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MSU Chapel of Memories + The Hewlett Stables Wedding | Starkville, MS | Savannah + Marq

Mississippi

Dear Savannah + Marq,

I think I will be hard pressed to find a couple who is as quick to laugh and have a good time as you two are.  All day the two of you were bubbling over with delight. When you finally joined hands at the alter, the joy was palpable. I hope your wedding day was everything you dreamed it would be, and that your long awaited honeymoon was the trip of a lifetime.

Cheers to you both,

Nikki (more…)

Real Bride Advice: When to Save, When to Splurge, and Taking Care of Yourself

photography

You’ve all seen wedding advice from a variety of professionals. In fact, you’ve even seen them here. While wedding planning advice from professionals is definitely helpful (in fact, I’ll be featuring some different vendors on here soon), it’s wrong to forget about those who have just been through the whole process. That’s right. Those who recently got married are an incredible resource for those who are heading down the aisle. I’ve had the privilege of working with some fabulous brides and decided to ask if they’d be willing to share what they learned. Thankfully, several were gracious enough to respond and I couldn’t be more grateful. So, without further ado, I give you Claire. 🙂

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Episcopal Church + Hewlett Barn | Starkville, MS Wedding | Claire + Michael

Mississippi

Dear Claire + Michael,

I knew that your day would be a wonderful, beautiful celebration. I knew that there would be happy tears and lots of laughter, that everyone would be so excited for you, and that months of anticipation and planning would finally all come to fruition. What I didn’t know was how lucky I was to be your photographer. The two of you are so full of grace. Claire, the way you gave me total control over the photos, where they were shot, how long they took, everything! You complied with my every request and working with a bride who so trusted my judgment was and is such a gift. Michael, the way you thanked me for how the groomsmen photos were handled was so humbling because the reality was that I should have been thanking you. You all listened, were ready when I needed you, where I need you to be, and didn’t complain once about the heat! The two of you are extraordinary people and that couldn’t have been made more plain to me throughout the day. From the work you do in your professional lives, to the vibrant, selfless, way you love others, the two of you are incredible together and I cannot wait to see all the you accomplish. I wish you both nothing but the best.

Cheers to you!

Nikki

 

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Rehearsal Dinner | Claire + Michael

Mississippi

Claire + Michael,

The only words that could be used to describe your rehearsal dinner are love, beauty, and tenderness. Clearly, it was planned with the two of you in mind as a time to celebrate you as a couple, you as individuals, and celebrate all of the love you have for others. Everything about it was beautiful; the decor and the food, the words people used to describe, and all the sentiments that family and friends used to share their experiences with you. And the tenderness. At times, it was almost too much. There was tenderness in the way everyone shuffled in, being sure to sign the “guestbook,” tenderness in how the meal was served, and tenderness in the eyes of all who participated. Thank you so much for allowing me into such a beautiful, rich evening.

Cheers to you,

Nikki

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