Most memorable moment from your wedding day?
Ryan: That moment of turning around during our first look and seeing her. That’s when it all hit me that after 10 years it was really happening.
Rebecca: Walking down the aisle and seeing Ryan waiting for me and knowing that when we left I would finally call him my husband. My Mom and Dad had to hold me back a little bit because I was just about ready to sprint up to him and say I do.
Funniest moment on your wedding day?
Watching Ryan’s Grandmother dance to Eminem!!! We we didn’t even notice until one of our friends ran up to us and told us to turn around.
What were you most anxious or nervous about regarding your wedding day and how did it turn out?
We were the most anxious about our vows because we wrote our own. We wanted to make sure we could get our feelings out without turning into giant sobbing puddles. We’ve been together for 10 years so we have experienced a lot of life together.
What advice would you give to other couples planning their wedding?
Take everyone’s advice with a grain of salt and make sure you do what feels true to you. It’s your special day and whatever is special to you both should be included. We got LOTS of advice on “how” we should do things and “what” we should do. At the end of the day none of it matters besides knowing you will be together forever.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
We wouldn’t sweat the small stuff as much because it really does work itself out! We had to change venues in the middle of planning and were so worried it would all crash and burn.
Any tips for future couples on how to prepare for their wedding photos?
Pretend like no one is watching and enjoy yourselves. It’s going to fly by so quickly and it’s those candid and honest moments that you will remember most.
- Florist: Greg Hall and Company
- Caterer: Mama’s Boy
- Cakes/Desserts: Sweetie Pie by Savie
- Getting Ready, Ceremony, & Reception Venues: The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, The Athens Cotton Press
- DJ/Band/Musicians: Amp’d Entertainment
- Videographer: Michael & Bonnie Ferguson
- Hair Stylist & Make-Up: Always Pretty by Kimber Portmann
- Planner/Coordinator: Lexis Hay
- Attire/Clothing: BHLDN and Menguin
- Accessories/Jewelry: My Mother and my Granny
- Rings: Shane Co.
Raven is an Atlanta Wedding Photographer who captures real people on their totally unique and completely awesome wedding day. She travels throughout Georgia, including Athens and Dahlonega and beyond, documenting love.