Sep 8, 2011Wedding :: Amy Tallmadge and Kevin Kreissl :: Married at Little Gardens, Atlanta, GA
Just a few weeks ago I traveled to Atlanta, GA to photography Amy Tallmade and Kevin Kreissl's wedding. Amy is a dear friend of mine from college ... and I got to meet Kevin last year when we did their engagement photos. Amy is beautiful and has a bright, joyful presence ... but having Kevin in her life has given her a glow that is unmistakable ... she's in love. And she looks so good in love! I was so happy to photograph their sweet wedding day. Their venue, Little Gardens
, was stunning! Everything about their day was genuine and thoughtful ... such a dream to photograph!
Enjoy the rest of the commentary from Amy and Kevin
How did the two of you meet? We were both cast in a community theatre show in Roswell, GA - "The Elephant Man". A really beautiful, but depressing show. At least something good came out of it!
Describe the proposal: It was my 30th birthday. Kevin had planned a weekend get-away for us. He kept the location a secret until the day before we left. He took me to Biltmore in North Carolina. I should have known something was up but I was oblivious. The first morning we were there, we ordered room service for breakfast. He gave me a birthday card which had a "Save the Clock Tower" flier in it. (Like in the movie "Back to the Future" - the movie we bonded over.) On the back, he had written "I love you" and his phone number (just like in the movie) and then "Will you marry me?" I was shocked!!!
Three adjectives that describe your wedding day are: Simple, perfect, and itchy! (from the mosquito attack!)
What was your favorite think about planning your wedding? It sounds silly, but the colors. I love the combination we picked. It was so fun and different. I loved hunting for things in those colors and the delight when I found what I wanted.
What were you most looking forward to about your wedding day? Seeing each other for the first time. (We'd opted to not see each other until the ceremony), and seeing people that I hadn't seein in forever. All those happy faces!
What was the best thing about the whole day? Amy - seeing Kevin get teary as I came down the aisle.
What was the best thing about the whole day? Kevin - Amy's smile.
What was the funniest thing that happened? Amy - Kevin borrowing my hanky to dry his forehead after I had just used it to wipe my tears during the ceremony.
What was your biggest day-of crisis? After our ceremony, during photos we were all attacked by mosquitoes. I had huge red welts all over my back, arms and even on my face. I wasn't the only one ... Julie was attacked too ... so my mom and sister fanned them off her while she took pictures. Thank goodness for photo shop!
What was the biggest wedding planning crisis? Our ring bearer broke his leg two days before the wedding. We considered replacing him, but in the end, we decided not to worry about a replacement. We didn't have a flower girl anyway, so it wasn't really noticeable to anyone but us.
Who was your favorite vendor? Besides Julie? That would be DecoMarj. She designed our wedding porgrams and water bottles for our guests. She was so creative and managed to incorporate colors and design elements from other parts of the wedding.
Any DIY projects? I made the table name cards, place cards, the ring bearer's bird nest, and a wedding mix CD for all our guests. I also made the necklaces and earrings worn by the bridesmaids.
Amy and Kevin, Thank you so much for trusting me and having me as your wedding photographer. You are a beautiful couple in every way and I am so proud of your love for each other and excited to see your lives grow together. I hope you are having an amazing time in the Caribbean right now! Love you guys!