This love story is one that is too easy to celebrate. This couple was impossible not to fall in love with and as you can see, Amanda and Ross really know how to throw a Southern party. 

What's Not to Love

From the front porches to the billowing drapery, the arbor, the chandeliers, the barn, the swing to the most enamored couple -- the day was gorgeous. 

One of my favorite captures of the day is this sweet moment in the swing. It shows the completely carefree, overwhelming emotions that surround you on your wedding day. These two are swept away in the stillness of each other. There is so much in the rhythm of life that can pull us away from being focused on each other, and even on a wedding day, but I love to see brides pause and celebrate the moments.

Introducing, Amanda's Floral Signature

Amanda' floral signature is a dripping green amaranthus that framed her White O Hara roses, Green Beauty roses and my favorite, lisianthus. This bouquet smells heavenly with the sweet double stock and whimsical freesia. Look at these captures and just smile as you see Amanda's whimsical personality just overflowing as she represents a true Southern beauty.

Maybe, The Luckiest Mantel In The World

See the mantel above. That simple piece of wood that is holding up a dripping arrangement with oversized lanterns had one of the best views of the couple's first dance. If this mantle could talk, other mantels would be jealous of it's unforgettable view.

All of My Best Wishes!

May your love grow as strong as the oaks that frame you. Always be the first to say I'm sorry, the first to reach for the other's hand, the first to steal that kiss and the first to empty the dishwasher! That last one, after 28 years is amazing. Enjoy the journey.

... OH! And never ever go to bed without a kiss like this.

Every. single. night. (and the occasional Waffle House date after midnight.)


Photography: Claire Diana Photography| Venue: The Wheeler House | Decor: Miss Milly's Event Rentals and Design | DJ: D Street Entertainment | Cake:  Lush Cakery | Hair and Makeup : Veronica Sitterding | Bridal Dress: Bel Fiore Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses : Azazie | Men's Attire: Macy's | Rings: Solomon Brothers | Catering: Talk of the Town | Florals: Holland Daze Weddings