I walked into the ladies locker room and there she was having the finishing touches of her makeup applied. As usual smiling from ear to ear. One thought came to mind, stunning! All the ladies were amazing, everyone helping to make her day everything she had ever dreamed of. Her sweet Nana came to get me because Jd was on his way with a special gift for his bride. I love watching these two together, the joy and love they have for each other is unmistakable.
We did a first look with Haley’s PawPaw before he walked her down the aisle. The emotions were overwhelming. I heard him ask her if she was ready to change her name. Her family close by watching as all the emotions of the moment became real. Haley lost her mom as a little girl and her Nana and PawPaw have raised her and her siblings. There was so much going on in this sweet moment.
With all the guests waiting and the wedding party in place, we were all holding our breath as Haley walked down the aisle and Jd saw her. His sweet expression and the tears began to flow from all directions. I loved watching them exchange their vows and rings. You would have thought they were the only ones there, wrapped up in a moment that would join the two into one. It was a beautiful sight that so many of us were able to witness.
After the ceremony Craft Farms provided an escort for the three of us to slip away for a few minutes and capture their first photos as husband and wife. You can see the joy and love they have in every photo. I can’t help but smile as I look at them. Returning to the clubhouse, they greeted their guests with such a gracious spirit. The celebration that followed was an awesome demonstration of their love for each other as well as their love for family and friends.
Haley and Jd we are truly blessed to call you friends. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of such a special time in your lives. We will continue to pray that God will be glorified in your sweet family!
The amazing team that helped make this day incredible:
Florist: Cynthia Jarell
Cake Artist: A Specialty Bakery and Party Shoppe in Gulf Shores, AL
Videographer: Jon Miller
Makeup Artist: Kelsey Copeland Fields
Dj: Gulf Coast Sounds
Dress: Bliss Bridal in Fairhope AL