08 Aug cybil + dave: joined. a memphis lichterman nature center wedding.
She has such a big, environment-friendly heart. A heart so big, in fact, that she has to share it with nearly every living thing. Cybil especially adores the sea turtles that she studies and cares for, but she loves all animals. But she still had room enough in her heart for more. And she saved that for Dave.
He not only cares about her, but also cares about the things she cares about. So, on that fateful day, during a very important track meet at Rhodes College, among their coach and teammates, Dave presented Cybil with an eco-friendly engagement ring and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. And Cybil’s heart was finally full as she said yes.
It is only natural that they would choose to wed at the Lichterman Nature Center, surrounded by all the things that they love, and most importantly, their friends and family. It was a beautiful summer day filled with flowers, love, and of course, lots of turtles!
Cybil’s beautiful gown suited her perfectly, and her blue Toms helped her handle the trails of the nature center better than heels!
Dave made sure to take the trouble of finding the perfect eco-friendly ring for his bride.
Both Cybil and Dave chose an amazing wedding party! The girls were so helpful and relaxed throughout the day, especially when it came time to transform Cybil into a beautiful bride.
And Dave made a pretty good-looking groom. Both these photos are Ed’s.
Cybil and Dave chose to see each other before the ceremony, and this is why I love it when a couple chooses to do this! Dave was obviously thrilled to see his bride for the first time, and this private intimate moment allowed him to express it to the fullest extent!
The trails provided some amazing photo opportunities. While I had this view…
Ed captured it from this angle.
Cybil. Rawr. Wow, you are so beautiful!
Dave, you’re not so bad yourself. Such a handsome groom!
Cybil couldn’t wait to see Dave on her wedding day. Not only because they were getting married, but because she had been eager to share with him a story of an injured animal on the side of the road that she wished she could have helped. She knew Dave would understand and sympathize with her. And he did.
LOVE this shot. Happy girls.
All the girls looked amazing. A Garden Secret did a fantastic job with the florals!
The guys were working it too.
Club Windward handled all the decorating, and there were tons of amazing details set up for the ceremony.
How adorable is this shot of the ring bearer that Ed caught during the procession?
Dave was all smiles when he saw Cybil walking toward him.
One of my favorite things that I overheard Cybil say during the day was that she didn’t care what happened or didn’t happen. As long as she and Dave were married at the end of the day, then all was perfect.
Bubbles and a kiss. Sigh.
We took a few more minutes after the ceremony to get photos on Lichterman’s beautiful bridge.
A panoramic image that I stitched together from two photos. I love this shot!
The reception was decked out with lots of color, sentiments…
And turtles! Cybil made the cake topper herself.
A shot from the First Dance…
And one from the last. I like this one more!
Ed captured the mood of the night perfectly.
Cybil and Dave, we can’t be more honored to have shared this day with you! You both have such full, beautiful hearts and it makes mine swell to know that two such people have found each other. I know you had to put off the honeymoon, but I hope you’re enjoying each and every minute of your new life together!
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