Dahlonega Wedding Photographer
Sylvia & Jackson – October 3, 2020
This wedding was most definitely one of our favorites from 2020. The historic, colonial style venue (which is actually the house the bride’s parents still live in). The vast acreage of farmland with all the farm animals included. A super sweet, very photogenetic couple. It is was a dream gig for this Dahlonega wedding photographer.
This was also the first wedding video where we tried an interview with the bride and groom instead of exchanging letters. We couldn’t be more ecstatic about the results!
“What I love most about Sylvia,” said Jackson, “is how she loves people and tries to take care of people. She’s smart, kind, funny, beautiful… she’s a good person. When I knew she was the one for me was the first date we went on. I pretty much assumed I was going to marry her then. I’m definitely looking forward to getting married and spending the rest of my life with her but ooh-boy, I’m ready to get this part over with” he said with a nervous chuckle. “I’m a little nervous.”
The funniest part of the day was our interview with Sylvia. When we asked what she was most looking forward to on her wedding day we were expecting something along the lines of “I’m can’t wait to see his face when I walk down the aisle.” What she actually said caught us off guard and had us rolling.
“I’m most looking forward to the fried catfish, the fried chicken, and the pralines. I’ve been starving myself for weeks to fit into this dress. So, I’m looking forward to the food!” Sylvia said with a big laugh.
Another memorable moment for us was when Sylvia’s sister, Cecelia, gave a toast at the reception. Her writing and storytelling was marvelous and had us captivated.
“It was on a fateful, summer day of 2016,” said Cecelia. “I was sitting in a little backyard garden of this house outside Oxford, England. Which if you don’t know is home to my favorite childhood book hero, Alice of Wonderland. I don’t think anything could have prepared me for the shock of my mother Facebook calling me to tell me that my sister had the Jackson Armour as a gentleman caller picking her up at the edge of that very brick walkway over there.”
“Jackson was as much a mystery to me as that grinning Cheshire cat from the stories. When told that Jackson had just become Sylvia’s suitor I knew that either I had fallen down the rabbit hole or my sister had just gone bloody mad. Beneath his colorful phrases Jackson is quick witted. Within his hard shell, Jackson carries a maternal type of considerateness, always making sure I never had to walk alone in Athens and always providing for my nutritional needs with an endless array of Dominos pizzas. Poorly concealed by his alleged ‘I hate people’ motto, Jackson is the most people oriented person I know. Maybe Sylvia was mad to have jumped into your ATV that summer four years ago but today I think I speak for all of the Walkers when I quote from that Cheshire cat to say ‘we’re all a bit mad here'”.