Anna+Mike | Opelika, AL Wedding
"We could not have imagined a day more perfect..." That's how Anna started her end-of-blog-post summary, and ya know what? We couldn't agree more. Anna & Mike's wedding had an absolutely fantastic cast of bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family, and we were so excited to photograph it all from getting ready, to the ceremony & reception, to the exit... and then the second exit. Oh yes, two exits, both with sparklers. Doesn't get much better than that, y'all. Click on through for so much more!
"The Italian made belt belongs to Mike's aunt, which she wore in her wedding. Using it as my 'something borrowed' completed my dress and I was honored to be able to incorporate the Crady side of the family into my attire."
"None of my bridesmaids had seen me completely dressed. A little game of follow the leader resulted in some of the best responses!"
"The veil was one of my favorite details & my something old! My veil was made from the lace of my mom's wedding dress and will now be an item that will be shared with my sister and family yet to come."
"I have always been extremely close with my dad and a first look between the two of us was a must have. Having a moment with just the two of us, before all the events started was extremely special! I will never forget seeing the joy in his face, knowing how much this moment meant to him."
"So much anticipation led up to this day and specifically this moment and our first look was certainly one of our favorite moments of our wedding day!"
"My something blue was an heirloom ring that belonged to my great-grandmother. Also attached to my lovely flowers was a lock (while Mike had a key wrapped around his boutonniere), just a little something extra to set us apart."
"These little ones offered some comic relief, with a small face plant right before I walked down the aisle."
"We met as members of the University of Kentucky swim team; since the pool is where it all started, this cake couldn't have been more perfect... and delicious!"
First exit: complete! Now, back to the party...
"We could not have imagined a day more perfect, the day exceeded all dreams and expectations! Having our family and friends, from near and far, be with us for our special day are memories we will never forget! Choosing photographers was the first wedding decision we made. Luke & Jackie became friends, not just photographers throughout our engagement, and choosing Little Acorn was easily one of the best decisions we made- we could not be more pleased and will never get tired of reminiscing our day through the photos!"
Anna's dress: Jasmine Bridal, The Clothes Rack (Auburn, AL) | Bridesmaid dresses: Jasmine Bridal B2, The Clothes Rack (Auburn, AL)| Mike's & Groomsmen's Suits: Calvin Klein, The Clothes Rack (Auburn, AL) | Hair: Lana Spicer (Envy Salon) | Makeup: Cameron Bohannon | Officiant: Dr. Mike King | Catering: Southern Hospitality | Cakes: Sweet Malisa's (Opelika, AL) | Wedding Venue: First Baptist Church (Opelika, AL) | Reception Venue: Event Center Downtown (Opelika, AL) | Reception Music: DJ Ozz