I absolutely can not wait until October when these two cuties tie the knot. I mean, look at all the happiness that just radiates out of these two! We strolled around Overton Square for a bit (and ran into approximately 17 of their friends) then wrapped things up at Overton Park. It was HOT, but so are these two :)
Brooke + David definitely win sweetest couple of the year award in my book. If I had one word to describe this wedding, it would definitely be "happy." You can tell by all the smiles and joy that these two are loved by many, and now that I know them better, I can definitely see why!
These two lovelies tied the knot in Oxford at St. John and proceeded to throw a pretty killer reception out at Woodson Ridge Farms. Thank y'all so much for inviting me to be a part of your Big Day!
Kelli & Mike's Delta wedding marked a couple of firsts for me. It was my first time in the Mississippi Delta- Birthplace of the Blues- and I really hope it's not the last because I love this place and it's ridiculously good-looking people!
Mike, (who, by the way, was just awarded Young Lawyer of the Year for the state of Mississippi-Go Mike!!!) has strong ties to Ireland as his grandfather is from there. Thus, it was also my first Celtic ceremony wherein these two love birds did what is known as a Handfasting. It was beautiful. And Kelli- with her connections as Director of Tourism for Cleveland- made my day when she told me the town's theater would have a custom marquee for them!
Basically, they're awesome and I feel awesome by proxy for being asked to document their love. Congratulations Kelli & Mike!!
May the blessing of light,
Be with you always,
Light without and light within.
And may the sun shine
Upon you and warm your heart
Until it glows
Like a great fire
So that others may feel
The Warmth of your love
For one another.
Y'all, meet Rachel & Chris. These are some salt of the Earth human beings right here... The kind that you look up to; the kind you'd be proud to call a friend. They also happen to be incredibly talented musicians, both mid-masters degrees. And I'm SO honored to have been there to document this day and get to know these two a little bit.
Their backyard wedding was an elopement of sorts because, well... life just didn't go according to plan (as if it ever does). I won't go into too many details here, but during their engagement Chris lost his father and within just a few months Rachel lost her mother, both to cancer. Life was put on pause.
Flash forward a few months, and these two were over the grandiose affair of a huge wedding... They just wanted to be married. So that's what they did. In the backyard of Rachel's childhood home, under a tree, with their closest friends and family there with them. Simplicity was queen, just as Rachel put it in her first email to me. I'll let the pictures speak for the rest. Enjoy!
Wishing you two a lifetime of health & happiness together!
Kate & Matt's wedding was as good as it gets. The whole day was any Mississippi wedding photographers dream come true: amazing light everywhere, a laid back and adorable couple that decided to do a first look (trust me, the whole day runs smoother when you do this!), tons of Southern charm, and plenty of big hugs, laughter and really sweet dance moves.
It. was. perfect.
With the whole day unfolding at the new wedding venue in Taylor, MS - the Mill at Plein Air (possibly my new favorite location to shoot at, by the way!) there was nothing but relaxing, mimosa-sipping and horderve-munching to do before the ceremony.
After the ceremony, all the guests moved upstairs for cocktail hour while the vendors (in lightning speed) transformed the downstairs to food, drink and dancing mode. Kate's bridesmaids performed a hilarious rap they made up that was mostly hilarious because... let's be honest... white girls can't rap. As it often goes, the bride & groom were kept busy catching up with and being congratulated by friends and family, but the wedding party & their parents more than made up for their absence on the dance floor. Cheers to you, Kate & Matt!
(Steller) Event Planning: Ferriday McClatchy Events
(Stunning) Florals: Oxford Floral
(Sweet & Southern) Details & Rentals: Details Speciality Rentals
(Drool-worthy) Cake: Mary McGuire's
(Delicious) Catering: My Michelle's