Katie and Judge Johnson are one of those couples that everyone loves. Their wedding was more of an experience- so warm and full of life and love. I loved photographing them at different stages in their engagement, and then their wedding. Oh, the wedding!
The wedding took place in a 100-year-old sanctuary in Watkinsville, Georgia. The sanctuary alone is entirely stunning with its 17 ft ceilings and the way the light shines across the hardwood floors and light yellow and white walls. As it turns out Katie and Judge went on an adventure to find this old church, that is privately owned and used as an apartment and studio space. The owners kindly allowed for their ceremony to take place there, and it was magical. The flowers and decor was mostly DIY, and was made possible by some of Katie's friends- the bouquets, the draped ceremony background and chair decor, as well as the reception centerpieces. The framed seating arrangements at the reception were handwritten by a friend, and tastefully placed. Katie and I both share the adoration for old things. Old, timeless, and classic is a big part of what moves us- and those characteristics held their place so naturally.
As the photographer of course I was in heaven with the lighting and colors, but I also was totally struck by the diverse community Katie and Judge share with so many. Because of their involvement and deep friendship with others, there were several components to the ceremony that stood out- namely a gospel choir that Katie had actually sung with during college. During the ceremony, the sun set as the choir sang with so much soul and heart. It was a wedding I will always remember- one of the most uniquely decorated, holy and fun celebrations I have ever been a part of, thank you Judge and Katie!
This wedding is featured in the Summer and Fall 2015 issue of Sweet Violet Bride Magazine. We are honored to be included in such a gorgeous magazine!