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Fun fact: my mother’s lace wedding gloves sit in a box in my closet. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t even know they’re there! (Hi Mom!) Every once in awhile I put them on just for fun. Though I probably won’t be wearing gloves at my own wedding, I’m excited about the idea of spending the morning of my wedding day with her. That’s why I’m always partial to photos of moms buttoning their daughter’s dresses, zipping zippers and adjusting veils. The photo of Turner and her mom by Stephen Devries below is sweet, and it keeps getting better with the images of her bridesmaids waiting and the wedding party praying. I could rave for days about the ruffle-sleeved bridesmaids’ dresses at Turner + Forrest’s wedding or her all-white bouquet, but those black and white photos are really the ones that tug at my heart strings.

P.S. Speaking of photos, do any of these look familiar to you? Emily used a few in her Bright Winter Beach inspiration board!

How did the two of you meet? (From the groom) After moving to Atlanta, I began running with a friend who told me about Younglife. The area director was Randy and he asked me to lunch at Ted’s Montana grill to meet Turner Outlaw and discuss volunteering with Younglife. To be honest, I was surprised when I arrived at lunch and found out that Turner was not only a girl, but a beautiful blonde. We found a connection immediately and found that we shared many common friends. In the middle of lunch, Randy excused himself from the table, a move that we later found out was intended to allow us to stoke our romantic flame and ended up being quite a success. Our relationship began as a friendship centered on our ministry, and I am so grateful that this is how God brought us together.
Describe the proposal. (From the groom) In January 2011, we both had found jobs in Tampa and decided that the Lord was calling us to pursue a life in this new city where we could finally be together. We both immediately felt at peace in our new city and began building community and a life together. May rolled around in Tampa, and Turner officially moved to town on our anniversary. I full year had gone by, and amid all the turmoil of 3 jobs and 2 moves, one thing remained a constant in my life: Turner. Our love had grown so much over the course of a year and I realized that there was no one else on earth that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I spent the next few months planning and visiting her family, and on July 13, I asked Turner to be my wife at sunset on the Gulf of Mexico.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Southern, holy, and unique.
In what month did you get married? November
How many guests attended your wedding? 280
Describe your wedding flowers: I wanted cotton to be associated in the flowers to give it a Southern and natural feel.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The lanterns in the trees.

Photographer: Stephen Devries // Videographer: Stuart Atkins // Ceremony venue: Trinity Presbyterian Church // Reception venue: Private residence // Florist: Ron Barrett and Zimlich The Florist // Paper Pieces: Sweet Peach Paper // Wedding Cake Baker: The Little Cake Shop // Caterer: Clifton Morrisette // Rentals: Blue Rents // Linens: Ron Barrett and Zimlich The Florist // Lighting: Ron Barrett and Zimlich The Florist // Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Veil from the mother of the bride // Bride’s Shoes: Nina // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Melissa Sweet via Bella Bridesmaid

Stephen Devries is a fabulous member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

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nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Forrest and Turner: Wedding | Stephen Devries Chronicles reply

    […] and I’ve been eagerly waiting to share the images!  Make sure you check out the SWS posts, Part I and Part II and if you want to view the entire wedding or purchase prints click HERE. […]

  2. avatar Brit {Colure Weddings} reply

    Adorable wedding, and the bride’s dress is lovely!

  3. avatar Justine reply

    I love the wedding invites– what company was used? :)

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Justine! Forrest + Turner’s invites came from the Sweet Peach Paper Company. Their contact was Jenni (sweetpeachpaper at I hope that helps!

  4. avatar Tim Duncan reply

    Oh wow, her dress (especially the back) is STUNNING! Loving the lace details. And her bouquet is equally beautiful!

  5. avatar HaleyBritt reply

    My Mother and I LOVE the MOB dress. Can anyone share who the designer of her dress was? Many Thanks! xoxo

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