This past weekend, we had the pleasure of photographing an intimate wedding in historic Virginia-Highland. If you don’t know much about this quaint Atlanta neighborhood, Virginia-Highland is an affluent, yet charming spot that allows patrons an escape from city life. On North Highland and Virginia avenues, visitors can relax and unwind while shopping for funky housewares, sipping coffee in a quirky cafe, or exploring green spaces nearby, including Orme Park. Virginia-Highland is also an idyllic location for a late-August marriage celebration.
Darby and Nick’s nuptials took place on the spacious front porch of the Whisenant Estate, the most recognized landmark in Virginia-Highland. The beautifully restored craftsman was built in April 1911 by E.W. Grove—the founder of the famous Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. The house included a manicured front lawn, large open kitchen, and several upstairs bedrooms, which were ideal for those candid “getting ready” snapshots.
Close family and friends gathered from around the world to celebrate this beloved couple, including a guest, who had traveled from Thailand. The wedding guest of honor, though, was the bride’s grandmother, Liz—a charming, quintessential Southern woman full of fun and sass. A Divine Event from Norcross catered and served a delicious four-course meal complete with appetizers and desserts. The best part about the food, though, was the bride’s dad’s homemade vanilla ice cream. Talk about a sweet moment.
Despite the gloomy weather, the day was full of bliss, camaraderie, and unconditional love. What I admired most about these clients were their families. If you combined the bride and groom’s parents’ years of marriage, you’d discover that, together, both couples have been married for over 80 years. How lucky are these newly weds to be surrounded by such perfect representations of true love!
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