Steven & Emily
Ceremony Venue | Tupelo First United Methodist Church
Reception Venue | Tupelo Cotton Mill
Photographer | Kelsea Nickoles
Officiants | Reverend Andy Ray & Father P.J. Curley
Ceremony Music | Beverly McAully
Wedding Directors | Nancy King & Dona Porter
Soloist | Danielle Ratliff
Band | The Even Odds
Wedding Gown | Essence of Australia
Hairstylist | Sara Little Davis
Caterer | Sweet Tea and Biscuits
Florist | Tracy Proctor Designs
Music | “Oslo" by De Joie & “On the Mountain" by Utah
Being genuine and truly authentic in this day and age can be a hard mantra to live by. In the hype and sometimes chaos of your wedding day, emotions can run high, small details may seem like major decisions, and time being with friends and family can get put off until the last few minutes of the day.
Emily and Steven, however, made it a point to remind themselves to be completely true to who they are, which meant a private time with each other after the first look, which meant having pictures with Emily’s sweet pup, which meant being with friends and family throughout the day celebrating every second they had, and which meant being flexible and up for anything to make their special day one to reminder fondly.
The forecast said it would be raining all day, but someone “up there” was looking out for them because it only rained about 20 minutes during the afternoon. Emily looked incredible in her lovely wedding gown. Steven’s face said it all when he turned around and saw her in it. Their genuine love and tenderness toward one another allowed for seamless natural moments of affection unaltered by directed poses or prompts. They were truly at ease and completely comfortable with one another.
After the ceremony, the crowd moved across the street to the Tupelo Cotton Mill where everything was intricately decorated with gorgeous flowers and ornaments, with a floral chandelier as the crowning jewel. Everyone ate, drank, danced, laughed, and cheered to celebrate the newly married couple. Steven and Emily were married at First United Methodist Church on May 11, 2019, in Tupelo, Mississippi.