Summer 2017 Cover Bride

We fell head-over-heels in love with this magical, fairytale-inspired affair! Romantic, dreamy details abound, from the princess style gown to the glistening jewels and crown on the cake.

“My vision for our wedding was something unique and beautiful, that would show my love for my family and the happiness of God’s love for us. I wanted to include as many of our family members as possible into the day, so our cousins and siblings were the musicians and attendants, and our parents gave prayer and words of wisdom. I had a brooch from each of my three grandmothers pinned in my bouquet so I could keep them close to me on my special day. I also had the ring my mother wore for her wedding tied to a ribbon hanging from my bouquet.
And I also wanted something that showed my love for all things Disney! Cinderella has always been my favorite Disney princess and I think our guests had a hard time NOT finding little hints of Cinderella throughout the wedding and reception. Our first dance was exactly copied from the ballroom dance scene in the new Disney Cinderella live action movie (we practiced for HOURS!!).
I’d always planned to wear Converse on my wedding day. My college roommates surprised me with beautiful ones to wear as my ‘something blue.’”

“A special part of the day that I will always remember was when my bridesmaids all circled around me to pray over me and my new life, then we looked up to see all of my flower girls watching us. I also loved the time spent with my father before walking down the aisle, just smiling and reminiscing together. I walked down the aisle to You’ll Be in my Heart from Tarzan (the song Caleb and I always listened to when we had to part for long periods of time). My dad sang to us as we poured our unity sand into a glass picture frame – the same song he sang to my mom on their wedding day. And we all walked out to I Just Can’t Wait to be King from The Lion King. Our ceremony was held in the church where I grew up. It was very special to me because it was where I was baptized, and where I grew spiritually. Our reception was held outdoors with the tables set up in front of a beautiful pond with a fountain. It was like a hidden garden paradise. The centerpieces were beautiful trees with lighted flowers, tiny glass slippers, tiffany blue pearls and sequins. My sister painted Disney signs with sayings like “A King is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” and “To King and Beyond.” And we were surprised with a real Cinderella carriage set up for us to take pictures in!”

“We had a mashed potato bar with various flavored mashed potatoes and toppings (it was so amazing!!).
Our wedding cake was the best Cinderella cake ever created! It was chocolate (of course), with a figurine of Cinderella and Prince Charming dancing, and a magical crown to top it all off (a King’s crown since I was becoming a “King”). Caleb’s mother made homemade dirt pudding for his groom’s cake (his absolute favorite). And we even had a sour candy bar because it’s both of our favorites).
I loved seeing Caleb’s face when he saw me in my dress for the first time. I will never forget that. Some of my other favorite moments were taking pictures in the sunset with my brand new husband. And driving into the reception and seeing the carriage and everyone I love having a great time – it brought tears to my eyes. I felt an abundant amount of love the entire day. It was full of laughter, hugs, fun, and joy!”

Photographer: Happily Situated Photography
Reception Venue: Stoney Acres
Men’s Attire: Tony’s Tuxes
Wedding Planner & Florals: Vicki Frankland
Caterer: Cayton Flippen