Rachel and Ryan were friends in college for many months before they made it official and once they did, they knew they were it for one another. One day, they would get married!
Three years later, Ryan took Rachel to the top of Preacher’s Rock to propose. The little mountain town of Dahlonega had become very special to them. They attended school there, met there and started dating there. But, college had come to a close and graduation was right around the corner. As they closed the chapter on this stage of life they began a new one when Ryan got down on one knee! Preacher’s Rock was the spot where Ryan had originally intended on asking Rachel to be his girlfriend three years prior. He felt nervous and ended up asking her a week later. He later admitted to Rachel that he meant to ask her on top of the beautiful mountain. When he proposed, he took her back to the very same spot on Preacher’s Rock and said he wasn’t going to “chicken out” this time. Rachel said it was perfect and so very sweet!
The two picked The Walters Barn as the setting to their start to forever as the barn atmosphere and the North Georgia mountains had become a big part of their story. They wanted a simple, southern and fun wedding day!
Rachel and Ryan held hands across a wall, without seeing one another, and read their personal and heartfelt vows to each other before the ceremony. It was quiet and such a beautiful moment. Their vows included fun memories from the past and promises for the future.
They danced the night away at their reception with their close friends. Rachel said their wedding day was everything they had hoped it would be. It was such an honor to capture this beautiful couple and their story!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. McMahon! I can’t wait to see where this new chapter of life takes you!
Huge thanks to their talented team of vendors!
Second Shooter: Sarah Colombo
Venue: The Walters Barn
Planner: Allison Dolph with Soirées Southern Events
Florist: Soirées Southern Events
Hair and Makeup: Make Me Up
DJ: NDL Entertainment
Catering: Luna’s Restaurant
Minister: Steve Pette
Abby Byrd is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Atlanta specializing in joyful film photography