Courtney + Colby | Brickyard Wedding Marietta

The day was filled with lots of smiles, tears of joy and laughter. A day they'd waited for for a very long time and to bring together a couple who couldn't be more perfect for one another. I've loved Courtney from our first conversation and sharing about our current favorite interests or new finds. Then I met Colby and saw just how much he adores this woman and the love that's written all over his face when he looks at her makes it clear she has his heart. You won't find anyone more proud of him though than the woman that stands beside him whose love and support enables him to be his very best. These two share the same initials so they coined the hashtag CSsquared. They got married at the Brickyard in Marietta, a town and area that holds a special place in both their lives and hearts.

Typically mid June weddings are warm but they're safe. The heat of the Summer hit that weekend though. It was smoldering and it was HOT yet these two braved the sun and the heat without a single complaint. They smiled, laughed and held one another close and it was nothing less than beauty every step of the way.

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They brought her her mothers dress and her grandmothers dress for a picture. It was so neat to see all 3 hanging side by side.brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0007 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0008

I'm so glad she went with knee length bridesmaid dresses and I'm sure the girls were too! brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0009

Tears came as she opened the gift from her soon to be- husband.brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0010 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0011

He however was all smiles... Specially once he opened up the box! (he may have even blushed!) brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0012 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0013 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0014

She'd surprised him with a boudoir session- something he was shocked by and didn't expect but appreciated VERY much. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0015

The guys took extra time to hang, play cards and spend time together before getting ready. (shot by Rachel)brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0016 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0017 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0018 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0019

I really loved the details from the veil to her invitations and her jewelry. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0020 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0021 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0022

Seeing her dressed as a bride for the first time. (Ashlyn, I love you!) brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0023

I thought this was a neat shot- maybe instinctually mom is placing her earrings- mirroring it for her daughter. Reminds me of something she may have done when she was a little girl. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0024

First looks for dads have become one of my absolute favorite parts of the day. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0025 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0026

Favorite. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0027

There's SO much love in this single image.brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0028

Courtney- you are STUNNING.brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0029 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0030 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0031 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0032 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0033

I really love this... It's so simple and classy yet oh so Beautiful. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0034

 

Their first look was super sweet as well. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0050 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0035 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0036 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0037brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0039

I loved these next two by Rachel. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0041 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0042 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0043brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0045

This was the sky that day. It may have been over 100 degrees but the sky was GORGEOUS and they were brave enough to get out into the scorching sun so we could capture it! #worthitbrickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0046brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0048 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0049brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0051 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0052

We took a few minutes and did some shots inside- simply due to the heat. It was just TOO much. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0053 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0054

They rocked it though. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0055

The beautiful blooms and bouquets were done by Katie at Boukates.brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0057 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0058 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0059 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0060 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0061 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0062

This bridal party was SO much fun!brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0063 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0064 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0065brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0067 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0068 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0069 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0070 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0071 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0072 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0073 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0074 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0075

Thankfully it became a bit cooler once we got over to the Brickyard and with a sky full of sunshine it was the absolute PERFECT light. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0076brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0078 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0079 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0080 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0081 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0082

They had an unplugged ceremony. Girls- I can't recommend this highly enough! Asking your guests to be present in your ceremony brings so much more emotion and love to your images. If you'd like to see comparison of cameras vs. no cameras click here.brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0083 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0084

I love the way the little girl on the left is in awe of this gorgeous bride.brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0085brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0087 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0088 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0089 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0090

Another hug for her daddy.brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0091 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0092 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0093 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0094

This team did an incredible job with flipping the room. They accomplished it in record time and allowed the guests to come in early for the reception! brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0095 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0096 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0097 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0098 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0099 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0100 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0101 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0102 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0103 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0104 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0105 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0106 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0107

The groom's father passed about 8 years ago. His parents raised an incredible son. I snapped a few pictures of his mother and her husband. They were high school sweethearts who found love again and I've gotta say they do share something special as well. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0108

My type of family pictures. :-D brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0109

The bride's parents. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0110 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0111brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0113 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0114 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0115

Another favorite.brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0117brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0119 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0120 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0121 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0122 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0123 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0124 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0125 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0126

The dance floor was quiet most of the night as guests mingled and lots of conversations were shared. And then a familiar song from the 90's came on. And the guys did their best Backstreet Boys impression- moves, lyrics and all. brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0127

Hilarious! brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0128 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0129 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0130 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0131 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0132 brickyard_marietta_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_bouaktes_0133