Shelby + Chris’ wedding is one I will never forget. Just 2 DAYS before the wedding, Shelby + her planning team CHANGED VENUES!!! Bella Rose Plantation was a wet, muddy mess because of the weather, so the couple opted to make some changes. I know Shelby was thrilled with the decision, and I have to say — I definitely agree with her!!! West Manor Estate is one of my favorite venues, and it was a JOY to photograph another wedding on this beautiful property.
Shelby, being a wedding coordinator herself, worked with Entwined Events to plan a GORGEOUS wedding! This girl was in the details. Cute, creative, and sentimental touches were all over the place! One of my favorite parts about Shelby + Chris’ big day was the way in which they chose to honor Shelby’s brother, an honorary Groomsman, who passed away less than two years ago. The family had a seat reserved for him, in line with the Groomsmen, with a flower from Shelby’s bouquet. He was remembered and honored in such beautiful ways.
One more thing I am a little obsessed with, and then I promise — on to the photos. Every year for birthday + Christmas gifts, Shelby’s dad gifted her pearls. On her wedding day, he presented her with a strand of those pearls for her to wear as she walked down the aisle. GIVE ME GOOSEBUMPS WHYDONTCHA. Shelby + her dad have a very special relationship, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t get a little weepy.
OKAY! Here are some of my favorite pictures from Saturday! Shelby + Chris, thank you SO much for welcoming me into your lives, and trusting me with you perfect day. It has been a joy getting to know you. Now go on and enjoy that honeymoon!!! xoxo!
Venue | West Manor Estate
Planning | Entwined Events
Assistant Photographer | Ksant Photography
Florals | Bella Rose Floral Design
Invitations | Minted
Cake | Entwined Events
Catering | Entwined Events
Make Up | Laci Fore
Hair | Jessica Comiskey
Wedding Dress | Still I Do
Tuxes | Xedo