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Alex and Stephanie

Imagine two of the sweetest people you know and then picture them ten times sweeter… that would be Steph and Alex… they are the most incredible couple and if anyone deserved a perfect wedding day, it was them!!

From start to finish, everything about their day was perfect. Steph put so much care and heart into every aspect of the planning down to the smallest details… and in a way that was about making sure their friends and family had the most amazing experience! You could feel the love in every aspect of the day and it was such a privilege and a joy to be a part of it!! 

If I listed out every special and amazing detail Steph planned, you’d be reading for a long time (seriously it was sooo full of special touches!!), so I’ll mostly let the photos speak for themselves, but I have to share some of my favorite parts!!:

When she put her dress on and realized that SHE was the bride today (Steph is an amazing photographer and has photographed weddings for years herself… so surreal to be the bride when you’re usually the one behind the camera!)…

Then when Alex saw her in her gown for the first time during the First Look, they couldn’t hold back the happy tears! Steph’s brother was playing guitar softly in the background under the most beautiful tree with rolling hills as a backdrop… 

Another favorite part was when she pulled out the bottle of champagne that she hand painted (!!!) for her and Alex to open together on their wedding day… Alex shook the bottle to pop it and then took a sip and champagne went everywhere!! It was so funny! 

Then we had the most epic sunset for portraits in the evening… we were racing to make it to the hill that overlooked the whole property before the sun set, and we made it JUST in time thanks to the venue coordinators and Steph who was up to go off roading in her wedding dress for these portraits! 

Steph also had the most all star team of vendors I’ll share at the bottom of the post!! I loved getting to work with these amazing people… she even had a coffee bar with the sweetest baristas of all time who made the yummiest coffee drinks during the reception! Brick Wall Coffee should be at every wedding reception!

I could go on and on, but I’ll just let the photos show you the rest… I had the hardest time narrowing these down! Steph and Alex, THANK YOU so much for having me be a part of your day… I will never forget it and I am so happy for you both!! Love you guys! 

And a huge thank you to the amazing Alisandra Photography for second shooting with me!! We had the best time and I am so excited to show you my favorites!!

Venue: The Market at Grelen | Getting Ready Venue: Walden Hall | Event Planner: KD Custom Events | Hair and Makeup: Best Face Forward | Florist: The Posey Detail | Catering: Serendipity Catering and Design | Cake: Gateau | Groom Cake: Amanda Messick (Sister of the Bride) | Stationary: KK’s Printing | DJ and Lighting: Perpetual Sound | Officiant: Papa (Alex’s Grandfather) and Josh Griffin | Coffee Bar: Brick Wall Coffee Bar | Signage and Map: M&M Quilting | Rentals: Bride & Joy | Printed Table Linens: MS Events | Bridal Gown: Stella York from The Bridal Room | Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie | Grooms Suit: J Crew 

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  1. Ali Williamson

    June 28th, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    OBSESSED. LIKE OVER THE TOP AMAZING. Great job on this wedding, friend!

  2. Melissa Klusek

    August 22nd, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Oh my gosh! Dying! These are so incredible, and what a joy-filled couple! The love and happiness leaps off the page! You did such an amazing job capturing the day!

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