Brad & Jennifer's "Pink" Wedding! ~ {Marriage}

October 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

This past Saturday, Oct. 24th, 2016, Brad & Jennifer were married at Mill Creek Baptist Church in Monroe, NC.  It was one of the sweetest weddings that I've been to recently for so many different reasons.  One of the reasons, was these two (and Sheri, Jennifer's mom) have such welcoming personalities. Over the course an engagement, I've come to know my brides and their families pretty well...Sometimes you just click to the point that at the end of their wedding day, it's a bit bittersweet that I won't be working with them as closely; Otherwise, they feel like friends to me.  On the flip side of that, as tiring as weddings are, it's awesome to be able to capture all the details that make up "their day" and to witness some of the most profound and sentimental moments of their lives!  Jennifer and Brad had several moments throughout the events of this past Saturday, that made their wedding really special.  I'll try to "tell the story" through out these pictures.  Enjoy their beautiful wedding! 

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When I first met with Jennifer and her mom back in January, I remember being super excited when they were talking about her colors for this wedding.  Of course, PINK is perfect!  ;)  Actually, when I see the colors of her wedding, immediately I see "Blush & Bashful" from the movie Steel Magnolias. 

 

THE    D R E S S!!!!!

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Blingy detail...

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Back view...

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Her bouquet was made by her sister-in-law out of beautiful brooches... DSC_0082DSC_0082

Up close of one of the brooches..

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This special pin is one of her deceased grandfather's pins.. DSC_0087DSC_0087

Becoming Mrs. Batson requires a "B"   ;)

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And THE  S H O E S  Oh, dear goodness!  Need I say more, I love them as much as the dress!  She had them custom made.  She was able to choose her own design, colors and crystals!

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Side detail of the shoes.. DSC_0022wmDSC_0022wm

And up close of the bow.  Not only do I love this bow shot for the beautiful shoes that they are but to all my photog loving friends...The Bokeh! DSC_0052wmDSC_0052wm

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Her earrings...

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This beautiful Bible has a story...You'll see below! DSC_0060DSC_0060

Grandma's hankie Jennifer carried... DSC_0093DSC_0093

The rings... DSC_0957DSC_0957

This Bible was part of how Brad proposed to Jennifer.  To me, that takes a real man to keep God at the center of their beginning...He highlighted this well known passage in Corinthians when he asked for her hand in marriage so it just felt fitting to include it with their rings. DSC_0955DSC_0955 DSC_0951DSC_0951

The beautiful bride herself, starting to get ready...

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Sweet mints lying on the bathroom counter... DSC_0175DSC_0175

Jennifer and her mom! DSC_0154DSC_0154 DSC_0193DSC_0193 DSC_0185DSC_0185

Sherry stepping in her beautiful gown... DSC_0202DSC_0202 DSC_0178DSC_0178

Meanwhile, this handsome fella was waiting for moment to say "I DO"...

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Just slipped into her dress...

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Oh. my. word!  Jennifer, you were a gorgeous bride! LCH_8009eLCH_8009e

This next shot was a request by her mother.  Jennifer looking to our Saviour.

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Their daddy/daughter first look was one of the sweetest ever.  Her dad obviously had not seen her in her dress, up until this point.  We brought him out with his eyes closed and back against her.  Jennifer walked toward her dad, tapped him on the shoulder and then they both cried the most humble, quiet tears.  But what made this so special to me was the respect that they seem to have for one another.  I remember distinctly what Jennifer said to her dad...She thanked him for all the years he had worked hard and the years he had put in at his currant place of employment.  To me, that showed a daughter who understands just what her dad has done for her.  DSC_0309DSC_0309 DSC_0316DSC_0316 DSC_0318DSC_0318 LCH_8042LCH_8042 DSC_0325DSC_0325 DSC_0341DSC_0341

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Ceremony time... DSC_0378DSC_0378 DSC_0370DSC_0370 DSC_0397DSC_0397 DSC_0385DSC_0385

She's seeing Brad waiting for her at the alter...

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And this shot, so raw and unplanned.  Her daddy their to wipe her happy tears... DSC_0431DSC_0431 LCH_8069LCH_8069 LCH_8076LCH_8076 LCH_8071LCH_8071 DSC_0438DSC_0438 DSC_0439DSC_0439 DSC_0441DSC_0441 DSC_0442DSC_0442 DSC_0447DSC_0447 DSC_0474DSC_0474 DSC_0451DSC_0451 DSC_0454DSC_0454 DSC_0481DSC_0481

Exchanging of rings... DSC_0498DSC_0498 DSC_0501DSC_0501 DSC_0516DSC_0516

Brad sealing the deal...

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I think he's proud of his new bride...

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Reception time  -  Monroe Country Club DSC_6779eDSC_6779e

But before the party started, we spent some quiet time capturing a few pictures of the new bride and groom...

 

This one = Giant size canvas!

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This candid shot walking to the green is one of my favorites... DSC_0799DSC_0799

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Inside the country club, the tables were beautifully adorned as a surprise to Jennifer and Brad by Jennifer's mother.  Sherry, you did a fabulous job!  Absolutely gorgeous!

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"Mr. & Mrs. Brad Batson"

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Daddy/daughter first dance DSC_1072DSC_1072

With momma look on... DSC_1088DSC_1088

Mother/Son first dance...

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with dad watching from afar... DSC_1124DSC_1124

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She opted to have a photo booth, they're always so much fun! DSC_1257DSC_1257

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Dinner Time... DSC_1003DSC_1003

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I just love this shot of Brad...

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And guest throughout the night... DSC_1196DSC_1196 LCH_8532LCH_8532 DSC_1001DSC_1001 DSC_1020DSC_1020 DSC_1194DSC_1194 DSC_1162DSC_1162 DSC_1223DSC_1223

Time for the cake cutting...

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Dancing followed...

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Stole Jennifer away for a bit to catch this shot...I love!

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A sparkler exit wrapped up their night but it was only the beginning of what I hope is many years of happiness for these two.  I've enjoyed so much being able to capture your wedding and even your engagement over the past few months!

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Jennifer & Brad (and Sherry also), I want to thank you for being so wonderful to work with.  You truly have been a pleasure!  I wish the two of you the very happiest life together. Know you're enjoying your honeymoon in the Dominican Republic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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