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Molly & John // Georgia Wedding Film

We were so excited when we heard Molly and John were getting married! We had the privilege of being a part of her sister's wedding and loved their family. We knew Molly and John's wedding would be beautiful, fun and laid-back, and it was all of those! The day was a perfect Georgia spring day. You know within moments of seeing Molly and John together, that they fit together perfectly! They saw each other for the first time at Molly's family's property. The Sandpit was the perfect backdrop to get shots of them together. 

Here is a little insight into the day from Molly and John ... 

{John} The day was perfect--I'd never seen a day so wonderful in my life. The weather was sunny--not too hot and not too humid. There was a calm breeze flowing at the sandpit and at the farm, but the most beautiful part of the day was the evening as the sun radiated on the flat farmlands and pierced the silent windows of the little country church where the ceremony was held. I was nervous up until meeting Molly, but after our first look didn't ever want to leave her side. 

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{John & Molly} Walking into a church filled with the dearest people in my life and Jim Hamlin talking about the people 'in attendance' whom we couldn't see--watching over us and saying prayers for us. I didn't feel scared or afraid of what I was about to do, but rather felt bold and alive. 

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{John & Molly} Having our family, nearest and dearest friends and loved ones there with us while we took the next step. We didn't have an extremely long guest list--we were selective right up until the week of the wedding.

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{John & Molly} Jim, the pastor, spoke the traditional vows, and John's cousin, Mary Grace, read from Ephesians 4:4-6 (THE MESSAGE). We thought the scripture reflected on our desire to be knit together in 'oneness'. On Molly's bouquet, she carried her late Grandfather's American flag pin. Also, she wore a bracelet that her Grandmother passed down to her from Molly's great-grandmother. 

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{John} Picking the 'specifics' (food, drinks, games, band, decorations) for the ceremony and reception took alot of work for both Molly and I. We wanted our guests to have a great time and not to worry about anything.

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{John & Molly) We worked on a 'mashup' dance between "You are the best thing" and "Locked out of heaven" up until our wedding day. We wanted our guests to realize our love for each other was strong, but we still knew how to 'break it down'. The Band was fantastic. There wasn't a single song from the Bride and Groom dances to the closing number that guests weren't crowding the floor, the whiskey bar or the fun 'photo booth'.

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What advice do you have for couples currently planning a wedding?
Enjoy the process, especially the day of your wedding. Don't fight at the registry counter--you'll have plenty of time to return your gifts later. 

Molly and John are looking forward to building their lives together and living in the everyday moments! Congratulations Molly and John! We loved celebrating with all of you! Thank you for trusting us. 

Ceremony Venue: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church // Reception Venue: The Cotton Barn @ Pineola Farms // Photographer: Ashlee Culverhouse Photo // Planner: Delise Knight @ Pineola Farms // Band: ATL Groove Factory Band // Florist: Delise Knight @ Pineola Farms

*Note: All images above are screenshots from their video.

Cassie & Michael // Dancing Under The Stars

It all began when Cassie and Michael went to lunch with a group of friends after church. Michael was talking about washing his car and Cassie asked him if he would wash hers too. Michael countered her offer by saying he'd wash it in exchange for ice cream since Cassie worked at Bruster's. In the end, it was a win for everyone! Cassie had a clean car, Michael got ice cream, and they both started their "Once upon a time." They have spent time together every day since that night, even when it had to be through Skype or a phone call! Enjoy their film and read about their favorite moments below. 

{Cassie} The most important details were the person I married and the date of the wedding. The date was very important to me, because it would have been my daddy's 55th birthday. The location was special, because I have experienced a several major life events in that room. I stood on that stage when I received my high school diploma, when I sad goodbye to my daddy at his funeral, and when I said my vows to my husband. 

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{Michael} The most memorable moment, of course, was watching my beautiful bride walk down the aisle to meet with me and begin our lives together. At that moment, nothing else mattered to me. 

{Cassie} I felt extremely nervous and excited as I walked down the aisle. I was so scared of everyone looking at me, but I was couldn't wait to marry my best friend! 

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{Cassie} The red rose in my bouquet was the closest thing to having my daddy walk me down the aisle, because it contains his ashes. Several people offered to walk with me, but that was my daddy's honor. I couldn't let anyone take his place. 

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{Cassie} Some of my favorite moments were dancing with my husband in the dark just moments after we said our vows, telling McKenna that she is officially my niece, dancing beneath floating lanterns, and riding in a beautiful Cinderella carriage. 

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{Cassie} I chose our first dance song long before we even thought about marriage. I am pretty much obsessed with Disney Princesses, and as soon as I saw Tangled I decided that my first dance at my wedding was going to be to "I See the Light" by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. We chose to include floating lanterns during the dance, because there were floating lanterns during that song in the movie. The highlight of the reception for me was dancing with my husband. 

{Michael} Our floating lanterns, while not exactly cooperative, still looked beautiful and magically lit the night sky above us as we danced together at our reception. 

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Tell us about your wedding day.

{Cassie} It was perfect! It was everything I dreamed it would be! I was extremely nervous, but I've never been more excited! I just wish it hadn't flown by so quickly. 

{Michael} The wedding day was a very quick blur. For the first time in a while I slept in and relaxed. I had a few moments to hang out with my groomsmen before getting dressed for the ceremony. As soon as we arrived at the church, everything seemed to happen all at once. 

Tell us about finding your wedding dress.

{Cassie} My dress was the very first one I tried on, and it was exactly what I was looking for! I wanted a princess dress, and I did not want to look like a cake or a fish. One of my bridesmaids, Meagan, was with me, and we both agreed that it was the one! 

Why did you choose not to have a "first sight"?

{Cassie} We decided that we wanted to see each other for the first time during the actual ceremony. I wanted our reactions to be real and shared with those in attendance. I wanted that moment when Michael noticed me enter the aisle to be authentic and meaningful. 

{Michael} Our "first look" was a more traditional one. As Cassie entered the sanctuary and the audience rose to their feet, She looked straight ahead at me and I looked back at her with countless emotions and excitement. 

Who did you include in your ceremony to make it special?

{Michael} Gene DeVaughn, our officiant, was my youth pastor and college minister throughout my high school and most of my college years. I have always looked up to him as a leader and mentor. I could not imagine a better person to fill this role in my life. Also, my great aunt, Barbara, playing the piano and one of my best friends, Patrick Lima, on the guitar made our ceremony absolutely perfect. I don't think we could have planned anything better. 

What did you love about your reception?

{Michael} When someone mentions "outdoor wedding reception in Alabama in February" the scene we were able to enjoy is not what comes to mind first. The weather was better than we imagined it could be. Our "Half & Half" brides/grooms cake looked and tasted incredible.  I would like to think our reception was very unique and interesting and I hope our guests enjoyed it as much as we did. 

What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding?

{Cassie} Remember that it is your day and it's ok to be creative and unique. You don't have to make everyone else happy, and there will always be someone who criticizes your decisions. Don't get too stressed about the details. If something doesn't work out as you hoped or planned, none of your guests will know unless you tell them. Also, photography and videography are worth the expense! The day goes by very quickly and there are so many moments you will never see without pictures and videos. 

{Michael} Plan quickly and efficiently. If someone sincerely offers to help with something, let them help! Let them know how much you appreciate their offer by giving them something specific to do. It doesn't have to be huge and complicated, but if you try to do everything yourself, you will struggle to enjoy this process. Keep what you have already planned, purchased, or still need to do organized and stay focused on one thing at a time. More work than can be imagined goes into planning a wedding, take it in small pieces, stay organized, and graciously accept offers of help. 

Cassie and Michael are looking forward to spending a lifetime together, enjoying their free time, and returning back to work at Chick-Fil-A with their "second family". 

Ceremony Venue: East Memorial Baptist Church // Reception Venue: Rocky Mount // Photographer: Adrienne Quick // Planner: Ashlee Staggers & Linda Lee // Florist: Amanda Rylant // Wedding Cake: Katherine Pace // Caterer: Rocky Mount // Bride’s Gown: Oleg Cassini // Hair & Makeup: Amy Junker // Invitations: Cassie & Michael 

*Note: All images above are screenshots from their video.

Caitlin & Zack // Chattanooga Wedding at Patten Chapel

It has rained a lot in the south this summer! We had been pretty lucky because for most of the year rain ever affected our couple's wedding day. Earlier in the year, I had even said "It doesn't rain at our weddings." Well, that changed! Two weekends in a row we had non-stop rain. Luckily, Caitlin was amazing and just shrugged it off and smiled. 

We loved ...

... The morning of their wedding day! Zack just hung out of his apartment with his friends. It was a perfect way to relax before the wedding. Caitlin was actually running ahead of schedule (yeah, that never happens), so she and her bridesmaids went to Cracker Barrel for a tasty breakfast. It was such a fun and relaxing morning! 

... The fake ring! Caitlin had the unfortunate luck of having making and unexpected trip to the dentist the day before the wedding. However, because Caitlin was a "good girl" she was presented with a large pink (plastic) diamond ring. Caitlin and the bridesmaids thought it was be hilarious if Zack was handed that ring during the ceremony. And it was! :) It first Cailtin and Zack's personalities perfectly. There is always tons of joking going on. 

... A friend married them! There is nothing more special than having a friend marry you. Caitlin and Zack's ceremony was so personalized and unique to them! Their guests got to see a glimpse into how deep their love for each other is. 

We loved this day full of laughter that far outweighed the rain! Congratulations Caitlin and Zack! 

CAITLIN & ZACK'S WEDDING VENDORS:

Chattanooga TN Wedding // Wedding Venue - Patten Chapel, Chattanooga, TN // Getting Ready Location - Stone Fort Inn // Photographer - Teale Photography // Coordinator - Veo Weddings & Events // Florist - Veo Weddings & Events // Caterer - Elegantly Tasteful Catering // Cake - Pastry Arts // Band - Amabile Strings 

Kristen & Marcus // Birmingham Westin Hotel Wedding

Kristen and Marcus both have a deep faith and love for music that connects them. They chose not to see each other before the wedding ceremony. As the ceremony got closer, they both got more and more excited and nervous. They were both SO ready to see each other!  They also made history by being the inaugural wedding at the new Westin Hotel in Birmingham! 

We loved ...  

... That their faith was at the center of their wedding! They both are blessed with parents in the ministry, and were lucky enough to be married by their parents (Marcus's Dad and Kristen's Mom and Dad). It is so beautiful to see parents joining their children in marriage!! 

 ... They were full of smiles, joy and laughter! They were so happy about marrying each other. You can see on their faces how much they enjoy each other's company.! 

... Kristen's Dad dancing! Kristen's Dad surprised her with unexpected dancing. He even had a hat and glove as props! Kristen just smiled and laughed. Every Father should have as much fun at their Daughter's wedding!! 

Congratulations Kristen and Marcus!! Thank you for trusting us and letting us be a part of the joy! 

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Christi & John // The Battle House Hotel

Christi and John's friends realized they were perfect for each other! However, it took Christi and John a little longer to come to the same conclusion. Once they realized it too, they did not let Christi's recent move to Memphis stand in their way!

We loved ...

... their style! Christi and John's wedding had the perfect mix of classic, history, glamour and intimacy. The Crystal Ballroom at the historic Battle House Hotel in Mobile, Alabama was the perfect backdrop for family and friends to celebrate Christi and John's marriage. Christi dress looks like it was made to be worn at The Battle House!

... their smiles! They did not stop smiling all day! Throughout the morning Christi reminisced about meeting John and their relationship. They both kept saying how they could not wait to see each other. Once they were together, they were not more than an arms distance the remainder of the day!

... their faith! Christi and John began their relationship with God as the center and as they begin their marriage, they continue to put Him first. It is a beautiful thing!

Congratulations Christi and John! Thank you for trusting us and letting us be a part of your beautiful Mobile wedding!

Christi & John's Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Venue The Battle House Hotel, Mobile, Alabama // Photographer - Tiffany Hughes Photography // Coordinator - Invision Events // Florist - Rosebud // Caterer - The Battle House Renaissance // Cake - Cakes by Judi // Bridal Gown Salon - Oxford Bridal // Bridal Gown Designer - Sophia Tolli // Tuxedos - Jos. A. Bank

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