Catie & David's Wedding at Gingerwoods

Catie and David overcame a list of obstacles on their journey to this day.  They suffered the loss of close loved ones, their original photographer didn't work out last minute, the caterer went out of business, and that's just the beginning.  But what stood out to me on the day of their wedding was their resolve.  Above all, they wanted to be husband and wife.  I'm so glad they got the day they hoped for through all of the struggles they navigated together.  They savored the reward of a day all about the people they've become through the patience and love they've granted one another, and by the relationships with close family and treasured friends.  I hope you enjoy this peek into the best day of their lives as much as I enjoyed capturing it. 

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Emmy + Jeffrey's Wedding Highlights

Every church pew was filled to the brim for Jeffrey and Emmy's wedding.  The excitement to watch these two make their lifetime commitment to one another saturated the room with joy.  Getting to witness Jeffrey and Emmy on their wedding day was a privilege I don't take lightly, and I'm excited to share some highlights of their day!

Our Wedding + Highlight Video

To celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary in just two days, I thought it would be fun to re-live our wedding day by posting some of our favorite pictures!  Our wedding highlights video (which still makes me tear up) is waiting for you at the end of the post!  Derrik received his Master's Degree in Music Composition from Florida State University just a few weeks before we met in 2013.  He used his skills to write a beautiful piece performed live for our ceremony, which can be heard on the highlights video.

In terms of decorations and the "feel" of our wedding day, "Cozy Christmas Cabin" would describe what we were hoping for - the plaid, homey feel, with a touch of glam.  I'm so grateful to those who helped that come to life for our wedding.  

I was in a really good mood.  When better than your wedding day, right?  Cozy Uggs help too.

Part of the perks of getting married in December includes using Christmas decorations!  We were thrilled to learn our church's decorations would blend perfectly with our additions.  Our church family really rallied behind us - we love them!

One of my only specific photo requests was for this Brady Bunch type snap of our wedding party, and I love how our photographer captured everyone's personality so well!  My elegant facial pose was inspired by Julia Roberts' platypus expression in Runaway Bride.  Comment if you know which scene I'm talking about - I love that movie!

We chose buttercream icing with key lime curd for our cutting cake (very, very good decision).  The cake for our guests had white chocolate icing with cranberry filling - basically Christmas in a cake!  They were both delicious.  We ordered our cakes from Artistic Confections.

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Here is our highlight video by Unique Video Creations.  Having video of that day proved to be one of the best decisions we made when planning the wedding.  As someone who loved watching home videos growing up, I know I will cherish the footage we have of this special day for the rest of my life.  

Vendors we used and recommend: Videography - Unique Video Creations; Photography - Donne Irene Photography; Wedding Cale - Artistic Confections; Wedding Dress - Vocelles;  Dress Alterations and Veil - Hayley Lauren Couture; Bridal Hair & Makeup - Hair and Makeup Designs by Alissa.