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