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Sep
30
2009

Destination Wedding Photography – Atlanta, GA Amanda & John Married!

by Jody on September 30, 2009, posted in Destination Weddings,Featured Weddings

We often get asked if we travel and our answer is always a huge resounding YES!  We are destination wedding photographers, whether the destination be a vineyard in GA (like the wedding below!) or Bora Bora.  So yes.  We travel.

We just got back Sunday night from an amazing wedding at the Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega (for those wondering, it’s pronounced duh-lon-eh-guh), GA which is just north of Atlanta. The wedding was planned by the AMAZINGLY cool Amy Osaba who also did the floral design as well (props to her awesome assistant Brittany too!) and the staff at the winery was top class.  Other vendors included:  On-site Hair & Makeup – Karma Salon, Wedding & Grooms cakes – Lulu’s Bakery, Gelato that was brought in for the wedding guests – Dreamy Gelato, Videographer – Creative Video Moments, Bridesmaid Dresses – Bella Bridesmaid, Bride’s Dress – Bride Beautiful, Groom/Groomsmen Tuxedos – A Formal Affair, Limo Service – Atlantic Limo.

As Jody and I were following the GPS out to the vineyard we were in some interesting Georgia back country and kept hearing the theme song from Deliverance playing through our heads. Then, out of nowhere, we turned into the Montaluce Winery, headed down the hill into what can only be described as a little Tuscan village! There were these beautiful villa-style homes, rolling hills and winding roads that were like heaven on earth.

As you head back toward the vineyard itself, you see this gorgeous hill-top restaurant that is three stories tall. They make their own wine in these huge steel fermenting vats in the basement and have a world-class chef preparing meals for the guests. Weddings are held on the terrace (which is overlooking the vineyard) or out near the lake on the dock.

There had been torrential down pours in GA for a week with flooding all over, and the day of the wedding was no exception, sadly.  Luckily, we had this beautiful location to shoot inside of and we took full advantage of it! The ladies all got ready in one of the cottages on the hill, and the guys all hung out on the third floor of the restaurant kicking back and relaxing!

Check out the images from the day below!

Jody got some AWESOME details of the bride’s shoes and flowers as they were all getting hair and make-up done.

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Destination Wedding Photography - Atlanta, GA

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Here is the bride coming over from the villa to the vineyard with not a drop of rain (thank-you nice valet guys!). She was all class and looked amazing!

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We shot images all over of the bride and everywhere we went was so cool and viby!

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Jody grabbed this awesome shot of the bride showing off here stellar pink heals!

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As we were shooting the above shot of the bride, her dad walked out to see her for the first time and I grabbed this shot.

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All the ladies being sassy!

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So the guys wanted to add some stress on to the bride, so they all got into some Converse All Stars to mess with her. They were acting like they were going to wear these shoes for the wedding and they were having WAY too much fun!

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Here was Amanda’s reaction when she saw them sitting above. She actually thought it was hilarious and wanted the guys to wear them the rest of the day.  Too funny!!

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Then we started shooting the guys in and around the oh so cool rooms.

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The rain did hold off for a few minutes and we ran out to get this shot of the guys.

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The bride road in to the ceremony on a horse-drawn carriage and the groom and guests looked on from the second floor patio. It was really romantic!

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Waiting for the bride to arrive!

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Then we were off to shoot the bride and groom!

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Off to the reception!  Notice the awesome floral arrangements done once again, by the fantastic Amy Osaba!

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The entrance of the newly married couple…

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John is an airplane mechanic, hence the nature of the grooms cake!

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In keeping with the Tuscan theme, Amanda and John had Gelato brought in for all their wedding guests!

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Jody grabbed these amazing shots of the exit! I love all the sparklers and the look on their faces!

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Jody also grabbed this awesome shot as our couple jumped into the limo just before they headed off!

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Congrats John & Amanda! We were so honored to be a part of your big day!! Have an awesome time in Greece!!!!

  • http://www.stephanielynnphoto.com Steph

    Stunning… all of them. But that first one, the shoe picture… just WOW. That’s all I got.

  • http://www.twilightatmorningside.com/ twilight at morningside

    Those are KILLER heels and I love the Chucks! What a beautiful wedding. The carriage through the vineyard is so dreamy.

  • http://lindenclairephotography.com/ Linden

    These are amazing :) The first shoe pictures is out of this world, and the one getting in the limo amamzing!

  • http://www.tirajphotography.com Tira J

    I LOVE all of the images from this wedding. Her dress is to die for! Simply scrumptious! Looked like a fun wedding!

  • http://www.bridalopulenceblog.com Latrice

    Amazing wedding & such detail! Love it!

  • http://davidmolnar.com Tammy Molnar

    AWESOME job you guys! love the dress shot! kudos on capturing this wedding with such excellence!!!

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  • http://lemiga.blogspot.com Michelle

    Gorgeous images! I can’t believe how fast you get your images done. It was a pleasure meeting you guys this week. Would love to see you do more weddings in ATL!

  • http://www.ulmerstudiosblog.com Josh Ulmer

    love the shot of the guys in the shoes and the very last shot in the limo!!! Great work as always!

  • http://www.favoratlanta.com/index2.php?v=v1 Jeannine Kennedy

    Just when I thought Monteluce could not look beautiful…you guys rocked these images!! Great job!

  • http://www.danagoodsonphotography.com/blog Dana Goodson

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!
    I can’t wait for you to teach me how to do this!!! :o)

  • http://annapociask.poundslabsonline.com Anna

    LOVE the shoe shot…AND loved the individual shots of the bride–so vogue!

  • http://www.swankytablesblog.com Annette Warnick

    Wow, gorgeous wedding! Love all the gorgeous details and the shoes shots. Thanks for your nice comments on my blog today. So happy to find yours!

  • http://mywedding.com/jasonlauren Lauren D.

    You guys are absolutely incredible and were SUCH a blessing to Amanda on her big day!!! Your personalities are definitely reflected in your breathtaking work!!! Look forward to keeping up with your success via your blog!

  • http://www.blog.seannorman.com Sean

    These are absolutely gorgeous, guys. Your lighting is always sensational, no exception here. Inspiring!

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  • http://meganjanephotography.com/blog Megan

    Amazing!! Looks like an incredible wedding, you did a fabulous job. :-)

  • http://2duce2.com/ 2Duce2 Videography

    The shot with the Bride on the couch with her red shoe is freakin amazing….wow! Love it!!

  • sheri

    dude, you guys are so inspirational and rock so hard. hope to meet you at partner con…you’re going, right?!

    ps I feel like we’ve shot the exact same limo!

  • http://www.cassandra-m.com cassandra m

    Yes…sorry about the rain in GA, but WOW…you would never even think of shooting outside with all these very cool images from inside. GORGEOUS guys!!!!

  • http://www.luckyandlovely.com melanie

    Beautiful and breathtaking images guys! It was great meeting you at the Atlantan Bridal Event. Hope to hang out soon!

  • Heather

    Amanda, the bride is one of my oldest and dearest friends. I live out of state and was unable to attend the wedding, you all did an amazing job capturing all of the moments. Simply gorgeous photography. You captured her beauty and her fun and her sincerity in these shots. Thank you.

  • http://www.chrisrobertsonphotography.com Chris Robertson

    Your work just keeps getting better. I LOVE the shoe shot!

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