Porsher and Atavio were married Saturday August 26, 2017 in front of family and friends in Grenada, MS. The day was full of laughter, tears, and a lot of excitement.
You may remember Porsha and Atavio from their engagement session feature. The two got married in Porsha’s childhood church in Grenada, MS. The venue was massive and a maze to navigate, but the architecture was so beautiful. The outside provided an amazing backdrop for formal photos and it was hard not to stop and just stare at the massive structure! I will say that it took me a good hour to figure out my way around the inside the facility. Luckily the bride was hidden in a private room not too far from the ceremony site. She decided to do things a little differently and not let anyone see her before she walked down the aisle, not even her bridesmaids! There were only a few key people who saw her before her big entrance, one of them being her step father. She decided to do a private first look with him right before he walked her down the aisle.
The anticipation of seeing the bride was so high for everyone, the bridesmaids were wiping away tears while waiting for her. Her future husband was a bundle of emotions as he anxiously moved around on the stage trying to get a glimpse of his future wife. When the doors opened and everyone saw Porsha enter the sanctuary the room filled with smiles. She looked amazing, just like a princess.
Their ceremony held a lot of tradition and special moments. The Lord’s Prayer was beautifully sung during the ceremony, the bride serenaded her husband before they became man and wife, and the two jumped the broom before having their first kiss. The couple was met with a lot of high fives, smiles, and cheers as the couple walked down the aisle for the first time as man and wife. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people cheering and smiling for newlyweds as I did that day.
The reception was held a short distance away from the church and was full of just as much excitement as the ceremony. The couple slow danced to their first song soon trading partners with parents and relatives as they spun around the dance floor. The men hammed it up for the camera laughing and goofing off as the night went on. The dance floor was packed with guests as everyone celebrated the new Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre.
It was a beautiful day and I’m so happy I was able to be a part of it. Check out some of the highlights below.