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Shanel & John | A Springtime Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta

Bride doing her makeup in mirror for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta

Shanel and John were married at the beautiful Second Ponce de Leon Church in Atlanta and had their wedding reception at the historic Fox Theatre. The day started with Shanel and some of her bridesmaids getting ready at a local hotel and then moving to the church to finish. This idea allowed Shanel to get ready in a very relaxed environment and have plenty of room to move around. Shanel is also a very talented makeup artist based in Atlanta, so she opted to do her own makeup. A great friend and fellow makeup artist assisted everyone else.   Bridesmaid with bride doing makeup for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride having her hair done for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta

Downtown Atlanta is always pretty crazy and busy with people and traffic hustling around. On the way to the church to meet up with everyone else and finish getting ready, there was a bomb scare which caused A LOT of traffic, blockades, and major delays. The whole craziness caused Shanel to be an hour late! Fortunately, she was well prepared and her day was very well planned out with a padded timeline. :D From there, everything moved along perfectly.  Bride doing her makeup in mirror with makeup all over the floor for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Makeup artist prepping makeup for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta

Once the wedding ceremony was set to begin, both Shanel and John were nervous and overfilled with excitement! She made her way down the aisle with John looking on in awe watching Shanel’s graceful approach. Many tears were had by pretty much everyone as Shanel and John met at the alter. With the exchanging of rings and a big kiss, they were married and made their exit to the Fox Theater for the reception.  Bride and groom rings on tic tac toe puzzle pieces for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bridesmaid helping bride with hair for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Makeup artist doing brides makeup for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta

The Fox Theatre is amazing. If you’ve never been, you should go at least once! Although nothing particularly eerie happened and I didn’t notice anything unusual in the photos, it’s also said to be haunted. Shanel and John made their entrance and had their first dance with all of their guest watching. Then dinner was served and the celebration began! We used some of the party time to take advantage of the late setting sun and atmosphere to capture some pretty awesome portraits. Makeup artist doing bridesmaid makeup for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride laughing at bridesmaid while getting ready for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta

After the reception, the Fox Theatre staff was so amazing to take us on a private tour of the whole theater. We used that time to capture even more awesome portraits and learn a little history of the building. I honestly can not say enough great things about the Fox Theatre and the employees.  Once we were finished with the tour of the Fox, Shanel & John were not finished. We headed back to their hotel for a few more portraits. Being about midnight at that point, I’m not sure how they were not exhausted with such a long day.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from their Fox Theatre wedding! :D Brides wedding dress hanging on door with bridesmaids in the background for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Mother of bride watching bride get ready for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bridesmaid laughing in mirror for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Brides silver wedding shoes on stainless steel table for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride helping daughter get dress on for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Closeup photo of bride helping daughter with wedding dress for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride getting ready photographed through clothes hangers for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride holding and looking at her veil for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Little boy climbing under table while wedding party gets ready for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Brides pink and white bouquet sitting on stainless steel table for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Wedding party wearing pink dresses while getting ready for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bridesmaid zipping up brides wedding dress for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bridesmaids wearing pink dresses helping bride put on wedding shoes for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Little girls in white dresses smiling at bride for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Little girls helping each other put on necklace for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bridesmaid in pink dress applying makeup on little girl for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bridesmaids in pink dresses helping bride put on wedding dress for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride wearing her white wedding dress with lots of sparkling detail for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Church with blue sky and green grass for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Above view of bride and father walking to altar for ceremony for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Groom watching father and bride walk down the aisle for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride and father walking down aisle to wedding ceremony for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bridesmaids watching bride and father walk down the aisle for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Wedding guest crying during ceremony for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride and groom holding hands at altar for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Wide shot of bride and groom at altar in church for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Bride looking at groom at altar for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride putting ring on groom for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Groom putting ring on bride for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride and groom holding hands during ceremony for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride and groom first kiss at wedding ceremony for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride and groom smiling while leaving ceremony for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Above view of bride and groom leaving ceremony for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride and mom laughing with wedding party for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bridesmaid smiling at bride after wedding ceremony for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Portrait of bride and groom standing on Atlanta street at sunset in front of Fox Theatre during their Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding In Atlanta Bride and groom first dance in Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Wedding guests dancing in Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Little kids dancing in Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Bride throwing bouquet Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Groom getting garter off brides leg in Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Groom throwing garter in Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Kids dancing in Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Bride dancing with wedding guests in Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Couple dancing in Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Wedding guests dancing with motion blur in Egyptian ballroom for Fox Theatre Wedding reception Bride and groom kissing at Fox Theatre with tons of motion from people leaving play and walking around them at night Portrait of bride and groom with spotlight on them walking down large staircase for their Fox Theatre wedding Portrait of bride and groom in star room during their Fox Theatre Wedding Portrait of bride and groom sitting in theatre chairs eating popcorn in the Fox Theatre during their Fox Theatre Wedding Portrait of bride and groom standing in front of backlit yellow artwork after their during their Fox Theatre Wedding Bride and groom underneath lit up Fox Theatre sign at sunset during their Fox Theatre Wedding

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!

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  • BethanyMarch 9, 2014 - 10:13 pm

    Ahh, I love this wedding so much. Very beautiful. ;)ReplyCancel

  • AmyMarch 10, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness! I love these. So stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Michele BlackMarch 10, 2014 - 5:24 pm

    I agree, these are stunning. A very beautiful couple too.ReplyCancel