2020 is going out with a bang!!
The last wedding of the year, and it did not disappoint!!
Alyssa and Blake celebrated their Christmas themed wedding at The Stables in Vancleave, MS and it was BEAUTIFUL! This rustic venue made for the perfect backdrop for these two sweethearts to say “I do”!
Lisa (Tilley Photography-Second shooter for the day) and I began our day in the bridal suite where Alyssa and all of her bridesmaids were hanging out and getting all dolled up for the big day. The room was chaotic and exciting when we walked in! Chaotic in the best way though, everyone was so excited!! After doing a quick introduction with Alyssa’s bridesmaids and mom, I caught up with the videographers, Taulbee Films, to capture the details of the day. Blake was given strict orders sent by Alyssa to stay in the groom’s suite so he wouldn’t catch a glimpse of her dress before she walked down the isle later that day!
Once Alyssa and all her girls were finished with hair and makeup, her maid of honor had a special letter for her. The two girls shared a private, emotional moment before Alyssa slipped into her dress. With the most precious little flower girls watching in awe, Alyssa’s mom, sister, maid and matron of honor helped her into her dress, shoes and jewelry! She looked like a princess in her gown, and I am pretty sure that is exactly what was on the sweet flower girls’ minds too!
Lisa slipped out to the groom’s suite moments later to capture some shots of the guys getting ready. Alyssa had her maid of honor sneak in a VERY special gift for “Blake’s eyes only” and ya’ll, his reaction was priceless!! I think he was very excited and surprised at his bombshell of a (future) wife’s special gift!
Blake stood in awe at his first glimpse of his beautiful bride walking down the aisle! The moments captured were enough to take my breath away when I looked back through the photos this week. True love. I will always be a big ball of mush when I see true love lived out before God and Family. Blake and Alyssa vowed their lives as one in a beautiful, heart touching ceremony. Blake made sure to throw in a little humor by having his best man help him out with a little breath spray before his first kiss with his beautiful bride! A moment I think we will all laugh and remember for years to come!
The newlywed couple ended the day with a fun filled reception complete with dancing, food, and delicious cake! After their magnificent sparkler exit, Blake had one last surprise up his sleeve, a brand new Toyota 4Runner for Alyssa! What a way to ride off into the night in style!!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Clayton!! I pray many years of blessing upon your marriage! Thank you so much for trusting me to take part in your wedding day!!