Okay. The minute Carolina reached out to me, I knew that I was gonna LOVE this wedding. Classic understated colors and The Sonnet House meant this day was gonna be gorgeous, no doubt about it. And Her excitement & enthusiasm for my photography made me feel a little bit famous, y'all.
The day we met we bonded over so many things, not the least of which was the fact that I had even HEARD of Arley, Alabama - her hometown. We chatted for an hour and hit it off like old friends and she said, "This was meant to be!"
The consultation was so far ahead of her wedding that I had a year to look forward to it. Somehow the time slipped by and before I knew it, I was walking up the stately wood stairs of the Sonnet House and peeking in the door of the bride's room.
I loved watching Carolina look out the window with excitement as her dad drove up in the SHA-MAZING vintage blue pickup that he had purchased just for her wedding (best getaway car EVER). My heart aches a little bit at the sweetness of her first look with her dad & the proud, excited smile she gave him as her turned around. Y'all, PUHLEASE do a first look with your dad (or step dad, grandpa, grandma, bridal party, etc.) even if you don't do one with the groom! It's so worth it.
Carolina & Seth did their first look on the peacefully-gray porch of the Sonnet House, getting to take a deep breathe and just savor a little bit more time together on this important day. Seth's quiet joy & calming presence was evident as they spent time together & I have to imagine that he is her 'anchor' at times.
Friends and family trickled in and gave big, excited hugs before the ceremony. The weather was overcast and just a little chilly, but the cold and rain that had overwhelmed the days before held off as if just for them! The reception was full of smiles and hugs and an fantastic bouquet & garter toss, leading to their heavenly lavender-flower exit (I can still smell it in my mind). Okay. I'll stop talking...just see for yourself!
(P.S. Scroll through to see the sweetest proud smile of their pastor after they said their vows and walked back down the aisle together. I think it's one of my favoritest moments from the day.)
What a fantastic day it was! Best wishes, Carolina & Seth!
Venue, coordinator, catering:
The Sonnet House @thesonnethouse
Corey Daniel Florals @cdflorals
Alex Pickle @alexpicklehair
Diane's Formal Affair @dianesformalaffair
Special thanks to my assisant Alisa Lynn who captured so many fantastic images (including my fave of the proud pastor!)