Laura+Paul//wedding

Laura and Paul had a beautiful September wedding at Paul’s family’s cotton farm in the Ripley area. The day began with everyone getting ready at Paul’s parent’s home. When it was time for the ceremony, Laura walked with her stepfather to Paul, who was waiting for her at the wooden alter in the middle of a cotton field. It was a small, intimate, and moving ceremony. They wrote their own vows (which seriously had me tearing up!) which they exchanged in front of about 10 of their closest friends and family. After some photos, we headed to Tupelo for the rooftop reception at Park Heights. You couldn’t of asked for better weather! People ate and drank and mingled with views of City Hall in the background. They shared their first dance, and then cut the cake! (Be sure to check out Paul’s groom cake, I’ve never seen one like it!) It was a perfect day for a perfect couple. We were able to schedule a ‘day after’ session after the wedding where Laura and Paul got dressed up, and we went back to the cotton field and took some amazing photos at sunset! I have had so much fun getting to know these two people, and I’m so excited for them to be starting this next chapter of their lives. Congrats Laura and Paul!

Venue: Park Heights

Florist: Amory Flower Shop

Dress: Kay’s Kreations

Cake: Terri Turner

Hair: Meagan Holloway with Meg’s on Main

Makeup: Paige Murphy


Liza+Johnny//wedding

Liza and Johnny got married on Labor Day weekend in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and you guys. It was the most magical day ever. The day began at Loft 310, a beautiful rooftop venue in downtown Kalamazoo. Johnny and his groomsman relaxed and watched the episode of The Office where Jim and Pam get married, and Liza got ready surrounded by her bridesmaids, two sisters, mother and mother-in-law. Their first look was on the rooftop, and it was such a sweet moment between these two people, who just adore each other. They are high school sweethearts, by the way! (And I’ve known Liza for a few years now, her sister Kelsey is one of my best friends!) Their dogs Brinkley and Ginger ran out to meet them for a few portraits, and then we captured a few more before a big storm rolled through. Everyone went inside to where the reception was being held, and we captured some beautiful bridal party and family photos. The clouds parted and the sun started shining right as the ceremony began, it was perfect timing! It was such a thoughtful, meaningful ceremony that was very ‘them.’ One of their best friends was their officiant, they had their siblings each do a reading, and they wrote their own vows. And then they walked out as husband and wife with their dog! At the start of the reception, Liza and Johnny and each of their parents greeted each guest as they came in, it was so neat to see that. They had guests travel from all over, even as far as Sweden! Johnny’s brother, Liza’s two sisters, and Liza’s father gave toasts and people were laughing and shedding some happy tears. The couple and their guests danced the night away. It was seriously the most perfect day, and it was so hard picking just 100 photos for their highlights. Congratulations Liza and Johnny! 

Venue: Loft 310, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Florist: Tracy Park - Park Place Design

Cake: Bert’s Bakery

DJ: Entertainment District DJ

Hair/Makeup: Angela Mabus

Catering: Entertainment District/ Loft 310

Bridal Gown: M&W Tailor

Shoes: Bethany Johnson

Jewelry: David’s Bridal

Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Save the Dates/Invitations: Vistaprint

Planner: Shannon Pots - Entertainment Districts

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