I did take this one as the ceremony started. I wanted to capture Taylor's face as he saw Emily walking down the aisle.
And a closeup of the little ring bearer:
I love the way the children were allowed to sit on the steps during the ceremony.
They had a casual country theme. These Mason jars filled with baby's breath and roses were on the ends of the pews.
I didn't get a picture of the flowers at the altar, but the arrangement below was used. The wedding planner had moved it after the ceremony to take to the reception. It has white mums and real cotton plants!
Closeup so you can see the cotton in the middle:
The reception was held at Bradley's Pond, a really neat place for the rustic country wedding! Here's a picture of my husband in front of the building (the back of the building.)
The grounds were beautiful!
They also had games to keep the children occupied:
That's my youngest grandson, Caden, playing
Nice picture of the pond:
The photographers took the bride and groom around the pond to take pictures, can you see them in the center:
and here, I'm showing this so you can see the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees:
Here they are heading toward the reception hall:
Can you see her cowgirl boots?
She didn't wear them during the ceremony, but she and the bridesmaids changed to boots for the reception! So cute with the country theme!
Arriving at the reception, as the DJ announced "Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Perrin" (that's one of the photographers right behind them.)
The first dance as Mr. and Mrs.
Emily's dance with her dad, (a few tears were shed!)
Taylor dancing with his mom (my daughter, Alyson.)
There was no traditional tiered wedding cake, but these cupcakes (which the children were thrilled about!)
Several flavors of cupcakes (including mint chocolate chip.)
Two large cupcakes, they cut one of them to "feed each other" Their initials were on these:
Lemonade, tea, and water were served in Mason jars with straws. Cute idea!
Centerpieces on the tables were Mason jars filled with orange gerbera daisies, hydrangea, Queen Anne's Lace, and real cotton!
Wooden boxes surrounded them.
Closeup of the flatware in burlap at each chair, really cute:
I didn't take a picture of the buffet or the food, but it was the best wedding food we've ever had! It was a barbeque! Pulled pork, BBQ chicken, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, and sweet cornbread! Yum!
The bride's bouquet was the centerpiece of their table.
One of the bridesmaid's bouquets:
The bride's mother made over 200 of these little Mason jars of homemade strawberry jam! The sign says "Thanks for jammin' with us!"
The pretty flower arrangement that has the cotton in it:
Here's a closeup of cotton for those of you up north who have never seen cotton.
You can't see it, but the cotton has seeds inside the "puffs." I'm from AL originally and was thrilled to see cotton again, up close!
Parents of the bride and groom:
Emily and Taylor talking with KK. Taylor started calling me "KK" when he was a very little boy!
Checking out their Jeep before leaving:
The guys did a good job, just enough decoration!
Cute sign for reserved space for them!
Remember these signs from Taylor's proposal? They were so cute greeting the guests as we drove up to the reception! (Click here to see the proposal.)
Cute picture of Emily I borrowed from her Facebook page. Taken before the ceremony.
My grandson, Caden, arm wrestling with "Big Joe" (my husband!)
I love this picture of the parents of the bride and groom:
Emily's mother gave me one of the centerpieces to bring home. Don't you love the cotton!
Click here to see the Rehearsal Dinner decorations we did.