I’ve been saving this wedding for quite some time to share with you, it was so special and intimate, my favorite type of wedding to shoot! Kendell and I have known each other for a very long time (middle, high school and beyond to be exact) and so I was so honored when she called me up to shoot her wedding. Kendell has since relocated to California, so she wanted her wedding to harken back to her childhood a bit with a dash of southern flair. The wedding was held in her backyard right as the azaleas made their appearance and guests enjoyed dinner and dancing afterward at The Brickyard in downtown Marietta. An overriding theme of the night was the paper crane. Kendell, her mom, sister and even family members who don’t live in Georgia crafted over 500 paper cranes which were strung above the ceremony site…it was soo beautiful seeing them all hanging there, I’m a bit obsessed! Additionally, there were more cranes decorating the reception and backyard spaces. This wedding was DIY done right, and I couldn’t be happier for Kendell and Bjorn. Check out some shots from their big day:

Loved Kendell's beautiful beaded necklace. A nice alternative to the traditional rhinestone and pearl look!

Oh the cranes!

Guests stood beneath a very large flock of cranes during the backyard ceremony

A rose petal exit

Paying homage to their Swedish heritage with these "place cards"


Ceremony: Bride’s home in Roswell, Georgia

Hair & Makeup:Soda Salon, Roswell Georgia

Reception: The Brickyard at Marietta Station, Marietta, Georgia

Three Things I’m Loving Today:

  1. The paper cranes in this wedding. You should go make one for your loved one now. Here’s s WikiHow on how to do so.
  2. Invitations of all kinds. As a bridesmaid and resident graphic designer for my BFF’s wedding I’m working on several event invitations simultaneously right now, and I love it! I forgot how much I love paper. Yes, I just said I love paper. Yes, I’m aware that this is abnormal. Harkens me back to my days of printing bridal and baby shower invitations at Plain Jane in Athens during college. Oh, the memories…
  3. Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich.  All you people getting married need to sign up for his emails, he gives some fab advice and will make  you giggle a bit too.