I don’t typically shoot weddings but when my friend Steadman was telling me about his amazing bride, and the stunning wedding they were planning in South Georgia, I new I had come out of retirement for this one!
Starting out the day getting a birdie on the last hole of golf with his Groomsmen and winning the round by a landslide, Steadman was presented with a gift from April, his bride to be. To his surprise he opened up a package revealing the exact Rolex watch of his dreams!
The very watch that he had on his vision board to save up for to purchase someday in the future. April started it off perfectly with a gift that couldn’t have possibly been more thoughtly planned out.
That is exactly how the wedding went. Every detail from the flowers, to the dresses to the scheduled flow of the day was so well thought through that it all was pulled off without a hitch.
April and Steadman said their vows at the illustrious Calloway Gardens… which might as well as been the Garden of Eden!
Actually they didn’t just say their vows, instead of the typical groom who studders “I Do”, Steadman practically startled the entire ceremony out of their seats when he screamed at the top of his lungs… “I WILLLLL!!!”
Perhaps one of the most special things about the wedding is that April’s parents were married at the same chapel in Calloway Gardens where we took many of the photos.
The rain eventually started falling but the groom carefully found a window of time between rain showers to have the ceremony outside on a serene bridge.
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect because just moments after the couple exited the rain starting pouring as the guests rushed off the bridge.
Followed by a stunning reception, dance party and heart-wrenching speeches. I’m honored to have been a part of their union.
- David Molnar