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255 Milledge Wedding | Athens, GA

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January 3, 2024

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255 Milledge Wedding | Athens, GA

For my first blog of the new year, we are diving into Ashley and Andrew’s wedding at 255 Milledge! I’ve spent so much time with them over the last year that this one feels exceptionally special. If you haven’t checked out their engagement session or their bury the bourbon session yet, definitely do so before checking out this one! I shared their rehearsal dinner last week as well. I’m simply in love with them.

While capturing these moments, I couldn’t help but be proud of her bridesmaid dress choice. More people should experiment with patterns! It’s one of my favorite choices for wedding party attire to date! Especially with the touches of blue connecting throughout the entire wedding. It’s very satisfying when everything ties together in a perfect aesthetic. Ashley’s style was very sleek and prominent throughout!

After the ceremony, we snuck off to dig up the buried bourbon. The wedding party and close family all took a shot! I loved capturing this tradition. It is so important to build these moments of family, friendship, and connection into these big days! I love capturing these memories for my bride and groom.

Plan For All Types of Weather

Their wedding fell on one of the hottest days of the year. Between sunshine and rain, I personally vote extra sunshine! Rain threatened on the forecast, but held off through the outdoor ceremony. Thanks, Blantons!

Ashley had a dress change before the open floor dance. This is something I highly recommend for my brides who are getting married in the summer, especially if any portion of your wedding day takes place outside. It keeps you looking fresh and lets you get more comfortable for the party!

Speaking of party… this was a super fun dance floor. Hairy Dawg even made an appearance! Ashley had custom sunglasses made. We passed them around among the guests for a photo op! Check out an example down in the photos below. This got more guests involved who would’ve otherwise stuck to the chairs and tables. Always look for new and creative ways to get your guests involved!

It’s always bittersweet when the wedding journey comes to an end, but I am so excited to see them again next spring at Kaitlyn and Dillon’s wedding! So, without further ado, here are some of my favorites!

The Details

wedding details

wedding details

wedding rings

wedding details

wedding rings

wedding dress and shoes

A Bride and Her Ladies

bride and make up artist

bride getting make-up done

bridal portrait

bride and bridesmaids

bride and her mother

bridesmaids

bride and bridesmaids

A Father’s First Look

255 Milledge Wedding bride

first look with father

first look with father

A Groom and His Guys

groom and groomsmen

portrait of the groom

groom portrait

The Moment Forever Begins

bride reading vows

crying bride

bride and her parents

first look photograph

bridal first look

wedding first look

wedding first look

wedding first look

first look present

wedding first look

Portraits of the Bride and Groom

255 Milledge Wedding

bride and groom portrait

bride and groom portrait

bridal portrait

bridal portrait

bridal bouquet

bridal portrait

groom portrait

The Wedding Party

255 Milledge Wedding

wedding party

wedding party

wedding party

255 Milledge Wedding

wedding party having fun

bride and bridesmaids

bride and bridesmaids

wedding bouquet

bride and bridesmaids

bridal portrait

bride and bridesmaids

groom and groomsmen

groom and groomsmen

A Ceremony Under the Sun

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

Dig Up The Bourbon!

dig up the bourbon

bride and groom and bourbon

buried bourbon

bride pouring bourbon

Golden Hour Portraits

bride and groom

255 Milledge Wedding

bride and groom

bridal bouquet portrait

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

A White Tent Reception

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

255 Milledge Wedding

wedding cake

wedding cake

Dance The Night Away

wedding reception

first dance

first dance

reception fun

reception fun

reception fun

reception fun

255 Milledge Wedding reception

255 Milledge Wedding reception

hairy dawg

hairy dawg

UGA hairy dawg

255 Milledge Wedding reception

255 Milledge Wedding reception

255 Milledge Wedding reception

Vendors

Venue, Coordination, and Florals: 255 Milledge 
Cake: Classic City Confections
Video: Claudia Goodwin Films
Hair and Make-Up Artist: Rachel Carter Beauty
Wedding Catering: Trumps Catering
DJ: Mix Wire Pro
Ceremony Music: Athena Quartet 
Getaway Car: Something Blue
Art Styling Surface: Elysian Market

2024 Dates Are Booking Fast

For all my future brides who have been looking into my work, I did want to let you know that my 2024 dates are booking fast. I know that planning a wedding during our current economy can feel extra daunting. One thing to remember is that your photographs will be one of the longest lasting keepsakes from this day that you’ll ever have. Make sure that you connect with your chosen photographer’s portfolio. Go beyond their curated Instagram feed (follow me if you don’t) and check out their actual galleries and blogs. They are still curated, but will give you a broader scope of what they’re bringing to your table. If you see a photographer’s work that captures the magic you’re desiring for your day? Don’t settle for less.

But also don’t forget to consider how your personalities mesh, how they may interact with your bridal party and family, or your other vendors. Did they come recommended from your trusted wedding planner? Do they have good reviews from former brides and other clients? When you spoke to them, did they pay attention to the details and grasp your vision?

Of course, I do hope you’re considering me. Interested in getting your wedding onto my 2024 calendar? I’d love to chat with you, just click here to get started.

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Sarah Folsom is an atlanta wedding photographer with a focus on crafting timeless wedding imagery by blending the classic & candid.