What happens when an Ole Miss gal marries a Mississippi State guy? A whole lot of fun, laughter, and a few tears. It's Lizzy and Joel's fantastic wedding!
Lizzy and Joel strolled into married life with big smiles on a day filled with laughter and tears. A beautiful wedding ceremony at First United Methodist in Gulfport left many reaching for their hankies, the first look had all teary, and there may not have been a dry eye in the house during the first dances at their gorgeous Café Climb reception. This is a couple whose deep love for each other is abundantly evident and unquestionable.
But as any Mississippian knows, there is a special spot found in the valley between tears and laughter reserved for couples who come together across the divide of the Mississippi State/Ole Miss rivalry. Lizzy & Joel showed off a touch of that rivalry in the cakes by Nita Lee. The groom's cake was a salute to the Bulldog's, but even the gorgeous wedding cake stacked four tiers high and decorated with fresh flowers featured a surprise Ole Miss homage- Colonel Reb! Hotty Toddy!
Not all that surprising, there were a whole lot of Rebels and Bulldogs on hand to celebrate the couple, and with a few school pennants as props, many of them showed off their colors in the PhotoBooth.
Who's to say which school is tops? Everyone has their own opinions, but it was noted that after Joel & Lizzy exited and all the guests made their way home, there was still one man standing, well, sort of...
Colonel Reb, the party's over. But a new life is just beginning for Lizzy & Joel, and we wish them all the best! Here's to many years of Rebels and Bulldogs, fun and laughter!
Checkout their slideshow: CLICK HERE and links to vendors below!
Photography & PhotoBooth: James Edward Bates Photography
Getty ready spot (gals): Parents' home
Getting ready spot (guys): The Almanette Hotel & Bistro
Wedding: First United Methodist, Gulfport
Officiant: Rev. Claire Dobbs
Wedding planner: Margaret Murdock
Reception venue: Café Climb, Gulfport
Catering: Ms Audrey's Kitchen
Flowers: Forever Flowers, Gulfport
Wedding rings: WP Shelton
Bridals: Kay's Kreations, Tupelo
Menswear: Bridal & Formal Boutique & House of Tux
Hair: Chuck Kelly Salon
Makeup: Mallory Fitzgerald
Rentals: ABC Rental Center
Cakes: Nita Lee, Pass Christian
Band: Meet the Press
Transportation: Golden Gulf Limo and Busted Wrench Garage
One of the best things about photographing a couple's wedding is that we get to see not only all the "action" of the day from start to finish, we really get to focus in on the "reaction." It's an honor to be able to curate those moments so that they can be relived and enjoyed forever.
Roslyn & Brandon recently got married here on the Gulf Coast, and their celebrations took place in and around some of Biloxi's most iconic venues.
After getting ready at the Beau Rivage, Brandon anxiously awaited the first look with Roslyn, and his reaction was priceless.
Their ceremony took place at the beautiful St Michael's Catholic Church in Biloxi, and from there, friends and family joined the couple to celebrate at the Biloxi Visitor's Center.
We bid farewell with our best wishes for a lifetime of happiness to this hometown couple!
Photography: James Edward Bates Photography
Wedding coordination/flowers: Angie Stenum
Officiant: Father Gregory Barras
Catering: Southern Flavor Catering
Wedding dress: Martina Liana from Town & Country Bridals, New Orleans
Menswear: Men's Wearhouse
Videography: Take Two Video
Hair: Stephanie Stillman
Music: Nightshift Sounds
Cakes: Cakes by Tina
Introducing... baby Hudson! One of the most exciting things we get to do is to watch love grow, and that's just what we've done with Hudson's wonderful family. Over the years, we have photographed his mom and dad - as they got engaged, then for their wedding, even as they waited for Hudson's arrival with maternity photos.
We had so much fun shooting this laid back at-home lifestyle session. It was such a joy to see the three of them settling into all the changes happening in their cozy home- along with furry big brother, Brutus, who is all about his little brother!
We cannot wait to see what the future holds for Hudson!
The world lost a great evangelist on February 21, 2018. Rev. Billy Graham was 99 years of age. I had the honor of photographing Rev. Graham's last true crusade at Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York in 2005. As a follower of Jesus Christ, it was a remarkable experience to witness this faithful servant of God share the gospel message with hundreds of thousands of people. The crowd was estimated to be 242,000 over three days. Rest in Peace, sir. You're home now. #BillyGraham #JesusSaves
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