The Grande at Kennesaw Georgia Wedding Getting Ready

Some of the most cherished and loved memories of your wedding day are your getting ready photos. The Grande at Kennesaw is such a great wedding venue as they have excellent facilities for both the Bride, Bridesmaids and also the Groom and Groomsman.


Bridal Suite

The upstairs bridal suite has great light, even on a cloudy day that comes through the large windows. There's a full bathroom with a vanity and two large window which throw awesome light into the room.

The large main room have lots of room for makeup artists etc. and is well lit for working.


Hanging the Dresses

There is a large walk-in type closet to hang the gowns which makes it perfect for me, the wedding day photographer to easily get for wedding dress shots.


Landing and Stairs

The landing and stairs at the Grande are large and open which has afforded me the ability to photograph dresses, shoes, rings etc right close to the bridal suite. Additional, the door to the balcony is at the top of the stairs adjacent to the bridal suite.


Grooms Room

Down in the lower level is the grooms area. Equipped with a TV, bathroom and large sofa and chairs for the guys to hang out in. There are a lovely areas just outside for the guys shots. I love the big wooden doors and the rock wall for the groomsman and groom photos.


Location

Located on Main Street close to downtown Kennesaw and very close to Smith-Gilbert Gardens the Grande really has a lot to offer for newly engaged couples looking for a great wedding venue nearby or as a destination wedding venue.


Message me if you have any questions or would like to explore wedding photogrpahy options in Kennesaw, Georgia. - Chris

Groom and Pug Getting Ready

Groom and Pug Getting Ready

Bride getting makeup artist attention at The Grande at Kennesaw

Bride getting makeup artist attention at The Grande at Kennesaw

Bride and Bridesmaid sharing a laugh in Kennesaw

Bride and Bridesmaid sharing a laugh in Kennesaw

Groom by Large Wooden Doors at The Grande at Kennesaw

Groom by Large Wooden Doors at The Grande at Kennesaw

Wedding Ceremonies and Our Pets

Should you bring your pet to your wedding? How will your dog react to all the guests? 

Hmmm, well here goes. Being an animal lover it’s easy for me to answer “yes - I do!” and I know without question we would have had both of our now Social Media famous rescue Pugs at our wedding if we had them at that time. However, I think we would need to be careful about over committing with Spanky who is blind and 14 years old, but very active and adventurous. Bodie the the other rescue Pug, loves to get dressed up with his bowties and waist coats and will sit and pose for me. Spanky does really well too, as long as there’s a “snackie" for his modeling fees! 

That said, I think that if you and your spouse to be have a pet that you absolutely adore you should have them in the wedding ceremony - after all aren’t our pets like family? As Martin Clunes (Doc Martin fame) says “They love us so much, we are entangled in this centuries old relationship with our dogs, the least we can do is feed them and look after them”.

I’ve not had the pleasure of shooting a wedding with dogs in the ceremony, but I think some of the cutest, emotion filled wedding photographs I’ve seen have the Bride and Groom interacting with their dogs. I say, if the venues right go for it!

Bodie and Spanky can be found on Instagram @bodiespanky

Chris Cottrell is a British Wedding and Portrait Photographer based near Atlanta, Georgia USA

 

Bodie Pug

Spanky Pug

Bodie Pug

Spanky Pug

Bodie and Spanky Pugs

Bodie Pug...ha ha ha