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

Fondren Engagement Session

Fondren Engagement Session

Anna Claire & Brett’s Fondren engagement session was a BLAST!! When the weather forecast showed rain, we began brainstorming indoor location. Once we talked about having their session at Brent’s Drugs, the location was set rain or shine!

I first met Anna Claire almost 10 years ago when her cousin was my roommate at We Will Go Ministries. Anna Claire’s mom and aunt were instrumental in helping our ministry start a children’s program, and Anna Claire was the sweetest young teen girl I ever met!

Fast forward to today, and I can’t believe she is old enough to be getting married!! We love Anna Claire and her family and I am so blessed to work with her and Brett during this special season of their lives!

How they met…

I asked Anna Claire how they met. “We actually met when we were kids! We went to the same home church and reconnected once we got older! It was very random but definitely the Lord’s set up!”

How he popped the question…

“We were planning to go out to eat for our two year anniversary, but he took me to the visitor’s center in Clinton instead. He told me that he wanted to show me something. Once we got there, he had a sweet sign and sunflowers everywhere! He had me read the board, which had scriptures verses, and when I turned around, he was on one knee. He told me he had another surprise for me and took me back to my house where all of our families were waiting for us! It was soooo sweet.”

Prayer

Anna Claire & Brett, I have prayed for you as I edited the images from your Fondren engagement session. As I see the genuine joy in your beautiful smiles, the verse that keeps coming to mind is “the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Jesus said that in this world we will have trouble, but we can take heart! He has overcome the world! In life and in marriage you will face hard times. Always remember that you are a team. Jesus brought you together, and He will see you through each and every trial. Keep your eyes on Him, and always remember that the JOY of the LORD is your strength!!

I can’t wait to see you again in December as we celebrate you two becoming ONE!

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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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Riverside Engagement Session in Memphis

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My time with Peyton & Ken Friday on Mud Island for their riverside engagement session in Memphis was so full of laughter my cheeks hurt on the drive home! The Word says that laughter is good medicine, and Friday was truly balm to my soul!

Peyton & Ken both live on Mud Island in Memphis, TN. Mud Island is a peaceful riverside community just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Memphis. We spent most of our time along the river, which has become a very special place for Peyton & Ken.

How God Brought Them Together

My newest Meridith Lee couple met at Mississippi State during their freshman year. They were in some of the same classes and even shared a chemistry book. He told Peyton that he liked liked her right before the summer as he was going off to camp with no way of contact except through letters! So this sweet couple wrote old fashioned letters to each other that summer and began officially dating when they returned to MSU in the fall.

How He Proposed

Peyton and Ken both recently moved to Memphis. He started his job there and she is starting school. Peyton continues, “My favorite thing to do is go on picnics. We have always gone on them since we have been together. We live on Mud Island that is surrounded by rivers where we like to go on walks. What I thought was just a normal picnic date night in one of our “spots” ended up being the BEST surprise ever! Ken is the best and I am usually the worst and try to figure out surprises, but he kept this one from me which made it so so special!! He put in so much thought to our engagement and planned a surprise party with all of our families! It was the most special day that I will treasure forever.”

My Prayer For You

Peyton & Ken, I have prayed for you as I have edited the images from your Riverside Engagement Session in Memphis. The word that keeps coming to my mind is “encourager”. You are two of the most encouraging people I have ever met! This is truly a gift that the Lord will use to advance His Kingdom! Hard times WILL come. Jesus said, “in the world you WILL have trouble. Take heart, I have overcome the world.” Your gift of encouragement will help both you and those around you get through the hard times. It will even help you to see God’s hand at work in the midst of the hard.

Holy Spirit, continue to fill Peyton & Ken with joy and strength as they move forward into all You are calling them to! I ask you to surround them with like minded community as they look for a new church body to join in Memphis. Give them peace and wisdom and they begin their life together, knowing that you are guiding their steps. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

My time with you was such an encouragement for me! And your prayers have greatly blessed me!! I can’t wait to see you both again at Fairview Inn in March!!

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A Summer Wedding at Bridlewood of Madison

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Mr & Mrs Mercier’s summer wedding at Bridlewood of Madison was full of joy and laughter! My team and I enjoyed laughing right along with this fun loving bridal party and family!!

Nichole & Austin’s wedding was extra special for me because my husband was the officiant! This was Lee’s first wedding to officiate, and his first time to see me in action on a wedding day! It was so much fun to be able to work together!!

We have loved getting to know Nichole and Austin during their marriage mentoring sessions. The wedding day was so much more fun after getting to know them over zoom meetings and a double date together!

The Details

Nichole & Austin chose the beautiful Bridlewood of Madison for their wedding and reception venue. Every detail of the day was carefully chosen to highlight Nichole’s elegant style. From the sparkle on her shoes, to the delicate lace on her dress, every detail created the perfect setting.

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Getting Ready & First Looks

First looks are such a special time on a wedding day! I absolutely love capturing the emotion of a mother helping her daughter into her wedding dress, and a father seeing his baby girl in her wedding dress for the first time. A private first look for a bride and groom can not only help calm nerves, but it gives them time to actually be together on this special day.

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Bride & Groom Portraits

Austin had me laughing throughout the bride & groom portraits! I love capturing genuine joy and laughter!!

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Bridal Party Portraits

This bridal party was absolutely crazy!! They were so much fun to celebrate with!!

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The Ceremony

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Husband & Wife Sunset Portraits

This may be my favorite part of the day!! Capturing the first moments as husband and wife with the glow of the sunset absolutely makes my heart sing! Add in a beautiful classic car, and it just doesn’t get any better!

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The Reception

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The Vendor Team:

Venue | Bridlewood of Madison

Event Planner | Olivia Miley Events

Florist & Catering | Fresh Cut Catering & Floral

Invitations | Simply To Impress

Cakes | Charmed Cakes

Bridal Gown | Elle James Bridal 

Veil | Sara Gabriel Designs

Bridesmaids Robes | Hundred Hearts Designs

Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Azazie Bridesmaids

Groom’s Attire | Tuxes Too

Flower Girl Dress | Davids Bridal

DJ | Scott Steele Entertainment

Transportation | The Station Ms

A Summer Wedding At Dodson Farms

Dodson Farms Wedding

Introducing the new Mr & Mrs Grady! Jessica & Wade’s summer wedding at Dodson Farms in Starkville, MS was an absolute DREAM to capture! The joy and love these two have for one another is contagious! They were surrounded by the most fun loving wedding party! Their love was celebrated well on Saturday!

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From the tiniest of details, to the beautiful florals, to the dreamy venue… this summer wedding at Dodson Farms could not have been more perfect! Jessica & Wade originally planned their wedding for May, but with COVID-19 and quarantine they decided to move their date. The number of guests may have been smaller than their original plans, but their intimate wedding was one of the sweetest days I have been a part of. I am absolutely loving these smaller weddings!

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The property at Dodson Farms is surrounded by beautiful trees! Dreamy light and a beautifully arched tree branch absolutely make my heart sing! Jessica and Wade look like they could be dancing in a Disney movie!

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Paige Place at Dodson Farms was the perfect setting for Jessica and her bride tribe to get ready. The house is so bright with plenty of room for all the girls to get ready! It was also the perfect place for Jessica and her friends to have a pre-wedding slumber party!

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Paige Place at Dodson Farms
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Paige Place at Dodson Farms

A Summer Wedding First Look

Jessica & Wade’s first look was such a sweet moment! I just love when a bride and groom choose to have a private first look! This is their only alone time together on the wedding day, and it give us a chance to get all the portraits done before the ceremony!

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first look at Paige Place at Dodson Farms
first look at Paige Place at Dodson Farms
first look at Paige Place at Dodson Farms
first look at Paige Place at Dodson Farms
first look at Paige Place at Dodson Farms
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Ceremony Details at Dodson Farms Chapel

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Bridal Party Portraits

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Dodson Farms Reception Hall

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The Wedding Ceremony

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Husband & Wife Sunset Portraits

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The Reception at Dodson Farms

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Bridlewood of Madison Wedding | Mr and Mrs Weddle

Bridlewood of Madison Wedding

Mr & Mrs Weddle’s Bridlewood of Madison wedding was an absolute dream to capture! Their plans have changed several time leading up to the wedding due to COVID. And at the ninth hour the ceremony was moved indoors due to rain in the forecast. Flexibility was certainly the theme for Elizabeth & Andrew as they planned their wedding day! But no virus nor storm could put a damper on this wedding day!

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Instead of the large wedding they originally planned, Elizabeth & Andrew had an elegant and intimate ceremony and reception. Smaller intimate weddings are quickly becoming my new favorite! Seeing a bride and groom have the freedom to walk from table to table to speak to each guest warmed my heart!

Elizabeth and Andrew’s Bridlewood of Madison Wedding Day included a more relaxed timeline. They had time to soak in and enjoy every moment with the people who mean the most to them. The atmosphere of JOY swept us all up in the festivities!

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Elizabeth and Andrew, it was such an honor to be part of your Bridlewood of Madison Wedding! It is clear that your marriage is being built upon the rich spiritual legacies of both the Weddle and Buford families.

As I have edited your images, I have prayed for you and for your marriage. I pray that you will be the chord of three strands that Dr. Futral spoke of at your wedding. I pray that the JOY of the LORD will be your STRENGTH, and that you will continue to allow Him to lead and guide your every decision.

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Thank you again for the honor of being part of the amazing vendor team for your Bridlewood of Madison wedding!

Vendor Team

Venue | Bridlewood of Madison

Florals | Moxie Floral

Caterer |Bless This Food Catering

Invitations | Signature Occasions

Lettering | Mary Hill

Cake | That Special Touch Cakes and Flowers

Videography | Colormake Weddings

Bridal Gown | Bridal Path & Eddy K Bridal

Bridal Shoes | Journee Collection Shoes

Groom & Groomsmen | Tuxes Too

Bridesmaids | Azazie Bridesmaid

Natchez Trace Engagement Session

Natchez Trace Engagement

Amanda & Asa’s Natchez Trace engagement session was an absolute dream to capture!

After just one Zoom meeting and an engagement session, I am so thankful to call Amanda & Asa friends. Getting to know this sweet couple and their story. Finding so many connecting points. It has truly been a dream! They are even sweeter than they are beautiful. When they walked up, I could feel the atmosphere shift as I was overwhelmed by the JOY of the Lord that they carry!

How they met…

Asa and I met in college. We were in the same English class and were COMPLETE opposites. He sat in the back and I sat up front. He was the class clown and I was quiet. He loved answering questions while I was fine just listening to everyone else answer out loud.

After the class ended we lost touch. Then in summer of 2017 he sent me a message just asking how my summer was going. From that one message we started talking everyday.

Once school started back in August, we met up at Cups for a “quick conversation”. We talked for 3 hours that day and could have easily kept going, but it started to rain on us. A few weeks and a couple dates later he officially asked me to be his girlfriend and it has been a dream ever since!

How he proposed…

I had just started working as a nurse and I was stressed all the time! He had decided that what I needed was a nice dinner date just the two of us. He told me to get dresses up and he would take me to my favorite restaurant, anywhere that has carbs lol.

After getting ready and hopping in the car he said we should stop by Mississippi College just to see how much it has changed since we graduated. I, of course, am a sentimental person and was all aboard.

We parked and sat on the swings where he asked me to be his girlfriend and we talked about adult life, our college lives and what we thought the future would hold. As we got up to leave, he bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was the easiest yes of my life.

Prayer

Amanda & Asa, Lee & I have enjoyed praying for you from the day you inquired! As I have already told you, as Lee was praying the morning of our Zoom meeting, He felt the Lord impress on him that we would have a Holy Spirit connection! While the Lord has already used you to encourage me and confirm some next steps for me, I am super excited to see what else He has in store for our friendship!

As I have prayed for you I keep sensing the word STRONG. Specifically the words of Paul in Ephesians 6:10 come to mind. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” The Lord is giving you great strength that will grow even stronger as you grow in unity with Jesus and one another.

In this passage, Paul goes on to say, “put on the full armor of God, so that you will able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” Jesus said that in this word we will have trouble, but take heart! He has overcome the world! And He gives us everything we need to walk hand-in-hand with Him in victory!

The strength that He is building in you, He will use to strengthen other around you. I see people coming to you discouraged by overwhelming problems, and Jesus flowing His strength through you so that the one who was discouraged leave not only encouraged, but also empowered!

He has mighty plans for you and your marriage!

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Mr & Mrs Swede | Cotton Market Venue

Cotton Market Wedding

Oh what joy to finally get to celebrate with Megan, Bradley, their friends & family! COVID may have delayed this celebration, but nothing could stop the love these two have for one another!

Megan’s vision of a rustic barn wedding came together perfectly on Saturday. Every detail told the story of their love. The weather could not have been more prefect with blue skies and a lovely breeze!

Megan + Bradley, I have prayed for you and your marriage as I have edited these images. I feel let to pray that your honeymoon this week will be a special time of leaving your parents and cleaving to one another. What God has joined together will not be separated!!

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