Erin has been a friend of mine now for just a few years but that doesn't make our friendship any less special. We were Tri Delta sisters and neighbors in the ΔΔΔ house at Mississippi State University and I saw her often on campus as she was also an Interior Design major. I believe Erin met Brian her senior year. The Interior Design department usually has nothing to do with the Architecture program (no offense to anyone buuut it's true) unless the teachers made you :) E&B crossed paths a few times during those weeks working long hours on a group project. And according to story she really caught his eye. When I met Brian I knew she had found the one. And I could tell he was truly in love as well as she. And you can see that love today. Especially in these photos. Erin and Brian are perfect for each other. Nuff said ;).
These shoes are so totally and completely Erin. Elegant. I loved em.
And what is a tux without MSU cuff links? You will find out in just a second why this was a big deal for the groom.
Gorgeous custom belt by MOLLYGEEdesigns. The lace flower came from Erin's mother's veil.
E&B opted to have a first look. And I must say I always prefer for my Bride and Groom to do this. Not only does it make for a smoother shooting schedule but it can also serve as an emotional and memorable moment. A chance for you to relieve some stress, forget the jitters that are probably taking over, and spend some one on one time with your soon-to-be husband. A lot of people say it makes the rest of the day seem more calm. And you can use this time to exchange gifts and whisper sweet nothings to each other :)
Lots of peonies, dahlias, hydrangeas and spray roses were used in the bouquets and arrangements. Classic. I especially loved the use of dusty miller. It's one of my favs. And check out the pin used in Brian's boutonniere. It belonged to his great grandfather! :)
It was a Catholic ceremony so you know it was good ;) And I enjoy anything by Father Paddy.
I love this photo of Erin's flower girls!
The reception was held at The Chimneys in Gulfport. It was beautiful! The breeze, the architecture, fine art, food and flowers, all made a spectacular backdrop for Erin & Brian's night of celebration! And it's not a party without Smily & the Young Guns!!
Now I told you you would soon find out the deal with the MSU cuff links. Brian may have attended MSU but he is a Bama fan all. the. way. I really should have included the photo of Erin and her matron of honor and sister, Shannon, posing with the knife. Headed straight towards killing the cake.
I bet these napkins were Brian's idea ;)
Guests sent off the happy couple in a vintage Rolls Royce complete with a marching band and sparklers!
I enjoyed shooting your wedding E&B! And I wish you all the best! :) Hope you had an amazing honeymoon in Europe!!
CEREMONY :: Our Lady of Fatima - Biloxi
RECEPTION :: The Chimneys - Gulfport
PLANNER/COORDINATOR :: Angie Stenum Event Design
DRESS :: Imaginations Bridal - Brookhaven
BELT :: MOLLYGEEdesigns
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES :: Alfred Angelo - Gatlins - Gulfport
HAIR/MAKE-UP :: Christina Carrington Chuck Kelly - Gulfport / Dallas at Mac - Belks - Biloxi
FLORIST :: Angie Stenum Event Design
CAKE ARTIST :: Tina Bishop
CATERING :: Chimneys
MINSTER :: Father Patrick Mockler