Romantic Winter Wedding At Villa Christina – Marget + Bruce
Decembers in Atlanta can be tricky. We can be wearing short sleeves and shorts. Or in the case of December 2017, we’d already had one good snow that shut down the city for a week. And another snow was projected for the afternoon of Margaret + Bruce’s romantic wedding day at the Villa Christina on the northside of Atlanta. It was a last minute decision to pull the ceremony into a ballroom from the gardens outside so guests wouldn’t freeze. Margaret + Bruce toughed it out for bridal portraits, although I think they did a great job at keeping each other warm.
Marriages starting later in life seem to have a greater appreciation for each other. Whether it’s past experiences or just the wisdom that comes with age beyond the twenties, there is a grace and kindness that I see with my couples. A different level of patience and enjoyment. When I asked these two what they enjoy most about each other, Bruce answered that everything is just better with Margaret. The mundane, like grocery shopping. Or dancing, which I gather he didn’t enjoy previously so much.
There was much discussion and strategizing over what hairstyle would look best and if the tiara could be incorporated. It ended up not making the cut.
The beadwork on Margaret’s dress was absolutely stunning!
Loved that Margaret’s curls were still a highlight through her veil!
Margaret shared this red lipstick with Bruce when they kissed at the end of the ceremony.
Always love seeing how many hands it takes to fasten a bridal gown because there’s so much love and anticipation surrounding the bride in these moments.
Bruce says Margaret is his angel. He adores her with every ounce of his being. It’s the kind of love that when you see it, you wish you had it, too.
They didn’t want the typical wedding ring photographs. But documentation of them wearing their new wedding bands. Together.
Margaret + Bruce. Thank you for entrusting me with the honor and privilege of documenting your wedding day.
I’m so glad you LOVE all your images and am wishing you decades to come of happiness!