The Factory at Walton Mill Wedding
Sidney and Taylor’s wedding at The Factory at Walton Mill brought together modern chic with an industrial setting. Simply put, it was a jaw dropper! This beautiful venue is owned by Jeff at JL Designs, whose team also handles all floral work and decoration. If you ask me, they did a stunning job!
As they’re friends with some of my other brides and grooms, I feel like I’ve become friends with Sidney and Taylor. They are extremely sweet souls and I was so excited that I got to work with them again, this time as the main focus.
A First Look To Remember
One thing that made Sidney and Taylor’s day unique for me as a modern wedding photographer is that they pushed for a classic aisle first look. In the age of Pinterest, sometimes we forget just how dramatic and emotional that first look from the altar really is. Just look at their results below!
An added bonus is that you can have first looks with the bride’s father, and siblings if she has them like Sidney! A photographer’s job is to help you identify and capture these memorable moments from the start of the day all the way to the reception’s end. Personally, I think the more special people you can bring into your memories for the day, the richer you will be!
Choosing Your First Look
Many wedding photographers will push for pre-wedding first looks for a more streamlined shooting experience or to help speed up the wedding-cocktail hour-reception timeline. I want to stress that you should choose the first look you want, and not the one that’s “easier.”
The best way to allow for space between the wedding and reception for the portraits is to have a robust cocktail hour with things for your guests to do. Sidney and Taylor knocked this out of the park with one of the best photobooths I’ve ever seen! Definitely check out Roll with Juniper if you’re planning for a photobooth at your reception!
It is still totally possible to have an easy and laid back day if you want an aisle first look. All you need to do is ensure that you have around one and a half hours of daylight after your ceremony ends for photos. I fully believe that proper planning can negate any issues that may arise! Also, don’t forget to try and squeeze as many bridesmaid and groomsmen shots in before the wedding. There are plenty of standard shots that can be taken individually before the ceremony.
I’ve written a blog to help you decide which first look is right for you.
Check out the photos from their beautiful wedding below!
Assessing the Details
Peaceful Moments With Your Closest Friends
A Father’s (and Brothers’!) First Look
Moments Before Forever
A Ceremony at the Factory at Walton Mill
Golden Hour Portraits
The Factory at Walton Mill | Reception Details
The Best Parties Are Always Receptions
I want to give a special shoutout to Jane from Georgia Grace Weddings. She made the day run seamlessly! I also really loved working with Claudia from Claudia Goodwin Films. She works with her sister, just like I do, and the four of us really hit it off. You can’t beat a sister team!
Planning: Georgia Grace Weddings
Venue: The Factory at Walton Mill
Florals: JL Designs
Video: Claudia Goodwin Films
Hair: Bridal and Beyond
Makeup: Bridgit Wilson
Photobooth: Roll with Juniper
DJ: Sounds Right Entertainment
Art Styling Surface: Elysian Market