Dee & Dustin were wed under an oak tree on a family friend’s plantation in South Georgia. They were surrounded by those who love them and their alter included photos of family members who are no longer present but still very important to them both. Hay bales covered with family quilts and blankets were provided for guests, but this was a standing room only event that was overflowing with love and details. Never have I ever seen so many flowers at one wedding! The “saucey” favors were a hit among the guests and Dee made sure to add special touches everywhere she could. She even had 7 different types of cakes! Something for everyone! The band played late into the night and a joyous time was had by all.
But, as we all know, not everything goes according to plan. Although it had been bright and sunny the day before, the rains combined with the 5 miles of dirt road to travel caused a nearly 2 hour delay with the guests and ceremony. We had a heart-to-heart and decided to return to the plantation at a later date for the couple’s formal portraits. It’s exceptionally rare to find a truly amazing couple who are not just completely wildly madly in love, but willing to completely go with me on an idea. Without trust and vision, the photograph of them in the swamp, one of my favorite wedding photos from any wedding I’ve shot, would have never happened. I am lucky and blessed to have shared in their love before, during, and after their wedding.
I hope you enjoy viewing their photos – this is the largest photo post I’ve ever made from one wedding! There were just too many great ones (as if there’s such a thing). 😛
Photographer: Ansley Studio, LLC
Location: Tinnerbrook (family friend’s plantation) in Quitman, Georgia
Florist: Annell’s Flower Shop of Cairo, Georgia
Dress Shop: A New Image of Thomasville, Georgia
Hair: Today Hair Innovators of Thomasville, Georgia
Makeup: Lauren Legette Turner
Caterer: Chuck Thomas & The Cook Crew (groom’s father & friends)
Wedding Favors: Hot Tar, Inc.
Updates: Let my bride know her photos are up and she texted back with, “So good! I started crying.” WONDERFUL!
My photography from this wedding has been published by Style Me Pretty and Thomasville Bridal Scene magazine (cover and center spread).