Sunday, June 19, 2016

Memphis Wedding at the Peabody Hotel and Beale Street Photography by www...


Video is by www.atlantaartisticweddings.com

Atlanta Artistic Weddings shots Wedding in Memphis

It is such an honor being a wedding photographer!  Recently I had the honor of shooting a wedding in Memphis, Tennessee.  It was a beautiful wedding and the reception was on top of the famous Peabody Hotel.  We did our photography at some of the more famous Memphis landmarks such as Mud Island, the Mississippi River, Parks and Beale Street.
For those who don't know the history of Memphis and Beale Street I will share with you some highlights.  Beale Street was created in 1841 by entrepreneur and developer Robertson Topp (1807–1876), who named it for a forgotten military hero. The original name was Beale Avenue. Its western end primarily housed shops of trade merchants, who traded goods with ships along the Mississippi River, while the eastern part developed as an affluent suburb. In the 1860s, many black traveling musicians began performing on Beale. The first of these to call Beale Street home were the Young Men's Brass Band,who were formed by Sam Thomas in 1867.
In 1909, W. C. Handy wrote "Mr. Crump" as a campaign song for political machine leader E. H. Crump. The song was later renamed "The Memphis Blues." Handy also wrote a song called "Beale Street Blues" in 1916 which influenced the change of the street's name from Beale Avenue to Beale Street. From the 1920s to the 1940s, Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Memphis Minnie, B. B. King, Rufus Thomas, Rosco Gordon and other blues and jazz legends played on Beale Street and helped develop the style known as Memphis Blues. As a young man, B. B. King was billed as "the Beale Street Blues Boy." One of Handy's proteges on Beale Street was the young Walter Furry Lewis, who later became a well known blues musician. In his later years Lewis lived near Fourth and Beale, and in 1969 was recorded there in his apartment by Memphis music producer Terry Manning.

The Peabody where this wedding was held has a wonderful historic hotel with a rich history.  It is located on Union Avenue in Memphis closely located to Beale street.  Here is a brief history of the hotel from their website:


"Peabody history dates back to 1869 and when the original Peabody Hotel opened on the corner of Main & Monroe and immediately became the social and business hub of Memphis. In 1925 a newer, grander Peabody was built at its present location at Union and 2nd Street continuing the legacy of the "South's Grand Hotel." It was 1933 when ducks were originally placed in the hotel's lobby fountain, setting in motion an 80-year tradition that continues today with the March of the Peabody Ducks. The Peabody name has become synonymous with the 5 North American mallard ducks that are now the living symbol of the Peabody brand."
This video was shot in Memphis on Beale Street and the Peabody Hotel.  This bridal party was the best ever!!!  They were so cool even under the heat of Memphis.  You can tell by the video that there is the usual Beale Street crowd.  As we were walking in the middle of the street we had plenty of clapping and cheers of "congrats!".  What a great way to start out your wedding!  Hand in had with friends and family with cheers from strangers.  I love the fact that this photos was taken at such a wonderful landmark of American history and American music!

The reception was on top of the roof of the Peabody Hotel.  Where the guests where treated to a view of sky line of Memphis and the Mississippi River.  There was even fireworks after the base ball game that coincided with the wedding.  What a night!

Thank you so much for visiting.  I would love to hear from you.  Please go to www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com and go to the  contact me section and drop me a note.  I promise I will get back to you.

Thanks again!
David

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Atlanta Artistic Weddings Goes to Beale Street!

Wedding photography by www.AtlnataArtisticWeddings.com

Atlanta Artistic Weddings in Memphis, Tennessee!


It is such an honor being a wedding photographer!  Recently I had the honor of shooting a wedding in Memphis, Tennessee.  It was a beautiful wedding and the reception was on top of the famous Peabody Hotel.  We did our photography at some of the more famous Memphis landmarks such as Mud Island, the Mississippi River, Parks and Beale Street.

For those who don't know the history of Memphis and Beale Street I will share with you some highlights.  Beale Street was created in 1841 by entrepreneur and developer Robertson Topp (1807–1876), who named it for a forgotten military hero. The original name was Beale Avenue. Its western end primarily housed shops of trade merchants, who traded goods with ships along the Mississippi River, while the eastern part developed as an affluent suburb. In the 1860s, many black traveling musicians began performing on Beale. The first of these to call Beale Street home were the Young Men's Brass Band,who were formed by Sam Thomas in 1867.

In 1909, W. C. Handy wrote "Mr. Crump" as a campaign song for political machine leader E. H. Crump. The song was later renamed "The Memphis Blues." Handy also wrote a song called "Beale Street Blues" in 1916 which influenced the change of the street's name from Beale Avenue to Beale Street. From the 1920s to the 1940s, Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Memphis Minnie, B. B. King, Rufus Thomas, Rosco Gordon and other blues and jazz legends played on Beale Street and helped develop the style known as Memphis Blues. As a young man, B. B. King was billed as "the Beale Street Blues Boy." One of Handy's proteges on Beale Street was the young Walter Furry Lewis, who later became a well known blues musician. In his later years Lewis lived near Fourth and Beale, and in 1969 was recorded there in his apartment by Memphis music producer Terry Manning.

This photograph was done on Beale Street in Memphis.  This bridal party was the best ever!!!  They were so cool even under the heat of Memphis.  You can tell by the photo that  there is the usual Beale Street crowd.  As we were walking in the middle of the street we had plenty of clapping and cheers of "congrats!".  What a great way to start out your wedding!  Hand in had with friends and family with cheers from strangers.  I love the fact that this photos was taken at such a wonderful landmark of American history and American music!

Thank you so much for visiting.  I would love to hear from you.  Please go to www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com and drop me a line.  I promise to get back to you!

Thanks again!
David

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Sparkler Exit at the Vines by Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Spakler Exit wedding photography by www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com

Sparler Exit by Atlanta Wedding Photographer


As a Atlanta wedding photographer I get to shoot at a lot of wonderful venues and great couples.  This week I got to shoot at the Vines Mansion in Loganville, Georgia.   The couple were so great!  They were so thoughtful to each other and knew how to celebrate a wedding!  They wedding ceremony was held at Salem Missionary Baptist Church Lilburn Georgia a historic church with over 175 years of history in the community.

Let me start this wedding photographers blog with the couple.  The groom grew up in the Lilburn area.  He served in the United State Marine Corps.  When he came back he found his bride in Atlanta.  Both of them are blessed with a great group of wonderful friends and family.

The wedding ceremony was held at the Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Lilburn Georgia.  It is a historic church off of Killian Hill Road in Lilburn.  There have been three reincarnations of the church in the same location. A true testament to the congregation and leadership of the church. They play a very active part in the community there.  The congratulation, Elders and Pastor were so very gracious to everyone. It was just like "going home" I told them.

The reception was held at the Vines Mansion in Loganville Georgia.   It has over 25 acres of greenery east of Atlanta.  The have a large Garden area and sculpture garden, quiet ponds, bridges and a large wedding facility.  The wedding facility is designed to accomadate large event or even smaller intimate affairs.  The is also a large deck looking over the ponds and gardens.

They capped off there wedding day with a sparkler wedding exit.  The exit was at the main entrance and in to the main drive.  The couple were surrounded by family and friends in a sparkler salute lighting their way to a bright future.  The sparkler exit photography was captured by Atlanta Artistic Weddings.

Thank you so much for visiting!  I  would love to hear from you.  Please drop me a line at www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com at the comment section.  I promise I will get back to you.

Thanks again,
David



The Reception