When I first met Elyse, I thought that she was the sweetest bride I had ever met. I was excited because I knew that photographing Elyse’s wedding, would mean that for an entire day, I’d be surrounded by her loving family and friends. Turns out her beau, Ellery, also has an amazing family! I was lucky enough to be surrounded by them for the welcome party AND their New Year’s Eve brunch wedding. The welcome party, which took place at Mission San Luis in Tallahassee, was a wonderful opportunity to not just meet everyone, but for us to get outside and take some wonderful pre-wedding photographs. The wedding itself took place at Mill Pond Plantation. A gorgeous quail-hunting plantation in Thomasville, Georgia. Elyse and Ellery wanted a relaxed, simple brunch wedding, and that is exactly what they had. They were surrounded by lots of love, and it was a priveledge for me to be able to photograph them on such a wonderful occasion in their lives. Congratulations Elyse and Ellery!