20 Sep Intimate Summer Downtown Memphis River Wedding
Carmen and Grantley are not afraid to celebrate the way they know best! They wanted a small but short ceremony on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Time to enjoy their closest friends and family present was a priority. They wanted to attend their own cocktail hour. Photos were a priority (love that!), and they wanted plenty of time for them. And most of all, they wanted to be married!
Carmen and Grantley got everything they wanted in their wedding day, without any of the stuff they didn’t. Carmen was planning her wedding from out of town, so we got to know each other long distance. I sort of got to play the part of wedding planner over the course of our many phone calls! I offered ideas where I could, and she and I collaborated to create the perfect day that reflected them both.
Intimate Summer Memphis River Wedding
These two were not afraid to shun tradition to plan a day that they would both really enjoy. Enjoying cocktail hour with their family and friends was very important to them. When I suggested they have their cocktail hour before their ceremony in order to take advantage of the sunset on the river, Carmen loved the idea! She also loved the idea of a First Look so that we could get some photos both before and after they said “I do.”
There were no chairs for the informal ceremony. Instead, everyone stood around them while they pledged their love to each other. The sunset over the river served as their inspiration, rather than elaborate flowers or decor. There was no First Dance. No garter toss. Just lots of FUN!
When I finally met Carmen in person on the wedding day, we already felt like good friends. We’re basically the same person. We even drink the same cocktail! Grantley turned out to be a great bonus! He matches Carmen’s spirit perfectly, and the way he looks at her can only lead to a flourishing marriage. Carmen told me, “we help each other succeed and grow in ways we did not think were possible.”
Carmen and Grantley, I just want to put you both in my pocket and take you home! We fell in love with you both so fast, and it’s easy to see why you fell in love with each other. We’re so glad that we were able to celebrate this special day with you, and even happier that we’ve gained new friends! We can’t wait to see you guys again soon!
In the meantime, enjoy this little peek into your perfect and FUN river wedding!
The Creative Team
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