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Ocean Springs Wedding from Taylor Lord Photography

I’ve got a major soft spot for this wedding. Not only is it covered from beginning to end in the prettiest pink you’ve ever seen, but it just so happens to have taken place in my backyard. Well, almost. You see this beach is my beach – the beach I walk along every week. Taylor Lord Photography did it proud by capturing it’s beauty – along with the rest of the stunning details from this big day – and I’m soaking up every ray of sunshine in the gallery right now!

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From the stunning bride… To say this was our perfect day would be an understatement. Southern Mississippi weather is very unpredictable. It rained and rained the week leading up to our big day. But on our wedding day, the sky opened up and in perfect harmony, the rays were shining down on us and created a completely magical experience. It truly was a dream come true!

I will never forget the moment I turned the corner with my mother to walk down the aisle, and seeing my future husband for the first time. It absolutely took my breath away and he stole my heart when I saw the tears of joy in his eyes. So Romantic!

From the first moments of planning our wedding, we knew we wanted a Southern wedding with subtle hints of Kentucky Derby charm, as our wedding was actually on Kentucky Derby Day. Another great reason to have all your friends and family join together. My husband grew up in Kentucky and most of our family and friends traveled from out of state and even from different countries to join in on our wedding day!

I was attracted to different shades of pink and grey, modern elements, and DIY projects. My husband even built our arbor! I was blown away when I saw the set up of our ceremony, and to think that he made it himself was even more special. I can’t even begin to describe the feeling of how amazing the ceremony site was. He’s amazing!

One of the most important things to us was that our guest to feel as blessed as we were to have them join us on that day. I wanted everyone to feel included. We decided to have mini cakes as centerpieces on the table, to be conversation pieces. We brought in old pictures of our family members as testaments to those we lost and those whose marriages had last the test of time and set a great example for our life ahead.

The whole day I was overwhelmed with love. Love that Keith and I share for each other. And the love seen in our friends and family. Our hearts were warmed forever and our memories will always be of that magical day!

Photography: Taylor Lord Photography | Cake: Sweet Stuff Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Ocean Springs, MS, Ocean Springs National Seashore | Reception Venue: Biloxi Visitors Center | Hair: Randy Barras and Friends | Makeup: Danielle Ladner with Jessica Jones Salon | Rentals: ABC Rentals

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Ocean Springs Wedding by Kristy Dickerson Photography

It took everything in my being to pry my eyes away from this morning’s gorgeous Elizabeth Fillmore gown, but pry I did and found a delightfully glamorous affair before me. It’s one of those classic beauties with hints of the couple’s Southern roots and a million images by Kristy Dickerson Photography that are as timeless as they are beautiful. The dock images alone are enough to send this blogger into wedding heaven and I’ve already mentioned my all out love affair with the dress. This is indeed a fairytale straight out of Mississippi. Hightail it over to the gallery for even more.

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From Kristy Dickerson Photography… The wedding ceremony took place at a small church in downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi and the reception took place at her grandparent’s estate. Both grandparents recently passed away before the wedding. The bride’s mother grew up on the property and the bride remembers going to the home to gather with family for the holidays. The bride got ready in her grandparents old room. It was filled with their gorgeous furniture, her grandma’s old perfume, and family pictures. The home is amazing and is located right on the bay in Ocean Springs. The home was filled with family pictures, wedding pictures, etc.. Guests could walk around inside the home to see all of this.

The bride wore an Elizabeth Fillmore gown and her veil was her mother’s that was originally from Italy and was handmade. The reception was located in the backyard overlooking the water. It was decorated with a vintage feel of soft yellows/soft purples, old oak trees, bird cages, wood/bark, and the list just goes on. Once the reception got going and night fell, they had about a 10 minute prelude of fireworks over the water coming from the dock.

Floral Design: Chesterfield Floral Co. / Wedding Gown: Elizabeth Fillmore / Wedding Cake: Sweet Spot Confections, Janet Allen / Wedding Photography: Kristy Dickerson Photography / Catering: Joel Catering & Special Events / Ceremony Location: First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs / Reception Location: Private Estate / Entertainment: Any Girl

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