Bryan & Katie’s Gulfport Wedding is finally here!
We walked into Katie’s suite at Island View and were greeted with the sweetest bridesmaids, beautiful views and a breathtaking Bride!
Katie has been such a joy to work with. From long distance we haven’t spent much one on one time together, but I’ve so enjoyed our emails and phone calls over the last year of planning!
Katie’s gorgeous Allure Bridals gown was a showstopper! I loved the lace details!
These lovely Betsey Johnson pumps were a perfect pair to go with such a lovely gown!
Katie’s first dress was from David’s Bridal by designer Galina Dress. Isn’t is beautiful!? I love the back where it has a beautiful tie on the neck area.
Both of Katie’s gowns were so perfect for her!
Everyone else had went downstairs for photos except Katie and I. Katie was reading her note from Bryan when I caught this beautiful shot with the water behind her.
We had a forecast that showed rain, but it ended up being a gorgeous day!
These beautiful bouquets were designed by Jean of After the Proposal! They smelled as wonderful as they looked.
Katie chose blue as one of her main colors and I think her choice was perfect. I haven’t seen much blue this season so it was a change that I welcomed with open arms.
My second shooter, Candra, spent the morning with the guys at the Courtyard Marriott Beachfront, also in Gulfport. They all looked so handsome and were wonderful to work with.
I had met Bryan of course, and knew he would be awesome, but with weddings, there’s always that one Groomsman who goes missing, doesn’t like photos, give the second shooter a hard time, etc… that Groomsman wasn’t there! (And no, there wasn’t a missing one!)
All of these guys were incredible to work with!
I had never photographed at Jones Park in Gulfport before so I arrived early to take a look for photos and loved what I saw! Isn’t this place beautiful?
The blue sky even matched Katie’s colors 😉 Jesus loves her, this I know, especially with the forecast I was seeing the week of the wedding!
Love these sweet smiles!
The girls were busy watching what was going on, but that handsome little guy here saw my camera and proceeded to get the girls’ attention to take a photo! Wonder if his Mom will allow him to assist me at all of my weddings?
Aren’t they the cutest!? And those floral crowns were so lovely on each flower girl!
Here comes the Bride! Katie was beaming!
The first dance at Great Southern Club!
After the Proposal done the most wonderful job on the decor!
We loved the three tier cake with the elegant design! Cakes by Tina done an incredible job, as always.
Bryan chose a King Cake for his groom’s cake! If that doesn’t scream, “The perfect Southern treat”, then I don’t know what does!
If my blog allowed heart emoji’s, then they would be all over the place for this post!
Katie’s maid of honor gave a very custom speech! It was to the tune of the Fresh Prince and she sang it the whole time! Way to go, Shelby! The room was totally on fire!
And finally… they lived happily ever after.
Bryan & Katie, you were a joy to work with! Can’t wait to mail your photos for you to see! <3
Wedding Planning & Floral Design: After the Proposal
Reception Venue: Great Southern Club
Church: St. James Catholic Church
Pre-Ceremony: Island View Casino Resort
Church Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal Dress from Allure
Reception Dress: Galina Dress from David’s Bridal
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Hair & Makeup: Salon Rouge
Catering & Bar: Great Southern Club