Kaitlin and I were both students at Augusta University (then-Georgia Regents), and we spent our academic career sharing classes, working together on our school's magazine, and even traveling to New York City for a media conference. Kaitlin is sweet and feisty in the best kind of way, and when she reached out to me to shoot her wedding, I, obviously, wanted to do it because she's a friend, but I also knew that if this is Kaitlin's wedding, it's going to be a blast.
Every detail of the wedding was personalized to a "tee" to represent Kaitlin and Tharon. Kaitlin's favorite, favorite, favorite color is purple, and it was well-represented in the most elegant and tasteful way through the bridesmaids dresses and decor. Tharon donned his infamous Terrapin Beer Company hat throughout the day, and his groomsmen juxtaposed their suits with the most epic superhero socks (I'm a sucker for cool socks at weddings).
Enterprise Mill hosted the wedding in their historic space, which once housed a flour milling operation. The sweeping brick building neighbors the Augusta Canal, and it was important to Kaitlin and Tharon that we capture the beauty of both the Mill and water at sunset. We lucked out with gorgeous, clear, and sunny weather that made the perfect backdrop for photos of the newly-wed-Giddens after the ceremony.
After the guests let their bellies settle from the abundance of totally delicious comfort food and decadent sweets, they flooded the dance floor and partied until the last possible minute preceding the sparkler exit. Of course, a Kaitlin and Tharon wedding doesn't end in any old fashioned way: A grand trolley strolled in at the end of the night and escorted the newlyweds and their guests to an after-reception party downtown. The fun don't stop, y'all!
Congratulations, Kaitlin and Tharon! Here's to a lifetime of endless joy and love,
Photographer: Anna Sams (Assistant Photographer: Adam Sams)
Coordinator and Stylist: Meghan Bishop
Venue + Catering: Enterprise Mill Events
Dress Alterations: Diana Gay of Bonne Couture
Cake + Baked Goods: Holly Love of Sweet Darlin' Bake Shoppe
Florals: Waiting on Wildflowers
DJ: Mike Stephens of M&S Mobile Productions