Couples choose their wedding date for various reasons. Some choose a date soon after college graduation. Others choose a date where the numbers mean something to them or the month and date add up to the year (i.e. 10/10/20). Mary Claire and John chose to wed on the anniversary of the day they met. They timed their ceremony so that they would be officially married three years to the HOUR after they met. How special is that?? Read more about how they met and see their engagement session here.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has a columbarium in the courtyard where Mary Claire’s grandmother and other close relatives are buried. Mary Claire dreamed that they were watching as she danced with her husband on her wedding day. Following the ceremony, that dream became a reality as the couple shared a private first dance in the courtyard. Mary Claire’s face lit up as John twirled her and literally made her dream come true.
I could talk for days about all the sentimental details that Mary Claire and John incorporated in their wedding. From her great grandmother’s engagement ring to pearls from her dad, every piece of jewelry had a story and meant something special to Mary Claire. John’s tie belonged to Mary Claire’s grandfather and it was given to John as a gift from her uncle. Even the camellias on the wedding cake, which happened to bloom just in time for their wedding, showed that every detail was perfectly thought out.
Mary Claire and John, thank you for choosing me to photograph your wedding day! I love watching the two of you together and how you make each other laugh. Your smiles are effortless and your laughter is genuine. I am so grateful I got to be part of your wedding story!
The Creative Team:
Photography | Ashley Brooke Photography
Second Photographer | Ali Payne
Videography | Aly Hughes Photography
Venue | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Floral Design | Darlene Gibbs
DJ | Paul Alexander
Bride’s Cake | Joyce’s Catering
Hair Stylist | Ivie Roberts
Bride’s Dress | Heidi Elnora Atelier
Groom and Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse