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Sanford Elks Club wedding | Meredith + John

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul…and this is especially true when it comes to love. You can tell how in love a couple is by watching their eyes. When their eyes light up at the mere mention of the other person’s name. When their eyes dance when the other person walks into the room. And Meredith and John have four of the most lighting-up-dancing eyes I’ve ever seen. They’re both a bit quiet and reserved, yet their eyes tell a real love story.

Their wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect. Blue skies with white puffy clouds…a gentle breeze blowing through the trees…and a beautiful site adorned in purple and white flowers outside the most adorable little white country church…all set the scene for Meredith and John to say “I Do.” Friends and family gathered in love and support to watch the two of them join hands, join hearts and join lives. And all the while, their eyes danced.

Meredith and John, thank you for entrusting us to capture your love for each other and for your family. It is an honor to have been a part of your engagement and wedding, and I am so grateful for you and your families. I wish you both a long life filled with all the joy and happiness you can stand. May your eyes never stop lighting up and dancing! Much love… OXOX ~R

As an aside, when Meredith first came to me, I was already commissioned to photograph a wedding on this same day. Since she couldn’t change her wedding date, she opted instead to book with me and utilize one of my associates. So…special thanks to my associates, colleagues and friends Wade Alexander and Anna Kirby for photographing this wedding for me. You totally rocked it! 

 

Beautiful bridal details – including Meredith’s gorgeous gown…Stunning!
Beautiful shot of the rings…on the lace of her very special veil… A classic bouquet by Floral Designs by Eddie…beautiful! Putting on the wedding gown is such a special time between mother and daughter…
LoveloveLOVE this image of Meredith and her mother….such happiness and pride!
Meredith is totally rockin’ her purple shoes! SWOON!
I am totally smitten with this photo of Meredith as she takes a minute to relax.
Beautiful portraits of a beautiful bride…GOR-GEOUS!!!  This image just made me say Wow! So beautiful!
Meanwhile…in the boys’ room… All smiles…
John…totally workin’ his “fierceness”! 
Meredith and John opted for a first look before their ceremony….always an emotional time for couples… John looks a bit anxious as he awaits Meredith’s arrival…

And just like that…nerves give way to complete calm and big smiles… Love…it’s in her eyes!

This is how a bride is supposed to look on her wedding day…deliriously happy! Gorgeous! GORGEOUS! (Yes, I realize I’m using that word a lot….but nothing else comes close to describing you two!) SWOON! I HEART THIS!
After the first look, it was time for photos with the bridesmaids and groomsmen…Beautiful! The bridal party totally rockin’ it!
The cutest little white church ever…

Best “dad shot” ever! Love it!
Love John’s look as he waits for Meredith to walk down the aisle… just precious! The picture of happiness! LOVE! Party time at the Elks Club…I am loving all the purple details and personal touches!
Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs….
A touching moment during the Daddy-Daughter dance…. A favorite shot of Meredith’s parents…

One last dance together…
Who doesn’t love a sparkler exit? 

THE TEAM:  Reception: Sanford Elks Club; Caterer: J&B Catering; Cake Baker: Pat Wicker; DJ/Music: Steve Stowe, Joe Bunn DJ; Florist: Floral Designs by Eddie; Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero; Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein; Bridesmaids Attire: David’s Bridal

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