Marietta GA Courthouse Wedding – Charlotte + Andy Are Married!

I love that my couples don’t fit into a box.
They’re not traditional.
They do things their own way.
They create their own timelines and life adventures.
They break stereotypes.
They don’t take themselves too seriously.
They’re kind.
They’re quick to laugh.
They love.
Whole heartedly.

I first met Charlotte + Andy a little over a year ago. Charlotte was the Maid of Honor for Melissa + Phil’s wedding that I documented at the Marietta History Museum. Andy was one of Phil’s rugby buddies. A month later, I saw them again when I was photographing rugby players for a calendar for Healing Our Heroes at Melissa’s Be Wellness Center in Marietta. Melissa had originally gifted Charlotte + Andy a maternity or engagement session with me, but Charlotte asked if I could document her wedding day instead. Of course, I said YES after we looked at calendars and firmed up the date for this courthouse wedding! What an incredible gift to receive from your best friend!

Charlotte is French. Andy is British.
Together, they are perfect.

Although, Charlotte’s accent is harder to detect unless she is speaking French, Andy’s is quite strong. They are lovely and I could sit on their floor listening to them talk all day.

In another year, these two will be having their real wedding in Europe where more of their family members are able to attend and celebrate with them.

But for now, I will share the images I made documenting their wedding day as they got ready in their home in Smyrna, their wedding shared with a dozen other couples on a Saturday afternoon in the Marietta courthouse, and a glimpse into their celebration afterwards at Ormby’s downtown. Images that are unique to their day. Their home. And the darker, moodier, more contrasty variety that Charlotte has loved since seeing polaroid photogaphs growing up.

A day filled with cute and nosey puppies that needed to help their momma with makeup and hair. Who wore signs, wagged their tails non-stop, and patiently waited for table scraps and ear rubs. A day filled with soccer and score checks. A day filled with dear friends, family, and one set of parents. Walks around Marietta Square and drives between Smyrna, Marietta, back again, and downtown Atlanta. Andy gave his phone to their friend Jackie in the courthouse after setting up facetime with his sister to watch the ceremony. Technology to include family from overseas is so wonderful!

Front door with a wreath that says 'gather'
A black board with Love Is Patient verse written
A goldendoodle sniffing her momma's hair while getting ready for a wedding
A goldendoodle pushing a makeup artist away while bride is getting ready
Groom getting ready and buttoning his shirt in master bedroom
Goldendoodle wearing a sign that her humans are getting married while wagging her tail
Instax pictures of pre-wedding celebration
Groom reading letter from his bride-to-be
Goldendoodle standing on back legs and licking her dad's face while pregnant mom stands watching
Pregnant bride standing in silhouette in front of Christmas tree.
Bridge and groom-to-be kissing on fireplace underneath a soccer game
A golden doodle under bride's veil kissing her Dad
A pregnant bride and groom-to-be leaving their home for their courthouse wedding
A groom-to-be checking soccer game status while waiting in courthouse lobby with fiance and friends
Pregnant bride making a cell phone selfie with her mom
Bride and groom making a cell phone selfie in courthouse waiting room
Bride and groom waiting in Marietta magistrate court for courthouse wedding
Pregnant bride waiting in courthouse lobby
Looking up at groom drinking orange gatorade
Pregnant bride applying lipgloss in courthouse waiting room
Little girl looking at newborn baby wrapped up in her dad's jacket
Little girl in polar bear dress feeling bride's pregnant belly
Groom facetiming with sister from court room before wedding
Couples waiting to be married in Marietta court room
Crowded court room wedding ceremony
Bride putting wedding band on husband's finger in Marietta courthouse wedding
Bride wiping away tear during Marietta court room wedding
Proud dad photographing his newly married daughter holding Marriage Certificate with her husband
Pregnant bride and her mom walking down a stairwell
Groom walking with his pregnant wife in Marietta Square like badasses in sunglasses
New husband and wife crossing an intersection in downtown Marietta
LOVE never fails written in chalk on a black board
Bride and groom kissing at Ormsby's

Chuck + Andy.
Thank you for trusting me with such an incredible day.
For inviting me into your private spaces.
For being the magnificent people you are.

I puffy <3 you and am so happy for you two to be husband + wife!