Karli + BJ || Bay St. Louis, MS Wedding
It all started with some meddling relatives. Not your typical beginning of an epic love story, but trust me, this meddling worked out fabulously. Neither of them were up for the blind date that Karli's Aunt and BJ's sister were trying to set up for them, so BJ got Karli's number and then waited. He waited two whole months and then finally sent her a text. The two sent texts for a few weeks and then decided to meet on their terms. . .over coffee. Then that turned into dinner. Which then turned into a picnic on the beach not long after. And that's when they both knew. On their second date, they both realized that this was the person they wanted to spend their lives with. But neither said anything until months later. I'm getting chills just writing that.
This wedding had so many unique personal touches on it, which made it so sweet and meaningful. Karli's dad officiated the wedding, and had the loveliest words for the couple. Also, Karli is an amazing artist so I know she had a blast planning how the reception hall would be decorated. It was a mix of natural elements like succulents and hanging ivy with pretty metallics. The cake was also a work of art, made by Stephanie Crowe, and featured handmade greenery (that was all edible!) and 24k gold leaf detailing.
I'm so so thankful that the rain decided to hold off for us for most of the day! We got to take the majority of Karli and BJ's photos outside (which I loved her response when I asked if I could take the bridal party outside. . ."you already know the answer to that!"). It's amazing to get to work with a bride who just trusts you and wants you to have freedom to create what you envision! I just adore these two and am so honored to have captured their day!
Bride's hair and Makeup: Daneel Chandler
Florist: Pine Hills Floral
Caterer: Double S Coastal Catering & Wedding Services
Cake: Stephanie Crowe
Drapery: Southern Event Productions