Ok so it may have been an unseasonably chilly spring day, with a little bit of rain and mud, but my goodness did Chelsea and Nate have a beautiful wedding day! Chelsea’s father owns the wedding venue Manning Gardens in Guntown, and that is where both the ceremony and reception were held. We started the day with photos at a last-minute indoor location, an old factory in downtown Tupelo (yay for flexible wedding couples!). Chelsea and Nate exchanged letters and held hands around a corner, sharing a sweet moment together before seeing each other at the ceremony. The ceremony was brimming with so much love, and brought pretty much everyone there to tears (including myself!). After the ceremony, the reception brought a first dance, the best red velvet cake I think I’ve ever tasted and many smiles and hugs with the newlywed couple and their guests. Before the end of the day, Chelsea’s dad shared a photo slideshow he made to their close family and friends. They all gathered to pray with Chelsea and Nate, sending them off safely for their honeymoon in Hawaii! Congratulations Chelsea and Nate! :)

Venue: Manning Gardens//Guntown

Florist: Flowers and Gifts of Pontotoc by Redele//Pontotoc

Cake/Dessert: Westside BBQ and Cakes//New Albany, Scarlet’s Donuts//Tupelo

Hair/Makeup: Amber Moyer of Shear Envy//Tupelo

Jewelry: Kim Grambrell Couture Jewelry, Farmhouse//Tupelo

Catering: Neon Pig//Tupelo

Gown: Willow Bride//Tupelo

Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your MuMu

Officiant: Bro. Steve Chromy

Favors: Sonshine Candles and Pottery//Tupelo

Karye//bridal session

I don’t do bridal sessions very often, so when Karye suggested she would like to do one before her wedding day, I was super pumped about it! I still can’t over how beautiful Karye is, and she is such a sweet, kind person, so she is beautiful inside and out! :)


Brytni and Dax got to start off their new year as husband and wife! One great perk of being a photographer in Mississippi is that you can have good weather pretty much all year. And their wedding day happened to be a beautiful January day! The wedding party got ready at Lawndale Presbyterian Church, where Dax’s family are members. (I actually used to work with his sister Maggie at the Journal!) Their first look took place where they love to take walks at a spot along the Natchez Trace, and was actually the spot where Dax proposed to Brytni! It was so special that we were able to do their first photos of the day there. After, we headed back for more photos at the church. The ceremony was beautiful and had unique personal touches, like the processional song was the instrumental version of “You’ll Be In My Heart,” Brytni’s favorite Disney song, and Dax’s father and Brytni’s grandfather read from the Bible in English and Spanish. After Dax and Brytni became husband and wife, they celebrated at their reception! Dax’s sister Annakathryn baked the beautiful cake (his other sister Zoey has an eye for photography- a very talented family!) and they played the hilarious Newlywed shoe game. They danced and Brytni got to reunite with her BlackList sisters from MUW. The happy couple exited to their family and friends throwing bird seed as the two got in their getaway car to head off to Hawaii! Dax and Brytni are the sweetest, and I am so happy I got to kick off 2018 with them!  

Venue: Lawndale Presbyterian Church

Gown: David’s Bridal

Florist: Bishop’s Flower Shop

Cake: Annakathryn Bushway (Dax’s sister!)

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Joseph A. Bank

Planner: Brenda Conner

Officiant: Andy Coburn

Rings: Reed’s Jewelers

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