Emily + Chris | Summerour Studio Wedding

She'd just started her college journey and was enjoying one of the first house parties at the University of Alabama thanks to an invitation by her "big sister". While mingling and enjoying the evening with her pledge sisters Kelsey asked her if anyone caught her eye. It turns out the guy she'd been watching all night but was too shy to approach was Kelsey's best friend! She quickly made the introduction and Chris and Emily talked the rest of the evening... they continued the conversation for the next couple of weeks and she'd hoped that his feelings for her were mutual. When he invited her to a the first football game of the season as his date it was the beginning of this love story they've shared and the one they'll continue to build for forever. Chris and Emily prepared for the day at the Embassy Suites in Buckhead and then we traveled to Summerour where their reception would be later that evening for their first look. Summerour is one of the prettiest little venues in Atlanta and when you walk into the courtyard you feel like you've suddenly crossed into another country! A special thanks to Carolyn and Nick for recommending us to Emily and her mom. They're childhood best friends and it was such an honor to celebrate with both of these brides!

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I loved this picture Rachel captured of the flower girls having fun being kids.

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and Emily as well...2_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church

Her dress was absolutely gorgeous and fit her perfectly. A special shout out to the ladies of Sweet Elegance Bridal!3_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church

She also went down and got some pictures of Chris getting ready...4_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church 5_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church 7_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church

 

Emily gave Chris a journal she's kept of their journey together so far filled with mementos of the games, movies, and travels they've shared together. He loved it and kept saying, "I can't believe she kept all these things!"summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0016summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0003

Her veil was handmade in Spain, it's a Spanish tradition that it's passed from one bride to the next and each of them will have their names and wedding dates cross stitched into the veil creating a very unique and special keepsake. summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0004 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0005 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0006 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0007

Chris surprised her with a beautiful watch. summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0009 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0010 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0011

summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0015Mom was taken back seeing her sweet girl on her day as a bride. summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0012

And her daddy couldn't help but share in the tears of joy.summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0014summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0018

Such a stunning bride you are Emily! summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0019

Their first look! summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0022 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0023 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0024 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0025 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0026 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0027 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0028

These might be two of my favorites! summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0030 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0031 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0032

Loved this shot by Rachel.13_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_churchsummerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0037summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0045Her bouquet and that veil... Obsessed!summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0047 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0048 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0049summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0054 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0055 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0056summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0059 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0061summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0063 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0065 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0066 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0067

 

The final minutes before the ceremony26_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church

Her sister shared the most beautiful prayer for her sister and her future brother in law.

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Loved this shot of the girls in the hall Rachel got. 29_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church

Ready to become a Mrs! 31_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_churchsummerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0075

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Emily seeing the room for the first time in completion. It was sooooo pretty! summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0089 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0090summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0095summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0098 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0100 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0101 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0103 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0105 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0107 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0109 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0112 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0114 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0115

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Their buffet looked delicious and was served and prepared by Bold American Catering. summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0119 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0120 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0121

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They packed the house that night- celebrating with so many lives they've touched. So much love for these two by so many! summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0122

 

You might recognize this duo.. It was their wedding where I met Emily who wasn't yet engaged and her mama. summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0124summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0128 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0131

 

As night fell the real party began inside! 44_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church 41_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0132 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0133 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0134 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0136 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_0137 summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church_wedding_tessa_marie_weddings_013948_summerour_wedding_northside_united_methodist_church

And a special thanks to Mr. Sam for capturing this shot of me with these special ladies. The Mallow girls. Love you all!

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