An Inspiring Wedding by Claire Diana Photography
This super happy and inspiring wedding was a unique one because it centered around giving back, helping multiple organizations not only by the couple but also by the vendors the couple chose to work with. Claire Diana, their photographer, who is part of Love Gives Way, an organization fighting sex trafficking, explains below.
From the Photographer: Gina & Edward were my first-ever Love Gives Way couple where a portion of their wedding photography package is donated to Out of Darkness, a nonprofit organization in Atlanta who’s mission is to reach, rescue and restore victims of sex trafficking in the city. Gina & Edward didn’t stop at that; many of their vendors give back in one way or another. Gina’s good friend & wedding planner, Carolyn A. Events, is also an LGW vendor and partners with Wellspring Living. You’ll notice in the photos that the entire bridal party is wearing TOMS shoes and DivvyUp socks. A pair of Gina & Edward TOMS were signed by wedding guests during the reception. Even Gina’s ring was chosen carefully and purposefully; Edward found a company that actually gives back to those that were affected by the blood diamond industry with the purchase of their rings. And instead of wedding favors, Gina & Edward decided to spend money on toys, supplies, and equipment for kids in Cancun. They planned a joint bachelor/bachelorette trip to Cancun and spent a day at Back2Back and Tree of Life playing with the children and cooking/feeding them. Gina and Edward were not just pleasure to photograph, they became an inspiration and reminder to think of others and how to make things bigger than ourselves. Photographer: Claire Diana Photography | Cinema and Video: Bob’s Eye View Weddings | Event Designer: carolyn a. events | Event Venue: Chukkar Farm Polo Club | Caterer: Freckled & Blue | Shoes: TOMS | Submitted via Two Bright Lights