A St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church & Ivy Hall Wedding in Roswell, GA - Emily & Josh

Emily & Josh are a genuine, warm & inviting couple. From the moment I met them, I just loved them, so it should have come as no surprise that their family and friends would be incredible! These two met in Boone, NC while Emily was in grad school at App State and Josh was working in Washington, DC. Their early days were full of long phone calls & road trips to see each other. Love that's survived a long distance relationship is in my humble opinion, always sweeter! When Emily graduated and got a job at her alma mater KSU, Josh followed her to Georgia, and the rest, as they say, is history!

The wedding day started out cloudy (much like their Engagement session), but the soft light again worked in their favor for the gorgeously romantic portraits and made the fall colors really pop! The morning was marked with giggles as the girls hung out and Emily's sister Jillian did her bridal makeup! After separate portraits in the garden, Emily & Josh tied the knot at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Alpharetta. I love Josh's emotional expression upon seeing his bride! After the ceremony, everyone headed over to Roswell where we took portraits at the Roswell Mill - the light was stunning and the colors with the changing leaves were absolute perfection! Dinner and dancing followed at Ivy Hall before the newlyweds said good-bye (in their matching leis and festive kicks) as they headed off to Maui!

Emily & Josh - There's something so sweet & true about your love. Emily, the care that you bring not only to Josh but to the world around you really helps make this world a better place. Josh, your joyous enthusiasm for life is quite contagious! The energy you brought to photos during the wedding made it an absolute joy to capture! It's been such an honor getting to know you both! Thank you for the privilege of being a part of this season of your lives. I hope these photos always bring back the joy you felt on this amazing day! Much love & appreciation - Carrie Joy

Emily & Josh's playful Save the Date card provided the perfect backdrop for their rings, don't you think?!

One of my favorite moments - I just love Emily's gorgeous gown & the sweet way her Mom & sister helped her get ready!

Emily & her girls were pros at giggling together! We just had the best time :)

Isn't Josh's face the sweetest?!! I love his excited expression when he saw Emily coming down the aisle!

Josh & Emily & their wedding party were so much fun! I just love them!!

Isn't Emily's Casablanca Bridal gown amazing?! I'm obsessed with the soft layers in the skirt!!

How sweet is this? This film shot is simply my favorite from the day!!! :)

Gorgeous cake by Confection Perfection - I especially love the sparkly cake topper!

Toasts with an element of humor are always my favorite, and the reaction shots are priceless!

Congrats, Emily & Josh! I loved being a part of your amazing day! (PS - the leis were the perfect touch for your Send-off to Maui!!)

A big Thank You goes to Kristina Lawson for helping me capture Emily & Josh's day and to the following vendors who helped make Emily & Josh's day amazing:

Ceremony Venue: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Ivy Hall

Bridal Makeup: Jillian Clarke

Videographer: Complete Atlanta

Florist: Nikki with Carithers 

Cake Artist: LeAnn Dempsey with Confection Perfection 

DJ: Complete Atlanta

Bridal Gown: Casablanca Bridal from A Formal Occasion

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie

Menswear: Jos A. Bank

Officiant: Father Mark Starr