Katie and Evan | The Cultural Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

We were thrilled to travel to our old haunt Hattiesburg to cover Katie and Evan's delightful fairy-themed wedding. The nuptials and reception both took place in the classic Cultural Center, also known as the Old Library.

Katie's fairy collection adorned the table decorations and other nooks and crannies that were fairy worthy. The flower girls ... well they weren't really flower girls.They were fairies who carried huge -- I mean really huge -- flowers.

Close friends and family raised their glasses in toasts, watched the traditional cake cutting, bouquet toss and garter ritual and were treated to a surprising twist on the dance floor.

Here are a few favorites from the evening.

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Fairy Flower Girls

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After falling, bride and groom laugh and kiss together

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Photojournalistic images of garter being taken off


Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.