John + Michala’s Simple Wedding Highlight Film – the Past Remembered

Simple and intimate are the two words that I would use to describe John and Michala’s wedding. This simple wedding consisted of family and close friends gathered together in a white Southern country chapel at Forest Hill Park in Perry, GA.

Groom holding deceased father's remembrance boutonniere. Photo by Joyful Portrait. Forest Hill Park, Perry, GA.
Groom holding deceased father’s remembrance boutonniere. Photo by Joyful Portrait.
Groom holding deceased father's remembrance boutonniere. Photo by Joyful Portrait. Forest Hill Park, Perry, GA.
The groom’s father’s remembrance boutonniere. Photo by Joyful Portrait.

Not only were family and friends present, but passed relatives were remembered as well. I love how simple but powerful these pictures are, taken by Joyful Portrait. John is holding his dad’s boutonniere. Mr. David died of cancer a year or two ago. John’s Mom pointed out in her toast that John is so much like his Dad. This fact just further adds to the intimacy that Mr. David was remembered by a boutonniere in his place of honor at the ceremony.

The bride’s grandmother was also remembered by small bouquet of yellow and white roses at her seat at the ceremony. She passed away less than a year before the wedding, and Michala was very close to her. See the highlight video below.

The bride holds the remembrance bouquet made for her deceased grandmother. Photo by Joyful Portrait. Forest Hill Park, Perry, GA.
The bride’s grandmother’s remembrance bouquet. Photo by Joyful Portrait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, John and Michala had a photo taken of themselves that mimics the photo that John’s Mom and Dad had taken when they were married. John’s brother did the same at his wedding. I just love how they’ve kept this moment in the family over the decades! Simple and intimate!

The original photo of the Groom's parents on their wedding day.
The original photo of the Groom’s parents on their wedding day.
The groom is down one step looking up at his bride while holding his bride's hand. Forest Hill Park, Perry, GA. Joyful Portrait Photography
Bride and Groom mimic Groom’s parents’ wedding photo on the steps of the steeple at Forest Hill Park in Perry, GA. Photo by Joyful Portrait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple and intimate. Those two terms return to me again. These flowers were a simple way to honor the missed loved ones in John and Michala’s family, but they are so intimate as well. Now they have the boutonniere and bouquet to keep and remember his dad and her grandmother by.

Below, watch the highlight film below from John and Michala’s wedding for a complete look at their day! True to myself, I tried a new gradient! I was going for a light and dreamy look. Did I succeed?

Simple Wedding Highlight Film

Vendors

Photographer: Joyful Portrait
Videographer: Boutwell Productions
Venue: Forest Hill Park in Perry, GA
Caterer and Reception Venue: Occasions at Lake Joy in Perry, GA

 

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