Alli + Hunter

If you’re going to have four speeches at your wedding reception, I say make them all phenomenal! These four speeches were just that. Alli + Hunter surrounded themselves with really great friends who knew their stories + told them wonderfully, although I’m fairly confident that Hunter’s brother/Best Man was sincerely shocked at the tears he shed during his speech.

I could see right away that Alli + Hunter were made for one another. They were most at home together. The glitz + glam of a wedding day (although their day was really, SO gorgeous!) was not why they were there.. They came to get married. I like that.

Congratulations, Mr. + Mrs. Wiggins! Go marriage!

Kylie + Aaron

I love it when the groom nails the first look! Aaron did just that + you’re sure to see why when you get a look at Kylie on their wedding day! So gorgeous.

These two are so sweet + comfortable together. They also wrote the SAME first paragraph in their letters to one another. I love it! The whole day was super relaxed, fun, + beautiful. Could not asked for better weather or a more poppin’ party! I’m so thankful they chose me to document it!

Congrats, Mr. + Mrs. Harpole! Go marriage!

Lily + Paul

When you wait until your wedding day for your first kiss, you’ve built up the anticipation…+ you’re sure to get your money’s worth! (Watch until the end of their video to see what I’m referring to!) And when the Father of the Bride writes a poem to his beloved daughter to read to her on her wedding day…well, just grab your tissues, folks. Lily + Paul’s story is one of the most precious I’ve had the joy of documenting. What a God-honoring pair these two are!

I have known + loved Lily for years now. She is kind, loving, + absolutely stunning. Although I didn’t know it was possible - those qualities in her were even more radiant on her wedding day. She is such a beauty…inside + out! Both Lily + Paul have been around our home + we adore them! I really love it when two awesome people get together.

This family + these friends know how to love well…+ celebrate well! I think their film tells their story better than my words ever could. Congrats, Mr. + Mrs. Miller! Go marriage!

Samantha + Zachary

I don’t label myself a “cryer” but guys, I cried at this one. And not just the sweet teary-eyed deal. I mean, I cried such that I had to take a break to pep talk myself - “Pull it together, Stevie!”

You may remember Zach + Sam from their engagement video. (Pretty sure Zach is about done with me miking him up + putting a camera on him, ha!) My family has known + adored Sam for years + were thrilled when Zach asked her on their first date at our home! We have watched their relationship grow + it has been so fun! These two make an amazing pair.

What a wedding day this was! I’ve never had one go by faster! When you see the tear-jerker first looks + the amazing party that went well into the night, you’ll know what I mean. Pure joy all day long. This was a wedding day for the ages!

We love you, Shipleys! Congrats, congrats. Go marriage!

Leah + Matthew

I included every clip I had of Matthew adoring Leah during their wedding ceremony. I simply could not leave a single frame out of their film! Matthew was so sincere in his deep love for Leah + I couldn’t help but imagine 50 years from now, the two of them watching their wedding day film together…their love only growing deeper.

These two are so happy together. They saw their bride + groom photo sessions as an opportunity to be together (+ kiss a lot!) + WOW, it is evident that they were having so much fun.

There was such a peace surrounding this day. I couldn’t find a single stressed out person in the joint! Genuine joy all day for two God-loving people who are going to make an amazing team for King Jesus!

Congrats, Mr. + Mrs. Winder! Go marriage!

Catherine + Michael

When Catherine asked me to fly out to Austin, TX to film her wedding day, I was truly honored…+ overjoyed! Don’t get me wrong - I love filming hometown weddings, for sure, but I also enjoy traveling every now + again to mix things up. (I also enjoy airport coffee + the down time that usually comes with it. #adulting)

Since I was in town all weekend, I was able to attend Catherine + Michael’s rehearsal dinner. It was such a blast getting to meet their families + friends! Everyone involved with their wedding day was pure gold.

Any time I was capturing Mike + Cat together was my favorite part of the day. These two, you guys. Their love is so genuine + they are not afraid to show it! From the moment they were allowed to see one another, one another was all they wanted to see! All this love AND an absolutely rockin’ party!!! The entire weekend was quite the videographer’s dream.

I am so thrilled any time two genuinely awesome people get together. Congrats, Mr. + Mrs. Gonzalez! Go marriage!

Lizzie + Cole

I’m convinced there will never be a more fun wedding day than Lizzie + Cole’s. What a wonderful team these two make! I feel extremely honored to have been asked to spend their wedding day with them! Never mind that there were flash flood warnings blowing up everyone’s phones + the insanely loud cracking thunder had us ducking for cover - the day was perfect.

To know Lizzie is to love her. I had a secret personal goal for the day: to capture Lizzie’s authentic laugh as many times as possible. Mission accomplished because Lizzie was laughing the entire day! Her hysterical tribe of sisters l had us all in stitches. There are four Balmer Sisters + it wasn’t long into the day before I was asking to be voted in as an honorary fifth!

What a PARTY. What a DAY. What a sweet, sweet love these two share.

Go marriage!

Emily + Daniel

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again - I love rainy wedding days. It isn’t a very popular opinion, I know but man, there’s just something so romantic + lovely about them. They bring us back to the essentials of a wedding day.

I have never met a more relaxed bride + groom. Emily + Daniel were both extremely chill (even when Emily dropped her earring down the drain of the sink). She simply borrowed a pair from a bridesmaid + declared, “I like this pair better anyway!” And that was the atmosphere all day long. Relaxed, energetic, + positive.

I am positive that these two bring out the very best in each other. They opted to read their letters aloud to one another + I am so glad they did. They tell their story beautifully.

What a wonderful wedding day! Congratulations, Mr. + Mrs. Kimble! I am honored to share your story. Go marriage!

Allison + Blake

I first met Allison eight years ago. We were sorority sisters; me a senior + Allison a freshman. We have a term in sorority life - Rush Crush. Allison was mine. I loved her the moment I met her, y’all. After graduation, we lost touch…until she called me shortly after she + Blake got engaged. I was SO SO thrilled she asked me to film their wedding day! I still have a special love for Allison + after getting to know Blake, I can see that they are perfect for one another.

Blake + Allison’s wedding day was probably the most relaxed day I have ever been a part of. Cathy from The Main Event is a HUGE reason this was the case! She is A+++. Allison + Blake surrounded themselves with wonderful friends in their bridal party + the whole day felt like a breeze. I loved seeing the genuine love between Allison + Blake all day long.

The live band was amazing + the party was rocking well until midnight! What a blast!

I am so happy for you, Mr. + Mrs. Ainsworth. So, so happy. Go marriage!

Erin + Chip

High school sweethearts turned husband + wife are quite uncommon. Documenting the wedding day of such a long-time love is truly special. Erin + Chip were so excited! Throughout the day, Erin would say, “This is so much fun!” They both really enjoyed every aspect of their wedding day. They soaked up every moment of privacy during their portrait session just the two of them + then they relished the time spent surrounded by their family + friends during the ceremony + reception. Erin + Chip know how to do a wedding day right by simply enjoying it.

Their wedding day was a dream. The getting ready portion of the day was relaxed, the ceremony was romantic, + the reception was a parTAY. The dance floor was never empty nor boring!

I love Erin + Chip. They sure do love each other. Congratulations, Mr. + Mrs. Myers! Go marriage!

Kelsey + Kyle

I have known Kelsey for quite some time + I have always known that she is genuinely fantastic. She is kind + loving + knows how to make everyone feel special. I was so pumped when Kelsey became my neighbor last year + even more pumped after meeting Kyle + hearing that they would soon be married. Doesn’t get much better than good neighbors, y’all!

After spending their wedding day with them, I am absolutely thrilled for both Kelsey + Kyle. They love each other so much…+ it shows. You’ll likely tell by their video that I loved capturing their pure excitement. They both have the best laughs!

Secret’s out: I love rainy wedding days. I find them so romantic. A rainy day wedding just seemed to fit Kelsey + Kyle; their style + comfort with one another. The day was perfect. I was thrilled to be a small part of it.

Congrats, Mr. + Mrs. Johnson! Go marriage!

Sydney + Mark

Can we put twinkle lights in every tree, please? I am still dreaming about Sydney + Mark’s ceremony + just how gorgeous everything was! The florals by Sara + her team at Flower + Furbish simply knocked my socks off, as always. Both the ceremony + reception venues were just perfect.

My favorite portion of the day was when Sydney + Mark had their bride + groom portrait session. Rachael (Rachael Houser Photography) knew just how to get Sydney + Mark comfortable in front of the camera + the time was so fun. (And we were able to capture those gorgeous twinkle lights I mentioned!) Sydney + Mark had just officially become husband + wife + the joy was evident all over! It was just a joyful time!

Congratulations, Mr. + Mrs. Wagner! Thank you for letting me capture the love you share!
Go marriage!

Amanda + Heath

For those of you who know me, you know I absolutely love a good story. Amanda + Heath have quite the story to tell! Their friendship survived preschool through their childhood as their love for one another surfaced in college. I think there's something so special about having known someone for all of life's phases...+ them knowing you. 

Amanda + Heath told their story beautifully throughout their wedding day. The letters they gave to one another that morning, the childhood pictures placed in various places, + the homemade video played at their reception showcasing Heath + Amanda's lifelong friendship are just a few of the things that made their wedding day so unique to them. Even the locations of the ceremony + reception were special, as their parents were wed at that same church years ago. 

Theirs was a gorgeous day + I was honored to capture their lifelong love. Congratulations, Amanda + Heath! Go marriage! 

Maggie + Sam

Her father blamed it on allergies but just one look at Maggie + you'll see allergies had nothing to do with the tears. She was stunning. Sam thought so, too. I simply couldn't decide which "First Look" moment to put first in their film, so they had to be intermingled together. Maggie was a show-stopping, tear-starting bride. And her inner beauty is just as radiant as her outer beauty. 

Maggie + Sam are two of the most loving people I know. They draw people in with their Christ-like joy + their genuine love. They attract children like magnets, hence why there was a parade of them down the aisle just before Maggie made her entrance! It was so perfect. 

When Maggie + Sam agreed to read their letters to one another in person, I was ecstatic. I just knew it was the perfect choice for them. I cried + laughed by way through filming their letter readings. The moment was so perfect! I love that they were sitting together, face-to-face, as they read. Their true personalities came through + I was able to capture the comfort they feel when they are with each other. 

I love these two so much. And I am crazy happy for them as they begin their life together. Go marriage!

Holly + David

Prior to the big day, I always ask my brides, "What is the one thing you want people to know about your wedding day?" Holly's answer? "That the dance floor was the place to be!"

MY GIRL HOLLY DON'T LIE. 

The dance floor was indeed the place to be. I simply had to make an appearance + dance it out a few times myself. What a party! What a day! What a love! 

I can't wait for you to watch Holly + David together. I am obsessed with Holly's adorable laugh, and it works out nicely because David brings that laugh out of her often! I'm genuinely trying to find the words to tell you just how energizing these two are together but nothing I can think of seems adequate. 

This day was way, WAY fun. There was joy + laughter all day long. The day was relaxed + the party was hoppin'. David + Holly, THANK YOU. Thank you for portraying the fun of marriage. My hope is that you will watch this film + relive that fun for a lifetime. Congratulations + go marriage!  

Sydney + Paxton

I love stories. Storytelling is at the very heart of what I do. Sydney + Paxton have the sweetest story to tell + they told it so well through the letters they read to one another on their wedding day. Letters read aloud that come from precisely who you are make the best soundtrack. (An amazing wedding singer doesn't make a bad soundtrack either! Watch until the end to hear their wedding singer totally nail the song sung during their ceremony!)

They went on their first date when Sydney was sixteen. Paxton loved Sydney right away...it took her a little bit to reciprocate those feelings but boy, does she now! These two are crazy for one another + it shows. 

They opted not to see one another before the ceremony + I think it was the perfect choice for them. Paxton's reaction to seeing his bride come down the aisle was so genuine + perfect. Their ceremony was just right + the dessert reception that followed was full of family + friends, drinking chocolate milk + eating the most delicious sweets. 

When the day was done, I was so encouraged by Sydney + Paxton. Five years of commitment to one another led to a beautiful wedding day. An even more beautiful marriage is sure to follow. 

Go marriage!

Lana + Trey

When Lana first inquired about having me film her wedding day, I was holding my breath + crossing my fingers that her wedding date + my availability would align. After some back + forth with her venue, the heavens shown down + we were a match made in bride/videographer heaven! 

I always love filming at Cedar Hall. There's simply not a bad location on the entire property. Stunning detail after stunning detail. And the weather was perfection to boot! I'm not exaggerating when I say that my cheeks were sore from the constant grin on my face throughout the entire day. 

Now, I'm a daddy's gal myself so when Lana's father, Jon, told me he had a letter for Lana but knew he wouldn't be able to hold up reading it to her in person, I knew that letter needed to be filmed + included in their film. Gather your tissues, y'all. It is so sweet. Follow a heartfelt letter from father to daughter with a genuine, fun love between a husband + his new bride...+ you have got yourself a story for the ages. 

P.s. Perhaps my favorite clips of the film are of Lana's impromptu dance when Trey has her wrapped in his arms. It was her natural reaction to his touch, as if the thought of her new life with her new husband forced her to dance a little; a natural + unstoppable reaction. 

Congratulations, Mr. + Mrs. Callan! Go marriage!

Photographer: Studio Llotus
Florist: Kelly Flick
Dress: Low's Bridal
Band: Juke Joint All Stars
Makeup: Parker Gray
Hair: Tiffany Baker
Cake: Miss Muff'n
Venue/Caterer: Cedar Hall
 

Molly + Kyle

These two are pure joy. The most laid-back, let's get married, loving couple that you can imagine! Filming them on their wedding day was such a good time. Their families + friends were welcoming + warm...AND THE CHRISTMAS TREES. So many Christmas trees. They made the day even more whimsical! 

I loved all the personal touches that surround this wedding, but what I loved most were the people that surrounded Molly + Kyle. They are both so very loved. And they obviously love one another. I cannot wait to see how God uses their marriage for His glory. 

Congrats, Mr. + Mrs. Jones! Go marriage! 

Kristin + Chase

Spending the day with Kristin + Chase was such a joy. Their love story is captivating + it didn't take long for me to see how absolutely adored they are by family + friends. 

There were so many details that made their wedding day stunning. I know that Kristin worked so hard + put a ton of thought into each one. Their wedding day was so personal. It was also so relaxed + comfortable. Everyone in attendance was at-ease. Kristin + Chase had a food truck come serve some delicious brick oven pizza + the donut bar to follow was the perfect compliment. 

I love telling love stories through film. This one is so unique. These two are perfect for one another + I am so thankful that their paths crossed + their families are now one. 

Congrats, Mr. + Mrs. Mathis! Go marriage!

Photographer: Susan Jet - Clickin' for Missions
Florist: Teresa Pierceall
Dress: BHLDN
Groomsmen's Attire: Dilliards / Etsy
Makeup: Brooke Puckett
Cake: Karen Mathis / Reds Donuts
Caterer: Big Guys Pizza Grill
DJ: Devin + Deena Pittman

Rachel + Josh

If you want to talk about a good time, lets talk about Rachel + Josh. 

When I arrived at Buchanan Resort the morning of her wedding, Rachel + her bridesmaids were making a music video. Yep, you read that right. They were dancing + singing + having so much fun. I knew then that it was going to a great day. All day long, Rachel, Josh, + their families made me feel like part of the family. Their friends were hilarious + gave the camera lots of love. 

The forecast said rain but it just kept being pushed back later + later into the day. Before we knew it, it was halfway through the reception + there hadn't been a drop! Rachel was able to have her outdoor ceremony + her rockin' party under the fantastic white tents.

Everything about their day was gorgeous. What I love most about Rachel + Josh is the way they are together: comfortable and grateful. They are totally themselves with one another + they're very much aware of how blessed they are to be in such a love. Does that make sense? If not, watch their film. You'll see. 

Thank you, Mr. + Mrs. McKee! Go marriage!

Photographer: Darren Lykes / Fernweh Fox
Florist: Connie Bell / Vicky Hunt
Dress: The Dress Theory
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Vera Wang
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Warehouse
Makeup: Gina Hampton
Cake: A La Mode Sweet Shoppe
Caterer: Coyote Blues
Stationer: Paper BLDG