Sometimes you just know when you are working with good people. Shelby and Joe definitely fit that description. They are so kind and easy going that the whole day was relaxed and fun.
The majority of the day was at Shelby’s home where everyone just hung out and chilled, exactly the way Shelby and Joe wanted it.
“One thing that made my wedding day so special was that the entire bridal party got ready at my parent’s home. When I was in middle school and high school, my friends and I would typically get ready at my parent’s home. So being able to get ready at my parent’s home for my wedding day made it extra special. At the start of the day, it just felt like any other time my friends and I were getting ready and eating at my parent’s home. It was fun to be able to share in that experience with my friends one last time before getting married.” -Shelby
“It did not feel like my wedding day at all. My friends were getting their hair and makeup done, while I was stuffing my face with food. Then it was my turn to get my makeup done, but it still did not feel like my wedding day. Then I move to the next chair to get my hair done. I’m eating, drinking, and getting my hair curled when suddenly Joseph from Garden District walks in with the bouquets, and I scream. At that exact moment, it finally hit me that it was my wedding day, and I was getting married later that day!” – Shelby
“My bridal party had Ole Miss friends, St. Mary’s friends, and family friends. Every one of my bridesmaids was so special to me, and I couldn’t have imagined getting married without her by my side.” -Shelby
“I definitely had dreams of getting married when I was little. I wanted to get married at Christ Methodist and have my reception at Chickasaw. I knew I wanted a lace dress with a train and a long veil. I always hoped the day would be magical and perfect, but I never could have imagined a more perfect day nor marrying a better man.” -Shelby
“I value tradition. I wanted my wedding to reflect a traditional wedding. I did not want anythng super trendy in my wedding. I wanted to look back at my wedding later in life and still love everything about it. My favorite color has always been pink, so the flowers reflected that with different shades of pink in everything.” – Shelby
“One interesting dream was something that Joe actually had. Ever since he was younger, he always thought that a white dinner jacket was a great look (most likely because of James Bond). This made him always want to wear that for his wedding. While I wouldn’t allow him to wear it for the ceremony, he switched into it for the reception and I must say, he looked good in it!” – Shelby
“Joe’s mom fell the day before the wedding, right before the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner. She went to the ER and was diagnosed with a fracture in her knee and had to be placed in an immobilizer and was on crutches/in a wheelchair. However, this did not stop her from being a part of the special day and enjoying every moment. A really special moment surrounding this was when she and Joe got up and had their first dance. It was incredibly sweet and I was so happy that they were still able to have that moment together!” -Shelby
One of my favorite shots from the night is the garter toss. If you look closely, everyone is pointing a someone. Even the gentlemen that caught the garter is pointing at the camera! It made me laugh out loud when I saw it. – Ann-Marie
“Our wedding photographer was amazing and the best ever!!!!! In all honesty though, every vendor was amazing and helped make our day so special and amazing! From the flowers to the food to the photographer to the hair and makeup, I wouldn’t change any of it!” -Shelby
Shelby and Joe, thank you so much for allowing us to be part of this special, fun day. You guys rock and I am so excited to have new friends. You are very blessed with wonderful friends and family. We wish you many years of happiness and love!! – Ann-Marie & Sophie
Dress: Maggie Louise | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Tux: American Tuxedo | Cakes: Cakes by Mom and Me | Venue: Christ United Methodist Church and Chickasaw Country Club | Planner and Designer: Mona Dunlap Events | Flowers: Garden District | Invitations: RSVP Stationers | Rentals: White Door Events | Music/Band: Dance Street from RAM Entertainment | Rehearsal Venue: Grove Grill | Hair: Anna Van Winkle | Makeup: Makeup by Kendrick