Haley and Tanner’s wedding day was pretty perfect. Haley knew exactly what she wanted when she envisioned their big day, and she and their friends and family really knocked it out of the park making it all a reality. Much of the decor was DIY, and y’all- everything was stunning! It was a beautiful fall day at Southwind, and Haley got ready with the help of her mother. She did a bridesmaid reveal with her girls, it’s such a fun moment to capture! Tanner is a police officer, and a few of his groomsmen are fellow officers, so they made sure to get some awesome portraits together. Haley and Tanner first saw each other as Haley was walking down the aisle with her father, at the edge of the lake. Along the aisle were signs from 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8, and it was the perfect backdrop for a lovely ceremony. The rings were accidentally left upstairs, but their officiant, the Rev. Steve Casteel, did not miss a beat, and the ceremony continued on as planned. After Haley and Tanner walked down the aisle as husband and wife, they exchanged rings inside. It was fun from a photographer’s perspective because I’ve never been that close up for the exchanging of rings! After, we started taking portraits. It was right before sunset, aka the perfect light! The bride and groom rocked it, even if it was pretty chilly. After they headed inside to have a seated dinner with their guests, before the first dances and cutting the cake. At the end of the night, the couple ran off with a birdseed exit. These two have such big hearts, and so much love for each other. Congratulations Haley and Tanner!

Venue: Southwind

Florist: Barbra Stewart

Cake and Grooms Cake: Angie Carden  

Cookies: Daphne McKibben

DJ: Dylan Blakely

Hair: Shear Envy

Makeup: the bride!

Catering: L & J catering

Gown: Allure Bridal Wilderly Collection

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: JJ’s House

Shoes: Halston

Wedding Bands: Montgomery Jewlers, Bride earrings: Glitz and Love

Men’s Attire: Thomas Brothers Formal Wear

Save the Dates: custom made by the couple

Invitations: Dreaming in Paper

Officiant: Rev. Steve Casteel


Rachel and John chose the perfect fall day to get married. The venue they chose was the Oak Hill Stables, which I think is one of the best kept secrets in the area! It is such a gorgeous venue with the outdoor chapel, and the pool house and patio made for a unique spot for the reception. We started off with getting ready photos at the venue. After some detail photos (check out Rachel’s custom-made blue  Rachel’s mom and sister helped her get ready (they brought a crochet hook to button all the buttons on Rachel’s beautiful dress, very smart!) before we did the first look in the outdoor chapel. John was all smiles once he turned around and saw his bride. We went to a few different spots for photos around the grounds, and then Rachel gave each of her parents a sweet, meaningful gift (there were definitely some happy tears shed!). Guests started arriving for the ceremony, and Rachel walked down the aisle arm in arm with her father. After the happy couple said “I do!” it was time for the reception. Guests mingled alongside the pool and pool house, and Rachel and John cut their cakes. Dancing started, with many of the guests joining in, including John’s mom and dad, who could really bust a move! The couple ended their wedding with a popper exit, before heading out west for their honeymoon. Congratulations to Rachel and John!

Venue: Oak Hill Stables, Oxford, MS

Florist: Twisted Twig

Cake: Cathy Bishop

DJ: DJ Max Victory 

Hair & Makeup: The Blo Dry Bar

Bridal Gown: The Barefoot Bride

Mother of the Bride Dress: Gloria’s

Men’s Attire: Thomas Brothers

Rings: Steven Rose Jewelers

Officiant: Walt Davis


Victoria and Brandon started their day at the historic Rosedale home in Columbus. It’s absolutely stunning if you ever get a chance to check it out! It’s an antebellum home that’s also a family home. These two are good friends of mine, and I was so honored when they asked me to be their wedding photographer! And it was so fun knowing them and a lot of the guests that attended, a very unique and fun experience from a photographer’s perspective! Friends Melissa did Victoria’s hair and makeup, Ellie helped as the wedding day coordinator and Michael helped out behind the scenes and helping set things up! Victoria and Brandon exchanged letters before their first look, and it was so sweet getting to witness that moment between them, and the build up to the first look. We took tons of portraits with Rosedale as the backdrop and Victoria’s long veil as the perfect bridal accessory (doesn’t she look stunning by the way?!). And we took some portraits with their beautiful pups, Deacon and Scarlett. Victoria and her father rode up to the ceremony in a horse and carriage, it was seriously straight out of a fairy tale! Her mother and father walked her down the aisle, and their friend Doug married them. It was a lovely ceremony, and after, everyone headed to the barn for the reception. They had so many fun details, like a monogram W light displayed on the wall, to a spooky bridal illustration of Victoria! A few tears were shed at the thoughtful speeches, and they couple shared their first dance under the stars. It was such a fun reception! Everyone was dancing and having a great time! It was such a wonderful day! Congratulations, Brandon and Victoria!

Venue: Historic Rosedale, Columbus

Florist: Janice Bishop

Cake: Patti Bishop Barber

DJ: DJ Joe Dog Entertainment

Hair: Melissa Edwards Scruggs

Makeup: The bride and Melissa Edwards Scruggs

Catering: Janice Bishop

Gown: David’s Bridal

Shoes: Jessica Simpson/Lucky Brand

Jewelry/Rings: Kay Jewelers/Ronaldo/David’s Bridal

Men’s Attire: Reed’s/Belk

Save the Dates/Invitations/Programs: Shutterfly

Videography: Rex & Amaris Films and Photography

Officiant: Doug Cahill

Coozies: Totally Promotional, designed by Revel Union

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