Mackenzie & Josh

August 3, 2014

Mackenzie and Josh tied the knot on June 28 at Athens First United Methodist Church in downtown Athens.  For the entire year that we planned their wedding, Josh had his mind set on one thing: he didn’t want to see Mackenzie until the ceremony.  About a week before the wedding, he agreed to do a “first look” to allow for more time for photos prior to the ceremony.  After the emotional and perfect moment when they saw each other for the first time, Josh told me several times how happy he was that they did one.  After the first look, the entire bridal party drove to North Campus for photo time!  I loved this bridal party and the many Redcoats I got to photograph at the reception — Josh and Mackenzie met through the Redcoat Band at UGA. Their reception was held at Trumps Catering where they had a S’mores bar and a Baked Potato bar… obsessed.  Big shout out to Shannon Kori of A Sound Occasion for being an amazing DJ and always a pleasure to work with!  And exquisite job, as always, by Bud & Bloom with the floral decorations!  Finally, thanks to all friends and family for helping make Mackenzie and Josh’s day so special!  I loved every minute of working with this sweet couple, including when they introduced me to Taqueria del Sol (now one of my absolute favorite restaurants) during their engagement session, creating fake rain with them late at night, and even encountering REAL rain with them unexpectedly on their wedding day. :)

Mackenzie’s mom did the entire beading on this sash!!

Letter from Josh

Gift from Mackenzie

One of my favorite candid shots from the day. This was us walking to the car after it had unexpectedly rained on us.

Baked potato bar! How cool is that?!
Love when couples use the engagement photos we captured during their wedding.. here they’re in the guestbook!

Redcoats picture!

Claire Diana