Piedmont Driving Club Wedding - Katie & Chris

Katie & Chris’ day was full of classic elegance. From our first conversation, I knew their day would be one for the books as Katie described the incredible relationship she has with her family & the ways she planned to incorporate that tradition into her day. I was especially thrilled when Southerly Grace Magazine selected this wedding for feature on their blog this week! I have to say, the hardest part has been waiting to share this day until the feature came out! It was such a gorgeous wedding!

Katie and Chris incorporated family and tradition into multiple facets of their wedding (which I just love!). From having their ceremony in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where Katie and her family attended while she was growing up, to sharing the sipping cup inscribed with all the names of family who have also used it at their weddings throughout the years, the attention to family details confirmed the importance family plays in Chris and Katie’s relationship! But this detail is my favorite - Katie wore the veil that her grandmother passed on to her that now 3 generations have all used in their weddings! And, this veil has a really cool story - Katie’s grandmother and some girlfriends were traveling in Belgium during their college years when one of the girls convinced the rest of the group to go veil shopping with her. When the girls arrived in the shop (and most likely saw the gorgeous merchandise), they all thought they might as well purchase their wedding veils as well! And, this was all before those lovely ladies were even engaged! Now that gorgeous Belgian lace veil has been worn not only by Katie’s grandmother but also by her mother & now Katie! How amazing is that?!

Katie & Chris - Thank you so much for the privilege of capturing your beautiful day! I love the way you care for each other and extend kindness to friends, family and everyone you meet! Chris, I love the way you make Katie smile (and bring such a fun energy to those around you) and Katie, your joy was evident from the beginning of the day on. I love your heart for others and the way you've incorporated that love into what you do on a daily basis! Thank you for the honor of capturing this season of your lives together! Much love and appreciation - Carrie Joy

I just love all the elegant details around the Piedmont Driving Club - doesn't this remind you of Europe?

I just love this photo of Katie moments after putting on her grandmother's gorgeous Belgian lace veil! Katie, you are stunning! 

I just love First Looks! Katie, the smile on your face just says it all! :)

Everyone looked stunning in these gorgeous gowns from Formally Yours

Doesn't the wedding party look lovely in this soft color scheme?!

I just adore the gorgeous ballroom at Piedmont Driving Club! 

I love the sweet moment between Katie and her Dad during the Father-Daughter dance!

I just love the movement in this fun dancing shot! What a party!

Congratulations, Katie & Chris! Thank you so much for the privilege of capturing your gorgeous day!

Thank you to Melissa Robbins who helped capture this day with me & to the following vendors who helped make this day beautiful!

Getting Ready & Reception Location - Piedmont Driving Club, Wedding Coordinator - Sara Divine, Special Event Coordinator at Piedmont Driving Club 
Ceremony Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Floral Design: Joy Blooms, Tricia Sale and Tena Stevens
Cake Artist: Natasha at the Piedmont Driving Club
DJ: Rich Moran, COMPLETE. Music
Hair & Makeup: Bridal Styles by Cathi
Bridal Gown: Formally Yours 
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Formally Yours 
Mensware: Jos a Banks 
Film Developing & Processing - Richard Photo Lab