What a treat to photograph these two!! Seriously, I feel like it was serendipity that we would be able to work together. Their first date was at the Majestic Diner and it went so well that they never looked back! So, here they were nearly nine years later… Ebby told me that all she really wanted on her wedding day was that I capture the beautiful ring box that Alex had made to hold their rings and pictures of she & Alex on the Atlanta Beltline, near a particular mural. Fortunately, the mural was right across the street from their wedding venue. So, immediately following their wedding ceremony we walked across busy Monroe Drive and hit the Atlanta Beltline. Let me tell you what an amazing experience that was! I’m now convinced that all couples should parade around on their wedding day! So many people honked their horns, shouted out “Congratulations!” and EVERYONE passed by with a smile on their face! I mean, who doesn’t love to see a newly married couple? It brightens the day of even the most curmudgeon out there! Once at the mural we found the light was amazing and there was a fabulous banjo player. One, well two actually, of my favorite moments from the whole day happened here and within minutes of each other! The first was when we randomly gathered and asked people walking under the bridge to join us for a group shot! At that moment – nine strangers were brought together in a moment of celebration and joy – then they broke up and went on their own merry way. My 2nd favorite part of the day was when Ebby & Alex had their 1st (unofficial) dance of the day! It was so beautiful – the Banjo player played them an original piece he had written for his wedding 5 years earlier. Truly a fabulous moment! Honestly, I cried the whole time!
Thank you Ebby & Alex for trusting me with this special and momentous day in your lives!
Music by my ALL TIME FAVORITE band – Shovels & Rope
playing my ALL TIME FAVORITE song – Mary Ann & One Eyed Dan