Southern Spring Wedding

Jacquelyn + John | a Southern Spring Wedding

Jacquelyn and John came all the way to Memphis from Colorado to escape the snow for a hospitality-driven Southern Spring wedding. So naturally, it would snow in Memphis on their wedding day! As it turns out, they only wanted to be married, and the weather did not stop them from enjoying their day to the fullest!

John’s family knew he was serious about Jacqueline when he introduced her to them. In his family, the guys inadvertently started a tradition by marrying the only girls they ever introduced to their parents. John’s dad only introduced one woman to his family, and his brother only introduced one woman to their parents. They both married those women. John did not disappoint when it came to his turn! He knew he wanted to spend the rest of this life with Jacquelyn, and his family knew she was perfect for him when they met her.

During the wedding toasts, Jacquelyn’s maid of honor called her the “heart of the family.” After spending some time with Jacquelyn, Ed and I could immediately see why! Jacquelyn is beautifully kind, always thinking of others first. Her biggest priority for her wedding was for everyone else to enjoy themselves. She and John had a small, intimate affair, and family came from all over to celebrate with them. There was not one person in the room who was not over-the-moon thrilled for this union, and the joy was palpable in the room!

Jacquelyn and John shared a beautiful, Southern spring wedding, despite the snow, at the Westin on Beale. It was everything they wanted, including sweet tea, mimosas, chicken and waffles, and shrimp and grits. But most importantly, it was a day of joy surrounded by those they love most!

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Jacquelyn and John’s day was filled with all things Southern, including lemonade and fried green tomatoes! Natalie Chang did an amazing job with all the beautiful calligraphy, and Ashlye McCormick Design outdid herself with the gorgeous florals!

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Jacquelyn made a stunning bride!

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This was one of my favorite moments of the day! Jacquelyn shares a very special, close relationship with her mom. Jacquelyn gave her mother a special locket before she married, and they both ended up in tears!

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If you look real closely at these next few photos, you may see a snowflake or two! It was cold, but the girls all looked lovely in shades of purple and lavender!

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This was the first time we got to meet John, but we loved him right away! The groom and his gentlemen all looked very dapper in their grey suits.

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The ladies made for such a classic, chic photo!

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And the guys did not disappoint either.

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The ceremony was beautiful, and full of sweet, tender moments.

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Married!

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The bride and groom were so happy after the ceremony, and this photo that Ed took captures that joy perfectly!

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Andria Lewis Events did an outstanding job with the reception decor! I love photographing long tables, and she always seems to include one or two for me!

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The First Dance…

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The toasts were full of tears and laughter!

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Because Jacquelyn and John had a brunch wedding, their reception finished up while there was still daylight outside. We saved portrait photos for after the reception so that they could enjoy more time with their family. It worked out perfectly, because we did not have to rush through photos, and they got lots of time to just enjoy being married. More people should have brunch weddings!!

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Jacquelyn, you’re so beautiful!

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It’s not a Southern spring wedding without photos on Beale Street!

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Jacquelyn and John, thank you so much for letting us capture this very special day! We completely fell in love with you guys, as well as your entire family! You are so blessed to be surrounded by such a loving family, and now we know why! Have a wonderful time in Savannah – we’re so jealous!

A very special thank you to everyone who made this day so special:

4 Comments
  • Jacquelyn Hampton
    Posted at 12:36h, 03 April

    Amy, thank you so much the pictures are beautiful! I felt like I just relived my wedding all over again. So glad that shared our special day with us

  • Patricia Hardin
    Posted at 11:56h, 04 April

    I am so happy for Jacquelyn and John. I look forward to seeing them soon. The wedding looked beautiful with such a good looking bride and groom. I know it was a day that all will remember and look back on as a truly happy occasion. Time and distance has kept us from being as close as I would have liked, but sweet Jacquelyn has always been like a daughter to me having grown up with my daughter and shared so many good times with each other. I have been with her on her journey to womanhood always in sprit and with love. My very best wishes to Jacquelyn and John on their marriage, I wish them great happiness and lots of love. May God continue to bless this union. Love always, Patricia, Michelle and David Hardin

  • Sharon Dodd
    Posted at 08:28h, 07 April

    Everything was Beautiful. The wedding and brunch were a Happy occasion. Beautifully done by the bride and her mom. Congratulations to them both for such a wonderfully done wedding. No gloomy weather could out do the beautiful bride, and the wedding party. Such a Happy, Happy wonderful ,beautiful wedding. Beautiful bride with a Beautiful smile and attitude. (The groom wasn’t too bad either). Little flower girls and the ring bearer were magnificent.
    Just perfect, and everyone truly enjoyed themselves..

  • Donna Hampton
    Posted at 14:19h, 12 April

    A beautiful wedding for a beautiful, deserving couple. I am so happy for them and join the other guests in wishing them years of love and happiness.

    I cannot wait to see all the pictures.

    From a proud Mother of the Bride.