21 Oct Laura + Evan | a Bridge at Chrisleigh Farm Wedding
This wedding already has such a special place in our hearts! The day was completely beautiful, from the preparation details to the huge magnolia garland curtain. But the one thing that most made the day so wonderful was the unique, AWESOME way that these two love! Laura and Evan are so in love, and you will soon see proof of that – it’s impossible to miss. They put so much of themselves into their wedding, and that is what makes it an immediate favorite! It was a day full of heart, beauty, and personality!
Laura and Evan met while he was a bartender, and it played a big part in their love story. Their wedding included lots of little nods to bartending, including TWO bars (and we made sure to get a photo of Evan serving Laura a cocktail!), marquee “bar” letters, and a complete bartending scene for the groom’s cake. Evan’s cufflinks even had little anchors on them – the symbol of the establishment where they met.
Laura has such style, and every single detail was carefully thought out and executed. Her flowers – oh, the flowers! – were stunning, and SO perfect for fall. Her preparation details were the perfect mix of old and new, and the invitation suite was stunning! Evan was completely stylish as well, though he gave all the props to Laura (she picked out his shoes, and he made sure that we got a photo of them)!
As gorgeous as every detail was, it was Laura and Evan themselves who stole the show. Laura looked radiant all day, and Evan knew how lucky he was to be marrying her. He tried to convince us all that he was not a cryer, though all evidence pointed to the contrary. From the moment he first saw her, to the end of the vows, tears spilled down his face and into his beard. He literally wept at the sight of his bride. All day.
And we all love him for it!
Laura had the most unique, matching “mrs.” and “mr.” hangers. I LOVED them!
This was one wedding where tattoos were encouraged to face the camera! Laura and Evan have quite the collection, as did their wedding party.
Laura, you made the most gorgeous bride!
LOVED Evan’s accessories!
Laura and Evan chose to see each other before the ceremony, and their First Look was the sweetest one we’ve seen. I think Evan started crying before he even turned around! I may have shed a tear or two myself. Later, Evan confessed that he was so glad he didn’t have to do this in front of everyone (though the tears continued to fall during the ceremony, as you will soon see).
A covered bridge is perfect for wedding photos!
Seriously, though, those flowers. Ashley McCormick outdid herself with this one!
I loved every single one of these ladies. And aren’t they gorgeous?
Okay, flowers again. I couldn’t stop!
These guys were amazing! They kept the party going all day long! Evan has known most of them since he was 3 years old, and they’ve all managed to stay close their whole lives. Friends like that are rare, and he has a whole wedding party of them!
Laura. I have no words.
This flower girl was so super cute! Laura had this custom headband made for her.
Ah, if I could have a ceremony site like this every time, I’d be okay with that!
Ed gets an award for this shot. I squealed out loud when I saw it.
Here come the tears!
Evan, don’t kill me! It was the sweetest thing ever!
Cocktail hour was set up beautifully with hay bale seating, cozy blankets, and an amazing magnolia garland curtain.
Meanwhile, we roamed the property for some beautiful bridal portraits.
Their getaway car for the end of the evening just happened to match the wedding style perfectly!
It couldn’t have been a more beautiful Fall day for a wedding.
Before cocktail hour was over, we made sure to get a shot of Evan “serving” a drink to Laura. You’ve come full circle, guys!
The party has officially begun!
Laura’s dad gave an amazing toast, complete with music trivia and words of wisdom.
Even the cake cutting was fun!
Yes, Evan is dancing while he takes an iPhone photo of his “bear”tender cake. He was proud!
Laura and Evan, I can’t tell you how thrilled we are to have spent this day with you! We felt like we were among friends and family the whole day, and everything was pure perfection. Enjoy the honeymoon, and we can’t wait to relive it all when you come back!
A very special thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this day beyond awesome:
- Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Bridge at Chrisleigh Farm
- Event Planning: Jayne Ellen Brooks
- Floral Design: Ashlye McCormick Designs
- Cake Design: Frost Bake Shop
- Entertainment: Jason Witnesse Sims
- Makeup Artist: Kasey Acuff
- Lifestyle Wedding Photography: Amy Hutchinson Photography