There are some moments that I just LOVE. One is when the bride steps out to see her sweet friends that walk through life with her in the dress of her dreams. The joy of that moment is so evident in their expressions. These girls have shared many special moments....and dreamed of ones like this. Emma is marrying her dream man.
The flower girls. Not sure if I've seen any cuter. While we were setting up, she wanted to know if I liked to twirl. Why, yes! I can remember when I was probably her age to well, ummm last week or so, that was a deciding factor of my dress selection. Loved the way it makes you feel so girly. She sang to me her favorite Frozen melodies that encouraged me to just linger. Sweet Emma took the time that day to twirl with her flower girls, and they loved it!
Emma's floral signature was a gathering of Free Spirit garden roses, Mambo calla lilies, burgundy cymbidium orchids, burgundy smokebush, hypericum berries, and spilling greens.
Yes, the next photo is included twice. Although I love when Emma's bridesmaids celebrated her radiance, there is NOTHING sweeter than a first look. So many brides ask if they should I do one and are conflicted as they want their groom to be surprised. They are torn from being traditional and all the Pinterest moments. Here's my take on a first look. DO IT.
Ok, so 28 years ago when I got married, this was never dreamed of. Now, it is one of the most treasured times shared during the day. It is so incredibly special for the groom to see his bride for the first time not diluted with the guests. A time when the bride and groom are intimately captured with each other. The surprise is still there, but having that time before blesses the couple with a calmness of emotion just before sharing their vows. The groom can await her entrance with the thoughts of, "just wait until you see my bride!" (and Emma was breathtaking)
Didn't I mention how adorable this flower girl was?
And the grown up "flower girls" had to steal a moment for a selfie.
Not to forget, the moment just before when the Father of the Bride gets to take escort his princess to her groom.
Still twirling, dancing, singing and celebrating with The Malemen.
Happy ever after, Emma + Andrew. May each day you fall more deeply in love. War Eagle.
Church: Roswell United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill, Events Catering
Photographer: Brian Wagoner Photography
Wedding Planner: My Simply Perfect
Event Styling/ Rentals: Miss Milly's
Transportation: The Trolley Guy
Cake: Rhodes Bakery
Band: The Malemen Band
Hair: Monarch Beauty
Make Up: Marissa McNeal