Taylor & Romeo's Fantastic Backyard Wedding

May 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I can tell you one thing about Romeo & Taylor's wedding day--if you weren't there, you would've loved it.

Lemme tell you what I loved about it:

If you'd been in her house as the girls got ready you would've smelled that tantalizing smell of fried food wafting from the kitchen and loud, hilarious comments being spouted off by Taylor's uncle. There were HUGE cheesecakes stuffed onto a busy kitchen counter, covered in shining, deep red strawberries. There were hushed whispers as family members asked 'how's he doing?' about the bride's dad who had just had knee surgery 3 days prior but who STILL managed a perfect first dance with his daughter, without the help of crutches!

I loved Taylor's ballgown-style wedding dress that hung in a doorway, with iridiscent sequins glimmering in the light; the perfect playful mix of girlhood dreams of wedding gowns and stylish, womanly beauty.

I loved Taylor's easy laugh and silly nature, gladly accepting mimosas from her mom waiting in the wings. As we did portraits, she held it together for a few minutes of serious looks before splitting into big laughs and saying how ridiculous she felt. She is classy and beautiful and silly and different and has the face of an old friend.

I loved Romeo's confident love for her and his willingness to do whatever was suggested on the wedding day for his bride: picking her up, spinning her around, handing her his sword (did I mention this wedding had a SWORD?? OMG.)

I loved that there were not one, but EIGHT toasts to this couple from family & loved ones. Folks, if you have got eight people that love you enough to stand up and give a speech in your honor on your wedding day, you are doing SOMETHING RIGHT. (Can I squeeze in an extra P.S. and say I love the faces we make when we choke back tears and smile and cry at the same time because we're in this mix of happy and sad and so incredibly grateful for where we are at that moment?)

I LOVED this hysterical group of friends that were just awesome together, and this fantastic wedding day that was just family, close friends, a backyard, good food, good music, and your standard surprise-chase-the-groom-and-attack-him-with-waterguns at the end. Oh yeah, did I not mention that? It was awesome. Scroll on to step inside their beautiful day. <3

 

See? Sword. 

I want you all to know that Romeo & Taylor are living proof that you can have everything pulled out from under you, a pandemic cancel all your wedding plans, and everything change at the last minute and if you roll with it and laugh and surround yourself with people who love you, it WILL. BE. AWESOME.

Vendors were:

Bridal Sense boutique, Atlanta

Down In Front Productions (who were amazing and kept EVERYONE laughing hysterically all day long)

 


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