What do you get when you take two stunning people and plan a courthouse wedding? Pure magic! Laura and David’s wedding at the Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur, Georgia was an amazing venue to hold this stylish and chic wedding. When I met Laura, she told me her plans of getting married at the courthouse and then having a reception dinner with her family at Iberian Pig directly afterwards, I was in love. Honestly it was fate since I actually had photographed at the Dekalb County Courthouse with Jasmine Star at her Atlanta workshop last year and afterwards were treated to an amazing dinner at no other than the Iberian Pig! Needless to say we were elated when Laura and David chose us! When photographing the gorgeous architecture and granite of the courthouse, nothing can seem to compare. But, Laura looking radiant and incredible in her ivory dress and statement necklace (Rent the Runway all the way!), stole the show.  David was, however, a bit nervous and was very excited about marrying Laura. Whatever nerves he felt turned to tears of joy and his outpouring of emotion was a testament to how much he truly treasured and loved Laura as they said their vows to each other on the May afternoon. After the ceremony and family portraits, we made our way to the Iberian Pig, where their guests were treated to a lovely coral, ivory, and gold tablescape, champagne, and an assorted of artisan cheeses and meats that the restaurant is known for. David and Laura, we loved capturing their romantic and chic wedding day and wish you both happiness and love for years to come! Cheers!

Dawn and Matthew

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  • Melissa M - These are gorgeous. I think my favorites are the steps picture shot from above, the piano picture, and the centerpiece picture. Looks like this was a lovely affair.ReplyCancel

  • Faryl - Beautiful wedding. You captured the story perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Sohail - Beautiful photos and amazing couple too!!! Congrats to them!ReplyCancel

  • Van Tabbert - Stunning wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Payal Patel - You’ve captured the essence of their love so beautifully. Lovely wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Christine D - This courthouse wedding looks amazingly romantic! What a stunning couple, and what a beautiful courthouse! The Iberian Pig sure set a beautiful scene for dinner too. I love trying to guess where you will photograph your next wedding. It must be so fun to be a destination wedding photographer and travel to new places!ReplyCancel

  • laura - dekalb county courthouse is a beautiful location for a romantic intimate wedding. the first kiss as man and wife shows off this setting. amazing wedding portraits. is the bride sitting on a piano? love this one too.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - How lucky Laura and David are to have such wonderful memories of their special day at the Dekalb County Courthouse! You didn’t miss a beat that day you truly captured every moment beautifully. I felt like I was watching a movie of Laura and David’s wedding day as I scrolled through the photos experiencing every emotion they were experiencing that day. Also, that ring shot is stunning. I’m obsessed with it all!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - These are stunning. The bride are groom look gorgeous. The Dekalb History Center in Decatur, Georgia, looks amazing. I can only imagine how much these images will mean to the bride and groom. I love the emotion you caught on the grooms eyes during the ceremony. Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Wow, what a beautiful wedding gallery! This has to be one of the most stylish courthouse weddings ever! The bride is just gorgeous, and they both look like they had a really fun day. LOVE the photo of him kissing her on the cheek outside the Dekalb County Courthouse in particular!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - This just proves that courthouse weddings dont have to be drab! This is quite the opposite at the Decatur Courthouse, I just love all the pretty details and the absolute class of this couple! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Brenden - What a beautiful Dekalb County Courthouse wedding! The bride was absolutely gorgeous, and i love all the candid moments you captured.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - What a beautiful wedding!! The Dekalb County Courthouse makes for a gorgeous backdrop. I just LOVE the shot you got of the Bride walking down the stairs. The composition is really creative and makes me feel like I am there. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Nicola - I love the simplicity and intimacy of courthouse weddings, and your really captured the beauty of Laura and David’s wedding at Dekalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Georgia. The photo of David getting teary while looking at Laura just says everything, and the reception at Iberian Pig looks like it was a blast! You captured their day perfectly!! (Also I am totally jealous that you got to do a workshop with Jasmine Star!)ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Storment - WOW Laura & David Old Courthouse on the Square wedding was perfect. I mean if I was getting married at courthouse that is where I would want to get married simple, easy and beautiful! Great jobReplyCancel

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Matthew and I are back in the swing of things after our Canadian vacation and our eyes are looking ahead at what the rest of 2015 has to offer. We know one event this that 2016 has for us is the wedding of my cousin Kevin and his beautiful fiance, Nicole. While they visited us this past Spring at Piedmont Park in Atlanta,  their wedding will take place one year from this post in Cleveland, Ohio near where they (and I) grew up. For as long as I can remember in recent times, Nicole has been with Kevin-high school and college. Both have now graduated from the University of Tampa and are now continuing their journey in South Carolina, where Kevin is in the Army Reserves and Nicole is starting on her Masters degree. They support each other, love and laugh with each other, and share in their passion for Indians baseball together, which to an Indians fan, is no easy feat. To say that I am proud of where they are and what they have accomplished would be an understatement. I can barely look at my cousin without thinking of the times I spent babysitting and sorting baseball cards with him, then to think he and Nicole are going to be husband and wife at this time next year. I can not think of a better woman than Nicole to be matched with Kevin and fit in with our crazy family, she is definitely one of us now:)  Matthew and I are so completely honored that they wanted us to celebrate and capture their wedding day memories for them. Gotta stop writing now, my eyes are a bit misty…:) Congratulations you two!!! We cannot wait for your 2016 wedding

 

  • Maria - Love the uniform, and love her dress! Such an adorable couple, and you did a great job of capturing it.ReplyCancel

  • Chad Heller - Love the jerseys! Great job capturing this cute couple!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Her eyes are gorgeous! And I think she may have the same ring as my sister. These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Tamara - Piedmont Park is a great spot and they are a lovely couple. Nice pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Caudle - Beautiful photos!! My favorite place in Atlanta to visit.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I love the save the date jerseys idea! Great session!ReplyCancel

  • Nevica Vazquez - This session is so sweet! Love how fun they are for adding the jersey picture! Gret job!ReplyCancel

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We are so happy to bring this engagement session today:) Florrie and Jeremy are such special and wonderful human beings, both teachers, who have big hearts. Florrie’s creative and bright personality and Jeremy’s patient and calm manner balanced each other that day at Achumpkee Covered Bridge, where the mosquitoes, gnats and heat were continuous. Florrie’s fiery hair and cool blue and greens were so beautiful against the natural background of the forest and bridge. She looked so relaxed and free, completely herself in nature, it was really cool to photograph her bohemian spirit. Fun fact, there are only 20 covered bridges in Georgia left today, and we’ve been to two of them so far (the other at Stone Mountain Park). Florrie and Jeremy told us the story of how they met through a blind date and really hit it off from there! We know about blind dates, as Matthew and I met that way, so their story really melted our hearts. We cannot wait to celebrate with them this October! Congratulations again you two:)
Cheers!

Dawn and Matthew

 

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Back in early May, I (Dawn) had the chance to accompany the effervescent Kelsey Freeman, from Kelsey Freeman Photography, as a second photographer. I like to learn and grow as a professional and getting the chance to be with other creative individuals in the wedding industry helps me bring ideas back to Matthew that we can improve on. Every experience is a new way seeing a portrait or framing a moment, it was fabulous hanging out at this low-key backyard wedding in Woodstock with Kelsey and the bride, Ashley, and groom, Matt. Ashley and Matt are extremely upbeat and loving people. Every time you saw them, they were smiling or making others smile too. The small ceremony early in the day was heartfelt and sweet and fit them perfectly. The reception party later also fit them because there was ton of dancing and laughing out on that dance floor- the guests really knew how to get a party started! I think the best part about this wedding was the closeness everyone shared because it was Ashley’s childhood home. It was warm and inviting and just gorgeous. Thank you so much Kelsey for inviting me! Congratulations Ashley and Matt!

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  • Megan - What a beautiful and intimate wedding, these images are beautiful and will be cherished by those captured. Great work.ReplyCancel

  • Christine D - What a beautiful backyard wedding! That backyard itself is gorgeous, but when you throw in a beautiful couple and all those perfect details…Wow! I love sparkler exits too. We don’t get to see those in the dry California mountains, so Atlanta is lucky!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - This is such a beautiful, fun wedding! I love your attention to the details. (LOVE the dress shot!) You did an awesome job documenting their wedding day!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Ostenson Photography| Destination Wedding Photographer - Wonderful job capturing this wedding, love all the details!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - Gorgeous wedding! The bride and groom look like the happiest people in the world! You did such a wonderful job capturing their day for them.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Flowers - Peach and Oak Photography did such a outstanding job with telling this special wedding day story with her photograph’s! I just love all of the big smiles from the bride and groom, they really do showcase how much in love they are with one another!!ReplyCancel

  • Patty - I love backyard weddings and this one is just lovely!! Great job capturing it. I fee like I was there.ReplyCancel

  • sarah sweetman - Oh my goodness – you did an amazing job capturing this backyard wedding in photographs. The bride obviously put a lot of thought into her special day and you captured each detail. You can feel the love they all have for each other. The location in Atlanta was a perfect setting for their day. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Beautiful wedding photos! Love that they included the dog!ReplyCancel

  • Brenden - I’m jealous of the brides gorgeous purple shoes! She had to have a short dress to show those off- what great style! I love all these wedding photos, you did such a great job and all the guest look like they had a great wedding party!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Gorgeous wedding photos! So many great details and beautiful images to help them remember. Now, where to get a wall of succulents for myself….ReplyCancel

  • Corey - What a beautiful backyard wedding! I love that their dogs were included!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - Wow, it looks like this Woodstock wedding was a hit! They sure look like they had a great time. My favorite is the one with the Penny in the shoe. I’ve never seen that before, but it was totally unique and a part of their wedding story. Great captures!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Melugin - Wow! Amazing!

    You did a great job keeping the contrast deep and rich in a mid day outdoor wedding! Great job!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - What a pretty backyard wedding. I love all the details you captured.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Storment - I love this Woodstock backyard wedding. And talk about her dress so cute! You captured this wedding so beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley EIban - WOW! This wedding is so beautiful and you did such a great job capturing the joy and emotions! I love her dress, this venue, and all the fun details you captured! Great job, as always Peach & Oak Photography!ReplyCancel

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We met Stacie and Tyler over a year ago when Matthew and I were first photographing together. When they described their “Baseball Glam” vision for their engagement pictures and wedding, we were sold! Take a gander at their Georgia Tech engagement session, it was gorgeous and so them:)

Stacie and Tyler have been together for 7 years prior to their wedding day. Tyler proposed at “their” spot during Thanksgiving break at a mountain lookout in North Carolina. And he made T-shirts that said “Give me the Rock” for her and “I gave her the Rock” from him- as a play on the Nike shirt. From that day forward it was onto planning a wedding in the heart of Atlanta. They decided on marrying at the absolute stunning Cathedral of Christ the King and reception at The Trolley Barn in Old Forth Ward.

Their wedding day theme of “Best Day Ever” and their love of baseball was seen all through their wedding, as evidenced by the image I captured when I first walked into Stacie’s hotel room at The Georgian Terrace. She had a big banner and was wearing a baseball jersey with her initials on the sleeve with the navy and gold colors they chose for their wedding day. Her stunning dress really was a show stopper, having two looks in one. Her main dress for the ceremony was a beautiful fitted lace dress and the tulle skirt attached was just the added flirty note for her reception:) Once she stepped out of that room, tears started flowing and her bridesmaids let out a collective “awwww”. Stacie and her mom were trying so hard to keep their tears at bay, but you can see how much love her mom has for her daughter. When we arrived at the Cathedral, we planned for their first look to be in front of a door somewhere in the building, but ended up having to use a stone corner out front. It was perfect for their emotional first look, even with a few family members looking on, Stacie and Tyler could only focus on each other. Both of them were a bundle of nerves, but ready for their ceremony! We whisked Stacie away and prepared for the moment where she would walk down the aisle to become Tyler’s wife. Their evening ceremony was so emotional and beautiful, with the setting sun shining through the stain glass windows, casting an orange warm glow in the sanctuary. During the ceremony, another added touch was that Stacie’s younger brother actually had his first communion during service, which makes their wedding day even more special for the families. After the ceremony, we headed to the Trolley Barn where there were so many surprises for their guests: S’mores Bar, Cornhole, Popcorn station, and a pretty spectacular entrance behind a friend in a Bee Costume breaking through a banner (staying within the Georgia Tech theme:) Their friends showed their best moves on the dance floor and the night came to a wonderful end with an epic sparkler exit and getaway car (a Corvette Stingray!!)

Stacie and Tyler, we loved being a part of your wedding day and cannot wait to see what life has in store for you both! Congratulations!

-Dawn and Matthew

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  • Diane Bartoo - What a wonderful story that unfolded through these photos! These photos were filled with so many emotions that were very heart-touching, and they both have such amazing smiles! I love it! Atlanta Wedding Photographer captured this lovely couple’s day perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Corey - What a stunning bride! The Cathredral of Christ the King is a gorgeous church for a wedding ceremony and The Trolley Barn looks like such a fun reception venue. I love all of the fun moments you captured!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Flowers - Cathedral of Christ the King wedding was just stunning!! The bride and groom wouldn’t have looked any happier! The first look photo’s are sweet and is going to be cherish the photo’s for a very long time!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Storment - What a stunning wedding at Trolley Barn. This couple looked like so much fun and I love how their theme was “Best Day Ever”, Also her dress OMG I love the tulle skirt she had to basically make it a completely different dress! So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • jeanine - Beautiful wedding photography! So many gorgeous, glamorous details captured for this beautiful couple.ReplyCancel

  • Esther - What a beautiful wedding!! I love the way you captured the little details of this Atlanta wedding. The bride’s dress is so pretty, and what a handsome couple. Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - Check out those bridesmaids dresses! I love the bling and gold of this stunning wedding at Cathedral of Christ the King and Trolley Barn. How beautiful to combine traditional with rustic together for a wedding! Each pictures is so beautifully captured to focus on the excitement and love the couple shares 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Allison Anderson - They have great style! Their entire wedding day has a feeling of Hollywood glam in Atlanta. Cathedral of Christ the King is a stunning venue for the wedding and Peach and Oak Photography did a beautiful job capturing the day.ReplyCancel

  • Christine d - Another stunning wedding photographed by Peach and Oak! The Cathedral of Christ the King is just gorgeous. There is so much emotion in these beautiful images. This couple chose the right photographers for their day!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Rittenberry - I love this baseball themed wedding and how it all began with the engagement Nike themed shirts! The Cathedral of Chris the King was the perfect venue for this Atlanta wedding and it looks amazing in photos! You did a wonderful job telling Tyler and Stacie’s story through these wedding images and know they have to be thrilled with all of the priceless moments you captured for them!ReplyCancel

  • Effie L. - Gorgeous bride! Lovely couple and a big congrats to them! These wedding photographs are just lovely!
    I think that you’ve captured so much emotion and tell such a lovely story that it shows the love that they share!

    Definitely looks like the “Best Day Ever” at The Cathedral of Christ the King and The Trolley Barn!

    p.s. Their love of baseball…well here I sit watching the Blue Jays (I’m in T.O.) playing KC with KC leading the series 3-2….the joys of baseball!!ReplyCancel

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