Alina and Andy | Ventanas Wedding Pictures

When a family member of one of my previous couples comes to ask if I'll be a part of their wedding day as well- that's the biggest compliment but also such a great honor. A few years ago I got to be a part of Krista and Teddy's beautiful wedding day (special thanks to Casey Blades) and when Alina got engaged I received an email from her asking about my availability. This family is one of the dearest I've ever met. Three girls, two incredible parents and an extended family that's tightly knit. They have French and Lithuanian heritages and they've made traditions from both of these heritages a part of their wedding receptions. Alina was absolutely stunning. I knew it'd be a good time with her and Andy when we did their engagement pictures this Spring!

The sun has been funny about being present on Saturdays the past several months but I have to say the clouds that hung over the city made for a pretty unique and beautiful backdrop for their wedding celebration. They braved the rain, the wind and the cold to hit up the helicopter landing pad for some pictures with the city in the background... And I'm SO glad they did!

I loved the monochromatic color palate of Gold Alina used. So timeless and elegant and all the details came together beautifully from the beginning to the very end.

I'm thrilled to be sharing their story with you and hope you enjoy taking a peek into their wedding day as well. If you'd like to be notified when the full gallery is ready to view please click here. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0001 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0002 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0003 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0004 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0005 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0006 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0007 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0008 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0009 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0010 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0011 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0012 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0013 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0014 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0015 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0016 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0017 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0018 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0019 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0020 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0021

Sweetest moments.ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0022 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0023 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0024 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0025 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0026 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0027 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0028 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0029 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0030ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0032 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0033

Sweet moment by Rachel. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0034 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0035 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0036 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0037 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0038 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0039 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0040

I just love her daddy's expression as they hurried into the church. A moment they may have missed. A gaze of such admiration and love. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0041 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0042 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0043 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0044 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0045 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0046

My favorite pic of Andy. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0047

Just before the ceremony- Rachel stays behind with the bride... She's become so skilled at being invisible and truly capturing the most intimate moments. These are no exception. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0049 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0050 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0051 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0052 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0053 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0054 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0055

The church was rather restrictive as to where we could be. One of my favorite pictures from Krista's wedding was an image of her daddy during the ceremony and I happened to catch another for Alina as well. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0056 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0057 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0058 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0059 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0060 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0061

During the family portraits I turned around a took this of her sweet grandma with her sister. Such a sweet portrait.ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0062 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0063 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0064 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0065 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0066

Trying his best to appease the flower girl. She just wasn't having it that day. Hahaventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0067 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0068 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0069ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0071

Without a pretty lawn you have to make the most out of what's available in a limited amount of time... This is a parking lot disguised while creating a pretty portrait of the wedding crew. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0072 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0073 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0074

Bet you wouldn't guess where this was taken if you were to visit the church. They're again on the road/parking lot. I love a good challenge of creating something beautiful and unique with what we're given. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0076 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0077 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0078

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You could see the rain moving in across midtown so we hurried to get a group shot at the top of Ventanas. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0083 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0084 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0085 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0086 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0087 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0088 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0089 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0090 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0091 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0092 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0093 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0094

Krista and Teddy stayed back for a few minutes so I could snap a couple of them. Loved these. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0095 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0096ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0098 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0099 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0100 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0101 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0102 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0103 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0104 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0105 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0106 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0107 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0108

Alina and her sisters all hail from Tech. These are the most dedicated fans left in the stadium- it was SO cold and wet that afternoon!ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0109 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0110 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0111 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0112 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0113 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0114 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0115ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0117

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Loved this shot Rachel took. The composition is so clever! ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0143 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0144 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0145

Another great angle by Rachel. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0146 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0147 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0148A sweet, fleeting moment between Andy and his grandma. ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0149 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0150 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0151 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0152 ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0153ventanas_wedding_pictures_tessa_marie_weddings_rainy_wedding_day_pictures_atlanta_skyline_wedding_0155