"Maria + Banks have such a sweet love for each other! You can tell by being around them that they are each other's safe haven. When together, they both laugh a little louder, dance a little harder, & smile a little brighter. Their first look was one of my favorite moments (let's face it...when is it not?). As soon as they saw each other, it was like a weight was lifted off of them both. The pressure was off just knowing that no matter what happened on that day, they got to walk away with each other. Sweet love!
Maria wanted a simple, spring wedding with fresh, clean details that honored her family and their traditions. She wore her mother's wedding gown redesigned by the Dress Doctor (can you say stunning?). A family collection of antique bottles and simple blooms made the perfect centerpieces. It was a night I'll never forget (mostly because this huge Greek family was just that much fun) and I'm so thankful that I was able to be a part of Maria + Banks' day! Cheers, guys!"
planning & design: southern styled events | photography: love be photography | ceremony venue: holy trinity + holy cross greek orthodox cathedral | reception venue: park crest event center | catering: park crest event center | cake: magic muffins | dj: dj welldunn | bridal gown redesign: the dress doctor
"Jordan + Shawn have my heart. They share the sweetest love full of giggles and Jesus and joy, and I just can't get over how that radiated throughout their entire wedding day. Jordan is a sucker for the details (a girl after my own heart) so we had a blast with all those small touches. Pastel blues and lots of greenery and neutrals set the stage for this spring wedding and I think this is one for the story books. Cheers to Jordan + Shawn! We love you guys!"
planning & design: southern styled events | photography: be light photography | ceremony venue: first baptist church of opelika | reception venue: bottling plant event center | florals: opelika floral company | catering: wilton's catering | cake: sonshine cakes | band: just a few cats | makeup: kori chirico | bridal gown: bella couture | bridesmaid dresses: bella bridesmaids | calligraphy: anna sayers calligraphy | printer: kemp & sons
"Gabrielle + Will compliment each other so well. She keeps him grounded. He's her safe place to laugh and let go. I think my favorite part of their day was the first look. They were both so nervous, but as soon as they saw each other they both breathed a sigh of relief and found comfort in each other's arms as they realized the gravity of what that day was all about. The Lord's presence filled the day and I pray His joy be in their hearts for all the days to come. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Gaskill!"
In place of a unity candle, Gabbi + Will had their parents cover their marriage in prayer during their ceremony. Such a special moment!
planning & design: southern styled events | photography: be light photography | ceremony venue: providence baptist church | ceremony venue + wedding party florals: mary-noel sellers | reception venue: american village | reception venue florals: terri golding | catering: bryon rickard catering | cake: magic muffins | band: emerge | hair & makeup: jill campisi | bridal gown: justin alexander - diane's formal affair | bridesmaid dresses: jj's house | formalwear: men's wearhouse