A Wedding at Gatewood Studio | Mr and Mrs Russell

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Mr & Mrs Russell’s rescheduled wedding day at Gatewood Studio turned out to be more than Kristen & Damion could have asked for! Their original May wedding had to be rescheduled due to COVID. This blessing in disguise gave Kristen the opportunity to make changes to her wedding plans to make the day even more special!

Kristen & Damion’s relationship has spanned over 10 years and long distance. They have survived the loss of each of their fathers, have two beautiful boys together, and remodeled a house, making it a home. The words I would chose to describe them best are kind and peaceful. They both have such a calm and gentle presence, and it was such a pleasure to spend the day capturing each memory.

Getting Ready

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I arrived at the hotel to find Kristen and the girls closest to her having the best time as they were getting ready!! The sound of laughter rang through the halls as joy filled the atmosphere! As Madison Bilello finished up the girl’s hair and makeup, I found a spot by the window to capture all the beautiful details before they were put to use for the day.

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From the hotel, we drove over to B.Gatewood Studio to prepare for the wedding and reception. We started with Kristen’s bridal portraits, which was such a special time for me!! I just love showing a bride how beautiful she is on her wedding day!!

Bridal Portraits

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Kristen & Damion chose a traditional timeline where they did not see each other until the ceremony. While this limits portrait time, it is fun to have the extra time with each side of the bridal party!

Bridal Party

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The Ceremony

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Post Ceremony Portraits

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The Reception

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The Vendors

Planner | Oak Experience

Bridal Gown | Faye’s in Philadelphia, MS

Bride’s Shoes | Kate Spade

Bride’s Veil | Amazon

Bridesmaids Dresses | Davids Bridal

Bridesmaids Jewelry | Jennifer Thames Originals at the Union Mercantile Company

Groom’s Attire | Faulkinberry Bridal in Philadelphia, MS

Invitations | Minted

Hair & Makeup | @madison.hairandmu

Nails | Polished By Lisa

Mississippi Boho Outdoor Wedding

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Lindsey & Payton’s Mississippi Boho Outdoor Wedding was a super chill, laid back affair on the couple’s property in Rankin County. Lindsey and Payton are two people that I love to just hang out with, so spending a full day with them, their friends and family was so good for my soul! And I have to mention that smaller, more intimate, outdoor weddings are quickly becoming my new favorite!

When I first met Lindsey at her bridal consult, I found her to be a free spirited, non-traditional bride who loved world travel. I felt an instant connection with her and excitement as we talked about her wedding day! I remember telling my husband later that same evening how much I loved getting to know her!

The days leading up to the weddings, we were all anxiously watching the weather. With not one, but TWO hurricanes in the gulf, would we need a “plan b” in case of rain? We prayed and the Lord answered with the most perfect weather!! Every detail of Lindsey & Payton’s wedding day suited them perfectly. From the laid back outdoor atmosphere, the oversized games of Jenga and connect four on the lawn, to the antiques used to serve food, this wedding was an absolute joy to capture!

Bethany and her team from Oak Experience WOWED me once again with their florals, setup and decor. Bethany is always such a joy to work with. And Lindsey’s dress from Bridal House By Woo could not have been a more perfect fit! Lindsey & Payton truly had a dream team of vendors to make their wedding dreams come true!

Lindsey & Payton’s Mississippi Boho Outdoor Wedding was an absolute joy! I am so thankful for the amazing couples and vendors that I get to work with!

Vendor Team:

Event Coordinator | Oak Experience

Florist | Oak Experience

Bridal Gown | Bridal House By Woo

Bridal Shoes | Badgley Mischka

Bride’s Headpiece | Dareth Colburn Designs

Entertainment | Andrew Pate’s Band

Hair/Makeup Consultant | Stella Ford

Transportation Vendor | Phoenix Limousine and Luxury Coach 

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A Rainy Philadelphia Wedding |Mr and Mrs Hanna

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Anna Leigh + Houston overcame numerous obstacles to become Mr & Mrs Hanna on their rainy Philadelphia wedding day. Saturday morning’s storm included trees down, power loss and other storm related issues. But Saturday, October 26, 2019 was a day of overcoming! We stood in agreement and commanded the rain to stop, and the day that began with obstacles quickly turned to a day of rejoicing as we celebrated love!

I have loved getting to know Anna Leigh + Houston during their engagement season. From planning and capturing their engagement session at the Town of Livingston, I knew that Anna Leigh loves open green spaces. I was so excited when their reception was moved to the Philadelphia Country Club and we were able to capture their bride & groom portraits on the golf course! The golf course was the perfect location for a rainy Philadelphia wedding. I was able to keep Anna Leigh and Houston on the golf cart path and out of the mud. We also kept the clear umbrellas at hand in case the drizzle began again. The Lord gave us a perfect fifteen minute break in the rain so we were able to capture beautiful outdoor portraits! Answered prayers indeed!

Anna Leigh + Houston, I have continued to pray for you and your marriage as I have edited these images. I see the Lord’s hand in every detail of your wedding day. From stopping the rain, to the outpouring of joy, Holy Spirit was present in every moment. I teared up again as I edited the images from your foot washing, remembering how special this moment was. You kept Jesus at the forefront of every detail of your wedding day. Continue to do this, and you will truly be a chord of three strands that will not be easily broken.

I am so thankful for the amazing vendor team that overcame every obstacle to make Mr & Mrs Hanna’s rainy Philadelphia wedding day absolutely perfect!

Vendor Team

Ceremony Venue | Trinity Baptist Church Philadelphia, MS

Reception Venue | Philadelphia Country Club

Bride Getting Ready | 457 Pecan

Full Service Planning | Oak Experience

Florals | Oak Experience

Invitations | Oak Experience

Caterer | Oak Experience

Cakes | Oak Experience

Bride’s Gown | The Bridal Path

Bride’s Shoes | Steve Madden

Groom’s Attire | Beyond Expectations

Bridesmaid’s Dresses | The Bridal Path

Bride’s Hair | Madelen Greer

Bride’s Makeup | Jamie Bobbitt

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