I loved my crisp winter-white dress, embellished with scalloped lace and simple beadwork. My shoes were hand-beaded by my dear grandmother, who used to own a small bridal shop.
The night before the wedding, many members of my family and friends came over to assemble the bouquets and make the boutonnieres. Each member of my family and my best friends added a different flower to my bouquet before I put the finishing touches on it.
Our ceremony was held in the historic and beautiful Christ Church. Being Christmastime, we didn’t need to decorate at all as the church was already decked out. We put a lot of emphasis on the service itself and were blessed to have some of our talented friends play music; one of my best friends even wrote and performed a song for us during Communion.
We wanted our reception to be a huge celebration/dance party. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, so to kick off the light-hearted, celebratory mood our first dance was a choreographed piece to Coldplay’s ‘A Message’ complete with jumps, twirls, and lots of laughter.
It was truly a beautiful day and I am so grateful for all the family and friends that made it so special. I am so thankful to be married to such a great man. Nearly five years later, two children, lots of laughs, fights, and life lived, there is no one I’d rather be with. Thanks for indulging me.
* all photographs taken by the talented Casey Templeton