Dallas + Ryan | 550 Trackside Wedding in Lawrenceville, GA
Dallas and Ryan's love began early - fluttering feelings and glances across the swimming pool at summer camp in their youth. I got to hear more of their story and capture their engagement session a few months back, which all the more grew my affection for these two.
Sweeter still is their love now as it's blossomed, grown, matured, and knit them together into marriage. Dallas, a graceful, tall, beautiful dancer, chose ballet slippers as her wedding day shoes - an intricate detail of her childhood and now adult life. Ryan, ever so kind and gracious, smiled contagiously as he took his dancing bride at the altar and made her his wife. The smiles, laughter, and kindness they share made for not only a perfect wedding day, but sets them up so well for a marriage full of grace and gentleness.
It is my honor to document your love, Dallas and Ryan. Thank you for trusting me and choosing me. I wish you both the best. xoxo
Capturing the details is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day. So much planning, thought, and intentionality goes into everything - from the style of the dress, to the choice of shoes, to the floral arrangements...
Dallas and Ryan chose to say I Do at 550 Trackside in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The high-ceiling venue boasts of brick and stone walls, with rustic lighting and lots of space for watching and dancing.
Dallas, your gown fits you perfectly. You are radiant.
Ryan wore a fantastic navy suit to complement the colors of their wedding day....
Opting to not see each other but still have a moment, Dallas and Ryan chose to hold hands around the doorway prior to walking down the aisle. It was emotional and beautiful and heartwarming.
And so the ceremony begins....
And with the exchanging of rings and the kiss, they are now one....
I caught the sweetest moment right before family portraits started of Ryan kissing Dallas. It was quick and unexpected and so cute.
And what a fun bridal party these two had! They were such troopers moving through the crowds, being posed and adjusted....
And it was clear how much they loved the bride and groom. <3
Dallas and Ryan are both so natural in front of the camera! I loved capturing these portraits as the first ones they would ever have as husband and wife.
The reception was prepared with extraordinary details. Also, can we talk about their dessert table!??!?!
I always love a looooong head table, adorned with candles and greenery....
First dances, cake cutting.... the whole nine. Into the night they partied and celebrated....
What a fun, fun time you all had. <3
I am honored and grateful. Dallas and Ryan, cheers to a life full of love, journeys, and joy for the two of you. May you choose to pursue one another daily.
SEE DALLAS + RYAN'S FULL WEDDING GALLERY HERE.
Christina Pugh is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia, and available for travel + shooting worldwide. Contact her here.