Wedding Venues - Villa Christina

I had the pleasure of meeting with the sales team from Villa Christina earlier this week and was delighted to find out how much fun everyone there is having doing their jobs. It's always nice to be around folks who love their jobs. Not only were the people nice and fun-loving, the place was awesome, too. The Villa Christina structure itself is the only three-story, stacked-stone Italian villa in Atlanta. To my untrained eye the place had the look and feel of a Frank Lloyd Wright design with overarching eaves and beautiful proportions.

photo by Atlanta Wedding Photojournalist Cindy Brown

The building itself is surrounded by meticulously maintained gardens, meandering streams and majestic cedars. Towards the back of an open lawn is a gorgeous outdoor wedding pavilion, the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding.

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The Villa offers two distinct settings for wedding receptions:

1) The ballroom, which was occupied when I visited. I'm told it "is classically appointed with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the gardens." This is close as I could get to the ballroom during my visit. (Notice the New York Life balloon there from a corporate event.)

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The restaurant (see photos below) offers a more contemporary European flavor where one finds oneself surrounded in warm colors, contemporary paintings, iron accents,colorful glass fixtures and mobiles reminiscent of Alexander Calder's work.

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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.