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Romantic Barnsley Gardens Engagement Session

These two? They’re pretty darn adorable. And their love for one another (proven by their sweet, sweet words below) is unmatchable. They teamed up with Gracie Blue Photography to capture that love at the beautiful Barnsley Gardens Resort, and the result is one of my fave love shoots to date. Have a peek for yourself right here in the gallery.

From Gracie Blue PhotographyLisa and Stephen wanted their engagement session to take place in a location that matched their relationship, which they describe as romantic, affectionate and private. They fell in love with the beautiful Barnsley Gardens and we all agreed that the setting matched them perfectly. What’s more romantic than a beautiful private garden with historic old ruins as a backdrop?

From the beautiful Bride-to-be…From the moment I met Stephen, I had this really good gut feeling about him. We hit it off right away. Stephen exceeded my expectations in every single way. During the 9 months of our long distance relationship, we flew to see each other as often as possible, and we talked on the phone and skyped all the time. We were addicted to talking with each other to the point where I was always tired at work. I always had to look out for how many minutes I was using on my phone every month because I went over the limit a couple of times. He worked really hard to get the job in Atlanta, which was extremely competitive, and there was a high possibility that he would not get that job. Despite all the obstacles and the distance between us, as cheesy as it sounds, he made me believe in love again. He gave me hope, and he made me feel a kind of happiness I never felt before. Usually there’s a lot of pressure to a relationship when someone moves for the other person, but I felt like with us, we didn’t have to try to make it work or force anything to happen. Instead, we fell in love and knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.

I want to remember how we never take each other for granted, and we are always grateful to be together. I want to remember all the inside jokes we have with each other. Our perfect Saturday together is hanging out at a park or hiking, and then, dinner and a movie. We like to keep it simple. It really doesn’t matter what we end up doing because we enjoy every minute we have with each other since he works a lot of weekends. We share a tradition to go on a yearly cabin trip. We bring food with us and grill for our meals. We hike around the nearby trails, and relax by the fireplace watching a movie and roasting marshmallows. I love how Stephen understands all my quirks and appreciates them. I love that he was raised with good morals, and I love his patience and compassion.

From the handsome Groom-to-be…I love that Lisa laughs at some of the strangest and littlest things, and I love that we have started to build an extensive list of inside jokes that no one else can understand. I love that she gives me a lot of support. She has made my life much more fulfilling and joyful.

Photography: Gracie Blue Photography | Resort: Barnsley Gardens Resort

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Barnsley Gardens Wedding from Katelyn James Photography

This beauty of a wedding not only celebrates the marriage of two adorable lovebirds, but also the marriage of two fabulous styles – rustic and glamour. The result? Perfection. It’s a bit of sparkle and a bit of that laid back Georgia style, mixing and mingling beautifully before our very eyes at Barnsley GardensKatelyn James Photography captured every last gorgeous, rustic glam detail – so be sure set aside some time to soak it all in right here.

And before you head into the full gallery, spend a few minutes enjoying their beautiful and loving vows in this highlight film from Ryan Lindsay of Imagine Video Productions !

Amanda + Josh from Imagine Video Productions on Vimeo.

From Katelyn JamesJosh and Amanda have been waiting a long time for this day. Everything about their rustic/glam wedding was stunning. The weather, the venue, the atmosphere, it was all perfect. They were married at the Ruins at Barnsley Gardens Adairsville, Georgia. This unfinished plantation home was the perfect spot for their small, intimate wedding. Josh and Amanda were surrounded by 40 family and friends as they danced the night away. Enjoy this gorgeous spring wedding!

Wedding Photography: Katelyn James Photography | Wedding Venue: Barnsley Gardens Resort | Floral Design: David LaVoy | Cinematography: Ryan Lindsay of Imagine Video Productions | Invitations: Aliya Rinaldi Design | Linens: Nuage Designs | Wedding Dress: Bijou Bridal Collection | Hair + Makeup: Brushworx | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung via Weddington Way

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North Georgia Farm Wedding from The Studio B Photography

Farm weddings?  I love them.  Especially when they happen to take place in the land of rustic elegance, Georgia.  That’s because you lovelies from The Peach State know a thing or two about throwing a gorgeous farm party and when it comes to country nuptials, these two sweeties mastered the pretty (and then some) with a fabulous Lily Pond Farm setting, beautiful details planned by An Elegant Occasion, a few furry friends and a whole lot of yummy.  (Here’s looking at you, mac ‘n’ cheese.)  See it all captured in amazing images by The Studio B Photography in the full gallery.


From The Studio B PhotographyThis sweet country wedding took place at the bride’s aunt’s farm and was filled to the brim with down home charm. Ashley and Chris were married the week before Halloween and chose to accent their decor with pumpkins and other delightful Fall details. Much more stylish than spooky, several of the pumpkins had been monogrammed with the couple’s initials. During the ceremony, after saying their vows, the pair took a rope and literally tied the knot to symbolize the beginning of their new life together. Guests were invited to explore the beautiful property and they were treated to beautiful horses grazing in the distance and cute sheep who made sure to greet everyone they saw!

The reception featured Southern comfort food like mac and cheese and fried chicken. The centerpieces featured collections of antique books along with flowers as a nod to the fact that Ashley is a teacher. Ashley and Chris exited the reception through a festive line of well wishers with sparklers.

Wedding Photography: The Studio B Photography | Wedding Venue: Lily Pond Farm in Adairsville, Georgia | Wedding Planning: An Elegant Occasion | Floral Design: Wed 101 | Catering: Big Girls Events & Catering | Cupcakes: The Village Cakery | DJ: Nice Guys DJ | Linens + Rentals: Unlimited Party and Event Rental | Wedding Dress: Casablanca