When I first laid eyes on this gorgeous couple, I immediately knew great things were in store for us. From their fun and flirty expressions toward each other to how amazingly photogenic they are, Tyler and Sierra definitely make my job a piece of cake. I found that out at their winter engagement session. Now that their wedding had come, I couldn’t wait for their wedding day to unfold before my me (and my camera, of course).
This wedding had so many unique and personal features to it. My favorite detail was that Sierra’s 89-year-old grandmother was the flower girl! I just thought that was such a thoughtful thing to do to exalt her elder with such a youthful and precious task. It was a beautiful thing to have witnessed, and I wish more brides would do it. Heck, I wish I’d had thought of that! She also had her brother as her man maid of honor. I can’t think of a better place for someone so close to you to be than by your side helping you take care of everything on your wedding day. Last but not least, I loved all of the firefighter details the couple incorporated into their decor. The garter was made from scrap material from Tyler’s uniform. The cake, embellished with a fireman-groom cake topper, was cut with an axe. I mean how cool is that!?
And of course, I’m obsessed with these colors! Gold and merlot together are memorizing! The deep tones of the wine-inspired warmth mixed with the glitz and glam of gold compliment each other in an intriguing visual. I could go on and on about Greg Hall & Company. The talent that comes from this company is outstanding!
The ceremony was beautiful! I almost lost it when I glanced over at Tyler to find tears running down his cheek as he tenderly adored his bride as she walked toward him down the aisle. There was no doubt about it; those were the two most happiest people in the room. And just like that they were married. 🙂 The night wouldn’t end there, of course. Mr. & Mrs. Akin would continue to bring down the house in celebration of their day at the Reception. The two love birds were bid adieu with a tunnel line of loved ones sending them off with glow sticks.
Marsha at The Mill has outdone herself. She is the mastermind behind this gem of a wedding venue and I am so glad to have worked with such an inspiring person. I told her JoAnna Gaines would be proud of the work that’s been put into The Mill. Transforming the building from an old cotton warehouse to this industrial-chic event venue completely blows me away. I love that they’ve kept the whitewashed ruins in the back. This area is like a photographer’s playground! It makes for a stunning portrait backdrop. Can you tell we had a lot of fun there? This is a brand new venue in Jefferson, Georgia that’s only been open for business for about a year now and it is fresh! If you’re looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming wedding, get in touch with Marsha! You’ll love it!
It was a pleasure being a part of this gorgeous day. Thank you Tyler and Sierra, for being such an encouragement and such amazing people to work with. You’ve treated me with kindness and friendship and I will always remember how wonderful you two are. I can’t wait to see what’s next to come for your love story!
Venue: The Mill (The Old Jefferson Cotton Mill)
Photography: Breath Of Light Imagery
Florals & Decor: Greg Hall and Company
Hair & Makeup: Bombshell Creations
DJ: Bright Star Entertainment
Cake: Bee’s Knees
Coordinator: Ashley Rae Events
Groom’s Attire: Pernos Formalware