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A Historic Dekalb Courthouse Atlanta Wedding | Emily + James

Bride's wedding dress hanging on artwork for Dekalb Courthouse wedding

According to James, everything starts with pizza. I personally don’t think anyone can come up with a good argument against that. When it comes to Emily and James’s relationship, that statement holds very true. Both Emily and James attended Kansas State University for graduate school, but neither knew each other. One fine day, James met Emily at a local pizza restaurant through mutual friends. Emily and James became friends seeing each other around campus now and then, but it took a full one and half years and the last semester of school before they started dating.Bridesmaids getting ready for Dekalb Courthouse wedding

After an epic marriage proposal on vacation in Chattanooga that included great food, craft beer, and a handwritten poem, Emily and James started planning their Atlanta wedding. They decided on the historic Old Dekalb Courthouse for its rich history and architecture. The day started off with Emily and James, as well as their bridal party getting ready at the Marriott just a few blocks away before heading to the courthouse for their first look.

Although both Emily and James said they were not nervous, I think they both were a little, but all that faded away as they saw each other for the first time. After the initial excitement, they were ready to walk around the Dekalb Square. We stopped at King of Pops, because…well awesome popsicles are great when it’s hot, and King of Pops is always a great choice! Afterward, we made a stop at one of the local bars Emily and James often visited for a couple of portraits. The bartenders and customers were more than willing and excited to help out as well. Groom putting on bowtie in mirror for Dekalb Courthouse wedding

The ceremony quickly came and James was ushered in with his parents followed by the groomsmen and bridesmaids. Emily made her grand entrance and I swear I saw a tear on James’ cheek, but that was definitely not confirmed. After the sweet ceremony, everyone made their way downstairs for the cocktail hour while the second floor of the courthouse was transformed into the beautiful reception. Everyone enjoyed Mint Juleps and tasty treats before making their way back upstairs for the reception.

Once everyone finished their meals, no one hesitated to get the party started. After a few toasts, including a very special inside toast that included Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the dancing started and didn’t stop until it was time for the grand exit. The courthouse stairs were lined with guests lighting their sparklers. A few people had trouble, which is pretty normal for weddings, but everyone managed to get their sparkler lit right before Emily and James made their exit.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from Emily and James’s historic Atlanta Dekalb courthouse wedding! Congratulations! :DGroomsmen putting on bowtie for Dekalb Courthouse weddingAtlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew DruinBridesmaid helping bride with wedding dress for Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride laughing with bridesmaids for Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom first look at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride fixing grooms bowtie at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom with wedding party at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom laughing at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom in gazebo at Dekalb Courthouse wedding Bride and groom buying king of pops at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom waving with king of pops at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom eating king of pops at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom showing off king of pops at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom having drink in bar at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom kissing in bar at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom standing in front of bar at Dekalb Courthouse weddingGroomsmen lighting candles for at Dekalb Courthouse weddingFlowers with candles at Dekalb Courthouse weddingPiano and violin players at Dekalb Courthouse wedding ceremonyGroom walking with parents at Dekalb Courthouse wedding ceremonyBridesmaids with flowers at Dekalb Courthouse wedding ceremonyBride walking down aisle with parents at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride standing with parents at alter at Dekalb Courthouse weddingBride and groom standing at alter at Dekalb Courthouse wedding ceremony Wide shot of bride and groom standing at alter at Dekalb Courthouse wedding ceremonyBride and groom first kiss at Dekalb Courthouse wedding ceremonyBride anf groom leaving ceremony at Dekalb Courthouse weddingWedding reception setup at Dekalb Courthouse weddingWedding reception table details at Dekalb Courthouse weddingWedding cake at reception at Dekalb Courthouse weddingKid crying on floor at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionBride and groom first dance at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionGuest sitting at table with bride at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionGuests dancing at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionGuy kicking while dancing at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionWedding couple dancing at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionGirl hair flipping while dancing at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionKids dancing at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionBride throwing bouquet at Dekalb Courthouse wedding reception Girls catching bouquet at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionMom holding crying kid at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionGroom holding garter at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionBride dancing with guests at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionWedding guests dancing at Dekalb Courthouse wedding reception Wedding guest cheering dancing at Dekalb Courthouse wedding receptionBride and groom sparker exit at Dekalb Courthouse wedding

Wedding Coordinator – Elise Ann – Bliss Weddings Atlanta

Florist – Flowers By Us

Getting Ready Location – Courtyard Marriott

Ceremony & Reception Location – Old Dekalb Courthouse

Cake – Rhodes Bakery

Catering – Badda Bing! –

DJ & Lighting – Marquee Events

Dress Designer – Justin Alexander

Dress Salon – Sweet Elegance Bridal

Shoe Designer – Kate Spade

My name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta 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

Email [email protected]

Phone 678-551-0115

Address 225 Parkway 575 #66 Woodstock, Georgia 30188

Portfolios www.matthewdruin.com

 

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