Elegant 550 Trackside Wedding - Casey & Wesley

Casey and Wesley’s wedding at 550 Trackside in Lawrenceville, GA was the perfect way to end my 2017 wedding season! These two are so much fun and absolutely adorable together! From our initial conversations getting to know each other all the way through their engagement session at Krog Street Market they’ve kept me smiling and laughing! So I knew the wedding day was going to be a blast! Casey was radiant and overflowing with joy! She looked absolutely stunning which was only enhanced by her kindness and grace. And Wesley's dance moves (that were what originally brought the two together) were worth all the hype! :-)

The wedding day began with hair and makeup at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast in Peachtree Corners. I loved photographing Casey’s beautiful bridal details and meeting Casey’s bridesmaids and family! Everyone was so sweet and helpful, and I adored capturing the love in that room! Casey slipped into her gown, and everyone squealed in delight! Once ready, Casey headed down to the lobby for her first look with her Dad, and there was hardly a dry eye among us! We were blessed with gorgeous soft light for the girls’ photos at 550 Trackside! The unique gowns were complemented by the bouquets of red & pink blooms with greenery and berries! After hanging out at the hotel, Wesley and the guys arrived in style, and in true fashion, Wesley kept us laughing during his portraits as well!

Guests arrived and mingled at their tables before the ceremony began in the great hall at 550 Trackside. Under the chandeliers, Wesley saw his bride for the first time, and his reaction was priceless! After the ceremony, we took family and wedding party photos, and then we headed outside for some romantic night portraits! Afterwards, we headed back into the party where DJ CJ with Nice Entertainment kept the party going all night, and we got to see Wesley’s famous dance moves! It was a wedding for the books!

Casey and Wesley - You two are so much fun! I have loved getting to see and document your beautiful love story! Casey, your joy is contagious! Even seeing your giggles and smiles in the photos I can’t stop smiling. I love your kindness for others and the way you truly make those around you feel special. Wesley, you’ve kept me laughing from day one! I love seeing the way you love your daughter, and the way you go above and beyond for all those you care about. Thank you both for the privilege of capturing your beautiful day! Much love & appreciation - Carrie Joy

Aren't Casey's Badgley Mischka shoes absolutely stunning?!! 

Casey's gorgeous bridal makeup was done by Paige Bradley, and I love Casey & Wesley's rings on this card that said "King of my heart."

Casey's Sweet Elegance gown was absolutely perfect on her, and I loved the bit of sparkle from her earrings and hair piece!

One of my favorite moments of the day was Casey's first look with her Dad. So many sweet, happy tears were shed!

This is one of my favorite photos of Casey - her joy is overflowing! Isn't she stunning?!!

Look at that smile! I loved Wesley's reaction to seeing Casey for the first time as his bride!

The warm lights from the cocktail hour were a beautiful ambiance for Casey & Wesley's portraits!

Casey and Wesley shared the sweetest First Dance to kick off the party!

Congratulations, Casey & Wesley! I'm so happy for you guys!

A big Thank You to my trusty second shooter Corryn Lytle for helping capture this day with me, and to the following vendors:

Planning & Coordination - Britain Lamon Events

Ceremony & Reception Venue: 550 Trackside

Hair Stylist: Allison Lawhead

Make up Artist: Paige Bradley

Bridal Gown: Sweet Elegance Bridal

Menswear: Banana Republic

Floral Design: Carol Jane Horn

Cake: Kascha Adeleye with Kupcakerie

DJ: Christian Jay with Nice Entertainment

Videography - Clark Hilton with Rusticus Films

Romantic Fall Wedding at Ivy Hall in Roswell - Rosalina & Doug

Rosalina & Doug’s wedding at Ivy Hall in Roswell, GA was the perfect way to begin ushering in the fall season, and I adore how it featured not only the love that Rosalina & Doug share but the other elements that make this time of year so great - family, friends and food! Rosalina & Doug are incredibly kind. Besides the way they love and take care of one another, they have this perfect way of making everyone around them feel special and loved. They’re also so much fun, and I loved capturing their giggles and full on belly laughs during our time taking their engagement photos at Skyline Park this past spring, and the wedding day was even more perfect!

The wedding day began at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Ravinia with hair and make up. I loved seeing all the girls come together not only to enjoy each other's company, but also to help. What a sweet group! Once hair and makeup was complete, Rosalina got into her gorgeous Oleg Cassini gown with help from her Mom, and she looked absolutely stunning! After prep was complete, we headed over to the Roswell Mill for the First Look with Doug! It was such a beautiful and sweet moment between the two. I love Doug’s excited reaction upon seeing his bride! With the leaves at their peak to set the stage, Rosalina and Doug's joy seemed to leap off the screen, and I loved seeing how the two dote on each other! Then, it was time for wedding party photos. The gentlemen looked incredibly dapper in their gray suits and subtly textured emerald ties, and the bridesmaids wore beautifully patterned floral gowns and carried greenery bouquets that included herbs as a nod to Doug’s career as a chef!

The ceremony was set against a gorgeous canopy of fall leaves complete with a beautiful floral arch by Alyssa Ice of Ginger Rose, and we were all entertained as Rosalina’s kindergarten teacher, Karen Hankins, led the ceremony reminding us all that everything we ever needed to know we learned in kindergarten! Rosalina and Doug read their own vows, and there was hardly a dry eye in the place! After the ceremony, Rosalina & Doug finished their couple portraits as the sun dropped behind the horizon. The soft light and romance between these two looked like something out of Gone with the Wind! Then, it was off to the reception where Bogey and the Viceroy kept the party going into the night! What a show! I can see now why Rosalina has loved going see them over the years, and it was such a sweet, personal touch to have them at the wedding!

Rosalina & Doug, it has been such a joy getting to know you guys and capture your love story! I’m impressed by your kindness, the way you love and care for each other, and they way you truly appreciate everyone around you. It’s so refreshing! I also love the way you’re both constantly laughing together! Continue to make each other laugh - it’s such a gift! Thank you for the privilege of capturing your beautiful day! Much love & appreciation - Carrie Joy

Isn't this stunning? I just love how Whitney styled this suite with the ribbon and floral springs from Alyssa!

Doesn't Rosalina look absolutely royal?!! I'm just in love with her off the shoulder gown by designer Oleg Cassini and golden floral tiara!

I absolutely adore First Looks!! I just love Doug's excited expression and this sweetest hug!

Rosalina's gift to Doug was these really cute pretzel cufflinks which reminded me of when the two shared pretzels at Skyline Park during their engagement session!

This is one of my favorites!!! I just absolutely love how happy Doug looks in this moment!

Aren't these floral dresses from Show me your Mumu incredible?!! :-)

The mix of greenery, soft romantic blooms and berries created the perfect backdrop for Rosalina & Doug's outdoor ceremony!

Rosalina looked absolutely radiant as she came down the aisle on her Dad's arm.

After a triumphant kiss, we whisked the newlyweds off for a few more photos in the romantic evening light!

Nothing says romantic quite like a slow dance under the glow of street lamps...

I just absolutely loved the bridal bouquet that Alyssa designed! The silk ribbons added the perfect touch of romance as well!

Congratulations, Rosalina & Doug! I'm so over the moon happy for you guys! XO

Thank you to the lovely Amanda Prior for helping capture this amazing day with me, and to the dream team of vendors who helped make their day absolutely incredible!!

Planning & Coordination: Whitney Downs, Whitewood Events

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ivy Hall

Hair Stylist: Renee Locher

Make up Artist: Dominique Doyle

Bridal Gown: David's Bridal, designer: Oleg Cassini

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Show me your Mumu

Menswear: The Black Tux

Floral Design: Alyssa Ice, Ginger Rose Florals

Invitation: Minted Weddings

Cake: Sweet Hut Bakery and Café

Band: Bogey & the Viceroy

Rentals: Lauren Badgley, Unlimited Party Rentals

Transportation: Cooper Global