Rebecca and Shannon got married this weekend, so I can finally publish her bridal portraits! We took them at Hampton Hall in Woodville, MS. This house is full of rich history, including an artist who once lived in the house.
When Rebecca's mom said she wanted to take pictures on the staircase, I tried to talk her out of it, because staircases are often SO BORING and tend to make unflattering pictures. This one, however, was quite the exception to the rule.
After most of the pictures at Hemstead Hall, we went over to the oldest methodist church in Mississippi, where the wedding ceremony was. I love the old doorways and stained glass windows in that church.
Rebecca's mom helped hold the veil while the wind blew to make it fall at the right angle. She was happy to jump in the bushes and get to work.
We had a good crew helping out, including her mom's best friend, Rebbie, who Rebecca is named after.
What a sweet day it was. :)
Kathryn and James have been living states apart and traveling nearly every weekend to see each other for a couple years. They are both quiet and reserved people, and they had a small family wedding in their families' hometown of Abbeville, Louisiana, near Lafayette.
Kathryn and James got ready for the wedding at the Caldwell House, a historical house in the downtown area of Abbeville, not far from the church. It's a small venue with a lot of room in the outdoor porches.
Kathryn got ready upstairs, and then did a little first look with her dad. Although the weather was REALLY cold that weekend (20 degrees), she was brave and went outside for some bridal portraits around the church.
One thing I remember most about my Granny is her hands.
Kathryn and James did their first look in between warming up in the church foyer. Once Kathryn and James saw each other and got to talk to each other, it was obvious that their nerves subsided. They started giggling and whispering, and their body language loosened up for pictures, despite the frigid wind.
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abbeville is probably one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen.
The half mass was very sweet and intimate. Kathryn's parents and grandparents were all married in this church.
The reception was a laid back family gathering. The food is one of my favorite parts about getting to go to weddings. Don's Catering made this really good brisket beef that I thought was out of this world, and then I tried the groom's stacked king cake. Amazing.
There was a little dancing and visiting at the reception, but one of the sweetest moments was when Kathryn leaned on her dad to just visit with him for a minute.
Kathryn and James chose a small two piece band to
entertain, and they did a fabulous job. This lady could sing like
nothing else I've ever heard. She really needs to be known in areas
further than Lafayette, LA. The man with her did percussion and sang
with her, and it was a great combination. They interacted with the
crowd, took requests, and kept everyone dancing.
Thank you, Aymond family, for letting me be a part of this wedding.
Venues: St. Mary Magdelene Catholic Church, The Caldwell House
Catering: Don's Catering
Photography: Tara Marie Photography
2nd Photographer: Danielle