We met Skylar and Amber a few years ago because they are friends with our son Brandon. They’re all still good friends, and Brandon and his fiancée Diane were in attendants in Skylar and Amber’s wedding! I think Brandon found it amusing to watch us at work. He told me, “I actually saw you hiding behind a table.” I told him I’m a ninja-photographer. ;) Actually, Ken and I love it when clients tell us later — after they see their photos — that they had no idea we got certain shots because they didn’t know we were there. We never want to be obtrusive.
Skylar and friends were getting ready when we arrived at their venue, The Wheeler House in Ball Ground, Georgia. The old home, recently converted to an event facility, is beautiful.
Skylar had groomsmen and grooms-gals, and asked his dad to be his best man.
Meanwhile, Amber got ready in another room of the Wheeler House, and when she and all her bridesmaids were ready, we shooed Skylar away and brought the girls outside for photos.
The rings — fabulous.
Once we’d sequestered Amber safely away from the arrival of the guests, we took advantage of the pretty bridal room.
Rain threatened, but there was no talk of postponing the ceremony. Amber and Skylar exchanged vows in a light sprinkle, but it didn’t bother them. They wanted to be married under the trees, and that’s just what they did. The reading in their ceremony was Shel Silverstein’s poem “The Giving Tree,” which held special sentimental value for them.
Finally, the rain cleared, and had cooled things off quite nicely.
Amber and Skylar’s first dance brought both tears and laughter.
While we did photos with the couple in front of the house, ceremony site received a quick change to become the reception site.
As the sun went down, the guests enjoyed a cake-and-ice-cream reception, and danced the night away…
…until it was time to bid the couple farewell.