There’s always a point in the wedding day when I know for sure that a couple is meant to be together. It may be something special the officiant says during the ceremony, a telling story during toasts, or even a quiet giggle or look that the couple shares when they think they’re alone. Laura and Chad’s day was full of little moments like these, but the one that really stuck with me happened when Laura was opening her gift from Chad. She pulled out a gorgeous necklace that he had chosen for her, and with glistening eyes, said, “he knows my style even better than I do!” It was a little thing, perhaps, but that simple gift said, without words, how much he knows and understands her.
Ed and I traveled to Auburn, Alabama to photograph Laura and Chad’s wedding. Laura was a bridesmaid in one of our weddings earlier this year, so it was so great to see her again, this time as the bride! Their wedding was chock full of stunning details, including soft floral stationery, bridesmaids’ gowns with gorgeous necklines and metallic accents, and hints of subtle navy and peach. But oh, the flowers! Laura had one of the most beautiful bouquets we’ve ever seen, and it perfectly matched the style of her BHLDN wedding gown.
Laura and Chad are one of those couples that are so in sync that they are almost one person. Their personalities blend so well together that you can hardly imagine one without the other. They both have a quiet and comfortable approach to life, yet they embrace creativity and adventure whenever possible. Laura didn’t think twice about following Chad to California when he accepted a new job there. Her willingness to support and accompany him shows how much she loves him. His love for her was made obvious the second she stepped into the isle and he could no longer hold it together. The look on his face when he saw his bride made for some of my favorite photos of the entire day!
Laura and Chad, we are so glad that we got to be there to see you begin this new season of your life! It was such an honor to capture your day. Although you are now on the other side of the country, we know your lives will be full of love and adventure! We can’t wait to see where you go from here. Enjoy this view of your very special day through our eyes!
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The Creative Team
EVENT VENUE: LAZENBY FARMS
FLORAL DESIGN: FISTSFULL DESIGNS • BRIDAL GOWN: BHLDN • HAIRSTYLIST: KATE DORSEY • CAKE ARTIST: PEGGY MCKINNEY • ENTERTAINMENT: KENNY SHACKLEFORD • BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: ETSY • MESNWEAR: JOS A BANK • MEMPHIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY HUTCHINSON PHOTOGRAPHY