Where do I even start to tell you about the awesomeness that was James and Vickie’s wedding day? Well, for starters it was (or certainly seemed) like the HOTTEST day of the year. The workers at the gorgeous Clark House in Livingston were buzzing around, beginning to bring out decor as we arrived. We found Vickie and her bridesmaids, mothers, wedding planner and hairdressers upstairs working on hair and makeup, and James was downstairs chilling with his fellas to some music.
This bridal party was super helpful and as we worked hard to finish all photos before the ceremony, they didn’t complain once about the heat. Well, they may have, but I didn’t hear them so it doesn’t count 🙂 The first look between this adorable bride and groom was serenaded by some thunder, as clouds rolled overhead. That might be scary to some brides, but not Vickie. She had her bridal portraits done on a stormy day, so a little rain won’t scare her off. As we worked our way around the yard and through the wildflowers, the drops came and we quickly popped our readied umbrella over them and jumped into the barn. It’s beautifully decorated so we got to use it as a gorgeous second option for romantic portraits, which was a bonus. Thanks rain!
Anyway, these guys were troopers and stayed positive through it all and we finished up portraits in time for guests to arrive and begin finding their seats for the ceremony. Of course the beautiful white pergola was perfectly adorned with chiffon draping and a quaint chandelier, and it made a great setting for these two to share their vows and their commitment to each other in front of many friends and family who came to witness it.
Once they sealed their love with a kiss and sent their guests to enjoy cocktail hour, they were ready to par-tay! And party they did – as they danced all night and entertained their guests with several unexpected surprises throughout the evening: backflips, poppers, singer-songwriter toasts… It was an all-out celebration of love in the truest of forms, and we can’t express how thankful we are to have been a part of it. Here are some highlights from their day!
I love this shot of James’s mom joyfully putting on his boutonnierePerfect bridesmaid first look with the ladiesOnce again Brandon gets an awesome view of the first lookBiggest wedding party of the year – 24 total! Ok now to tell you the backstory on this shot. Vickie’s dad passed away a few years ago, so this was a perfect way to bring him into their day and honor his memory while they were at it. Isn’t this bike gorgeous?!And the winner of the wedding: Brandon Gross — this shot right here gets the prize…The Clark House and Randi Barksdale with Jet Set Planning were a great team in putting together all of the perfect details.Even the sky decided to match the wedding colors…Tyrone Carver of Mystique Productions was on point for this reception!
Wedding Planner: Randi Barksdale with Jetset Planning
DJ: Tyrone of Mystique Productions
Florals: Mitchell White
Hair: Sara Bogach
Bridal Party Attire: Beauty Queens Boutique
Jewelry: Jewelry Emporium
Publications: Featured in Summer/Fall issue of Tulle for Weddings Magazine