When I think of Amanda and Alex I think, fun and romantic! These two started out as lab partners first and then grew a friendship. There are so many things that I love about them, but I especially love how obvious it is that they are each other’s BEST friend. That friendship, so early on their relationship, is what started everything, but I admire it’s still the center of their love. They are easily one of the sweetest couples I have ever met. They are not only sweet to each other, but to the world around them as well as their friends and family.
Their wedding day overflowed with love and joy. It was evident in the details and in the moments with the people that shared their special day with them. Amanda’s details were amazing! She had an ivory hand carved elephant bracelet which was given to her by her brother, who brought it back from Singapore when he was in the navy. That beautiful purple stone ring is her mother’s. That ring was given to Amanda’s mom by her dad. In fact, it was one of the very first gifts he had given her mom. Amanda’s dad passed away when she was young, but Amanda honored him in more ways than one. As her brother walked her down the aisle towards Alex, Amanda paused at the empty chair at the front row and delicately placed a white rose on his seat. During the reception, she also warmly welcomed all Fathers/Daughters to the dance floor for the traditional Father/Daughter dance. Amanda’s brother, her father-in-law and her grandfather shared a dance with her as she cried and smiled on their shoulders. She had so much support surrounding her and it was a beautiful moment of love.
Alex had a special detail of his own, from his mom! She kept a special handkerchief on her that read, “No ugly crying” Well, try as he might, he absolutely cried as soon as he saw Amanda and it was SO sweet. Alex’s mom quickly passed over the handkerchief to Alex during the ceremony!
There’s no denying that there were a ton of sweet and romantic moments throughout the day, but there was SO much fun too during their reception. Alex’s junior groomsman had a lot of great dance moves to share! Not to mention, Amanda’s awesome bridesmaids who took the floor with their synchronized dance moves! Their wedding day could not have been more “Amanda and Alex” Fun, romantic and full of LOVE.
Amanda and Alex, thank you so much for inviting me into your story and trusting me to capture it all. It has been such a JOY documenting this special time in your life. Wishing you so much happiness! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Kiser!
Special thanks to the vendors that helped make this day beautiful!
Associate Photographer: Kesia Maglione
Venue: Hazlehurst House
Planner: Nikki Polston
Day of Coordinator: McKinley Smith
Florist: Wayne with Artistic Flowers (Bridal Bouquet and Boutonnieres)
Bridesmaids Bouquets and Florals at Reception: Nikki Polston
DJ: Eric Edwards with Atlanta Mobile Sounds
Hair and Makeup: Tiffany Harris with Jagged Edge Hair Studio
Chef: Jae Polston with Tasteful Events
Abby Byrd is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Atlanta specializing in joyful film photography