Then add the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom...
Enter Cecile's fabulously fun bridesmaids!
While Cecile awaited the arrival of family members from both sides, I traveled down the street to see what the guys were up to. I found them happily hanging out, snacking, sipping on Natty Light, fully dressed and ready for their portraits!
Dad Kirby was an amazing assistant. He even held the porch flag when necessary. I just love this pull back shot showing him in action!
Showtime was getting near, so we all headed back to the church for some last minute portraits with close family.
And then...Cecile and Ganten became husband and wife!
Don't you just love a groom who dips his bride for their first kiss as husband and wife? Time to bring the wedding party together for a few moments that had us all smiling and laughing.
Before we headed on over to an amazing reception to celebrate the newlyweds, we had to make one very important stop. Someone very close to Cecile's heart may have been missing on her wedding day, but his spirit was with her every step of the way. Cecile's father passed away in 1997 from a brain tumor. Gerald was an amazing husband to his beautiful wife, an incredible father to his children, a highly respected surgeon and a well-loved friend to so many. We wanted to include him in some portraits in a special way, and visiting his memory bench in Neptune Park was the perfect way to do so.
Coming up next: The celebration of the year - Cecile & Ganten's fabulous seaside reception!
Hotel: Sea Gate Inn
Dress: Allure from Bride Beautiful - Atlanta, Georgia
Shoes: Kate Spade
Hair: Tasha Shaw of Jamison Shaw Hairdressers - Atlanta, Georgia
On-site wedding planner: Cathy Stout - LaGrange, Georgia
Photographer: Jennifer Tacbas - Jennifer Leigh Photography
Assistants to Jennifer: Brittany Carpenter & Sarah Simmons
Ceremony: Saint Simons United Methodist Church
Ceremony & reception decor: The new Mrs.Cecile Kirby!
Tent & Rentals: Beachview Tents Rentals
Catering: Festive Occasions by Janet Brown
Cakes: Cathy Dart, For Heaven's Cakes