Welcome to another Wedding Wednesday beautiful people!! Today’s Real Wedding feature comes from Matthew Druin , who is based right here in Altanta. You should remember Matt’s fabulous work from this wedding. Shanel & John were married in June of 2013 at the Second Ponce de Leon Church and decided on the reception at the Fox Theatre. On this day there were a few crazy moments including a bomb scare! Could you imagine??
From the Photographer:
“Shanel and John were married at the beautiful Second Ponce de Leon Church in Atlanta
and had their wedding reception at the historic Fox Theatre. The day started with
Shanel and some of her bridesmaids getting ready at a local hotel and then moving to
the church to finish. This idea allowed Shanel to get ready in a very relaxed environment
and have plenty of room to move around. Shanel is also a very talented makeup artist
based in Atlanta, so she opted to do her own makeup. A great friend and fellow makeup
artist assisted everyone else.
Downtown Atlanta is always pretty crazy and busy with people and traffic hustling
around. On the way to the church to meet up with everyone else and finish getting ready,
there was a bomb scare which caused A LOT of traffic, blockades, and major delays. The
whole craziness caused Shanel to be an hour late! Fortunately she was well prepared and
her day was very well planned out with a padded timeline. From there, everything
moved along perfectly.
Once the wedding ceremony was set to begin, both Shanel and John were nervous and
overfilled with excitement! She made her way down the aisle with John looking on in
awe watching Shanel’s graceful approach. Many tears were had by pretty much everyone
as Shanel and John met at the alter. With the exchanging of rings and a big kiss, they
were married and made their exit to the Fox Theatre for the reception.
The Fox Theatre is amazing. If you’ve never been, you should go at least once! Although
nothing particularly eerie happened and I didn’t notice anything unusual in the photos,
it’s also said to be haunted. Shanel and John made their entrance and had their first
dance with all of their guest watching. Then dinner was served and the celebration
began! We used some of the party time to take advantage of the late setting sun and
atmosphere to capture some pretty awesome portraits while the guest piled into our
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How would you handle unexpected delays on your wedding day?