One of the most challenging tasks when planning a wedding is finding the right photographer.  If you appreciate photography, then it will be very important to find that the right photographer for your wedding day.  It can be difficult and time consuming to find a photographer in your local area who is available, in your price range, and captures the style you want.

How do you find the right photographer? Unless you already know a photographer, chances are you will either go to a bridal show or surf the web to find one. Neither of these two options are necessarily easy nor end in a successful match.

About Photographer Central

I have have found a great company, Photographer Central,  who has made a comprehensive directory of professional photographers that will help ease the time consuming task of searching for a photographer online. Photographer Central lets you search by many filters to narrow your search by location, price range, style, second shooter availability, willing to travel and even provides photo studio service.
Photographer Central Logo Lap top sitting on a desk with Photographer Central Website on the screen

Photographer Central has an “add to favorites” button which comes in very handy – you don’t have to worry about bookmarking or writing down a photographer’s website that you like.  Once you do find a group of photographers that you would like to contact, simply click through their profile and easily find any contact information.

Photographer Central Website photographers profiles

One of the things I really liked about this site is the layout.  As you scroll down the webpage, you can see 3-4 pictures of the photographer’s work without ever having to click into their profile.  An obvious time saver for sorting through photographers in your area.

This week Photographer Central is giving one lucky L&L reader the chance to win a $50 gift card to spend on a photo shoot with any selected photographer from the site.  When it comes to wedding photography every penny counts!  So hurry up and enter!

Shelley Paulson Photography profile on Photographer Central Website

 

~ PHOTOGRAPHER CENTRAL GIVEAWAY ~

The prize:   $50 Photographer Central gift card to spend on a photo shoot with any selected photographer from the site.

To Enter: Simply follow the instruction below.

Entry:  You have until October 26th @ 11:59 PT to enter.

Eligibility: US

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It is quite dreary out with the sun hidden behind clouds, so featuring a cheery teal and coral wedding is the perfect cure for such a gray day!  Cariad Photography captured some amazing shots of this gorgeous photogenic couple and wedding venue, but I will let the photographer and bride tell you all about the day.

Teal and Coral Wedding ~ Photographer Remarks

“We love weddings with beautiful colors, especially if the colors are coral, pink, orange and touches of teal here and there. This bride and groom chose Chota Falls, in the North Georgia Mountains, for their special day. This gorgeous estate is one of the premier wedding venues in the State of Georgia. With it’s 100 acres there are so many beautiful places for the photography of a wedding.  Their ceremony was held beneath the 100 foot waterfall.  Their wedding was a perfect combination of rustic and elegance. The bride’s bouquet was truly a piece of art and set off her lovely dress.  This couple was a pure delight to photograph and we really enjoyed being part of their wedding day. One of the most fun parts of the night was when two of the bridesmaids did a rap instead of a speech. Everyone loved it!  It sure made the speeches a little bit different from the usual.”

Bride wearing lace edge veil crying at first look at groom before weddingblack and white photo of groom walking into church for first look to see his bride
What were the highlights from the ceremony and reception?

“Sharing a secret meeting with my future husband before the ceremony and having happy tears together. Laughing as we said our vows and how perfect the weather turned out for us. During the reception I loved dancing with my family and sitting around the bonfire after.”

Groom in gray suit hugging bride during first look at Chota Falls weddingBlack and white photo of bride with arms up holding door wearing veil
teal and coral wedding boutonniere: Coral rose with yellow billy balls and teal ribbonBlack and white photo of groom getting boutonniere pinned on
White lace pointy dessy shoes and pink, orange and succulent bridal bouquet
Bride showing sole of pointed lace dessy shoe with writing on it Bride holding orange, pink and succulent bridal bouquet

What did you give your bridesmaids as a gift?

I gave them a personalized bag with their initials in teal that included a tank top of their favorite animal on it, homemade necklace that they could also wear during the ceremony, a personalized name tumbler, and a personalized koozie in chevron pattern in the wedding colors.

Bride wearing pearl necklace, earrings and bracelet and holding a pink, orange and succulent bridal bouquet Bridesmaids wearing coral dresses holding chalkboard signs saying "wait till you see her" with bride hiding behind bouquet

Please describe the bridesmaids’ attire. What designer did they wear? Tell us about their shoes.

They all wore mismatched dresses by Bill Levkoff  in a coral color. I let them wear their own shoes, but asked that they all kept to a light tan color.  

wedding ceremony site at Chota Falls in front of pond
Gold framed chalkboard sign saying "choose a seat not a side we are all family one the knot is tied"Ring bearer and flower girls walking down aisle at Chota Falls wedding
Flower girl carrying ornate teal chalkboard sign, "here comes the love of your life" during ceremony at Chota FallsBride wearing veil with lace edge kissing groom during wedding at Chota Falls
dark gray men's wedding band and diamond shaped diamond engagement ring
Bride and groom with hands in the air at ceremony for wedding at Chota Falls

Describe the Groom’s attire. Which designer did he wear?

The Groom bought his grey Calvin Klein tuxedo from men’s warehouse. He paired it with a tie and vest and wore black shoes.

Black and white photo of bride and groom portrait at Chota FallsBride and groom portrait photo at Chota FallsBride and groom portraits in front of water fall at Chota Falls

What was the overall theme for the ceremony and reception?

Our theme was a teal and coral wedding color scheme in a country chic style with touches of burlap.
Wooden sign saying "with my whole heart for my whole life" at wedding receptionIndoor view of wedding reception at Chota Falls
Reception table at Chota Falls with black candle lantern and coral and white flowers center pieceWedding reception centerpiece with black lantern and white, pink and orange flowers at Chota Falls
Wedding bunting at Chota Fallsbride and groom name in white frame with wedding date and wood background
blue wedding guest book tree to sign Blue birdcage for wedding cards at a small chalkboard sign with "cards" written on it
Straw-apple and apple butter wedding favors in mason jars with burlap and lace wrap Straw-apple and apple butter wedding favors in mason jars with burlap and lace wrap
Straw-apple and apple butter wedding favors in mason jars with burlap and lace wrap Bridesmaids wearing coral dresses and hoodies and blue sun glasses rapping wedding speeches
Two white cakes with florets and pink roses on top of teal cake stands  White wedding cake with pink roses on top on a blue cake stand with bride and groom dancing in the back ground

What did the groom give to his groomsmen as a gift?

He bought his groomsmen all pocket knives.

bride and groom kissing holding a painted wood sign with Chota Falls in backgroundblack and white portrait of bride and groom kissing at Chota Falls in doorway
Where did you go on your honeymoon? 

Kauai Hawaii. We stayed at an VRBO tree house near tunnel beach.
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Vendors

Photographer:  Cariad Photography
Reception Venue: Chota Falls, North Georgia
Floral Designer: Henry Luther Florist
Caterer: Viewpoint Catering

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Love and Lavender Weddings Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
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