wedding to be at Walters Farm in Lula, Georgia. Indeed, the event was just as sweet and country-charming as that description sounds.
We shoot a lot of weddings, and each of them is special in its own way…but sometimes you get one that really shines. The wedding of Lisa and D’Lovely was so radiant and wonderful, we felt genuinely lucky to witness the event.
The marriage of Laura and Mahesh was a colorful and charming mashup of cultures; the morning of their big day was spent celebrating with a joyful Hindu ceremony for Mahesh’s family, and in the afternoon the bride and groom shared their lovely hand-written vows at a ceremony that integrated Laura’s Jewish traditions as well. It was a day full of excitement and happiness, as this pair sealed their future together.
We were so excited to be a part of Alli and Alex’s elegant ceremony and reception at Atlanta’s Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. This was one of the most opulent events we’ve been invited to yet, from the sparkling crystal chandeliers and cream and lavender flowers draped everywhere, to the glamorously detailed gown the bride absolutely shone in – it was a stunning evening.
Ashley and Ryan’s wedding journey began with a surprise proposal masked as drinks with friends after a show in New York City. Ashley emailed us the video in her introduction, and as we watched the excitement unfold, we could tell that this was a couple whose reception was going to be quite the fun soiree. And we were right! But the ceremony itself was absolutely lovely, too.
If we could imagine the most perfect Autumn wedding, we’d be dreaming of a day with cool, blustery scenery in the colors of the season for our bride and groom to meet, an incredibly romantic candlelit ceremony at sunset, culminating in a celebration brimming with love and joy, bathed in golden light. And of course, it would all take place on the grounds of a gorgeously styled winery in the mountains. Lo and behold, Grace and Matthew made every bit of this dream come alive with their warm and wonderful fall wedding. Everything felt so natural on this day, the way the winery blended into the grounds of the estate, the soft glow of buttery light washing over every detail, and the endearingly sweet and pure love between Grace & Matthew. This was a very special wedding day, one that we relished attending and filming, and one that we remain very honored to have been chosen for. Grace & Matthew, thank you for allowing us to share in this dream-come-true day – we are so happy for you both and wish you a life together that’s just as rich with warmth and love as was this day you became husband and wife.
There are an endless amount of ways to meet people, but when you’re new in town, making new connections can be tough. As was the case of our bride, though, sometimes you get lucky and love finds you instead. For Titilayo, her future husband was revealed to her by a classmate who was also a client of Vandell’s. This intermediator, the fated Julia, saw something in these two apart that prompted her to help bring them together, and with Titilayo’s permission, Julia passed on our bride’s email address to Vandell. From there, the love affair began to take root, and when they finally met in person (after Titilayo returned from a trip to Nigeria), both were filled with an instant sense of ease with the other, having felt, as the bride so succinctly put it, “like we were already friends…and now we were just reconnecting.” Isn’t life amazing sometimes?
Koel and Sanjeev have one of those romances you see in the movies – the kind where the cute girl meets the handsome boy in a completely chance encounter standing outside of a bar in New York City…and they end up getting married.
Our couple this week was a special pair whose cross-continental romance began via their shared connections on Facebook. Ravi saw Valsa’s sweet smile on a friend’s page and despite the thousands of miles that lay between him in Atlanta and her in Kuala Lumpur, he couldn’t help but reach out to say ‘hi’. Many SkyMiles and much FaceTime later, technology was no longer enough, and the couple began planning their wedding in Ravi’s hometown. Friends and family celebrated the couple during a lively Sangeet at Monday Night Brewery and were treated with food carts serving an amazing variety of Indian street foods. Ribha Events did a gorgeous job of transforming the industrial space of The Foundry at Puritan Mill, which served as a soap factory in another lifetime, into a warm and traditional Indian wedding venue, and later into a jumpin’ party spot for the reception festivities! Their weekend was a series of joyful events that all added up to the beginning of a new life for Ravi and Valsa as husband and wife. Thank you both so much for choosing us to help create your wedding memories. Ravi and Valsa – we wish you the happiest years to come as you spend your time now face-to-face, in the same place for always. Congratulations!