I met Daniel and Casey through Daniel’s dad, Bob. Bob and I would shoot the Norcross games on the sidelines where I stepped out of my portrait comfort zone and into the world of sports photography—where Bob excels. He taught me a lot about sports and he would often talk about his son, Daniel.
Daniel and Casey met their freshman year at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). After dating for several years, Daniel proposed one evening while walking on the beach in Cancun. We shot their engagement session at UGA (SO fun!) and they came across The Greystone Estate by accident but fell in love with it and decided it would be the perfect venue for their wedding day.
Saturday was unusually cool for a day in June—but we were really thankful for that! Casey and her sweet bridesmaids were dressing in the bridal cottage when I arrived. After working on her details, which included a comfortable pair of Kate Spade Keds and a garter than belonged to her mother, we met the guys over in the groom’s suite for pictures. Daniel was sporting UGA cufflinks and socks, and we photographed Bob helping him dress and then went outside with the guys for some photos.
After wrapping their portraits up, we headed back to photograph Casey dressing. Her mother, Michelle, helped her into her stunning bridal gown, and after a sweet first look with her bridesmaids, we captured the sweetest moment when her father saw her for the first time. Casey was emotional as he made his way to her for a hug and I was tearing up….father/daughter first looks get me every time y’all!
We were in a bit of a crunch to get the bridal photos and Casey with her girls, but they were so awesome and easy to work with that we got through it in time (even while chasing bees away from Casey’s bouquet!) and got them out the door on time for the ceremony at La Salette Catholic Church in Canton.
Daniel was all smiles as his beautiful bride made her way down the aisle escorted by her father, and the two were pronounced man and wife!
Back at Greystone we worked with family, the bridal party and then Daniel and Casey to capture some gorgeous images! Then, it was back to the reception where the bridal party was introduced and Daniel and Casey shared their first dance as husband and wife. The reception hall was beautifully decorated with Eucalyptus, gold candle holders, and a stunning cake with ruffled peonies. Family and friends enjoyed a delicious southern meal and then fellowship and dancing before Daniel and Casey were sent off with cheers and a red stretch limousine. Daniel and Casey truly had a beautiful day surrounded by the people they loved most—and it was such an honor for me to capture these memories for them! I wish them both a lifetime of blessings, love and laughter…congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Chadwick!
Venue: The Greystone Estate
Photographer: Audrey Herron Photography
Second Photographer: Kristal Whitley
Wedding Dress: Suite Bridal, Essence of Australia
Florist: Stylish Stems
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Ashley Polite
Cake: Cake Envy
Live Painter: Caroline Stroud Art