Y’all! Jo and Raef’s wedding day finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier for this sweet couple. I had been looking forward to Jo’s special day for quite some time. Jo and I went to motorcycle school together a few years ago and we instantly clicked. She is just a ray of sunshine with a giant heart. Jo messaged me on Facebook about photographing her wedding. She wasn’t technically engaged yet but she knew that Raef was the one. I love how excited Jo was at the thought of marrying this man. It made me look forward to the day that she actually got engaged, which wasn’t far behind her initial message. Jo wasn’t playing any games. A few days after her engagement she booked me for her North Georgia wedding. I was so excited for them and I couldn’t wait for November 2nd to get here.
Jo and Raef’s beautiful wedding at Waters Mill in Dahlonega was perfect. Their wedding day was filled with so much love and joy. I could see just how much they loved each other and it melted my heart. I may have cried several times throughout the day. Do you know the Song of Solomon quote, I have found the one whom my soul loves? Jo and Raef are the living version of that statement. To watch these two in the presence of each other was beautiful. I mean, they couldn’t keep their eyes, or lips lol, off of each other.
Their wedding weekend started off with Katie, the Matron of Honor, breaking her foot the day before the wedding. However, Katie made sure that Jo and Raef’s wedding day went on without a hitch. Every little detail of the wedding was a true reflection of them as a couple. From the outdoor ceremony to the little s’mores favor boxes for each guest, which tied into their engagement story. Because they wanted to remember each guest that was there they did a huge group photo of everyone that attended. I love that idea! Raef sang a sweet song to Jo after their first dance. Lastly, they had each guest sign a puzzle piece because they wouldn’t be there celebrating their love without the role that each guest played in their lives.
Jo and Raef, you two are truly made for each other. Your love for one another is pure and relentless and I am beyond honored that you chose me to photograph this huge event in your lives. I pray that your passion and love for one another only grows stronger throughout the years. I wish you many adventures together, many happy tears from laughing so hard with one another, and a lifetime of comfort and belonging found only in each others arms. You two mean the world to me. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Eagan.
Wedding Venue: Waters Mill
Florist: Nancy Reed (Aunt of the Bride)
DJ: Atlanta DJs
Hair Stylist: Dana Carden
Make-up: Peyton Menz
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Rings: Kay Jewlers
Groom’s Suit and Shoes: Mens Warehouse
Invitations and Programs: Vistaprint