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Ronnie + Brent | Wedding Preview by LeahAndMark

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Last weekend was Ronnie & Brent’s wedding here in Atlanta! They received the most votes during our WOW Wedding contest and honestly – everything was pretty amazing. Last summer when we came up with the idea of giving away a full wedding to some lucky couple – we had no idea that it might possibly be anywhere near as awesome as what transpired last Sunday.

Now I knew that we had assembled some of Atlanta’s best wedding industry veterans to work with us – but damn – everyone was particularly badass. Honest.

Since we’ve been flying all over the country lately for weddings and engagement sessions – having the best wedding planner/show runner was near the top of our list as far as things we wanted and needed. Fortunately, Leah Bilz of The Whole Shebang ATL took care of everything. And I mean everything. Once it was announced that Ronnie & Brent were the contest winners, Leah took it from there and rounded up all of the vendors, put us in our places, coordinated with Ronnie & Brent on their preferences and all of a sudden, like magic – the wedding day was upon us and everything went perfectly. You know – because that’s exactly why you hire a badass wedding planner right?

Everything – from the venue at 56 East, to the food from Endive Catering, to the DJ and Videography by Lethal Rhythms Entertainment – was perfect and flawless. From the bridesmaid’s hair and makeup done at Van Michael Salon, to their dress and the suits provided by Anya bridal and Saavi Formal Wear – I feel like we all worked really hard to make this the best day possible for Ronnie & Brent.

Oh and hey – ALL of the floral and event design was done by Ciao Bella Weddings – and WOW did it look amazing.

Did I mention the desserts? Sugar Lily bakery provided the favors that you see on the tables in the photos – and Miss Mamie Cakes is responsible for the wedding cake and the ridiculously cool ARMADILLO CAKE! (Just scroll down and check out the photos!)

And of course we can’t forget to thank our media sponsors over at 11Alive! and Equally Wed! and Scoutmob! And our best friends over at Wedding Day Hooray!

So even though we’re in Atlanta, Georgia – and the laws are what they are – hey – sometimes dudes marry other dudes. Get over it.

Ronnie & Brent – You. Are. Awesome.

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WOW Wedding Winners | Ronnie + Brent

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Last year when we first came up with the idea of doing a full wedding giveaway, we were excited and crazy and not very sure the whole thing would work. I mean – giveaway an entire wedding? US? LeahAndMark? ha. We’re just photographers – and we KNOW how much effort it takes to put on even a simple wedding, nevermind a big production like the one that we wanted to giveaway.

And then somehow with the help of some very good friends, past Interns, and brand new friends and partnerships – we’re about to pull this off. There were moments when we weren’t sure if this was going to happen – like when this state’s largest bridal show wanted it contractually stipulated that same-sex couples couldn’t win (we said F*ck that and decided that they just weren’t the right people to work with us – because we want everyone to be able to marry) and then when early on we just couldn’t find anyone who would support us and our crazy idea… but now here we are.

We have some of the best wedding vendors in the business working with us, and now we have an amazing couple that’s getting married.

Introducing the winners of our WOW Wedding Contest with the most votes: Ronnie & Brent

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“A WOW Wedding has always been a dream of ours, but financially out of reach. This opportunity would give us the chance to finally bring our families together and share in the love we’ve felt for each other these past 11 years. We understand we may be a long shot, but we think Atlanta is progressive enough to see a loving, committed couple break down some barriers. I hope you let our love for each other out shine any prejudice. Thank you for your time and consideration.”

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We’re in Atlanta, Georgia and yes, nevermind the law! – Ronnie & Brent’s wedding is this weekend!

WOW Wedding Contest

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Hello. We are LeahAndMark.com 

These last few years have passed at light speed and we’re very grateful to everyone who’s helped us grow our Photography Business. We photograph a lot of weddings all over the country. From Maine, to California, to Michigan, to Florida, back to California and then all over the East coast – our clients take a chance on us – and we do our best to deliver the best.

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We know how precious life is; we know how precious love is – and we know that there are many people out there who are unable to have a wedding for many varied reasons.  Now although we can’t possibly help everyone – we can help someone – and a few months ago we decided that we would give two people in love a Full Wedding.

Not only that – we made this wedding contest open to everyone. 

Straight. Gay. Awesome. Whatever. Let’s do this.

Yes – we know we’re in Georgia and we know the laws about marriage, but we’re doing this anyway. (Heck – only about a month ago could we FINALLY buy alcohol on Sunday in this state.)

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So we teamed up with our Local NBC Affiliate – 11Alive and we put together a pretty badass wedding for some lucky couple to win.

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We also partnered up with an amazing list of local vendors. Seriously – these are top shelf wedding industry friends of ours – and we’re proud to be working with all of them.

A few of Our Sponsors:

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Thank you very much.