Kristen and Devin - An Elegant Athens Wedding at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Photographing Kristen & Devin’s wedding was a dream. I had the privilege of capturing Kristen’s older sister Sarah’s wedding last summer & fell in love with their amazing family. So, this year with Kristen’s wedding, one of my favorite parts of the day was seeing all the familiar faces and spending time with Kristen’s amazing extended family! 
There were also some familiar faces in the wedding party! Along with Sarah and Ryne, past bride and friend Amy was one of Kristen's Matrons of Honor! And her husband Max captured video of Kristen & Devin’s day as well! In a way, it was like a reunion - in the very best sense :-) Kristen & Devin's day was absolutely gorgeous - light filtered through the trees at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens and despite it being summer in Georgia, the garden was full of life and color. Kristen was a simply radiant bride! She glowed with happiness and joy and was a vision in her gorgeous gown! And, Devin was all smiles (and maybe a few happy tears) watching his beautiful bride approach him during the ceremony! Together Kristen & Devin's sweet love kept me smiling from ear to ear!

Kristen & Devin, thank you for the privilege of being your wedding photographer. I am amazed by your strong love for each other and your love for the Lord. You are a wonderful example of a couple that's beautiful on the inside and out! I hope that you'll pass that legacy of love on to those you meet & that the images are always a reminder of God's love & faithfulness! Much love and appreciation - Carrie Joy

The gorgeous doors leading into the Day Chapel were perfect for hanging Kristen's gown!

Kristen's emotional First Look with her Dad had me wiping away tears! I love Daddy-Daughter moments!!

I love that Kristen & Devin took a moment to pray together early in the day. 

I love these girls! It was so much fun to be a part of another Losinger wedding :) Aren't Kristen & her sisters just adorable?

Kristen & Devin had such an elegant and classy style for their wedding! I love the soft florals used for the bouquets and boutonnieres! 

Kristen's walk down the aisle was both beautiful and emotional! Devin's sweet expression says it all!

Love taking some fun photos where the Groom is front & center! This black & white is one of my favorites from the day!

I was obsessed with the amazing light available on Kristen & Devin's day! Don't Kristen & Devin make a gorgeous pair in this pretty black & white?!

After portraits, it was off to the Terrace Room for the reception! I absolutely loved the cake by Mareen Penniman & the adorable cake topper which referenced the movie "Up" - one of my favorite animated movies of all time!

Kristen & Devin started their First Dance in the traditional way - a sweet slow dance between the two of them - and then broke into some fun choreography to the surprise and delight of us all! :)

Remember last year when I talked about one of my new friends Louise? Well, she's still as feisty and amazing as ever! It was wonderful to see her gettin' down and enjoying time with her family :)

I was totally cracking up watching everyone dance to Silento's "Watch Me (Whip Nae Nae)" So good!  ;)

Congratulations, Kristen & Devin! I wish all the best in your life ahead! :-)

And I'd like to say a big Thank You to Michelle Landreau who helped capture the day as well as all the other vendors who helped make Kristen & Devin's day a success!

Ceremony Location: The Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia | Reception Venue: The Terrace Room at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia | Wedding Coordinator: Anna Patterson | Videographer: Max Prince - Half Light Films | Florist: Gardenia Floral Designs | Cake Artist: Mareen Penniman of Bees Knees | DJ: Tony Washington of Entertainment Purposes Only DJ & Karaoke | Bridal Hair and Makeup: Vanessa Minter | Bridal Gown: Bel Fiore | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Angelo from the Disney Collection | Menswear: Men's Warehouse | Caterer: Trumps Catering