I'm not going to introduce Sami and Sanders to you like I would with normal couples (see their engagement session here)--there are too many little stories to go alongside each photo, so this time, I included more captions that usual to help tell their day.
Now, meet Sami and Sanders and love them as much as I do.
Throughout her wedding planning process, Sami kept a journal of all the blessings she encountered, from friends stepping up to help out to areas that the Lord opened her eyes. I've never photographed any other bride who has done something like this!
Once I had finished all the details, Sami's mom pointed that I may want a picture of this tub; Sami washed the feet of her bridesmaids the night before the wedding to not only show her gratitude but to serve them.
Sanders' mother's veil
I usually don't show the programs but I just love the modern design of Sami and Sanders' program
I love this photo below
Sami's dad seeing her for the first time-so glad someone grabbed me for this!
Another one of my favorite photos below. Guests are in place, wedding party is awaiting the walk down the aisle and all that is left is the bride, waiting to walk down the aisle.
Sanders was reaching over to wipe a tear from Sami's cheek, a moment I'm so glad to be a photographer.
Time for some portraits of the bride and groom
And then this happened. Yes!
A final send-off with sprinkles!
And some vendor love--
Bride's Gown: Jean's Bridal
Bride's Shoes: Saks Fifth Avenue
Bride's Jewelry: Bracelet from Handpicked and Sami's pearl earrings from her grandmother
Bride's Veil: Sanders' mother's veil
Bride's Styling: Hair by Paper Dolls and makeup by the bride
Tux: Jos A Bank
Groomsmen Tuxes: Jos A Bank
Flowers: Griffen Westbrook, a friend
Invitations: Patti Stahlsmith
Programs: concept by Sami and designed by Lindsey Mallett, a friend
Officiant: Chris Russo
DJ: Rob Duren
Catering: Chip Aydlette
Ceremony: Seacoast Church
Reception: Hamlin Plantation Clubhouse