Anna Leigh + Houston overcame numerous obstacles to become Mr & Mrs Hanna on their rainy Philadelphia wedding day. Saturday morning’s storm included trees down, power loss and other storm related issues. But Saturday, October 26, 2019 was a day of overcoming! We stood in agreement and commanded the rain to stop, and the day that began with obstacles quickly turned to a day of rejoicing as we celebrated love!
I have loved getting to know Anna Leigh + Houston during their engagement season. From planning and capturing their engagement session at the Town of Livingston, I knew that Anna Leigh loves open green spaces. I was so excited when their reception was moved to the Philadelphia Country Club and we were able to capture their bride & groom portraits on the golf course! The golf course was the perfect location for a rainy Philadelphia wedding. I was able to keep Anna Leigh and Houston on the golf cart path and out of the mud. We also kept the clear umbrellas at hand in case the drizzle began again. The Lord gave us a perfect fifteen minute break in the rain so we were able to capture beautiful outdoor portraits! Answered prayers indeed!
Anna Leigh + Houston, I have continued to pray for you and your marriage as I have edited these images. I see the Lord’s hand in every detail of your wedding day. From stopping the rain, to the outpouring of joy, Holy Spirit was present in every moment. I teared up again as I edited the images from your foot washing, remembering how special this moment was. You kept Jesus at the forefront of every detail of your wedding day. Continue to do this, and you will truly be a chord of three strands that will not be easily broken.
I am so thankful for the amazing vendor team that overcame every obstacle to make Mr & Mrs Hanna’s rainy Philadelphia wedding day absolutely perfect!
Ceremony Venue | Trinity Baptist Church Philadelphia, MS
Hannah and Dustin’s country wedding at Sand Ridge Barn in Lake, MS was absolute perfection! I have enjoyed getting to know this joyful couple throughout their engagement season. Their engagement session at the Town of Livingston was beautiful and I was so excited to see some of the images from our session displayed at the reception! Hannah and Dustin are so full of JOY and you can just see their love for one another.
Every detail of the day, from the beautiful barn to the stunning florals, was simple perfection! Bethany of Oak Experience wowed us all with her beautiful designs and her team pulled off the event flawlessly! Hannah’s laughter and Dustin’s smile were the perfect accents to the day! The Name of Jesus was exalted throughout the ceremony as these two became one.
Hannah and Dustin, I have prayed for you and your marriage as I have edited these images. The verse the Holy Spirit has given me for you is from 1 Timothy 1:5 which says, “For we reach the goal of fulfilling all the commandments when we love others deeply with a pure heart, a clean conscience, and sincere faith.” The Lord has put the two of you together for a Kingdom purpose. Allow the love He has placed within you to grow and overflow to others He puts in your path. Your love and joy is contagious and will draw many into the Kingdom of God!
I loved capturing every moment of Hannah and Dustin becoming Mr & Mrs Smith at their country wedding at Sand Ridge Barn!
Mr & Mrs Miley’s Southern Wedding at The Ice House Venue was timeless, classic, and full of JOY! Sarah + Nathan know how to laugh and have a good time. I enjoyed a day of laughing right along with them as I captured each moment of their beautiful wedding day.
My team and I arrived at the venue early to scout out portrait locations and to have time to visit with Sarah, Nathan and their bridal party. This was such a fun group to spend the day with! Sarah was stunning in her Madeline Gardner gown. Nathan’s timeless blue suit was the perfect selection to complete the look for this dapper duo.
You may remember Sarah + Nathan’s May engagement session and the epic field we found. I was so excited when they were willing to hop in my van and go to the same field for their sunset Husband and Wife portraits!
Sarah + Nathan, I have continued to pray for you as I have edited the images from your wedding day. As I pray, I sense the Lord’s love for you both. He has such amazing plans for your life together! Keep your eyes on Him and allow Him to guide your every step, every decision. He is for you, and His love is greater than you can even imagine! Allow Him to fill you with His love so you can pour out that same love to one another!
Thank you for allowing me the honor of capturing your wedding day memories at your wedding at The Ice House Venue.
Mary Marie and Matt’s timeless First Baptist Jackson wedding was an absolute joy to capture! With Mary Marie’s timeless style and so many family heirlooms incorporated throughout the day, I feel I could have edited the whole wedding in black and white and you would think it was straight from a 1950’s classic film! But then you would miss out on seeing her beautiful blush and coral florals. And you just can’t miss out of the beautiful color of the florals!
We chose the Mississippi State Capitol building as the location for Mary Marie and Matt’s engagement session, and I love how their sunset husband and wife portraits are in the same location! These images will pair perfectly on the walls of their new home!
This timeless First Baptist Jackson wedding was FILLED with family heirlooms! This the same church Mary Marie’s parents were married in. The wedding gowns of the mother and grandmother-of-the-bride were beautifully displayed at the reception and the bride wore the same earrings her mother wore on her wedding day. Every detail was elegant and simply perfect.
As I watched the day progress, the love this church family has for Mary Marie and her family was evident. The staff of the church met every need. Countless members came together to make Mary Marie’s dream wedding come true!
It has been such an honor to get to know Mary Marie and Matt throughout their engagement season. I have prayed for you as I have edited these images and I keep hearing the word JOY! The JOY of the LORD is your strength! The JOY of the LORD will carry you through every trial that comes your way!
I had the honor of working with a dream team of vendors listed below:
This was to be my first wedding at First Baptist of Jackson. Unfortunately the enemy tried to take my family out in a bad car wreck the day before. I am so thankful to Amelia Catherine & Co for her willingness to cover this beautiful wedding for me and love my couple well.
Rachel and Samuel’s love for one another shins brightly every time their eyes meet. Their joy is contagious and I have loved praying over them as I have edited these images. I see the love of Jesus these two share in every detail of their day.
As I have prayed, the Holy Spirit led me to this poem by M. S. Lowndes:
God has brought you here together
To be united in His love,
Joined in Holy Matrimony
With faith in God above
Let your faith guide your lives
With a measure of God’s grace,
For this is what keeps love strong
Through whatever you may face
Keep building your marriage on
The foundation of Christ,
It will not crumble or give way
Through the daily pressures of life
But it will stand the test of time,
Growing stronger day by day
Just keep your hearts truly united,
Joined as one when you pray
The cord that binds your hearts
Will not fray, or break in two
When you build your lives on God,
He will walk with you.
Marilyn and Will’s classic wedding at Lakeland Presbyterian and The Ivy Venue was simply beautiful. My initial client meeting for this wedding was actually with the mothers of the bride and groom, and I have loved getting to know Karen and Kim in addition to Marilyn and Will over the last nine months! These two families both have deep faith and have raised Marilyn and Will with a solid spiritual foundation.
I got to spend more time getting to know Marilyn and Will during their January engagement session. They are such a joy to be around! We laughed and had the best time! Our time together just made me even more excited to capture their wedding day!
Marilyn and Will, I have prayed over you and your marriage as I have edited these images. As I pray the verse that keeps coming to my mind is “the two shall become one.” I feel like the Lord is saying that many talk about two becoming one through marriage, but He is going to bring revelation to many of this deep spiritual principal through your union. He has such amazing plans for the two of you! You are going to shake the Kingdom and bring glory to His Name!
Victoria + Drew’s detail rich Disney inspired wedding at Old Waverly Golf Club and the Chapel of Memories was an absolute joy to capture! I fell in love with this couple from our first FaceTime conversation. We talked about their love story and upcoming wedding. We also talked about their hearts for Jesus. When I met Victoria and Drew for the first time in person at their engagement session, I knew this was the beginning of a friendship that will last far past their wedding day!
It Is All In The Details
Victoria and Drew both give special attention to detail. It was no surprise that every detail of their wedding day was well thought out and carefully designed. From rings, to invitations, flowers to bridesmaids dresses, every detail blended elegance and fairytale. Drew and Victoria were truly a prince and princess as their family and friends celebrated their love and new life together.
An atmosphere of JOY filled Old Waverly as Bridesmaids and Groomsmen assisted Victoria and Drew in getting ready. The sound of laughter rang through the rooms and halls of this grand country club. Excitement was palpable as excitement grew with each moment. Putting on a suit jacket, pinning on a boutonniere, groomsmen playing chess enjoying fellowship together. The squeals of the bridesmaids as they turn to see Victoria in her wedding gown.
Victoria and Drew chose to have the private moment of a first look to not only see one another for the first time, but also to exchange gifts and letters. Victoria’s gift to Drew was an engraved pocket watch and a journal where she began writing out her prayers for her future husband long before they met. Drew’s letter brought tears of joy to Victoria’s eyes, and the pearl bracelet made her radiant smile only brighter!
Jesus was truly the center of every detail of Victoria and Drew’s wedding ceremony at The Chapel of Memories on campus at Mississippi State University. The presence of the Lord was felt by all as the name of Jesus was lifted high, Victoria and Drew were presented with a family Bible, scripture was spoken over this couple, and they each vowed to be faithful to this covenant of marriage for the rest of their lives.
The Fairytale Continues
We returned to Old Waverly for Victoria and Drew’s Disney meets Biltmore inspired reception. Whimsey and elegance collided at this detail rich reception! Every table showcased a different Disney character. There were small touches of Disney everywhere! The atmosphere of JOY continued as a meal was shared and dancing began. Everything seemed theatrical as many of Victoria’s fellow former Disney cast members danced to well known songs! It was truly a fantasy affair!