Kaila & Jeremy’s Wedding!

It’s always difficult to choose which photos to share from each wedding, to pick the ones that will show what makes each couple’s wedding day unique. With Kaila and Jeremy’s wedding, the choosing was still difficult, but some of the photos simply begged to be shared. You’ll see what I mean…

Kaila was calm and collected as she was getting ready, surrounded by her sisters and friends.
Kaila bride getting ready

Kaila’s daddy was so sweet seeing her as a bride for first time. He is father to three daughters, but Kaila is the first to be married. He just couldn’t seem to take it all in that his little girl was this beautiful bride before him.
bride Kaila and father

And she was indeed an absolutely beautiful bride.
bride window full-length reflection

bridal portrait at Roswell Mill's Ivy Hall

A storm threatened to move their outdoor ceremony indoors at the last moment, but the folks at Roswell Mill just screwed that arbor into the deck (because of the WIND) and the couple opted to start the ceremony a few minutes early. Prayers were answered, and only a few sprinkles fell, with all the bad weather skirting right around the city of Roswell.

I love genuine emotions, especially joy! Kaila’s sisters were so happy for her; in this photo, one is already crying at the sweet way Jeremy looked at Kaila as she walked down the aisle, and the other sister is simply beaming.
wedding ceremony Ivy Hall in Roswell

Another very special part of this wedding was the fact that our former pastor — the one who married us — performed the ceremony. It brought back wonderful memories of exchanging our own vows.
wedding ceremony at Ivy Hall in Roswell

Enthusiastic first-kisses are the best!
wedding first kiss bride groom

I promise we do not force our clients to have fun. {wink} We might give a little suggestion now and then, but Jeremy and Kaila’s friends and family enthusiastically complied with a request for a bit of silly.
fun bridal party at Roswell Mill Ivy Hall

Since Kaila and Jeremy chose not to do a first look, we took a little time after the ceremony for photos of just the two of them.
sweet bride groom Roswell bridge

Gotta love a bride with a little sass.
bride groom brick building

And onto the reception.
Which, by the way, featured the most fabulous groom’s cake EVER. Kaila surprised Jeremy with a cinnamon-flavored (yum!) groom’s cake in the shape of the exact model of Les Paul guitar that Jeremy — a talented musician — dreams of owning. The bride’s cake was topped with a baseball-playing couple because Kaila and Jeremy are HUGE Braves fans!
wedding cakes

Roswell Mill was a working mill up until recent years, and once it was retired, it was transformed into a fabulous venue with old beams and beautiful wood floors.

Kaila and Jeremy’s first dance as husband and wife; another sweet moment, followed by a whole lot more fun:
bride and groom first dance Ivy Hall in Roswell

The toasts of the evening were both heartwarming and hilarious. Made more so by the ginormous glass Jeremy’s father used to toast the couple. (A gift from the groom to his dad!)
toasts to bride and groom

There was no neat-and-tidy cake sharing here. Kaila and Jeremy went for it full-force.
messy wedding cake eating

The dance floor stayed packed, and at some point in the night, nearly everyone joined in the conga line!
dance conga line Ivy Hall in Roswell

But the BEST part of the dancing was when the bride and groom, self-proclaimed Star Wars geeks, brought out light sabers for a battle.
Star Wars light saber battle bride and groom

Sometimes the gals are really serious about catching the bride’s bouquet, and that was certainly the case here!
bride bouquet toss

It’s rare, however, to see guys get serious about catching the garter. But these guys didn’t play around!
guys garter toss

And finally, and exit amidst bubbles…
bride groom exit bubbles