Bright and Colorful Memphis Wedding

Emily had been waiting for this summer break for a long time. She’s a high school teacher (she taught our daughter, Helen!), and every year, she gets even more excited about the end of the school year than the kids! But this year, she packed her last bag a little more quickly than usual, and hurried out the door with a bit more hustle than the year before. This year, she had even more to look forward to. As soon as school was out, she was marrying her best friend! When she returns to school in the Fall, she will be a Mrs. instead of a Miss. Nothing could dampen her end-of-year spirits! Not even a little rain.

Emily is the best kind of bride we could ever hope for! She knows she will have her wedding photos forever, so she was willing to do whatever it took to get great ones. She doesn’t have a “bridezilla” bone in her body! When the rain started coming down, her smile never faltered. She offered to stand in puddles and was never worried that the rain would ruin her hair. She knew that grey skies didn’t mean she couldn’t have beautiful, colorful photos. She just looked at me and said, “we can stand in the rain. It won’t bother me! I trust you.” I could have kissed her myself, but I let Colby do that instead!

Colby is the perfect match for Emily, and he was just as relaxed on their wedding day as she was! He chatted casually about the eagerly-awaited honeymoon, some of his latest projects, and the plans he and Emily have for the future. He was laid-back and calm on the outside, but on the inside, he was eager and excited to see his bride and say his vows. Ed and I have been to a lot of weddings, but we learn something new each time. Emily and Colby remind us that nothing can spoil a day if you don’t let it. That marriage is a partnership. And most of all, that there’s nothing more important than love.

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Emily was inspired by the confetti poppers that we give each of our clients as a welcome gift, and decided to make her own for the wedding! I was so excited to hear that she would be doing a confetti exit – it’s my absolute favorite (just wait until you see those photos)!

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Emily and Colby chose a mostly-neutral color scheme with pops of bright color, and I loved it!!

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Emily had Colby’s wedding ring inscribed as a surprise. So sweet!

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We LOVE Daddy/Daughter first looks!!

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Colby wore this pin of his grandparents so that he could keep them close to his heart.

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I loved their First Look! They wanted to read notes from each other together, but before they saw each other. We placed them back to back so they couldn’t peek, then when they were done, they turned around to see each other. It was a fun twist to the traditional First Look!

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Emily and Colby were not afraid of a little rain, and perfectly willing to get a bit wet for photos.

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This one is my favorite, and the rain only adds to the photo!

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I loved how colorful the bouquets were!

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Rain and sun at the same time makes for pure awesomeness.

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I keep telling Ed that I’m funny, and he doesn’t believe me. This is proof.

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Married!

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The rain had stopped and the sun came out just for sunset, so we took a few minutes for some extra portraits. Sunset is always the best time for photos!

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Yes, girl. Yes.

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Love this one!

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The First Dance was sweet…

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But the party could not be beat! Everyone had such a great time on the dance floor!

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Confetti. Exit. For. The. Win!

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Emily and Colby, thank you for being you. At the end of the day, Ed turned to me and said, “this day was awesome because of them.” And he was right. I know you’re enjoying those Mexican beaches right now, and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

Cheers!

The Creative Team

Reception Venue: Balinese Ballroom
Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church • Floral Design: Holliday Flowers • Bridal Gown: Ballew Bridal • Hairstylist: Daniel Shay Salon • Makeup Artists: Nuria Espin • Cake Artist: Kipp Cakes • Entertainment: Soul Shockers  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ballew Bridal • Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse • Invitations and Paper Goods: Exclusively Weddings • Videography: HotKey Studios

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5 Comments
  • Susan Ivy
    Posted at 13:15h, 07 June

    Beautiful wedding.

  • Angie Warhurst
    Posted at 13:57h, 07 June

    Beautiful!! Going to be hard to pick out pictures!!

  • Pamela Moore
    Posted at 21:15h, 07 June

    Beautiful Wedding Love The way You Guys looked So Clam! Congratulations to you both!(

  • leigh clinard
    Posted at 21:52h, 08 June

    love every picture

  • Mary Lynn Bowman
    Posted at 22:21h, 08 June

    Great pics. Very unique. Great memories!!