Saturday, March 23 was probably the most beautiful day we’ve had in 2019! The weather was perfect, the sun was shining and the spring greens were beginning to bud out on all of the trees at 9 Oaks Farm in Monroe, Georgia, where Chelsea and Tommy were getting married.
Chelsea loved the farmhouse look of 9 Oaks Farm and she loved all of the things that 9 Oaks includes with their weddings. (9 Oaks is one of my favorite venues so I second all of that!) On, who owns the property and creates all of the floral designs for her brides, did a stunning job on Chelsea’s bouquet! The colors complimented her rose gold color scheme and blended beautifully with the bridesmaid dresses that she picked.
After shooting details, my second photographer, Kristal, and I went to hang out with the guys. Tommy was relaxed and smiling and enjoying the day—he didn’t seem a bit nervous! The girls were putting the finishing touches on their make-up (Ya’ll…Chelsea did her OWN make-up!) and then we went out in front of the big farmhouse to get some shots of them in their robes. Once Chelsea was in her gown, we headed back out for bridal portraits and pictures with her family. Chelsea’s strapless lace gown was completed by her cathedral length, lace trimmed veil…and ya’ll…she was just stunning!
Tommy and Chelsea shared a sweet first look and then we shot their portraits. When it came time for the ceremony, everyone attending was all smiles as the ring bearers and flower girl came down the aisle pulling a wagon with two sweet baby girls in lace dresses. Chelsea’s friend Dale officiated and she and Tommy wrote letters to one another and put them into a wine box to open on their one year anniversary. The great thing about a first look is that it allows you double the portrait time…so after family photos, we shot their “just married” photos and utilized the rope swing located behind the white farmhouse.
DJ Randy introduced the bridal party and during their first dance, guests showered dollar bills on the newlywed couple. Chelsea’s mother made the cakes and they were beautiful! After dinner, cake cutting and dancing with glow glasses and sunglasses that read “Crunk in love” Tommy and Chelsea enjoyed an awesome fireworks show by DJ Randy and a sparkler send off. I am so excited that I was able to share this time with them and capture these memories! Chelsea, I wish you and Tommy a blessed life together!!
Photographer: Audrey Herron Photography
Second Photographer: Kristal Whitley
Venue: 9 Oaks Farm
Wedding Coordinator: Jacki Garrison
Flowers: 9 Oaks, Flowers by On
DJ: Randy Burton
Caterer: Bleu House
Wedding Gown: Bride Beautiful Atlanta