Married! Dan & Erika : Cumming, GA

Oh how I loved being a part of this wedding! Like Christine, Amanda, Corrie and Rebecca, Erika is one of my Alpha Gam sisters. I met her when we were both freshmen in college, and I was so excited when she called to tell me she wanted me to photograph her wedding. As you may remember from their engagement session earlier this year, Dan and Erika are an amazing couple. They are thoughtful and intelligent and their love is beautifully simple. They just love being together.

One of the many things that I love about Erika is that she is seriously stylish. She loves tall, pointy shoes, tailored suits and fabulous cocktail dresses. I knew that her wedding would be full of amazing details, and she did not disappoint! I went a little crazy photographing all of the details, and I tried to cut down how many I shared here, but I just couldn't help myself. Everything was so beautiful, so I hope you enjoy seeing everything! :)

Her wedding was full of vibrant, warm fall colors. I adored her bouquet. Isn't it lovely?

This was one of my favorite details from the day. Dan and Erika wanted to have a truly unique way to remember their guests, so they set out treasure chests full of stones which their guests signed. Of course I had to join in the fun!

Say hello to the beautiful bride...

... and to her handsome groom.

Dear Erika: You are flawless. The end. :)

I had the pleasure of having my good friend Mark Turner along to second shoot with me. He grabbed this shot.

While I was grabbing this one. It's so fun having a second photographer around to capture all of the different angles!

Like I said: sweet and simple.

Hello gorgeous :)

I love capturing these in between shots. Dan was just helping Erika walk through the squishy wet grass, but it turned into a cute photograph.

Everyone spent most of the morning wishing the rain clouds away. The clouds didn't budge, but it didn't rain either. I think Erika appreciated the compromise. :) She opted to have both her dad and step dad walk her down the aisle, which I thought was really sweet.

The Windermere Gold Club is a beautiful place for a wedding. I love the willow trees.

Dan and Erika wrote their vows together, but they left two lines blank so that each of them could write a surprise promise to the other person. Erika spent a large chunk of her morning working on coming up with something romantic and personal. Dan decided to go the true and hilarious route, and this was Erika's response. Priceless!

Married!

Again: I went a little crazy with the details. I won't apologize, though. They were worth going crazy over, and they are definitely worth sharing. :)

I love the way Dan and Erika hold each other.

I love this, too. Dan wrapped his arms around Erika as they watched their parents and other guests dancing together. Do I need to say it? Yep, it's cute! :)