A Luxe Wedding Celebration in Jackson’s Capitol District | Mollie and Patrick

Feb

11

Mollie and Patrick’s wedding celebration was a fine point at the end of a long wedding season. She and Patrick were married in November in an intimate family ceremony, so the no-stress vibe was a welcomed opportunity for us to shoot. We trotted around downtown Jackson for almost 2 hours, just us and them and boy was it fun! Enjoy these stunning shots from our adventures. — Ann-Marie

Growing up, I never really thought about my wedding! My parents eloped, and I always figured I would probably do the same. I knew I wanted something small and intimate like that, so we went with a family-only wedding in November and a big celebration in December. It was perfect — way better than I could’ve ever dreamed!

Patrick is one of the most patient and kind people I have ever met. He is a great listener, and we have a similar sense of humor so we are always laughing! He has been there for me during some of the hardest times of my life and  I can genuinely say I would not be in the place I’m in today if it weren’t for him. He is my rock.  I can’t imagine being with anyone else! 

Patrick and I liked each other in the fourth grade. He was my first ever boyfriend! In his toast, he mentioned a cute story of him dropping off a present at my house back in 2004. Almost 18 years later, he is moving into the same house!

Patrick proposed at his parents house. I thought we were just going for dinner and I was COMPLETELY surprised! There was a walkway of flower petals leading up to a beautiful floral installation on one of the trees where he got down on one knee. It was so special and it looked like a fairytale. Afterwards we took the golf cart up to the country club where our family and friends were waiting to celebrate with us! It was perfect.

My dad had given my mom a diamond and sapphire ring while they were dating and it was tied to my bouquet. My mom surprised me with it and I was SO happy to have something of hers on my wedding day. Plus it made my “something borrowed” and “something blue” all the more special! We used my grandmother’s sterling silver and my wedding China for the seated dinner. Fresh Cut made the whole thing look like a fairy tale.

It was calm and peaceful! Even though I was an hour late for the photographers, both on my wedding day and on the day of the reception. Everyone just rolled with it!

Our relationship? Easy. Kismet. Fun. I know Patrick loves me because he is allergic to cats and I have 3! He had to start taking allergy shots to be able to live with me!

I wanted an elegant and classic wedding that never goes out of style! “Timeless” was my go to word to describe what I wanted for my wedding. But I also have an artistic streak. So we worked with Julia Putt to come up with some floral designs that resembled art installations at the NYE reception.

Fresh Cut did an amazing job with the flowers and rentals! The flowers were beautiful and everything looked spectacular. 4Top Catering did a fabulous job at our reception! I really loved every single vendor. I feel like we had the best of the best on our team!

We chose to have our reception on New Year’s Eve, because people are always looking for NYE parties. We thought it would be fun to celebrate our marriage with all our friends and extended family and ring in the new year in a way we’ll always remember.

My family is very tight knit. They are my best friends. Having the people closest to me there and being able to celebrate in an intimate setting made it so special. We both had our parents and siblings. And my sweet uncle (also my first babysitter) drove down from Oxford to be there. We were married at The Cedars in a beautifully lit backyard.  I feel so lucky to be able to call my pastor and his wife my friends. It felt so perfect to have him perform our ceremony and have his wife there loving and supporting us, and having a violin as the only music made it even more magical. After the ceremony we sat down to a beautiful dinner with our parents, siblings, and grandparents. We were able to really be present and we will always be so grateful for those memories.

For future brides, don’t sweat the small stuff! At the end of the day what matters is you and your spouse celebrating the love you share. Also, I highly recommend having a smaller and more intimate wedding! Everything was so special.

Photography: Lead Shooter, Ann-Marie Wyatt | Second Shooter, Lindsay Pace | Venue: The Railroad District | Rentals: Fresh Cut | Florals: Fresh Cut | Bride’s Cake: Cakes by Iris | Groom’s Cake: Turquoise Chandelier | Dress: Elle James Bridal | Tux: Tuxedo Junction | Coordinator: Debbie Simmons, Signature Occasions | Invitations: Fresh Ink | Calligraphy: Paperglaze Calligraphy | Caterer: 4Top Catering | Live Music: The Party Jammers | Videographer: Featherstone Weddings | Hair: Barnette’s Salon | Makeup: Makeup by N.G.M. | Preparation Accommodations: The Westin

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