I’ve been in the south for five whole years now, and I think this was by far the most quintessentially southern wedding I’ve photographed! I’ve always admired the beautiful antebellum homes, and it was so wonderful to finally photograph a wedding at one!This home, White Columns, has a special tie to both the bride and groom! Jen’s aunt currently lives in the home, but this beautiful story goes back much farther. The home was completed in 1860 and was built by a man named Felix Tate. In 1881, Samuel Tepper purchased the home for his daughter and her new husband. Micky is the third great nephew of Felix, and Jen is the third great granddaughter of Samuel! Naturally, this home was the perfect location for them to exchange their vows and celebrate their marriage.
Jen and her bridesmaids got ready in this wonderful camp house near the ceremony location. It was so spacious and had plenty of room for the girls to get ready!I loved this moment when Jen’s mom helped with her jewelry.After getting ready, Jen headed over to White Columns for her first glimpse of her groom!This lovely room inside the home gave them some privacy for their first few moments together.We began the afternoon getting a few photos of Micky & Jen together….Before adding in their gorgeous bridal party! The colors Jen chose coordinated so well together.My favorite part of this photo is that sweet flower girl in the front row – I didn’t even tell her to do that! These socks were a fun gift from Jen to the groomsmen. I love how they turned out! I also told the guys their faces wouldn’t be visible (I didn’t think they would be after I cropped it!), so please forgive me, dear groomsmen!There were so many personal touches and designs around the White Columns grounds. Everywhere you turned, there was something new to see! Micky & Jen’s ceremony had several unique things that I LOVED that they did! First was when Micky came down the aisle and presented a bouquet of flowers to each of their moms. Ms. Joy’s expression when Micky walked up to her was so touching! It was wonderful to see how much these two families cared for each other.Another special touch were the two dogs of honor – Cali & Tex! They did so good throughout the whole ceremony, and these two junior groomsmen did a great job taking care of them.Jen’s daddy clearly has a soft spot for his daughter!Another special moment in their ceremony was when two of their friends spoke directly to Jen & Micky. It was clear that their marriage was one that Jen & Micky admired, and their advice was beautiful and honest.After their first kiss as husband and wife, Jen & Micky were able to celebrate the night away with their friends and family!Starting with this beautiful open-air tent and an AMAZING menu! If you know me, I’m a big fan of food. This may have been the best wedding food I’ve ever had! Very impressive. Jen’s father did a great job with this structure – and I loved the personal touches of their high school jerseys! Both of their cakes looked absolutely amazing – and I loved the tablecloth overlay on Jen’s table! Micky & Jen ran through a sea of sparklers to their honeymoon in Turks and Caicos!
Congratulations, Micky & Jen! Thank you so much for the honor of photographing your wedding. It was a beautiful day, and you were so wonderful to work with and get to know!
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Vendors: Florist: Lauren Ladner // Catering: John Helmers // Cakes: Peggy McKinney Cakes // Videographer: Jeff Bush // Rentals: Celebrations // Hair: Jodi Kitchens of Amplify Salon // Makeup: Annah Beth Alverson