Laura Beth + John | Payne-Corley House Wedding in Duluth, GA

Laura Beth and John were married on a cool, soft, late November afternoon at the Payne-Corley House in Duluth, Georgia. Laura Beth's sweet, calm demeanor aided in making the day peaceful and lovely. I always love shooting at the Payne-Corley House, and this day was especially special as I actually knew Laura Beth from previously working together a few summers ago at Camp All-American. Getting to witness and celebrate this special union was my true honor and joy, and it also didn't hurt that Laura Beth was beautiful, John kind and fun, the party jumping (thanks to DJ Tod), and the florals, by Abby's Floral Designs, GORGEOUS. 

Many sweet congratulations to you newlyweds! I hope and pray that this New Year brings you joy, laughter, and many, many adventures. xoxo

Laura Beth's bouquet was so beautiful. Abby's Floral Designs did such a tremendous job of not only creating stunning stems for Laura Beth to hold, but also as dΓ©cor around the venue all day. There's not much more I need besides a beautiful bride and some breathtaking flowers and greenery.... 

Laura Beth and John opted to see each other prior to the ceremony, which allowed for some sweet, sweet, photos....

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Another benefit of opting to see each other before the ceremony is that the bride and groom can get many photos taken early, which allows for a quicker transition into the reception later on. We brought out both families and the bridal party to begin the portraits in the front lawn....

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It was soon time to head inside to the ceremony, where the Payne-Corley House had already done a lovely job of setting the ceremony space beautifully. From the DIY jars of stones and lights to the unity candle, no detail was left untouched. 

The ceremony itself was complete with a beautiful, adorable flower girl, and a sweet exchange of vows where Laura Beth and John promised forever to each other....

Laura Beth and John were kind enough to step back outside with me in the chilly early evening air to capture some photos, taking advantage of the absolutely PERFECT lighting conditions at early sunset....

How beautiful are these two? (LB, THANK YOU for baring the cold with me and letting me capture the two of you in these lighting conditions!)

We headed back inside quickly, as the temperature steadily dropped, to get ready for the party. Laura Beth and John grabbed a quick bite to eat while my second shooter and I did the same (have I mentioned that the Payne-Corley House has the most delicious food? Oh. My.) We snapped a few shots of the dΓ©cor in the reception space, which the PCH team flipped so quickly and smoothly.....

I mean, Abby's Floral Designs, you create GOLD.

Laura Beth and John were introduced directly into their first dance, followed by Laura Beth's dance with her dad....

Then it was time for the party to begin!!! A HUGE shoutout to DJ Tod for getting everyone out on the dance floor!! I would be remiss if I did not mention his outstanding work of not only creating high energy, but maintaining it throughout the night. Guests and family alike celebrated with maracas, a conga line, and laughter as the evening began...

We took a brief pause only, of course, for champagne toasts and GELATO - perhaps the best cake-cutting alternative I have ever seen. Gelato had a special place in Laura Beth and John's hearts, as they met while studying abroad in Italy....

It was almost time for the bride and groom to make their grand departure, but not before some more fun and dancing...

After a wonderful time of dancing and celebration, we lined up outside to celebrate and send off the newlyweds. Sparklers were passed and guests lit up the night...

Laura Beth, John, and each of your families: it was my true honor and pleasure to be a part of your day of celebration. I enjoyed every minute of capturing your love. THANK YOU for entrusting your memories to my camera and my eye. I am humbled and so, so thankful. With much love, gratitude, and appreciation --- Christina

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