Alli & Michael’s Wedding!

Alli and Michael’s engagement was short; once they’d decided to spend their lives together, why wait any longer than necessary? Both are rowing coaches, and they met several years ago when Alli was hired as Michael’s assistant. Job changes and a six-hour-drive separated them for a while, but eventually Alli was again hired as Michael’s assistant — this time at the University of Georgia. They are truly a match made in heaven.

Alli’s hair and make-up were done by Julie at Formal Faces; she did a fantastic job and was super sweet. She has a beautiful smile, too!

Once Alli was dressed, her little nieces came to see her, and they were convinced that Alli was a real, live princess.

Michael’s dad was his best man, and his brothers and a few friends made up the remainder of the groomsmen. One childhood friend came all the way from his home in England to take part in the wedding.

I absolutely love the look on Alli’s dad’s face when he saw her for the first time that day, all grown up and about to be married…

father of the bride

The prayers of those who love you are a very special gift; the girls all prayed for Alli and Michael right before the ceremony started.

praying for the bride

love and kisses

sunset kisses

holding hands

After their wedding at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church (our home church!), we headed to the reception at Olde Town Athletic Club. The staff was great, and the food was fabulous! Alli, Michael, and their guests danced and danced — fueled by a great DJ from Spectrum Entertainment.

Other than the bride and groom, this was my favorite couple of the night:

After all the fun of the reception, Michael gave a few words of thanks to everyone for coming, to Alli’s parents for all their help and planning with the wedding, and to Alli for loving him and praying for him. They said their good-byes and headed out, surrounded by love and bubbles…

By now, Alli and Michael are honeymooning in the Caribbean.
May God bless you both — and thank you SO much for letting us share this amazing day with you!

MORE of Allie and Michael’s wedding…
(Psst: I recommend viewing full-screen; just click in the lower right corner — and make sure you have sound!!!)


  1. Alli Townsend says

    We LOVE LOVE these pictures!! Thank you so so much for being incredible people and photographers. We love the clarity of the pictures and the journaling commentary you included really captured the heart of the moment. Ya’ll did such a great job. Thank you again!

    Alli & Michael