Chase and Alyssa’s fall wedding at Castle Grove Plantation got off to a bit of a dreary start. Storms rolled in the evening before and it was still misting rain as I drove from Jackson to Meridian on Saturday morning. I called Alyssa on the way to assure her that the radar showed the rain moving out before time to begin portraits, and that no matter what her wedding day would be beautiful!
I arrived extra early to ensure we had flexibility in the timeline to plan around the weather and to not be rushed. After talking to Alyssa and the other vendors, the decision was made to move the ceremony from the pecan grove to higher ground on the lawn just behind the beautiful barn. As the amazing vendor team began the hard work of moving the ceremony, my team and I began photographing Alyssa & Chase’s beautiful wedding details!
Capturing wedding day details is one of my favorite parts of the day! It gives me an opportunity to get a feel for the style of the day, and to warm up my creativity. I have recently completed the Katelyn James Bridal Details Course, and I am excited to put into practice all that I have learned with each wedding that I have the honor of capturing!
Alyssa’s full lace and bead Martina Liana bridal gown was simply stunning!
Wedding at Castle Grove Plantation
Moving the ceremony location from the pecan grove to the lawn overlooking the pond was the perfect decision! The rain stopped and the sun came out just in time for outdoor portraits, and everything was dry for a beautiful ceremony!
Husband & Wife Portraits
Reception at the MSU Riley Center
My Prayer For You
Chase and Alyssa, I have prayed for you as I have edited these images. I have prayed Paul’s words from Ephesians 3:14-21:
14 So I kneel humbly in awe before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, 15 the perfect Father of every father and child[e] in heaven and on the earth. 16 And I pray that he would unveil within you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power.
17 Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life.
18–19 Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences—the great magnitude[f] of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!
20 Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.
21 Now we offer up to God all the glorious praise that rises from every church in every generation through Jesus Christ—and all that will yet be manifest through time and eternity. Amen!
This amazing vendor team made Chase & Alyssa’s wedding day a dream to capture!
Ceremony Venue: Castle Grove Plantation
Reception Venue: MSU Riley Center
Florist: Tonya and Randy Tew
Event Design Coordinator: Pretty Presentations
Bridesmaids Dresses: Revelry
Caterer: Pretty Presentations
Cake: JM Cake Designs
Entertainment: Gear Box Live