Happy Memorial Day weekend, y’all! We thought we’d start off this day with a special film from Nathan Willis. Sarah + Nathan are self described “old souls and hopeless romantics,” and we think their sweet wedding film is just the perfect representation of that. Be sure to keep an eye out for my favorite clip! Hint: it involves two adorable kiddos at the reception!
From the bride:
When we first met, it was not love at first sight. The fact that Nathan was three years old and I was two months old when our eyes first locked may have had something to do with that. Over 20 years later, we became better acquainted. Our mothers had grown up close friends, which resulted in two very pleased families when we announced we would be married on February 23, 2013. Due to our families’ combined knack for planning and decorating, sorting out wedding details proved to be a pleasurable experience!
I envisioned a simple wedding with a vintage flair that not only complimented our style, but also our personalities (we are two old souls who happen to also be hopeless romantics). The Venue in downtown Hattiesburg exemplified just that. The building had the perfect vintage vibe for our ceremony and reception due to its history of housing a bakery warehouse in the early 1900s. To continue with the vintage theme, our families pulled together to decorate this beautiful building with family heirlooms, antiques, and lots of lace. Guests were seated at tables as a beautiful harp was played. With our loved ones watching and our attendants by our side, we vowed a life of love to one another. It was truly the sweetest moment of my life.
The reception had a carefree atmosphere with the help of the soulful sounds from the Cowboy Blues Band. Guests enjoyed wonderful food, dancing, and even a homemade photo booth. The guests were given a take-home bag to fill at a candy bar tiered with chocolate candies and pralines. Our beautiful cake was embellished with a silk broach and topped with wooden love birds reading, “We Do.” The groom’s table was a tribute to Nathan’s fishing hobby, complete with a vintage tackle box, lures, and a fishing net. Three wooden tree stumps served a variety of miniature cheesecakes.
At the end of the night, guests lined up outside The Venue for our sparkler send off. It was such a lovely party! This day was made special thanks to the efforts of so many people. We are so thankful for the memories of this wonderful moment in time which started our life together.