Ashton Gardens Wedding | Edwin + Shoma | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Edwin and Shoma were wed in a beautiful chapel mid-morning earlier this month in a ceremony focused on faith and unity. They’re such a joyful, sweet couple - and I’d like you to hear a bit about their story directly from them! Ed and Shoms, thank you for including me in your special day. Here is just a peek at the documentation of your day… all my love!!!

August 11th 2018 is the day that we hoped, prayed and planned for, for over a year. As the months went by and the days got closer to our wedding day, we couldn't contain our excitement in the details, plans and the thrill of being married to each other. Unfortunately, there was an unexpected twist to our story. We received the news that our dad was diagnosed with cancer, a couple of months before our special day. Life hit us hard. With a lot of uncertainty and uneasiness, together we decided that now wasn't the right time to finish up the final details of our wedding. Instead, we decided to  cancel the wedding and wait till the time was right. We weren't sure if it would be a year or years from now, but the focus at the moment was family. As months went by, dad expressed his desire to walk his baby girl down the aisle. Within 4 weeks, a new location, new vendors, and a new date later, we had a wedding on our hands! With excitement a father only gets the day of his daughter's wedding, and a huge smile on his face, dad got to walk his girl down the aisle on September 1st. We realized that although life didn't give us the glamour that we typically see the year leading up to a wedding, we got to uniquely experience the reality of marriage by fighting through the thick and the thin as one. Though our plans may have changed, there were so many lessons that we learned together leading up to the altar. We learned to cling tight to these moments without letting them pass by so freely. That it is worth waiting for that moment of joy in a trying season, and that ultimately: love always wins.