IMG_0357Beautiful, absolutely beautiful… full of poise and grace are just a few words I can use to describe Mimi!  I am so thankful she saw something in my photography that made her reach out to me and choose David and I as her photographers! These first few images are from Mimi’s bridal session at a beautiful, historic home in Eufaula, Al.  I am in love with these images… they reflect the image of a true, beautiful Southern bride.IMG_0182IMG_0154IMG_0118editI thought Mimi’s wedding dress was just beautiful, it was so classy and timeless! It was a strapless gown, with a lace “jacket” (which she removed for the reception) and beautiful belt that complimented her style and personality perfectly!  And the veil…. I loved it!  It was worn by her mom in 1974 –  certainly a true Southern heirloom. (hint: Brides, save your wedding accessories for your little girl!!) IMG_0221IMG_0323mimi3IMG_0269mimi1IMG-11Mimi and Taylor chose to do a first glance…..was she happy with that decision? Here is what she had to say – “Absolutely – I’d recommend it to anyone who is having the slightest bit of difficulty deciding on what to do. There is no way I would have made it through the wedding without a TEAR had I not seen Taylor before the ceremony. The pictures also captured the raw emotions… nothing hidden and everything happily exposed.”mimi2IMG-44IMG-110mimi5

What three words would you use to describe the style of your wedding?   “Classic, Holy, and Grand”

There were such sweet memories made on Mimi and Taylor’s wedding day, and it is so sweet to hear Mimi tell of her “fondest” memory from the day, “That feeling– Being escorted by my Daddy, with hundreds of friends/family to my left and right that have smiles on their faces, and soaking up all the joy of seeing my teary-eyed groom at the end of the aisle waiting on me, knowing I’ve waited 26 years for this very special moment and feeling the presence of Jesus in that sanctuary!”

Their ceremony was truly special and personal…not only did the pastor officiate the marriage ceremony of Mimi’s parents in 1974, he also baptized Mimi when she was a little girl!  Another favorite detail of Mimi and Taylors’ was the music. The prelude music consisted of old hymns and a soloist sang “My Tribute” beautifully.IMG-123Bride, how would you describe the groom?  “Taylor is a man’s man…he strives to stay motivated, makes the most of any opportunity for self-improvement, and is always looking to better his friendships personally & professionally. Taylor secretly knows compassion and has loved me through any situation that brought doubt. His sweet moments are few and far between but when they are, they are sweeter than sugar and most certainly, would make his Mama proud!”IMG-106IMG-147 (1)Groom, how would you describe your bride? “Beautiful- inside and out. She has a servants heart and aims to please in all situations. She is a blessing & the compass in our relationship.”IMG-139 IMG-102 IMG_0437mimi4IMG-144After experiencing a pretty harsh winter, we didn’t really know what kind of weather to expect on Saturday, February 8th in Eufaula, Al. The week before we had snow and were bundled in jackets, but on February 8th Mimi & Taylor received a picture perfect forecast! The skies were blue and the temperature was just right! IMG-150 IMG-154IMG-145IMG-248IMG-265 IMG-257 (1)IMG-267 IMG-243 IMG-229 (1)IMG-279IMG-304 IMG-284IMG-287 (1) IMG-275IMG-278mimi6IMG-479mimi7mimi9Describe your favorite thing(s) about your reception:  “February 8 was an absolute blur to me and I am VERY grateful for pictures that have shown me every detail I missed! The pictures of the food looked 5-star… I loved the way she set up the food and I got many compliments on how awesome the food tasted. Also, from what I remember, our family and friends looked like they were having a great time!!mimi8mimi10IMG-660IMG-662IMG-675mimi11What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life?  Mimi – “Creating our marriage! We are most looking forward to finding a home church and finding new friends to share life with.”  Taylor – “Traveling the world and having someone to go to Auburn University sporting events for the rest of my life.”

Ha! I like the contrast in those two answers! I believe there is such a special, fun life ahead for these two!  It was such a joy getting to know Mimi and Taylor and I am thankful that David and I were the ones to capture these special life-long memories shared between Mimi, Taylor, their family and friends!

Mimi and Taylor, may God bless your marriage and may your love for Him and each other grow each and every day! 1 John 4:19

To see more sweet memories from Mimi and Taylor’s wedding day, click HERE!!

Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church, Eufaula, Al | Reception Venue:  Shorter Mansion, Eufaula, Al | Florist: Schaubs Flowers & Gifts, Eufaula, Al | Wedding Cakes: Sherry Sellers, Eufaula, Al; | Reception Musicians: Heart to Heart, Atlanta, Ga | Bride’s Gown: Watters  | Brides gown & Mother of the Bride’s dress: J. Andrews Bridal, Peachtree City, Ga | Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden | Bride’s Accessories: Bride’s veil was her mothers, worn in 1974 | Makeup & Hair Stylist:  Debra Doss, Eufaula, Al | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung, The Dessy Group | Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Paper Products: Wedding Invitations by Weezers, Dothan, Al | Videographer: Gil Davison, Monroeville, AL | Caterer: Kelsey Barnard Catering, Dothan, Al