June 19, 2019
June 8th, 2019 was a complete fairytale. Amelia + Ethan tied the knot in an enchanted garden surrounded by all of their family and friends. The whole day we were watching the weather praying for sunshine so Amelia could have her dream ceremony in the garden. Fortunately, the rain held off for all of their portraits and detail photos. As soon as Amelia walked down the aisle the rain started. But you know what they say, rain on your wedding day is good luck. Amelia + Ethan didn’t let the rain put a damper on their special day. Their planner passed out umbrellas and the show went on. The children’s choir, Amelia teaches lead beautiful hymns and didn’t skip a beat regardless of the drizzle. Their guests didn’t seem to mind either, they were all there to witness the beautiful joining of the new Mr. & Mrs. As their ceremony concluded, the guests showered them in rose pedals. I think the Queen of Genovia would be jealous.
Seriously, Amelia looked like a TRUE Princess. Her dress was detailed with 8ft delicate European lace. It was the train of every bride’s fantasy dress. Her ballet inspired flats were the perfect pop of detail to her picture perfect Pinterest wedding. Every detail was meaningful and had intention to their lives. Amelia gifted Ethan a pin with his grandfathers photo on it during their first look. Ethan wrote Amelia a love letter for every week of their first year of marriage. THAT IS EVERY GIRLS DREAM! He could barely contain his excitement when he turned around to see his beautiful bride for the first time. We have cold chills just reflecting on the moment. Ethan also custom designed Amelia’s ring and I can’t even tell you how many people at the wedding alone were swooning over it.
They ended the day breaking it down on the dance floor with all of their closest friends. Their family gave the most heartfelt speeches and it was really amazing to see the impact that Amelia and Ethan have had on their loved ones lives. It’s safe to say they are a match made in heaven. Here’s to all of your years, we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.
Enjoy this preview of their wedding day.
Venue: Harkness Edwards Vineyard
Planner: Caitlin Gilliam
Photographer: Studio 606
Dress: note from Bride My dress was purchased at Gretchen Reece Bridal Coutoure, and customized in-shop by her partner Jennifer Wesley (Darling Sew Shop). I purchased a Ti Adora gown (called Rosie?), but had my own design ideas, and then Jennifer worked a BUNCH of magic and it’s a totally new custom creation.
Cake: Family Friend of the Longs
Cross for Ceremony: Ethan’s Dad
Florists: Bonnie at Stems LLC.
Tent: Chris Haley at Oasis Productions
Hair + Makeup: Jill Dawson with Brides & Beauty
Children’s Choir: a portion of Amelia’s ensemble from Trinity Christian Academy
Amelia’s Rings: The Faithful Platform by Austin Willard
Shoes: The White Ribbon
Custom Signs: Chelsea Butts of Wing Tip Lettering
Bridesmaid Dresses: variety of Adrianna Pappell, ASOS, BHLDN, and Kleinfeld