Carl House Wedding | Ariel & George

Ariel & George Carl House Garden Wedding

For Ariel and George, their springtime Carl House wedding was as close to perfection as you get. They chose this event space because they wanted a garden wedding and the homely charm of an old southern mansion. Chirping birds, a cloudless blue sky, and flowers in full bloom greeted the couple and their guests. The photographers were getting their last set of photos as the nervous Albany State University alums prepared feverishly for the start of their ceremony.

We captured some of our favorite photographs in the bridal suite at this beautiful facility.

Sepia portrait of young bride wearing a flower topped birdcage veil in the bridal suite at the Carl House in Auburn GA
Galina Signature trumpet wedding gown with a plunging V-neckline hanging from a chandelier in Carl House bridal suite, sepia-toned with bridesmaids' dresses in the background.
black and white photo of a bride's white floral lace pattern ballerina flats and garter, highlighting their intricate details and texture with side lighting before a Carl House Wedding in Auburn, GA.
Bridesmaid sewing dress in a bridal suite at Carl House, Auburn, GA
Sepia-toned photograph of a makeup artist applying eyeliner to a bride in a silk robe, with pinned-up hair, at Carl House, a wedding venue in Atlanta.
Bridal bouquet with white anemones, red roses, French tulips, hydrangea, and ranunculus on red loveseat at Carl House, Auburn, GA
Bride putting on earrings in front of a mirror, wearing a silk robe with hair pinned up at Vines Mansion in Auburn, Georgia.
Bride being assisted by two attendants in a luxurious Carl House bridal suite, wearing a Galina Signature tulle-over-lace trumpet gown with a plunging V-neckline and cap sleeves.Bride checking herself out in the mirror, wearing a Galina Signature trumpet gown with a plunging V-neckline and cap sleeves, adorned with a flower-topped birdcage veil, in the bridal suite at Carl House, Atlanta.Profile headshot of a serene bride with closed eyes, wearing a birdcage veil adorned with white flowers. Her hair is elegantly styled in cascading curls, revealing a keyhole cutout on the back of her wedding dress. Photographed in natural light at Carl House Wedding and event venue in Auburn, GA.
Bride in Galina Signature tulle-over-lace trumpet gown with a flower-topped birdcage veil, seated on a red velvet loveseat with a bouquet, in the Carl House Mansion bridal suite.The grooms delicate white tulip boutonnier
Elegant Groom Preparing in Light Gray Tuxedo at Carl House Auburn
Sepia-toned portrait of groom and groomsmen preparing in the groom's suite for a wedding at Carl House.
Groom getting ready for his wedding at The Carl House with attendant helping with bowtie
Elegant Oval Signage at The Carl House Event Facility, Auburn GA
White four column exterior of the Carl House in Auburn GA, with two of it chimneys visible
Azalea-ringed gardens decorated for a wedding ceremony at Carl House, showcasing options for both outdoor and indoor weddings with beautiful decoration ideas.
Garden wedding bouquet featuring white anemones, red roses, French tulips, hydrangea, and ranunculus in a mason jar hanging outdoors at Carl House, Auburn GA.

Stunning bride at Carl House Wedding

The bride, a vision of beauty, was escorted into the garden to her waiting groom. She wore a Galina Signature tulle-over-lace trumpet gown with a plunging V-neckline and cap sleeves. The heart-shaped cutout at the back of the dress was breathtaking. This bride looked gorgeous from any angle. He described how he felt seeing her for the first time on their wedding day. “I was emotional, anxious, and excited all in one.  She was stunning, and the smooth-flowing dress perfectly fit her.”

Wedding photography in the gardens

After the ceremony in the garden, ringed with beautiful flowering azaleas, the guests’ cocktail hour fare included chicken and waffles. The band played jazz and R&B. In the interim, the photographers and wedding party gathered in the gardens for the post-ceremony photography session. As you can see, the camera loved this beautiful couple, and the photographs seem to capture their love. The newlyweds descended on one side of the twin-curved staircases into the ballroom as their family and friends acknowledged them with cheers and applause.

Romantic First Dance

Luther Vandross’s song “Here and Now” was chosen for the newly married couple’s first dance. They radiated happiness as they got lost in each other’s embrace on the dance floor, seemingly shutting out the world. A week’s vacation in Tulum, Mexico, was not long enough for their honeymoon. They enjoyed some time off after a year of planning their dream Carl House wedding.

As Atlanta wedding photographers, we were delighted to be their chosen professional wedding photographers to photograph their engagement and storybook wedding day. This mix of documentary, artistic, and fashion photography beautifully chronicled their wedding day. These are some of their favorite creative wedding photographs. We hope you enjoy them as much as they do.

This was our first time photographing a wedding at the charming and historic Carl House wedding venue in Auburn, Georgia, a ninety-minute drive from our Atlanta home base. It is a much-desired location for wedding photography. As a photographer, I like the beautiful gardens, including a picture-perfect gazebo, pergola, and waterfall feature. The old-world charm and elegance of the Carl House mansion, with its grand ballroom and curved staircase, is perfect for that grand entrance. The white columns and covered porches only enhance the charm of this facility.

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Vendors: Event Planner – Lakeesa Butler | Cake – Posh Cakery | Flowers – Lindy LaMarco | Dress – David’s Bridal Venue – Carl House

Dads escort bride at the Carl House in AtlantaWedding ceremony at Carl House gardens with gazebo and mansion, bridesmaids in blush dresses, and groomsmen in gray tuxedos.
Close-up of couple holding hands through foliage during wedding ceremony, highlighting bride's white dress and groom's light gray suit.
Newly married couple jumps the broom at their garden wedding ceremony.
A happy couple smiles after jumping the broom at their Carl House garden wedding.
Bride and groom raising hands in celebration as they exit their wedding ceremony at Carl House, Auburn, GA.
Groom in gray tux and plum bowtie with smiling bridesmaids in blush pink dresses holding colorful bouquets.
Bride with groomsmen in gray tuxedos and burgundy ties, holding a white and red floral bouquet.
Bride and groom in elegant attire leaning against a column, Carl House, Atlanta
Couple shares a tender moment on the bridge at Carl HouseA soft moody portrait of a bride in the gardens at Carl House AtlantaBride and groom in garden, showcasing Galina Signature tulle-over-lace trumpet wedding gown with heart-shaped cutout, V-neckline, and cap sleeves.
A romantic moment captured as the groom holds the bride in a garden setting at Carl House, Auburn, GA.
Groom kisses bride's shoulder in romantic garden setting at Carl House wedding venue.
Buffet table floral arrangement with moss covered balls at base of metal urn vase topped with Hydrangeas, tulips, and lilies.

A beautifully crafted four-tiered round wedding cake with white lace brushed embroidery and silver bands at the base of each tier, adorned with clusters of white anemones, red roses, white French tulips, hydrangeas, and ranunculus blooms, displayed in the Carl House ballroom in Auburn, Georgia.Unique groom's wedding cake designed to look like a Dodge Viper SRT 10 engine block, with silver, red, and black colors and a note reading 'from the bride to her groom.Couple shares a kiss in the grand ballroom at The Carl House in Atlanta
Close-up of bride's ring and link chain bracelet during first dance at Carl House Wedding
Photo highlighting the floral embroidery pattern surrounding the heart shaped cutout on back of bride’s dress
Sepia toned picture of bride and groom wrapped in each others embrace as they dance
Elegant four-tiered wedding cake with white lace embroidery and vibrant floral decorations at Carl House Wedding Venue
Stylish wedding guest in blue and black bowtie toasting at Carl House wedding reception, Auburn GA
Newlyweds walking arm in arm through cheering crowd at Carl House weddingNewlyweds shares a kiss at Carl House wedding
Newly married couple embracing in sepia-toned limousine, end of wedding day.