Let me just tell you: I absolutely love when weddings take me out of the sunshine state. I love even more, when they take me to the Ritz Carlton. Talk about the BEST sleep, hands down, that I have ever gotten before a wedding. BUT, what I love even more than both of those pretty awesome things, is shooting weddings for people that I not only adore, but truly love & care for. That my friends was this wedding for me.
I met Skyler in college (WAR EAGLE!) which also happens to be where she originally met her man Brian! Skyler & I first bonded over a random spring break trip to London & became roommates the very next year! Now when I say roommates, I mean we were TWO of TEN [uh may zing] girls. We lived in the biggest oldest whitest house I’ll probably ever live in but with 10 girls running around… things get crowded quick. So, I lived in a closet [you think I'm kidding?..] & Sky lived in a real room, only one door down! This means we shared the lesser [but better] jon & girls, you know this – you get to know someone real quick when you share a bathroom – I mean, ammiright or ammiright?! On top of that, shared so many laughs, got ready for so many dress up parties, & managed to only have one confrontation that entire year: whether or not her dog, [MR.] Sadie, was a boy or girl [if you know me, you know I refuse to believe that dogs can be girls, I don't know why or how it started, but I just. do.].
Over the course of time that I’ve known her, Skyler has proven to be hard working, adventurous, loyal, spontaneous, caring, and above all just a total & complete BLAST. She is quick witted, free spirited, & always down for the git down. I saw her kiss a few toads but no one I ever thought matched the kind of quality girl that Skyler is. But then, after we all had graduated and scattered – [drumroll please] – she reconnected with this Kid from her major named Brian, via the beloved avenue of the only and only….Facebook. & the rest is history, thank you Mark Zuckerberg! ;)
Since Skyler has been with Brian, I think all of our friends would agree, those qualities I listed above have been amplified. He is all of those things & more. Lets be honest, Skyler needed someone who could not only keep up with her adventurous spirit, but also come alongside her, and LEAD her in it….Brian is just that. So it came as no surprise to any of us when they went backpacking through Europe together & even less of a surprise that whilst gallivanting around the Cliffs of Mohair [I mean come ON!] she turned around & he was on one knee.
The way that we’ve witnessed Brian love our friend is more than you could ever dream for someone you care about. To all my ladies out there reading this, let me just give you a small glimpse of what I’m talking about: Brian gave Skyler a printed out picture with a note on the back every day for 100 days before their wedding…Do I need to repeat that? Yes, It really happened & no not a day was missed. Like I said, more than we could ever dream for our friend.
Skyler & Brian, I am first off so beyond grateful you chose me to capture your day. Not only was your wedding unreal gorgeous, but the chance to walk with you through each & every step of your day was so so special for me. I couldn’t be more excited for the two of you starting your lives together & to say that I can not wait to see where on EARTH God takes you in the years to come…well thats just an understatement. Never stop adventuring. Never stop romancing each other. & Above all [ ;) ] NEVER miss a White House reunion – you two bring the party & ill always love you both for that.
Now enough of me, ENJOY RELIVING YOUR SPECIAL DAY YOU TWO CRAZY KIDS!!!
WEDDING CONSULTANT || HEATHER GRIFFITH FOR RITZ CARLTON AT REYNOLDS PLANTATION
INVITATIONS || CARLSON CRAFT FROM PARTY & PAPER
HAIR || DINA DEASON FROM BIRMINGHAM, AL
CEREMONY MUSICIANS || MELODIES AND MEMORIES
CATERING || RITZ CARLTON AT REYNOLDS PLANTATION
KOOZIE FAVORS || CUSTOM INK
ENTERTAINMENT || THE BIG BABY BAND
BRIDES CEREMONY DRESS || WATTERS
BRIDES RECEPTION DRESS || WATTERS
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES || BARI JAY
GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE || THE BRIDE & GROOM, COLUMBUS, MS
VIDEOGRAPHY || CINEMA WEDDINGS
2ND SHOOTER || HANNAH FORESBERG
HONEYMOON SPOT || ZOETRY PARAISO DE LA BONITA IN RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO