Shannon+John | Stone Bridge Farm Wedding
"We did a rehearsal brunch instead of a dinner, so between the brunch and ceremony the boys played a friendly touch-football game, while the girls were pampered and took peeks from the window!"
"My mom and sister are my best friends, so having them there from the planning stages to the big day made experiencing the day together very special. I couldn't have done it without them."
"John and I decided not to do a first look before the ceremony, so having that first look with my dad was a beautiful moment. He got all of his tears out to keep us calm and collected walking down the aisle!"
"I kept a journal for John from the beginning of our engagement, journaling the ins-and-outs of each day so we could look back on the journey later. I surprised him with that, not knowing he'd surprise me with a sweet note!"
"Unfortunately, none of my grandparents are still with us, and John's grandfathers aren't either, so the memory table was a sweet tribute to their influence and presence in our lives."
"Somehow, John and I managed to wait until our wedding day to kiss each other for the first time. In front of all our family and friends, we were able to enjoy our first kiss with one another. It was a surreal moment!"
"The one thing John wanted from the reception was an epic, 1990s style dance party. We thought it couldn't have been more fun."
"Our band did a wonderful job of keeping the good times rolling, the dance floor packed and the guests happy. We partied all night long!"
"John's Sigma Chi fraternity brothers danced to a few signature songs together, including a 'Sweetheart Song' where they surprised me by serenading me like they do their fraternity sweethearts."
"We couldn't imagine a more perfect day to unite in marriage. We wanted our ceremony to be a picture of the gospel, celebrating the love of Christ with our friends and family. We had a blast dancing the night away, and we couldn't be more grateful to have these beautiful pictures and memories forever."
Shannon's Dress: Justin Alexander, Diane's Formal Affair (Jasper, AL) | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine, Clothes Rack (Auburn, AL) | John's & Groomsmen's Suits: Jos. A. Bank | Venue, Catering, Flowers: Stone Bridge Farms (Cullman, AL) | Hair & Make-up: Jessica Lavender | Officiant: Riley Byers, Third Avenue Baptist Church | Cakes: Barnett Bakery (Cullman, AL) | Reception Entertainment: Meet the Next