paige and steve met us this summer to discuss their upcoming plans for an october wedding in watercolor. after talking with them for only minutes we knew that we would be a great mutual fit. photography was so important to paige and she and steve were such a carefree, friendly couple. . .we instantly hit it off. when the big day came we were pretty excited to take part in the festivities for their Jewish/Catholic fused wedding and reception. this was one of the most beautiful and unique wedding ceremonies i have ever witnessed. the priest and rabbi have been officiating weddings together for the last 20 years and it was very evident as everything flowed with ease. the couple wrote vows that were meaningful to them as well as citing some traditional vows. the ceremony took place under a chuppah, which represents the home they have begun to share and build together. once the ceremony concluded the couple signed the ketubah (a contract of mutually agreed upon responsibilities the couple will fulfill within the marriage). it is one of the oldest Jewish traditions and is a covenant between two people who agree to be partners for life. after the ceremony, guests were directed to the baithouse for cocktail hour and then to the boathouse pool deck for a strolling dinner reception. after dinner was over, the dance floor was never empty. . .from the hora dance (chair dance), to breakdancing by the bride’s cousin, and then guests young and old broke into journey’s “don’t stop believing”! paige and steve departed on the sailboat for their first nighttime stroll as husband and wife. we are so glad we got to be a part of this celebration and look forward to seeing you guys soon!
p.s. check out the shots from their day after session!
venue & catering: watercolor resort
cake: cakes by tanis
florals: florals by the sea
linens: linens by the sea
invitations & programs: paper affair
band: groove addiction
officiants: Rabbi Winokur and Monsignor Gracz
bridal gown: kelly’s closet, atlanta
bridesmaids dresses: bella bridesmaid, atlanta
hair: Ashley Carter
makeup: two fishes artistry
we were so happy when paige called us the day after their wedding and wanted to have a more laid back shoot with just her and steve. they got all dolled up again and we gallivanted around watercolor with a more creative mission and the option to trash that dress! which we delicately achieved! enjoy!