Bridesmaids bustled through the mahogany classical living room as they finalized their makeup the morning of Heather and Beau's wedding. Outside, the humidity gathered on the windows and the petals of the honeysuckle outside the front door, as if it wanted to peek in on the house's festivities. A grand chandelier loomed over the dining room table where a lace-covered umbrella waited to find if it would be required to shield the bride in the event of rain.
"It's good to be Heather!" said her mother as Heather opened presents from Beau and family right before she slipped into her wedding dress. Smiling in agreement, Heather nodded her head. And it is good to be loved by Heather, we must add. By the time you finish reading this, you'll agree, too! Heather and her parents created an event with Tod Viator (designer) that would knock the socks off of everyone in town. It was filled with heavenly surprises for the guests around each corner.
For example, Heather had handkerchiefs made for each bridesmaid to remind them of her love for them. Below is pictured the one she carried along with her own bouquet.
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Truly, the details of this wedding will stun you--but the love of this family will also leave your heart feeling so full.
Heather made sure there was room for both her photographer and for me, her wedding videographer, to ride with her family to the wedding ceremony from her home where she got ready. I loved the anticipation in that limo--the air was thick with joy and excitement. This still is from the moment when Heather and her father caught sight of the church, where a harpist played under a canopied entrance to greet the guests.
Gasp! That steeple is gorgeous!
The pink roses (in shades of Steel Magnolias blush and bashful) adorned the aisleway of the cathedral and the front. For the ceremony, Beau wore a cream tux jacket, and he slipped into a darker coat with white bow tie for the evening party. Very formal, and very fashionable!
Their magical entryway.
Below, Beau had a parrot-themed cake. His mother explained that he loves parrots and chose that animal as a part of his email as a young man, and has never changed his personal email account since.
One of my favorite moments occurred when Heather's mom shed a happy tear as she watched Heather and Beau cut the wedding cake. It never fails--every parent has a moment during their child's wedding where the blessings of the gathering of friends and family is so overwhelming. We're just happy to be there to help you remember those blessings in the future. Heather and Beau, thanks for choosing us to document your day.