I was excited to work with Marissa and Colby from the moment Marissa and I started chatting about her engagement session. I could tell that Marissa was a kindred spirit: a romantic soul who loves all things vintage. I loved that she had a strong, creative vision for her engagement, bridal, and wedding photos and she took the time to share her vision with me every step of the way. You’ll see her awesome vintage/bohemian vision throughout the wedding, and Jean McGrury at After the Proposal Planning made it all come together so beautifully (I’ve never ever seen a wedding arch made out of greenery and pampas grass…so dreamy!).
And Colby, well he’s really smart. The kind of smart where he reads a lot and also listens to 4 hour long podcasts about history (!!!). But also the kind of smart where as a 7th grader, he had eyes for the girl he would eventually marry. Marissa says that Colby calls it “a compelling story of determination and perseverance” (cue Marissa giggling) as he pursued her throughout high school, college, until ultimately they started a relationship after college when Marissa went to an out of state wedding with him. They’ve been inseparable ever since and welcomed a sweet baby boy, Walter, in 2017.
I loved getting to know this kind, warm, hilarious, and beautiful couple! Their day is definitely one for the books!
Getting ready location, bride: The Guest House, Gulfport
Ceremony Venue: The Event Center at Climb Cafe, Gulfport
Second Shooter: My-Tram Seymour
Wedding Planner: Jean McGrury, After the Proposal
Flowers: Matt Washburn, After the Proposal
Makeup: Jackie Merlau Hall
Hair: Brandi Bosarge
Cake: French Kiss Pastries
Videographer: Michael Terrell, All Terrain Productions
DJ: Marcel Lanoux, Nighshift Sounds
Catering: Patrick Heim, Taste Catering