It's going to be impossible for me to explain in words just how special it was to be a part of Alyson & Jonathan's wedding day, but I'm at least going to try! From the first moment I met Alyson, I knew that she would be a dream bride to work with. Her sweet spirit & love for the Lord & others is SO evident from the moment you first meet her, & Jonathan is the perfect match for her. Together, their greatest desire is to glorify the Lord through their marriage, & their wedding day was the most beautiful display of that!
For the entire week leading up to their day, the forecast showed rain, which can always make things a little bit more complicated, but fortunately, Alyson, Jonathan, & their sweet families had the BEST response. They knew that regardless of the weather or anything else that day, the Lord's presence would be there, & that was ALL that mattered. Alyson & Jonathan had the song "Holy Spirit" sung during their ceremony, & it couldn't have been a more perfect way to invite His Spirit into their day, believing for Him to show up in amazing ways, & He most definitely did!
It was such a gorgeous day as Alyson & Jonathan & the people who love them most came together to celebrate God's faithfulness in bringing them together. What a joy it was to capture such sweet moments like Alyson's precious mom praying over her before the ceremony, Jonathan & Alyson writing letters to each other to read just hours before they became husband & wife, & Jonathan finally seeing his bride walk down the aisle towards him. I'll never get over the great honor & privilege it is to be a part of sacred moments like all of the ones this day held!
One of my favorite parts of every wedding day is getting to know the families of the bride & groom, but this day was extra special as both Alyson & Jonathan's families treated us like we were just part of the family! They were so gracious & appreciative of our work, & for that, I'll be forever grateful. Fortunately for me, I get the honor of capturing Alyson's sister's wedding this fall, so I'll get to be with their entire family all over again, & I cannot wait! We love the Mitchells & Newbakers!!
Alyson & Jonathan, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting us be a small part of your wedding day. We're so thankful to know you both & get to see what God has in store for your beautiful marriage! I know that it will only continue to bring SO much glory to the Lord!! It's my hope that these images will be a reminder of just how faithful our God is & always will be! Love you both!!
The Creative Team:
Venue: Savoy Baptist Church
Bride's Dress: Mimi's Bridal
Videographer: Moore Media Group
Florist: Sylvia Chapman
Director: Melanie Davis
Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal
Catering: Pretty Presentations
Bride's Cake: Carolyn's Creations
Groom's Cakes: Sheila Scott
Invitations: Generations Fine Paper & Gifts
Tent Rental: Great Southern Events
Pianist: Barry Germany
Ceremony Vocalists: Betsy & Elliot Brewer
Reception Guitarist/Vocalist: Caleb Wright