Karye and Lynn are seriously some of the sweetest people ever. I had the honor of taking Karye’s bridal session before their big day! The wedding day started at the church where they first met! Karye did a bridesmaid reveal with her girls, while the guy’s hung out in the church nursery to get ready. Karye and Lynn chose to do a first look, and y’all- it was so special! There were so many emotions, from tears, to big laughs (like when Karye showed off her blue socks she was rocking with her high heels!). We were also able to do portraits outside, which was amazing since there was a storm warning that day! But it cleared right up right when we got ready for their bride and groom portraits! The church quickly filled up with guests attending the wedding. Karye was walked down the aisle by her father and her step-father, and all of Karye and Lynn’s parents and stepparents gathered to pray over the couple at the beginning of the ceremony. Lynn also got emotional seeing his bride walking down the aisle, which made me tear up all over again (after tearing up during the first look!). The alter was filled with a beautiful door archway and a floral arrangement created by Karye’s aunts and mother, and the couple built a unity cross together. After the two walked down the aisle as husband and wife, everyone traveled over the to Pontotoc Community House for the reception! They had delicious BBQ, a donut wall (!!), and a coconut grooms cake. Karye’s cousin-in-law’s bluegrass band played some music as guests mingled. We got to sneak off for some in-the-rain-umbrella photos, which may have been some of my favorite of the day! The night ended with a sparkler exit, and the two drove off in an old Ford pick-up lent to them by one of Lynn’s family members! I’m so happy these two are married!

Ceremony Venue: Greatest Mission Baptist Church

Reception Venue: Pontotoc Community House

Floral: Cindy Collier and Kim Harlow (Karye’s aunts!)

Cake: Susan Russell

Hair: Allison Russell of Cut Ups Hair Salon, Pontotoc

Makeup:  Shelby Cherry

Catering: Tim Body

Bridal Gown: Kay’s Kreations

Bridesmaids Dresses: Kay’s Kreations

Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Jeweler: Kay Jewelers

Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Save the Dates/Invitations/Programs: Vistaprint

Gift Bags: Oriental Trading

Officiant: Bro. Steve Parrish


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! :)

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