When the bride and groom are rolling 22 deep with the wedding party, you know they know how to have a good time! Seriously, the day went incredibly smooth with clear skies and a beautiful sunset. Ashton and Tyler's friends and family were full of joy and laughter the entire day despite the high temps (bc....hello Mississippi summertime). I literally cannot remember one thing being a little off!
Ashton started the day with her girls getting ready at her parent's very new and gorgeous home! She said she woke up early and even got to spend some one on one time with her parents before the day really got going. It was such an honor to be invited into one's home knowing how much love and care they have for the people they house. You totally feel at peace surrounded by such caring and joyful spirits! I was in love once I saw Ashton's gown for the first time.....beautiful satin, delicate lace, and that stunning train....wowzers! Also, did I mention pockets??? She's a girl after my own heart! I was blown away by the beauty and functionality of that dress! When I think of her on this day, she reminded me of such a classical, timeless bride with a look of Audrey Hepburn to boot! She also has exquisite taste as evidenced by her florals. Olive Branch Florist put together one of the most jaw dropping bridal bouquets I've ever laid eyes on....in person or in print. I was impressed with their perfectly soft color combo, but even more dazzled by the way they combined texutres. I'm looking at you peonies, air plants and succulents!
The men spent their morning getting ready at the Holiday Inn in Olive Branch, MS. Thank you Holiday Inn for your glorious window light, your fun patterned wallpaper, and your big gathering spaces! As you can see, I think Tyler and his guys enjoyed their time as well!
Once at the church, Ashton and Tyler took great delight at the first sight of each other! Anytime I've been around the two of them, they just exude this harmonious spirit about them. Each little laugh and touch are with a sense of easiness. It's like you've know them for a good long while. The apple doesn't fall far from the trees they say. I can attest to this as both of their parents were savoring the day as much as they were! We wrapped up portraits with family and friends at the Wesson House in Old Towne Olive Branch.
After a sweet ceremony at First Baptist Church of Olive Branch, the bride and groom made their grand entrance, along with their entourage, at the Olive Branch Country Club. In college, the pair passed some time learning how to swing dance. Knowing this, I wasn't surprised out how well both could dance. The surprise came when Ashton and her dad broke out into a ridiculously crazy dance routine which brought much delight and joy to everyone in the room! I wish I could post every single image of this, but where I would highly suggest to check out footage for this treat! Guest also enjoyed utilizing the putting green and playing corn hole in the greens area of the clubhouse. I may have hit a few balls myself! I loved how they had details of themselves throughout the clubhouse and even provided a fun Photo Booth for guests! Their magical day was capped by an evening stroll through sparklers held by joyful onlookers....and was sealed with a kiss!
Venues: First Baptist Church of Olive Branch, Olive Branch Country Club
Cake: Old Towne Bakery, Olive Branch
Florals: Olive Branch Florist