Amber & Skylar’s Wedding!

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.

groom Skylar gets ready

Skylar had groomsmen and grooms-gals, and asked his dad to be his best man.

groom and wedding attendants

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.

bride Amber positions her veil

bride Amber and bridesmaids

wedding bouquet flowers

The rings —  fabulous.

wedding rings

Once we’d sequestered Amber safely away from the arrival of the guests, we took advantage of the pretty bridal room.

bridal portrait Amber

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.

rain-sprinkled wedding ceremony and kiss

bride groom umbrella

Finally, the rain cleared, and had cooled things off quite nicely.
bride and groom holding hands

newly married couple Amber Skylar outdoor wedding

wedding couple at Wheeler House in Ball Ground

Amber and Skylar’s first dance brought both tears and laughter.

sweet moment in first wedding dance
first wedding dance laughter

While we did photos with the couple in front of the house, ceremony site received a quick change to become the reception site.

outdoor ceremony and reception

As the sun went down, the guests enjoyed a cake-and-ice-cream reception, and danced the night away…

dancing at night

…until it was time to bid the couple farewell.

night-time sparkler exit wedding