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.
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.
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.
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.
Nadia and Jonathan met working as freelance journalists in New York City. Nadia, originally from Statesboro, GA, really wanted her wedding to be in her hometown so they made it happen. Nadia and Jonathan are both Muslim and had never kissed each other before the wedding day, so their portraits are particularly sweet and romantic. Don’t miss the DIY centerpieces and decor, Jonathan’s suit that was handmade by his mother(!), and a poignant reminder of who wasn’t able to make it that day and why…
We are a queer interfaith clergy couple. Our wedding party consisted of a spiritual and supportive “Femme Crew” and “Butch Crew.” We call ourselves TEAM UNICORN because we love rainbows and sparkles and magic and don’t subscribe to socially constructed ideas of gender. We celebrated our wedding at a stunning camp site in North Georgia all weekend with a Shabbat prayer service, a 12-step recovery meeting, swimming and boating options, hikes to waterfalls, a bonfire, and yoga on the dock.