Ok, this was admittedly one of my favorite weddings of the year. We love bringing in some treats and providing our brides with a stellar team... especially on Halloween! How fun?!?
But, first pause... for mother-in-laws... wait... where is this going?
Elise and James, you know how to throw a Southern party. In the details, you never lost focus of your focus. The faith that you share, the love it cultivated and the celebration...
The heart is a strange thing. It takes a beating along the journey of life. But with age comes wisdom and knowledge. And when your soul, your heart, and your mind sync together at the right time, the right place and the right person come into the frame in what seems like an incredible perfect dream. What came as an unexpected and unplanned love between Hillary and myself - God looks down and says "Boom! I've been waiting for this moment."
When you marry the woman of your dreams, you simply want to take it all in. Sir Dante understood the day that was upon him and was caught here gazing out the window. He knew what would be happening on this day would be something to remember.
I always tell couples that the most important part of their day is the vows. Now, to make the vows more memorable- surround them with beautiful blooms and exquisite fragrance. Add a dash of personality with unique inclusions of family tradition, or in the South sports!
Big things come in small packages. Taisa's spunky personality was so fun to work with! She is absolutely full of surprise, smiles and adventure. She would light up talking about her groom, Ryan. One night, we were going to meet to review the big day-- they had a dance lesson. Wait to you see.....The dance.
One of my joys is knowing somehow flowers can be more than mere blooms. They can help cultivate an awareness and bloom from brokenness.
I've had the joy of getting to know this special bride since her high school days, and now I would be privileged to hand her the bridal bouquet!! Her winter wedding had heartwarming details with heirlooms: Lessie's locket was her grandparents, the cake topper was from 1939, Jon's cufflinks were his grandfather's and even her bouquet included a family handkerchief.
We love weddings. Really love weddings, and we really love these two. Alex is simply part of our family. He was our son’s roommate at Auburn and lived with us a couple summers. He became part of the family- his parents became great friends, as well.
I absolutely love the moment as the groom anticipates seeing his bride for the first time. It is certainly a privilege to share this intimate moment. One of my very favorite things about this particular first look is seeing the bridesmaids peeking out of their dressing area with such joy. When Courtney saw her groom, the rain disappeared. The day had finally come, details in place and these two were ready to celebration by reading tender love letters to each other.