So many things were up in the air, winding down to Conservatory at Waterstone wedding day for Stephanie & Ryan. Would it rain or be nice outside? What about group limits? Would we be allowed to gather in a large number like this with a global pandemic just starting to creep into our collective awareness?

It was…a lot, y’all, and it would have been easy to be stressed out to the max. But Stephanie and Ryan were complete troopers; they were positive and calm and fun and a delight all day. The weather not only held out, but it was a GORGEOUS day! It had the perfect kind of lighting that allows so much ease and flexibility; so soft and gentle the whole day. They were indeed allowed to gather, something that may not have been possible even just a few days later.

And they were so fortunate to have some amazing people pulling for them. From the loved ones they surrounded themselves with to the vendors they chose for their day {some of my favorite vendors in the world, honestly}, everyone was completely committed to celebrating this day in the most awesome way possible.

Conservatory at Waterstone Wedding

The venue was the Conservatory at Waterstone, a small and unassuming space in Acworth right off the downtown square and right next to the train tracks. The backyard of this venue is completely adorable and offers the BEST look at the blue sky above. I couldn’t help but get tons of wide shots during the ceremony, it was stunning. There’s an upstairs section and a downstairs, offering plenty of space for guests to mingle and eat and make merry. Outside, there are a ton of fantastic spots within walking distance. There’s just so much exposed brick and rundown walls and vintage advertisements, a real dream of a location, especially for history lovers like these two {and myself}!

There was a light theme of Gatsby and the opulent 1920’s, with art deco inspiration and family members going all out in their dress, much to my delight. Stephanie’s father even rented a vintage car for the wedding! It was so much fun driving around with the two of them in that car after the ceremony, pulling double duty to allow them a few minutes a little more alone before heading into the reception.

Thank you again, Stephanie & Ryan, for throwing this magnificent day and for having Sooji & myself be a part of it.

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