I just might say that Emily and Jim's day restored my belief in fairy tales. Because really, their wedding day felt just as beautiful and magical. But in this story, the princess was crazy smart and completed her PhD around the same time she was planning a wedding. She also didn't need a prince to come and save her, but he showed his love in the best way. . .by driving hours and hours and proposing by her hospital bedside after she was in a head on collision. And in the end she still got to wear an insanely beautiful dress adorned with beaded flowers that was perfect for twirling (especially to classic rock at her reception).
I didn't get a lot of time to get to know this couple, as they currently live in Iowa. But I loved getting to chat with them over beignets a few days before the wedding. Neither seemed crazy nervous, just calm and ready to make this amazing commitment. And same can be said the day of their wedding! Everything flowed so beautifully and even though it felt like the hottest day of the year, everyone was totally game for shooting outside in the beautiful natural light! The light was seriously so beautiful for us that day. Add on to having an incredible group of family and friends surrounding them with so much love, joy, and laughter that day, it really felt like the perfect wedding day.
Thank you Emily and Jim for trusting me completely to capture your day!
The amazing vendors:
Second Shooter: Lauryn with L. Atwood Photography
Hair + Makeup: Chuck Kelly Salon
Caterer: Simply Seafood & Catering