Shelley and Shelby were married April 25 at the beautiful Springdale Estates in Andalusia, Al. Shelley described her wedding day as a classic, beautiful garden style and it was just that! The ceremony was set to be outdoors on the front lawn, but due to rain moving in it was moved indoors, and that backdrop proved to be beautiful. Indoors could not hold all of the guest, so the ceremony included the wedding party and family, while the other guest began the celebration at the reception outdoors (the rain moved out just in time)! The ceremony was intimate with the people who loved them most… God had his hand on their wedding day and he orchestrated it beautifully!
Shelley and Shelby plan to begin their life together in their hometown of Andalusia and travel to see the world before starting a family. And I agree when Shelley said… “Good things to come”!! These two deserve each other and I love that I had the opportunity of sharing the beginning of their lives together, capturing sweet memories that they will cherish for a lifetime!
Enjoy the sweetness and beauty in the images of Shelley and Shelby’s wedding day along with some words from the two of them! And to see more of their day, click here for a slideshow of images highlighting their day.
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old and new? If so, do tell!
Something borrowed was my earrings from my sister Stephanie. My something blue was my my mothers sapphire wedding ring. My something old was my great grandmothers handkerchief. My something new was my dress!!! How did you meet and how long did you date? Tell me your love story.
I met Shelby through a mutual friend about 11 years ago. He got to meet my mother and I remember years ago her saying “why don’t you date him….he’s a nice boy”. We went to rival high schools and rival colleges but seemed to always keep in touch. God’s timing is always perfect and he made me ready for Shelby! He knew what I needed and He provided for me and rescued me by bringing Shelby into my life! If you did a “first glance”, are you glad you made the decision to do so? Why?
The first glance was a blast! I really loved seeing Shelby somewhat privately before, so we could really be in the moment together! I loved seeing his reaction when I told him to turn around!!! Tell me all about the proposal!
We got engaged at the national seashore. It was picture perfect. Shelby had red roses scattered all around and was standing waiting on me to arrive. My aunt and uncle were apart of it all. I didn’t even recognize him at first and I looked down the stretch of beach and said “oh my look y’all that guy is about to propose to someone!” Little did I know that someone was me!!! Lol Groom, how would you describe your bride?
I have never met a more compassionate person in all of my life. Shelley makes me smile and laugh more than you know. She takes genuine interest into each and every person you meet. She comforts people when they are down and she shares in others joy like no one I know. I accept her for who she is, who she was, and who she is to come!
Bride, how would you describe the groom?
Shelby is the most unselfish lovable person I have ever met. He looks out for my best interest way before his own. He is my protector, my best friend, and my entertainment! He makes me laugh almost all the time! He is a Christ follower and will be the best daddy to our unborn children! Marrying him was the best decision yet! Bride, what is the fondest memory of your wedding day? The fondest memory was when it started to rain really hard about the time we started to seat guests and it was like God was letting me know it wasn’t about the people and it wasn’t about everyone in our family it was about Shelby and I. Because we got the opportunity to have a very intimate ceremony that felt like it was just me and him and the pastor and The Lord. Very special and memorable to me! Our favorite detail of the wedding was:
I loved our cakes!!! They were perfect and tasted delicious! Our detail fav was the shakers of Alabama and auburn. They represent a lot about us! Describe your favorite thing(s) about your reception:
The band was my favorite. We love music and we love to dance so it was perfect!!! I also enjoyed talking and visiting with all of our family and friends who came from all over to be apart of our special day even though it rained! Wedding & Reception Venue: Springdale Estates | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Regina Bass | Florist: Alan Cotton Florist | Videographer: Caleb Pierce | Wedding Dress: Bridal Suite| Hair: Laurel York of Oasis Spa and Salon | Makeup: Meghan Cox | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Bank | Reception Band: The Rhythms Band, Birmingham, Al | Bride’s & Groom’s Cake: Connie Floyd | Catering: Grimes Catering | Rentals: Pope Tent Rentals |