Elizabeth and Wright are married! And as you can see from the photo above, people are very happy about that.
My sweet friend from Texas fell in love with a southern boy from Mississippi. They got married in Jackson awhile ago (yeah, August) and she has been so gracious in letting me get to her photos AFTER other weddings that I photographed after her. Elizabeth- thanks for your patience! I LOVE photographing weddings. It is such a unique perspective from which to share in the joy and celebration of a wedding day. And, when the bride also happens to be one of your best friends from college, someone whose friendship has changed who you are and shaped your faith in God, the small moments you get to be with her during her big day are even more special. As I’ve gotten to my late 20s, I feel like I have gotten more emotional. I did not even cry at my own wedding, or other friends’ weddings that took place a couple of years ago. BUT, as I was getting ready to say good-bye to Elizabeth and Wright, after a week of being by her side, I got emotional, just like her sweet sisters. Those photos are in the slideshow.
Elizabeth and Wright, your love and your marriage bring a smile to my face and will bring so much joy into this world!
Now onto the details of their day . . .
I met up with Elizabeth and her beautiful mother and sisters as they were getting their make-up done that morning.
Her dress, which you might have seen in her bridal photos, was stunning. I loved the buttons down the back! Although it was about to rain, my friend Alison helped me hang it in a tree and take some fun photos.
Elizabeth and Wright decided to have a “first look” which is when the bride and groom see one another before the wedding. I think this is a GREAT idea for people who are not stuck on the idea of waiting to see one another at the ceremony (which is what I did, so I certainly understand that route). It allows for your nerves to get out before the ceremony, gives you some one-on-one time with your spouse-to-be AND allows for lot’s more time for photos.
Since it was Jackson, MS, mid-August you can imagine how hot and humid it was! SO, we did ALL of Elizabeth’s and Wright’s photos before the ceremony inside. While I typically love outdoor photos, I am obsessed with the originality of these fun sanctuary shots. I love it when brides and grooms loosen up a little bit and trust me enough to jump on-top of a piano if that’s what I ask them to do. Enjoy this series . . .
Elizabeth’s bridesmaids and I headed outside for a few minutes to take some photos . . . the camera lens fogged up over and over again, but in between wipes, I got some fun “dreamy” looking photos of these pretty girls!
And then it was time for their ceremony to begin. They were married at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
They were pretty excited to have just been pronouced “Mr. & Mrs. Busching!”
After some fun group shots, we headed downtown for a classy reception!
First dance . . .
. . . beautiful cake . . .
. . . amazing band . . .
. . . fun dancing . . .
. . . and a beautiful exit . . .
. . . made for an incredible end to their special day.
Click below to watch a slideshow with these and more images: