10 Mar Emotional Winter Intimate Wedding in Oxford, Mississippi
We recently shot the sweetest, most emotional intimate wedding in Oxford. Hanna and Trae decided that they didn’t want a big wedding. They considered a courthouse elopement, then a friend offered to let them use his land for their short ceremony. They knew right away that it was the perfect decision for them, and it was a gorgeous place for their ceremony and portraits!
Ed and I loved Hanna and Trae right away! We loved their wedding day almost as much. Ed and I always love a small, intimate wedding. It just puts the focus where it should be in the first place, the couple and the marriage!
Just because the wedding was small doesn’t mean that it was lacking in detail. Hanna wore a beautiful, open-backed lace gown, and she carried a bouquet of dried flowers that matched the flowers on the backdrop. Trae’s dad built the wooden hexagon that served as their ceremony backdrop, and it was simple and beautiful! She brought a special quilt that her grandmother made her for her undergrad graduation. We made sure to include it in some photos, and it was perfect for the woodland setting.
Emotional Winter Intimate Wedding in Oxford, Mississippi
The whole day was full of emotion. We laughed and cried with them all day! Trae made sure to tell us right before the First Look that he wasn’t going to cry, but he couldn’t help himself when he saw his bride for the first time! Hanna also had a First Look with her dad and stepdad. She was so beautiful that she made all three of them cry!
Trae’s older brother passed away from pancreatic cancer a few years ago, so I had a special connection with them, as I lost my dad to that terrible disease just last year. Hanna brought a photo of him so that Trae could have some photos with his brother. We were all crying, but it was a beautiful, powerful moment. Hanna played Trae’s brother’s favorite song as she came down the aisle as a surprise to the family, so he was there in spirit. Trae’s other brother performed the ceremony.
As Hanna and Trae read the vows that they wrote to each other, they laughed through the funny parts and cried through the rest. They just couldn’t stop the joy from spilling out! Their love for each other is so strong, and everyone in attendance could see and feel their special bond. Their intimate wedding day was the perfect way for them to celebrate their love, and enter a lifetime of marriage.
Hanna and Trae, thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your day! I know it was everything you wanted, and more. Ed and I left Oxford with a special sense of peace and happiness, and we talked about the two of you the whole way home. We loved your wedding day so much, and we hope you enjoy this little sneak peek!
The Creative Team
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