January 30, 2012

Melissa & Randy’s 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Wedding

Yay for synchronicity! Last year I photographed a wedding on 10/10/10 and this year Betty and I had the opportunity to photograph Melissa and Randy’s wedding on November 11th, or 11/11/11 up at Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton, Georgia!

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan | Braselton Wedding Photographer Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa found us online and immediately fell in love with us, called me on a Wednesday and two days later we met up with her and Randy at the beautiful Chateau Elan Winery for their 11/11/11 wedding! To say that things were a bit rushed might be an understatement, but that’s why we fell in love with these two!

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

We first met up in Braselton at Chateau Elan and started with some photos in the wine fields which had lost most of their leaves by this time in November. We still made the most of the gorgeous sunset light up in North Georgia.

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

After our outdoor photo session we headed indoors to the winery itself and explored the wine room with these two wine lovers. That was one of the great things about a Friday wedding, we had the place pretty much to ourselves =)

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

After the underground wine room at Chateau Elan, it was time for the ceremony! OMG time to get married!!

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Immediately following the ceremony we went around the Chateau Elan Hotel for some more photos as an officially married couple =)

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer
Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Last but not least, since we were having such a blast with this super amazing couple, we went back to the Chateau Elan Spa to catch up with Melissa and Randy after they changed to go out to dinner and grabbed a few last photos at the Spa.

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Once the shuttle arrived we were back to the main winery for dinner!

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa & Randy's 11/11/11 Wedding | Chateau Elan Winery | Braselton Wedding Photographer

Melissa and Randy celebrated their wedding night with an intimate meal at Le Clos in the winery, and treated Betty and I to dinner at Cafe Elan just outside. We can’t thank them enough for both the amazing evening and the amazing dinner. Thank you so much Melissa and Randy for allowing us into your lives =).

—–
Wedding Venue: Chateau Elan Winery
Photography: FengLong Photography

—–
Wedding Photography Equipment List (B&H Affiliate Links)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
Canon EF 135mm f/2L

SHARE
Related Posts
Featured
KyAnne + Brett’s Beach Wedding | Tybee Island, GA | Atlanta Destination Wedding Photographer
Kyanne & Brett's beach wedding on Tybee Island by Zachary Long
READ MORE
Maggie & Michael’s Destination Wedding | Lioncrest at the Biltmore Estate | Asheville North Carolina Wedding Photographer
Maggie and Michael's destination wedding at Lioncrest at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina by Atlanta-based destination wedding photographers Zachary Long and Betty Feng.
READ MORE
Recent Work | Whitney & Ryan’s Wedding at Belle Terra in Rome, Georgia
Really cool wedding venue for this wedding! Ok, maybe it's not new to some people, but I'm not super familiar with Rome, which is up in the Northwest Corner of Georgia - but actually not that far of a drive from Atlanta itself. So basically you drive down past the farms and past the last QuickTrip miles ago, and you come upon Belle Terra! Out there in the countryside you have space aplenty and the team at Belle Terra have created a really unique garden waterfront wedding location that really needs to be seen in person to experience the grounds are so diverse! I'll try to do it justice through these photographs, but you might have to wait a fe ...
READ MORE