Keena and Lorie's Backyard Ceremony

 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker

Keena and Lorie turned a simple backyard wedding into a thing of beauty with their DIY stylings.

Here’s the ceremony space they created.

 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker

And here’s the much needed water and lemonade station.

 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker

The couple flew in from Texas for their ceremony, which was officiated by my friend Kim Jackson. Their family and friends surrounded them with love and celebrated their union with glee.

While the couple was getting ready, Lorie’s step-Dad, Chris, simulated a blessing of some sort.

 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker

Family stepped in to help the couple and wedding party get ready.

 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker

Lorie and her Mom, and then Keena, walked into the garden and down the aisle.

 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker

The ceremony was full of laughter and a few tears of joy.

 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker

Delighted to be married, the couple, their minister and friends and family celebrated together.

 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker

Grandpa greeted the couple with a warm hug.

 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker

After the ceremony, friends and family joined Keena and Lorie at a restaurant for more revelry.

 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
 Keena and Lorie, Two Brides, Wembly Walk, Tucker
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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.