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Fancy details certainly have their place in the wedding world, but there’s also something so special about simplicity. For their Alabama summer wedding, Meagan and Josh didn’t feel the need to include anything too over-the-top or complicated–they just wanted their family and friends to join them at one of their favorite places to celebrate their love, and nothing took the focus away from that! Along with their commitment to preparing for their marriage, not just their wedding day, I’m sure this is the reason Meagan remembers her engagement as mostly stress-free. As a bride-to-be myself, I’m taking a few notes from this gal in the hopes that I can follow her example!

Thank you so much to Mandy Busby for sharing Meagan and Josh’s wedding with us!

We knew that we wanted to get married outside at the lake and have a pretty casual wedding. We chose The Stables at Russell Lands on Lake Martin for our reception. It also allowed for lots of lights and our band to be outside, which I loved. We originally planned to have our ceremony on a lawn near The Stables. About a month before the wedding, we found out about a big oak tree in Russell Lands near The Stables. We decided to change our ceremony venue to under the big oak tree! Our venues were not on the lake, but you could see the lake from the field under the oak tree.

We decided to have a first look for many reasons. One reason was that we wanted to have plenty of time to take pictures. Our wedding was outside in August, so we wanted to have it as late as possible so people wouldn’t be too hot. The wedding started at 7 p.m. and since the sun was going to set soon after the ceremony, it would not leave us much time to take pictures in the daylight. We did not want to see each other for the first time in front of 350 people–we wanted to be able to talk and celebrate with each other and not have to wait until the ceremony was over. It also allowed us to get to the reception right after everyone arrived. We were so thankful that we had a first look because it allowed us to process the day a little bit and talk about all of our excitement. I love the pictures that we have and it did not take away from how special the ceremony was.

Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? I guess you could say that we wrote our vows, but we did not write them from scratch. We took several different vows that we had either heard or seen and combined them to make something that we liked and that fit us. My favorite line from Josh’s vows would be “I will love you and cherish you as Christ loves the church, giving my life for yours. I will lead and protect you as we are living testimonies of the grace of our God, who gave us one another.”
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? We did not have any readings at our wedding, but Josh did speak. We wanted to make sure that the Gospel was shared that day. We had everyone that we loved there and wanted to share with them the most important thing to us.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? We had Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ, sweet tea, and lemonade. We served the sweet tea and lemonade in mason jars. We were married under a big old oak tree. We had mason jars with baby’s breath on the chairs of the aisle at the ceremony. Our band was a folk band, which was fun and very Southern! We had our guests sign quilt squares to make a guestbook quilt.

What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? I loved our band. We had Act of Congress play and they were great! Josh and I had heard them play when we were in high school and loved them. We had their CDs and everything. We loved how they sounded and it definitely added to the night!

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. Josh and I met our freshman year of high school, but did not start dating until the end of our junior year. We had not spoken much, but during the spring semester, he randomly decided to ask me to prom. We had the best time at prom and decided to date soon after that! We dated for the rest of high school and then both decided to attend Auburn University. We dated all four years at Auburn and got engaged the fall semester of our senior year.
Tell us all about the proposal! My family has a lake house on Lake Martin, which is my favorite place to go. Josh and I have had some of our best memories out there since it so close to Auburn. During the fall of our senior year, we had gone to the away game at Mississippi State, and on our way back to school, my parents asked us to stop by the lake to drop something off for them. When we got to the lake house and walked around the back, I noticed that the boardwalk was lined with pictures. There were 20 or so pictures in chronological order from when Josh and I first started dating, leading to a bench surrounded by candles. We went and sat down and started talking. I wish I remembered all that happened, but I was so in shock, I really am not sure what was said! Thankfully, Josh gave me a letter that recapped everything that he wanted to say. The letter explained how he had spoken with my dad and how he thought the Lord had used me in his life. After reading over the letter, Josh got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I obviously said yes! Josh and his grandfather had built the bench we were sitting on out of wood that was over 100 years old that his grandfather had from an old house. On the back of the bench was engraved our names and the date of our engagement. My sister and Josh’s best friend were on the other side of the cove that our lake house is on and photographed the entire thing. I am so thankful for those sweet pictures! We left the lake and headed back to Auburn, where all of our friends and family were to help us celebrate.
When did y’all get married? August 3, 2013
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 350
Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I first thought that I wanted to have a wedding dress made, but realized that it would be a little more difficult than I thought. One day, I randomly decided to go to Diane’s Formal Wear in Jasper, Alabama with my mom. I originally wanted a full lace dress, but soon realized that they didn’t feel like me. All together, I tried on six lace dresses and one silk taffeta dress. I ended up going with the silk taffeta dress and loved it!
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. The bridal party walked down the aisle to “Come Thou Fount” because I’ve always loved the song. I came down the aisle to “My Beloved” by Kari Jobe. After Josh shared the Gospel, we had a time for everyone to pray while “To The Cross I Cling” played. We chose this song because it went so perfectly with what Josh had just shared. We all left the ceremony to “White Dress” by Ben Rector played on a keyboard, because it was fun and upbeat! Our first dance was to “Hung the Moon” by Drew and Ellie Holcombe. We have seen Drew and Ellie in concert and love their music. Another fun part of the evening was when Josh sang “Loving You Is Easy” by Ben Rector with our band. It was such a great surprise and something I will cherish for a long time!
Describe your wedding cake or dessert. Like everything else, my cake was simple. It was a five-tier vanilla cake with white buttercream frosting. Nothing too exciting, but I loved how it turned out. We also sent our guests home with a bottled Coke and a chocolate chip cookie for their rides home!
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? If so, do tell! My something borrowed was a gold bracelet of my mom’s from Italy. My something blue was my underwear. My something old was a handkerchief that belonged to my great grandmother, which I wrapped around my bouquet. My something new was my dress!
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-$50,000
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Our first look was so special and beyond exciting! We could not believe our wedding day was finally here! There was so much joy and love in that moment, and it is something I will never forget.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Just relax! Enjoy planning your wedding and know that your engagement is about more than just getting ready for that one day. Take advantage of your engagement to prepare for your marriage. It is easy to get wrapped up in planning for that big day, but when it is all said and done, it is just that–one day. Your marriage is forever and something that should be prayed over and talked about before you get married.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? We have moved to Homewood, Alabama and are loving it! We go for walks with our dog together almost every day and just enjoy one another! We look forward to getting to know each other even better and pursuing the Lord together in marriage. We love all the time we get to spend with each other and the opportunity to do life together.

Photographer and Videographer: Mandy Busby / Venue: Russell Lands on Lake Martin / Florist: Grace’s Florist / Wedding Cake: Catherine’s Market at Russell Lands on Lake Martin / Caterer: Jim ‘N Nicks / Rentals and Lighting: Brendle Rentals / Band: Act of Congress / Bride’s Gown: “Mimi” by Watters / Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist: Morgan Ashley Salon / Bride’s Sandals: Frye / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Eshakti / Men’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank / Paper Products: Val Marie Paper

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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  1. avatar Anastasia Arrigo reply

    So beautiful!!!

  2. avatar Jillian Anderson reply

    Beautiful wedding! I love her dress and the simplicity of the wedding. It looks so beautiful. And I love how the groom presented the Gospel at the ceremony. Congratulations!

  3. avatar Chevin Woodruff reply

    I love that while Meagan & Josh were getting married the love of God helped them to share something even more important as Josh shared the Gospel. No doubt by this humble act God will bless their love and marriage beyond their understanding. The photos are absolutely lovely. And catch the spirit of the day.

  4. avatar Mandy Busby reply

    What a pleasure to be featured on Southern Weddings! Also love how they got the bride to share some advice on planning a wedding. Meagan was such a gracious bride and they really allowed her to show that in the Q&A.

  5. avatar crystal reply

    Great article and photos! Loved the wedding ideas and planning tips you have on this blog!

  6. avatar Dana reply

    I LOVE her wedding dress!

  7. avatar Valerie reply

    So happy to see this couple’s big day!! Meagan was one of the sweetest brides I’ve had the pleasure of working with!!

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Just this morning, Lisa and I were discussing how we both cry while reading Real Wedding interviews, and I was telling her how the images can make me cry as well! And let me tell y’all, Jessica + Burton’s wedding was no different! Between the images of Jessica’s mama in the same gown she wore down the aisle to the series of incredible expressions as they saw her for the first time, these Dixie Pixel photos have both Lisa and I reaching for our monogrammed tissue boxes (a new office requirement!).

We just had to include all three of these precious faces! Talk about priceless moments, y’all!

I knew I didn’t want to go the standard route, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted either. So, I found a local bridal boutique that only made custom dresses and restored vintage ones. That sounded good and different to me. Right after I made my appointment, I remembered that my mom might still have her dress in the attic in the “dress-up/costume” box for the grandkids. I called my mom, rushed out there, and got the dress to take to my appointment the next day. It fit! No alterations were needed, just a good cleaning and a few minor replacements of the zipper and a button. My mom had her headpiece and veil, too. It was all perfect. I tried on one dress and was done.

Describe your wedding flowers. My florist was amazing. She did took my skeleton of an idea and made it gorgeous. The colors were soft–pale pinks, yellows, greens and some white. We used a bunch of gorgeous roses from Burton’s step-dad’s rose garden. I wanted to keep it loose and light for our casual, outdoor affair. The lake was already a great setting; I didn’t want to overdo it. Oh, and, she surprised me big time! Just before I walked out, she hit pause on everything and sprinkled white rose petals all the way down the sidewalk aisle and all over the boat dock. I had no idea. It was one of the sweetest things anyone has ever done for me.

See, y’all! I can’t even look at Burton’s face in this photo without tearing up!

Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? No, we didn’t do a first look. My wedding planner suggested it was a good idea, especially to get rid of some of the jitters, but I liked the element of surprise. We shared everything at that point, and not many things were a surprise regarding the wedding. Burton didn’t know I was wearing my mom’s dress, and I wanted to see his face, among other family members, as I walked down the aisle. It was also such a small wedding that we knew we’d have plenty of time for pictures, etc., after the ceremony.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We did not write our own vows. Our minister did a simple, traditional service.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? First and foremost, it was just family! Also, the food reflected an intimate, relaxed backyard elegance. At least, that’s how my caterer described it! She really set the Southern tone. We had tiny biscuits filled with chipotle pimento cheese and topped with crispy bacon as one of the delicious appetizers, fresh corn off the cob and cherry tomato relish, vanilla bean lemonade, and mason jar pies…to name a few. All family-style. I wore my mom’s dress–she was married at a church down the way in 1968 (45 years ago, this year!), and Burton wore a bow-tie.

We incorporated local flowers in my bouquet, including the roses from Burton’s step-father’s garden. And, the wedding was outside on Fort Loudon Lake formed by the Holston, French Broad and Tennessee Rivers.

Describe your wedding cake or dessert. For something summery, we had a lemon cake filled with blueberry buttercream, drizzled in honey glaze, topped with fresh cream and fresh blueberries. The rest of the dessert table was spectacular: basil-peach mason jar pies, classic Petit Fours, assorted French macarons, vanilla bean Whoopie pies filled with coconut ice cream, and orange-scented chocolate cake pops. Yum!

What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Bugs love me. A couple of weeks before the wedding, I either got too many bug bites or some poison ivy on my leg. This is par for the course, but my dress was short! So, I worried about that, and then, I realized I was having an outdoor wedding by the water! Not sure what I was thinking. After being overly cautious with lawn treatments etc., it was a miracle that I didn’t get one (additional) bite. Thanks, Dad!

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. Burton is from Baton Rouge and moved to Knoxville in 8th grade. We had some mutual friends growing up in high school and college. I became good friends with his sister, Sarah, at UT Knoxville, and more so after both of us spent time living overseas. Several mutual friends mentioned over the years that Burton and I should get together. Burton likes to say I gave him the “Heisman” (think of the pose) for about 5+ years. Finally, we went on a date. The rest is history!
Tell us all about the proposal! After about two years of dating, we talked about getting engaged, but when it happened, I really had no idea it was coming. He got me! We were visiting his aunt in France. While we were touring around Paris, I gave him a hard time at every spot that looked romantic enough for a proposal…so, everywhere. I was kidding! Then we took a day trip to the Palace of Versailles. In the gardens, while trying to decide if we should rent a little row boat, I proceeded to give him the daily, “Well, this would be great place to propose…just sayin’.” We got the boat, it was hot, and I then began to tease him, rowing me around. I felt pretty guilty afterwards! Anyways, I didn’t understand why he was paddling longer than the fifteen minutes we’d paid for. He ignored me and asked me to look at something on the map in my purse, and when I looked up…voila!
When did y’all get married? June 8, 2013
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? About 25 family members
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? Since we didn’t have any bridesmaids or groomsmen, I thought about having our sisters do a reading to include them as a special part of the ceremony. But, there was a 2-year old involved, and we just weren’t sure about how he’d do on the dock. My sister might have had to wrangle him at any moment, and we didn’t want just one of the three sisters missing, so we didn’t end up doing any readings.
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. We had a jazz pianist and his wife, who sang, and they were absolutely perfect for the setting. Great, relaxed background music. Our first dance was to a Frank Sinatra classic, “Fly Me to the Moon.” It was lovely, but I kept insisting that Burton be more “playful” with me, and Tara got a pretty good pic of my attempt. I think he felt the camera on him! My father-daughter dance was especially meaningful. At some point, during those tough high school years, my dad gave us all (three sisters) the Lee Ann Womack single, “I Hope You Dance.” I’ve never seen my mom cry so hard. They couldn’t believe I’d remembered.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Wearing my mom’s dress and having the ceremony on my parents’ dock! I couldn’t imagine wearing anything else or doing it any other way.
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? If so, do tell! Everything but blue. Something borrowed (and old) was my mom’s dress and veil. Something old (and borrowed) was a sixpence, from my mother-in-law’s friend, for my shoe. I had two pairs of shoes that I could not decide between: some 1960s shoes from a local, vintage clothing shop, and some new shoes. I wore both.
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? Seriously, all of them! Everyone was so easy to work with and “got me,” even when I couldn’t fully describe what I wanted. Tara at Dixie Pixel made me feel so comfortable and captured the day perfectly. And, I am SO thankful for Colleen at White Orchid Bridal and that she gave me the opportunity to wear my mother’s dress! So special!!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Walking down the aisle of rose petals and standing there for the ceremony on the dock. Burton says, “The first time I saw you in your dress!!!” Also, dancing to a special song with my dad (and seeing my mom cry)…it was so sweet.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? To each their own. Big or small. Do it the way you want. Surround yourself with family and friends who “get you.” And use vendors who are your speed! If you find a vendor you like, you should check out their recommendations for other vendors. I found one and everything else fell into place.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? We are excited to try to start a family. That’s not for everyone right away, but we both waited a little while to get married…code: we’re (getting) old. I’m most looking forward to having a partner in life, through it all.

Photographer: Tara Kneiser at Dixie Pixel Photography | Planner: Peggy Love at Plan it with Love | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bride’s Parents’ House | Florist: Pat Felts at Clay Pots Floral Events | Cake Baker: Bettina Hamblin at The Sweetery | Caterer: Bettina Hamblin at Luxe Catering | Rentals: Bettina Hamblin at Restoration Rentals | Jazz Pianist: Keith Brown | Bride’s Gown and Veil: Mother of the Bride’s 1960s Priscilla of Boston gown and veil, restored by Colleen Moore at White Orchid Bridal | Hair Stylist: Mandy at Prive | Makeup Artist: Claire Balest | Bride’s Shoes: Vintage Kate Spade | Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers and Jos. A. Bank

marissa Written with love by Marissa
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  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Seriously, everyone’s expressions are so priceless!! We need a rush order on those monogrammed tissue boxes with wedding pictures as sweet as these!

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  3. avatar Caitlyn | The Aerialist Press reply

    I love the idea of getting married on a lake! So gorgeous!

  4. avatar Bridget reply

    Best mother of the bride photo ever! And there is nothing like a vintage Priscilla gown – so special that the bride got to wear her mom’s wedding dress.

  5. avatar Bethany Davidson-Widby reply

    My beautiful friend Jessica…these pictures brought tears to my eyes. You are beautiful both inside and out.

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    Beautiful location. Each and every part of decoration is done so thoughtfully. Inspiring!

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Friends, I don’t think I have ever seen a bride happier to be getting married than Ms Kaylie. Doesn’t her joy just LEAP off the screen? I’m sure her bliss was just as apparent to the guests at her and John’s wedding — in fact, I’m sure it ripples throughout her life, which is probably why these two had one of the largest bridal parties I’ve ever seen! Enjoy these photos by Anna Pociask, and just try to keep from smiling while you do :)

P.S. Kaylie had one of the best answers to our question, “What’s next for you as a couple?” “We can’t wait to build a life together that shows the world that love is real.” AMEN!

John and I were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend, and from the moment we met, it felt like we had known each other all of our lives. Instantly, I knew that John was the man I’d always wanted to marry. While dating was an ever-refining experience, we always knew that we’d rather do life together than with anyone else. He asked me on a February evening if I would do life with him forever; I instantly replied, “Of course I will!” and the rest is history. On June 22, 2013 (exactly one year from the day we met), we were wed in my parents’ backyard, surrounded by close friends and family. Our ceremony was everything we dreamed it would be: intimate, personal, God-honoring, and full of love. We’ve been married for a month now, and we have never been more in love. Never been gladder that we took a leap of faith on a blind date set-up. Never been more grateful to do life with each other.

My sister and I had planned on taking a trip home to go shopping with my mom and grandmother. On the way, we decided to just “stop and see” what we could find in a nearby store. So we made an appointment, dropped in to try some dresses on, and fell in love with every one of them! No one tells you that the hardest part about wedding dress shopping might be that you love all of them! Right before I changed back into my clothes I realized that there was one dress I had not tried on, so for fun, I slipped into it. And immediately, I knew. “Amber…” I calmly stated from inside the dressing room. And when I emerged, she cried. I was beaming! It was everything I had ever wanted. AND in my size. Off the rack. Under budget. Needless to say, we only ended up having to shop for flower girl dresses when I finally made it home to Muscle Shoals!

I love that you can see Kaylie’s beaming smile in the photo on the left, even though she’s not in focus!

Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? We did. We knew that we would be nervous and that the day would get away from us quickly. And ultimately, our wedding day was about John and I. We both wanted that time together before the actual ceremony began to take it all in. Time to hold one another. Time to take one collective deep breath before the biggest day of both of our lives.

This photo is so rich with little details — what a sweet reminder of the emotion these two felt during their ceremony.

Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We didn’t, but John’s uncle (our minister) wrote them, and they were beautiful. He has been using the same vows in his ceremonies for years, and we loved them so much that we couldn’t change one thing about them. My favorite line: “I will protect you against every enemy.”
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? Song of Solomon 3:4 was proudly displayed on our programs: “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. We chose hymns for our wedding. John and I both grew up in church and have always loved the richness of them. People just don’t write songs like that anymore! We began the ceremony with the “Doxology.” Our wedding party walked to “Be Thou My Vision.” I walked down the aisle to Canon in D, simply because it is classic. Our recessional was “He Leadeth Me.” Our wedding, our love story, and our lives are all about Jesus Christ. We wanted God to get the glory on our wedding day. This was just one of the ways we chose to do that.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Location — we were on the Tennessee River! 2. Our food was Southern brunch style (complete with shrimp n’ grits!) 3. Our favors were red velvet cupcakes in mason jars! 4. Mason jars were actually the container of choice for all flower arrangements. 5. Our reception musicians were a guitar player and a violin player! A little bluegrass here, a little folk and country there.

Tell us all about the proposal! We went to visit John’s parents one weekend in February. After a sweet baby shower for our cousin that afternoon, I remember that I was standing at the sink doing dishes when John asked me to change clothes. He said we were going to check on some land for his dad and some trees that he and his brother had planted years ago. I quickly changed and we headed out! We drove to a secluded spot right off the beaten path and got out of the truck to “check on a deer stand.” After admiring the stillness of the bright green meadow before us for about a minute, John turned to me and said, “You know I love you, right?” At that moment, I knew what was happening. My heart started to race as I saw him drop to his knee and I heard him declare his love for me. Then he asked for my hand in marriage. I didn’t even see the ring! I just started jumping up and down and squealing, exclaiming, “Of course I will!” I did, eventually, see the stunning ring and wore it proudly back to the house to tell his parents, who already knew, of course! He had asked my parents weeks prior and even planned a surprise engagement party with all of our closest friends when we got home. He’s just the best. :)
When did y’all get married? June 22, 2013
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? About 130
Describe your wedding flowers. I wanted simple, light, and happy so I chose baby’s breath as our main flower. Occasionally, we used hydrangeas and daisies to give it a Southern-happy feel too!
Describe your wedding cake or dessert. Classic. My wedding cake was white, three-tiered, and simple. His groom’s cake was the same, only chocolate with chocolate covered strawberries! John really wanted the inside of his to be butter cake and he got it! It was delicious!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Our friends. We love them so much and couldn’t have imagined making that covenant without them standing right beside us.
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? If so, do tell! Yes! My dress was my new! And my old, borrowed and blue were one in the same. I borrowed a couple of old broaches from my grandmother and attached them to my bouquet. One was actually my great-grandmother’s (the blue one). It was so special and added the perfect touch to my ensemble.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Trying not to get overwhelmed by the details!
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $10,000-$25,000
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? Anna Pociask. She was our wedding photographer and she captured the day perfectly. Her presence was calming, kind and joyful, so she fit right in! Also, our caterer Margaret Baggett (The Chef Next Door) was outstanding! Her food is out-of-this-world good!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Make sure that your wedding is personal! You’ll regret listening to all of those voices that tell you what it should be like if you completely drown out your own! John and I look back on our wedding day with such sweet memories because it was EXACTLY what we wanted it to be!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? We are still learning so much about each other! Obviously, we know each other better than anyone else, but we are looking forward to just doing life together. Day in and day out. Good days and bad days. We can’t wait to make more memories, have a ton more laughs, and build a life together that shows the world that love is real.

Photographer: Anna Pociask Photography | Wedding Cake: The Corner Bakery | Caterer: The Chef Next Door | Rentals: Party Pros USA

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Katie reply

    I love every little detail but mostly the couple! You are right. She is the prettiest and happiest bride yet. My goodness :)

  2. avatar Lisa reply

    Oh my gosh, Kaylie is just the sweetest!! I love everything about her interview and her joy is so contagious!

  3. avatar Lotus Eyes Photography reply

    Stunning, simply beautiful wedding!

  4. avatar Meredith Teasley reply

    Kaylie is a sweet friend, and I am thrilled that her wedding was featured on the SW blog! You picked a winner to feature, Em! :) I love the personalities that shine through all the images, and of course that ring bearer is the cutest! So excited for you, Kaylie and John, and your new life together! Marriage is the best adventure!

  5. avatar Denisse (Lotus Eyes Photography) reply

    Words to describe this wedding- Bright, Happy, Sunny, Gorgeous.

    Love the back of her dress!

  6. avatar Carmen McAnalley reply

    This was one of the sweetest weddings i have ever attended and the article was correct in saying you have never seen a bride smile so much!!! Love this couple and her family and so thankful that I was able to share in this day with them.

  7. avatar Belinda Brown reply

    Beautiful pictures! The picture of them bowing their heads and praying and his finger gently touching her arm took my breath away!

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