We have been looking forward to this wedding for months! After seeing Katie's bouquet at her bridal session, I knew that her florals were going to be amazing! We arrived at the beautiful home of Dirk & Michelle Derrick in Conway, SC. The girls were getting ready upstairs when I walked in and saw Katie's dress hanging on the wood barn door window, it took my breath away. As you will see in their first look images it took Clay's breath too! He was speechless when he saw his bride for the first time.
I think my favorite part of their wedding day was how much they incorporated their families. Clay's dad officiated the wedding, how special is that?! My heart became so full as I listened to Clay's Dad share about Katie and Clay's relationship. The entire congregation nodded in agreement as he describe them as passionate, hardworking, christ-loving servants.
The details of the reception were to die for! Jacquie Ognibene, Katie's mom really outdid herself! The lawn was full of unique refurbished pieces. Wedding coordinator, Michelle Derrick , along with family and friends, made sure that everything was in place and looked perfect. Guest enjoyed southern food, dancing and Katie gave away lots of "Katie-Hugs". (If you know Katie, you know what I'm talking about!!!)
Clay and Katie, thank you for giving us the chance to witness one of the most important days of your life, and trusting us with the responsibility of preserving your big day. We know that God has big plans for you and we can't wait to see you serve Him as husband and wife.
How adorable are these kids?!
I love the way Clay is looking at Katie in this image!
Look at those REAL smiles!!!
How adorable is this vintage bicycle?! It was Katie's grandmothers.
Katie's dad's speech was so sweet and heartfelt!