MR. AND MRS. Lawty Stephens | WEDDING | ATHENS, GEORGIA | The Foundry

This sweet couple was wed this past Saturday evening at The Foundry.

They’ve known one another their whole lives.  Began dating at the end of high school at prom and have been together ever since.

 There are several heirloom pieces that Maggie wore.  Maggie and Lawty wrote sentiments about one another before the vows were recited.   The dinner was a classic southern meal.  The departed with friends and family to sparklers and rode off in a 1920′s car!

I have enjoyed getting to know this authentic and sincere bride and groom!  You’ve made your photographs beautiful!

Blessings to you newlyweds!


Reception/Ceremony Site:  The Foundry (Athens, Georgia)

Cakes:  Cecelia Cakes

Florist:  Mandy O’Shea of Moonflower Design

Second Shooter:  Emily Traux

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Anissa Dawn Manzo and Russell Stanford Goeken | Savannah | Alyssa Alig Photography

The bride and groom were wed on a water front property on Wilmington Island in Savannah.  They are dear friends of mine that had a gorgeous wedding!  The ceremony was at in the afternoon and the light reflected off of the water and filtered through the trees was gorgeous.  Anissa wore a stunning Vera Wang gown.  I loved the whimsical moments and, yet, so sophisticated.

Sidenote:  This wedding was published in the knot!

Here is an excerpt from their page by Carrie Chambers:

The Bride Anissa Manzo, a floral and graphic designer at Urban Poppy Wedding
The Groom Russell Goeken, photographer at Russ Photos and window cleaner at Soap on a Rope
The Date October 10 A Tiffany-blue and poppy-red palette inspired the garden wedding celebration with a bit of vintage flair. Anissa wanted to support other artists, so she chose gifts and accessories from her favorite Etsy shops.”
Check it out!


Venue:  Angell’s Garden Savannah, GA

Dress:  Vera Wang

Cake and Flowers:  Urban Poppy

Music:  New Art Ensembles

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Deepak and Stephanie | Biltmore Ballrooms | Atlanta, Georgia | Wedding

I loved shooting this opulent wedding for this newly wed couple, Mr. and Mrs. Acharya.  The ballrooms are some of the most beautiful interiors in Atlanta.  They are truly a genuine and kind couple.  I love the way they laughed together in most every shot I’ve taken of them.  While their wedding was stunning, this is a couple that has their priorities that focus on family and friends and moments.  I hope that these photographs will be passed down for generations to come.  Congratulations to you sweet folks!  Wishing you all the best.
Special thanks to Greta Reynolds for second shooting!
Venue:  Biltmore Ballrooms
Wedding Planning, Design, and Coordination:  Molly McKinley Designs
Floral Design:  Stylish Stems, Jacki Fortunato
Paper Goods:  Plainjane Designs
Catering and Linens:  Affairs to Remember

Bridal Attire:  Fabulous Frocks

Menswear:  Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Hair and Make Up:  Jennifer Nieman
Pastries:  Shelly Jones, Pastry Shells
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