Most brides and grooms wake up the day of their wedding a little frazzled, a little stressed, and a little busied; but, Sarah & Joe? Nah. They woke up, had breakfast with their closest friends and family, passed out t-shirts they had customed designed & printed, and ran a wedding day 5k, the called “Race To The Altar”. Yep, that’s right. Could it get anymore down-to-earth and fun than that?! This sense of community and love for friends & family was the overwhelming theme of this wedding extravaganza. Oh, and did I mention this all took place on New Year’s Eve?! These two don’t joke (..and, neither do their families!). The Galanti’s and Shoemaker’s will forever go down in history for throwing one of the most loved-filled and excitement-packed events I’ve ever seen. These guys can PAR-TAAAY. And goodness, we love us a good party. I got too excited to wait for the full blog post, so I decided to post these as part 1 of the Galanti-Shoemaker wedding saga. Sarah & Joe, I LOVE YOU GUYS! Congrats, and thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for inviting us to photograph your wedding, and more than that- making us feel like family.

Here are a few of my favorites (so far). Enjoy!

Coordination:: Bluming Creativity  (AMAZING TO WORK WITH! Tara & her team are pretty stinkin’ awesome!)

Venue:: Alpharetta Marriott (BEAUTIFUL!)

..Let the games begin! Saturday morning “Race To The Altar” 5k race (complete with custom t-shirts!). How fun is that?!

Major cool points to Sarah & Joe for supplying even the photographer with a Wedding Day 5k t-shirt! First race shirt I haven’t had to run for! Win-win.

…And while the ladies were getting all prettied up, the guys were having some fun

…meanwhile, back at the hotel…

I loved that Sarah’s dad was the first one to see her all dressed up. One of the sweetest moments I’ve ever captured.
How beautiful are Sarah and her sisters? That’s a whole lotta pretty.
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the coordinating shoes & dresses the bridesmaids wore- and what a gorgeous color! These ladies were smokin’ and perfectly dressed for a New Year’s Eve bash

….ANNNNNNND…..THE GROOM! JOE! What a stud.

And, I don’t think Joe’s mom could be any sweeter or gorgeous. She was glowing all night and so excited and happy for Sarah & Joe. I’m such a sucker for love from mom’s.


Comments (6)

  1. Sarah Shoemaker: January 20, 2012

    These are FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!!! I love you!!! And incidentally, I am up late as well tonight….

  2. Juli Galanti: January 20, 2012

    WOW LAUREN!!! These are GREAT!!!!!! You’ve got skillz girl!

  3. Laurie Galanti: January 21, 2012

    Sarah said it .. FAN-FREAKING FANTASTIC!!!!! Awesome!! Awesome!! AWESOME!!!!!

  4. Lori powell purnell: January 21, 2012

    Laurie and I were in highschool together, she looks fabulous! The bride and groom are stunning and I love all the selected accents a small
    Nuances over the day! A great start to a wonderful life! Cheers! God bless
    Lori Powell Purnell

  5. Meg Clous: January 21, 2012

    You are an amazing talent!! Sarah and Joe are going to have some of the most gorgeous memories from their big day. Beautiful; absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to see more!

  6. Cheale: February 22, 2012

    gorgeous pictures … love the wedding colors!

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