Alison and Scott were married on a sleepy Sunday October afternoon at Mallard’s Croft in Byhalia, MS. I’m so excited to share some of my favorites from their special day!
Mr. and Mrs.
You may remember Ali and Scott from their engagement session last winter. I knew during that session that I was going to love working with these two. They’re pretty laid back and really funny! I was not disappointed on their wedding day. Both sets of the bridal party were a blast to work with, from goofing off during photos, high fives down the aisle, to jumping around the dance floor, the day proved to be exciting and so much fun!
Rain is Good Luck
Ali and I met earlier in the week to discuss the timeline for the day and track the weather. Autumn in Memphis is a toss up, nobody knows if it’s going to be fall like or still summer. There was rain moving into the area so we watched the timeline closely. Sunday started off pretty cool with some rain, but everyone will tell you that rain on your wedding day is good luck. These people couldn’t be more right! Right before guests arrived for the ceremony the rain moved out and the most beautiful, soft, sunlight moved over us.
Ali had an emotional first look with her father right before the ceremony started. She carefully planned the details of the day. Her bouquet was decorated photos of her loved ones tied with ribbons, along with crystals that were in her mother’s wedding bouquet on her wedding day. She rocked some pretty amazing rose gold sequin shoes and I’m not ashamed to say that I immediately went online and ordered myself a pair in black. And possibly another pair in the rose gold. What can I say? All my brides know I’m a shoe junkie! Ali also did her own makeup for her wedding and did an amazing job, she’s kind of badass like that!
The ceremony light was like a dream, and watching Scott’s nervous expression soften as his bride cascaded down the aisle toward him was something out of a fairy tale. I know they were both nervous for the wedding, the weather, and all the details. Watching it all come together was so amazing and such a blessing to be part of. It was a beautiful ceremony officiated by one of Ali’s friends. There were lots of tears and lots of laughter as she told the crowd how long it took Scott to actually call Ali and ask her out after they met at a bowling league. With the declaration that she was his girl shortly after the two’s future was written in stone.
Let There Be Cake
I’m going to be honest and say that I had remove myself from the desert table area before I dove headfirst into all of it. Literally. I think my second shooter had to guide me away at one point because she saw the expression on my face! Ali had told me that she was going to be having a ton of pie’s, cheesecakes, donuts, and other goodies. I didn’t really realize the insane and amazing spread they’d be having until I got within 5 feet and started to smell all of it. Shoes and pastries are my downfall, and this wedding didn’t disappoint with either! Her Uncle owns Vanelli’s Deli in Germantown and he also provided an amazing spread of food for the guests. Ali’s from a large Italian family as well so they understand the importance of good food!
As I watched the bride and groom dance and laugh with their family and friends I knew this was a marriage for the long haul. These two have an awesome support system and so much love between them and around them.
Check out some highlights from the day!