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A Fall Themed Festival Wedding In Atlanta Georgia

Human ears necklace and Carl artwork hanging on wall of Walking Dead house of getting ready Atlanta festival wedding location.

When I first met Kathryn and Kyle I knew we were meant to be based on two words, haunted houses.  Kathryn loves haunted houses and Kyle lovingly plays along. They even made it a part of their engagement session! Describing Kathryn and Kyle’s wedding as simply a wedding would be an understatement. It was a true experience that directly reflected their personalities. Their focus was on celebrating their commitment to each other, creating a festival wedding feeling for their friends and family, and lots of fun. They definitely accomplished all of these things with great success! 

The day started with getting ready at The Walking Dead house. Yes! That is legitly a real thing and what it’s called. A house owned by Carl himself that he calls The Walking Dead House. As a bonus, it’s filled with tons of amazing fan art and props from the show. The whole morning was a constant string of laughter, smiles, and excitement. Add in some foosball and arcade games and you’ve got a recipe for awesomeness. After an tear-filled first look, things moved to Cheek Creek Event Center which is a rad farm type property complete with a large barn nestled in the woods and a flowing creek right next to the ceremony site. 

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The ceremony was an emotional up and down roller coaster from laughter to tears of joy seemingly the whole time, but it also had a very tranquil feeling. Between their vows, you could actually hear and feel the rustle of trees blowing in the wind and the creek that flowed behind them. 

For the reception, Kathryn and Kyle included so many amazing things to make their day uniquely them and entertaining for all including a Smores bar by an open fire in the woods, giant yard games, an ice cream truck, llamas, a photo booth, a caricature drawing station, and so much more. It was a true fall festival wedding with a carnival vibe.  

During the day, and honestly anytime they are together, you can really see the love Kathryn and Kyle for each other. I consistently saw them holding hands, kissing, hugging, laughing together, and just being close in any way possible. One of my favorite things to do was to watch Kyle’s reactions to whatever wacky thing Kathryn did or said. Lol.  

They are truly meant to be together and a great compliment to each other. They remind me of my wife and me. Kathryn is super adventurous, outgoing, and curious (that would be me) and Kyle is a little more steady and down to earth (that’d be my wife). We all need a sense of balance in life and there’s no better way to go about it than having an amazing partner that compliments you perfectly. 

Bride getting makeup at The Walking Dead house before Atlanta festival wedding

Bridesmaid smiling at bride while getting ready at The Walking Dead house before Atlanta festival wedding

Kathryn and Kyle, thank you for allowing me into your lives and providing me with the privilege of being a part of such a rad time in your lives! Also, to all of your amazing family and friends. 

Here are the rad vendors that helped make Kathryn and Kyle’s fall festival wedding happen and some of my favorite photos!

Getting Ready Location: The Walking Dead House

Ceremony & Reception Location: Cheek Creek Event Center

Videography: H&H Studios

Wedding Planner: Amanda of Let’s Get It Started

VW Photo Booth Bus: Memories Photo Bus

Caricature Drawing: Mark with Big Head Cartoons

Llamas: Barnyard Friends

DJ: Marlon Watson

Wedding Cake / Donuts: Broadway Diner

Chairs, linens, and supplies: Peachtree City Party Rentals

Ceremony Guitarist: Jared Goode 

Ice Cream Truck: Jake’s Ice Cream

Officiant: Julian Zabalebeascoa

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My name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings and elopements for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings including Louisville, Kentucky, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta engagement sessions and destination engagement sessions for newly engaged couples. I’ve even been known to travel, and far, for engagement sessions too!

Contact Atlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew Druin

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