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Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Mandi Mitchell Photography, is full of sweet smiles and romantic details! Here’s Mandi to tell us more:

These two are the sweetest and have the greatest hearts. As high school sweethearts, Emily and Josh have had to work hard at their relationship over the years and through unexpected journeys! Josh joined the Coast Guard after high school and they had been in a long distance relationship since then. He is currently stationed in the Northeast, and Emily finally got to join them after their honeymoon.

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I loved everything about their cute DYI ceremony and reception; from their bar made by Emily’s Dad, to the centerpieces for the reception, to her beautiful hair done by her sister-in-law, to the pretty hairpiece made by their wedding coordinator, it was all gorgeous! I loved it all!

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Their wedding day and these two are very special to me. While I am not related to them, I feel like I am in a lot of ways- extended, extended family you could say. My sister, Brie, married Emily’s cousin, so Brie is a part of their family. I get to see their family often and love when I get to spend time with them. I remember when Emily was a little girl, so it’s crazy to see her married now!

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The other reason this day was special to me was that I got to work with my sister for the first time. Brie has been in the industry as a wedding coordinator for some time now, but just got into the Atlanta market last year when she moved back here, so this was our first chance to work together. I had so much fun getting to see her in action and watch her work. She’s an awesome coordinator, and I’m not just saying that because she’s my sister!

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Congratulations Emily & Josh and thank you Mandi for sharing! For more information about Mandi Mitchell Photography, please visit her website.

What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Photography: Mandi Mitchell Photography
Venue: Scarborough Farms
Wedding Coordinator: Brie Owens of Chancey Charm Atlanta
Dress: New Natalies Bridal
Florist: Calhoun Creation and Events
Blue Grass Band: Line Creek Bluegrass
Coffee Bar: Roots Coffee Bar
Cake: Pam Eggli
Catering: Dickeys BBQ