It’s weddings like this one captured by Nicole Berrett Photography and Candlelight Films that truly make my heart happy. Filled with beautiful blush accents and a stunning outdoor ceremony, this is one celebration that redefines Southern romance and we’ve got every bit of the beauty waiting for you in The Vault!
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From Nicole Berrett Photography… The bride Jessica is one of my dear friends. She herself is a very talented photographer, and it was such an honor to be there to document her special day!! She hired a wonderful team of vendors, and then put so much trust in each vendor to use their own creative voice, and it just came together like a dream!!
From the Bride… JJ and I met in college, and he asked me on a date our sophomore year! I wasn’t too smitten after the first date though, and I still feel horrible to this day! I don’t know what was wrong with me, I know now that was the man of my dreams! He was so patient to wait for me, and when we started dating a year later, we fell in love very quickly. After college we spent three years as a long distance couple, so getting married meant the world to us. We were so excited to finally start our lives together, and love getting to walk through life with each other.
Picking a favorite moment from the entire day is impossible. There are too many moments from the entire weekend that mean too much to me. If I was forced to pick one, exchanging gifts with each other was so special. That was one moment that wasn’t photographed, and we’ll always have just for us. The words and gifts we shared with each other were so meaningful, and I can’t imagine that moment being any sweeter. But there are so many favorite moments in general. The first look was incredible, and I will never forget that. I also loved saying our vows, walking down the aisle, just being pronounced husband and wife, eating dinner just the two of us, and getting up on stage and singing like an idiot at the reception!
My biggest advice to all brides is to do your wedding for yourself, not for others. With resources like Pinterest and social media, it’s easy to want things for your wedding that feel pretty, but may not represent yourselves. Don’t forget that your wedding is a celebration of your relationship and future, don’t get too caught up in the “looks” of your wedding. Trust me, I completely understand wanting a beautiful wedding, and I am so blessed to have had vendors that delivered my dream. But the dresses and flowers and colors don’t mean anything if your heart doesn’t remember what really matters. Some days you just need to put down the magazine or close your laptop, and tell your fiancé how much you love him.
Photography: Nicole Berrett Photography | Cinematography: Candlelight Films | Floral Design: Everly Alaine Florals | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Makeup: Lola Beauty | Calligraphy: Wondrous Whimsy | Wedding Venue: Barr Mansion | Event Planner + Event Stylist: Lindsey Brunk | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals