"Brent and I had traditional vows, but we also wrote each other letters with personal vows to read separately before we saw each other for the first time on our wedding day. His vows were so beautiful and just incredible. It made me appreciate him SO much more. I am so thankful to have such a kind and loving man as my husband!" -McCarley
"When we saw each other for the first time on our wedding day, I immediately felt a rush of relief. All the months of planning were paying off. My groom is pretty darn hot so seeing him gave me major butterflies. It was also fitting that he couldn't find me (in my WHITE dress) after turning around since he has trouble finding anything so I thought that was hilarious.
"Hedge Farm Events was an amazing wedding venue. They were EXTREMELY accommodating and stepped in as an impromptu wedding coordinator when mine didn't show up. The venue was incredibly beautiful, and the couple that lives there opens up their gorgeous home to wedding parties which is SO sweet." -McCarley
"My favorite part of the day was seeing my groom for the first time as I was walking down the aisle towards him. Even though we did a first look, there was something so special seeing him at the end of that aisle. It was so emotional and such a beautiful moment that I will always cherish." -McCarley
"This was hands down the best day of my life. All of our beautiful friends and family were there loving us and celebrating us. We felt so humbled and loved to have that many special people in our lives and sharing that moment with us." -McCarley
You would think as a wedding photographer, that my favorite moments are the big ones. The first kiss, the bride coming down the aisle, the cake cutting (let's just call that one a close second). But my absolute favorite moment at weddings is immediately after they are pronounced husband and wife, and they walk back down the aisle together, there is a tiny window of time, sometime's only seconds, where they turn to each other and soak it all up. They have a moment together where they look at their new spouse and see a lifetime of love and happiness and commitment and I consider myself so lucky to get to witness that moment between two people.
"My girls... they are the most kind hearted genuine girls I could have dreamed of to stand by me and support me as I married Brent. Not to mention, every single one of them is drop dead gorgeous. Bridesmaids are supposed to be supportive, but mine went beyond that. They showed me SO much love and support. I'm actually tearing up right now as I think about it haha. They are the best friends a girl could ask for. Each one of them is so special, and each one provides something unique for our friendship. I wouldn't be where I am today without each and every one of them."
"Right after our first look, I went to the house with all the groomsmen and they had been icing each other all day. One of his groomsmen asked if I would Ice Brent and I said yes. I didn't know it would be during the garter toss until 30 min before the ceremony. I just wanted this day to be relaxed and as fun as possible and what better way than to Ice your new groom when he's about to take off your garter. All the groomsmen loved it. Brent thought it was tacky, but I personally thought it was hilarious."
I'll be honest, I have never seen so many people totally slay on the dancefloor for the entire night like they did at this wedding. DJ AD did a phenominal job at keeping this party going and everyone on their feet!