A Georgia wedding with a spoken word performance
Candice and Steven had a gospel choir, live band, spoken word performance, and even a Soul Train Line at their tent wedding. Candice even got on stage in her sparkly jumpsuit and rocked out to Prince! Don’t miss this epic love party (plus Candice’s sparkly jumpsuit!).
A Celtic, Viking, and Lord of the Rings-themed wedding
Melanie and Jake had a Elven, Celtic, and Viking inspired wedding with incredible DIY elements. Plus, their wedding party wielded weapons instead of floral bouquets!
Swordplay and anime at this Nightmare Before Christmas wedding
The theme was The Nightmare Before Christmas and the general color scheme was white, black, and pink. We did the Tasting of the Four Elements as our ritual and took a celebratory shot after to seal the deal.
A sweet elopement with positive energy (despite the bride not being able to see!)
There was no theme. We chose simple, light colors that would go well together. We had eight close family members there. My four-year-old was the flower girl. I dressed my four-year-old and nine-month-old in the same dress. The venue gave us two hours for the ceremony and pictures which I thought was a lot of time until I had trouble with my vision causing a 45-minute delay in start time. At the end of all that, I went down the aisle not being able to see.
Nerdy vows & stunning views at this intimate Savannah nature preserve wedding
Joseph and Temprest wanted to celebrate with 20 of their closest friends in only 60 days or planning. They created the most joyful wedding at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center for the ceremony and a chic restaurant for their reception. Don’t miss the Pac-Man cake topper, loads of nerdy references in their vows, and the bride’s vintage-inspired birdcage veil.
Behind the lens with love story wizard, Atlanta-based photographer YouAreRaven
If you’ve been a reader for a while, I’ll bet you either already know about Atlanta-based photographer Raven Shutley of YouAreRaven or have seen her work on the site. She’s been a mainstay of the offbeat community for so long and is one of our most trusted partners. So I decided to see what it was that really separates Raven from all the others. What makes her tick, how her totally warm personality will make you feel instantly comfortable in front of the camera, what mad skills she brings to the table, and why it all means that you’ll be floored by the photos you’ll get.