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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Crystal and Brandon, Spirit-Filled Wedding in Tullahoma

Crystal and Brandon. Two people who waited to find their true love. Two people who anticipated their wedding day with great desire. Two people who are seeking to honor God with their individual lives, and now with their lives as one flesh.

Matt and I were blessed to spend the day with this couple and their family and friends - all kind and gracious people. We met Crystal and Melanie at Impressions Day Spa and Salon in Decherd to start the day. The girls got their hair done and it turned out great!

From there we went to the Lakeside Club at Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma. This sits on the Woods Reservoir (lake) and provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and reception. April Cochran was the wedding coordinator who decorated the ceremony site, reception site and did all the flowers for the day. It all turned out great! Here's another shot of Crystal preparing for the day.

The beautiful bride. Gown is an Oleg Cassini by David's Bridal.

The handsome groom. Brown Tux by Street Tuxedo

Crystal and Brandon chose to see each other before the ceremony. This seems untraditional, but it is actually a really special time for couples who choose to do this. We chose a location by the lake where Brandon waited, and then Crystal walked up to him and they had a chance to really see each other, talk and pray before the ceremony. Then we had time for some relaxed portraits before we moved on with the rest of the busy day. Here's one of the shots we got during the private moment.

Rings...Brandon, you can finally wear your wedding ring and it is legit!

This is random but one of my favorite shots of the day.

The flower girls were all nieces of the bride and groom. Crystal's mom and grandmother made all of their dresses, headpieces and baskets, which is nothing short of amazing. Also amazing is that they all made it down the aisle without incident!

The moment when Crystal walked down the aisle with her father was probably the most spirit-filled moment I have experienced in a long time. Danielle and Brad were singing "Here am I, all of me..." and the drum beat was driving the music. The crowd stood, Crystal and her dad were both crying, and I could not hold back my own tears. I had chills. It was beautiful.

The guys looked great holding the bridesmaids flowers

Cake by Becker's Bakery

Toasting with Cream Soda

The getaway - we all trekked down the hill in the dark to line up by the boat dock. Sparklers lit up the night as the happy couple whisked away through the fireworks of friends and family to board a boat and ride off into the moonlit evening. It was amazing.

To view the slideshow, click play below, or click HERE to view it full screen.

To register to view all of Crystal and Brandon's photos when they are released to the public, please CLICK HERE.



Blogger Stephanie Edens said...

LOVE the shot of the bride and her dad...beautiful catch, ali b.

9/26/2007 08:13:00 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Beautiful, as always!! Thank you for letting me play with Norah at the wedding. She is too cute!

9/26/2007 12:41:00 PM  

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