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Zoe and Brandon got married in the middle of January at Juliette Chapel, Dahlonega. Juliette Chapel is a beautiful country, wedding venue in North Georgia, just a short drive from Atlanta. It was a gorgeous, but cool day and the sun shone the whole afternoon and into the early evening.
Bride and groom prep
Zoe and Brandon got ready in the adequate, but small bridal rooms in the adjacent reception hall, and the atmosphere was full of laaughter and excitement. Brandon and the guys took no time at all!! Zoe, her sister and best friends were being pampered by the hair and makeup artists and took the amount of time that they wanted.
The couple had decided on a first look, which I carefully orchestrated for them. It was an emotionally charged few minutes which took place outside or the reception hall and right before the ceremony.
The ceremony was an intimate affair in Juliette Chapel. With the late winter evening sun streaming through the large windows it could not have been more perfect! During the ceremony the officiant, Reverend James Hamp had the guests and bridal party and the photographers laughing with his quick, witty humor. It was so relaxing with all the laughter and it truly was a beautiful way of involving everyone in the ceremony.
After the ceremony
The reception was in the adjacent reception hall at the venue. They chose Juliette Chapel because because it was a little out of the city, but not too far as to make it a long drive. The ambiance with being in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the ability to totally personalise their day made it so special. It was a relaxed, but not rustic wedding, which meant people could totally have fun without the fear of breaking anything. I love shooting Juliette Chapel weddings because the surroundings are absolutely amazing. All around the buildings are great vistas and and intimate little areas to photograph the Bride, Groom and families etc.
For dinner they self catered which meant everyone got their favorites!!, which was such a great idea. The cake was amazing and created by Chef Pavla of The Bohemian Bakery. The first dance was a good old traditional wedding shuffle, and they finished off the evening with the craziest garter throw and bouquet toss!! Which made it very difficult to photograph as I was laughing so much!!
One of the most memorable parts of the day was the bride and bridesmaids outside in the chilly, January air in their little kimonos getting their photos taken, because it made everyone laugh and the photos came out so beautifully.
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Hi, I'm Chris Cottrell, Certified Professional Wedding Photographer and owner of Cottrell Photographers in Kennesaw, Georgia Just north of Atlanta. I offer affordable wedding photography for Atlanta couples who love the photographic process. If you enjoy lookng at black and white as well as color, timeless, romantic, emotion filled photographs that are affordable and easy to get, read on.
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Getting married is so exciting, such fun, and sometimes a little daunting. From looking for the perfect wedding venue, finding the wedding dress of your dreams and choosing your wedding day photographer, it's a lot to think about. With my relaxed, quiet, style you’ll forget I’m there quietly documenting the day as it unfolds. An experienced, PPA Certified Professional Photographer adn Atlanta Wedding Photographer, I can make you look and feel beautiful and make you both shine on your big day. I have a knack of capturing all the emotions of the day, tears, laughter, sighs, loving hugs and more forever.
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I thought I would share a little of Zoe and Brandon's First Look at Juliette Chapel
I managed to keep Brandon far away from the Bridal room where Zoe and her Bridesmaids had spent the afternoon getting ready.
When I first arrived at Juliette Chapel, Dahlonega, Georgia, I took a few minutes to look around the wedding venue in North Georgia to scout out a great place for their First Look. Having got that planned and the logistics worked out I was off to get my gear ready for the day.
The chapel is a beautiful, bright, and airy with lots of windows which could become a problem for the late afternoon Wedding ceremony.
The the winter sun setting rapidly, I set up lights around the chapel to photograph all the special moments that would reveal themselves. I had planned correctly and the sun and shadows were not a problem for the wedding day photography.
Juliette Chapel is a great wedding venue that can accommodate couples on a strict budget with self catering options. Additionally, being one of Atlanta Wedding Photographers under $2000 helps with getting quality wedding day photography on budget!
Once I had completed all of the getting ready, dress photos, rings, shoes and other details, I went back to Zoe for the "getting into the Dress" photos. Then headed out to the small patio to set up their first look. It was such a great and special part of the day which I photographed and I am sure they'll love forever.
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Chris Cottrell, CPP - Cottrell Photographers - Kennesaw, Georgia