You didn’t think I’d actually blog 2 days in a row, did you? In my defense, I really thought I’d be able to get it done. But we had tickets to go see “Rain” and I had to leave early. (Note: If you’ve seen an actual Beatle in concert, don’t go see Rain. It makes you very snotty and unable to enjoy the show)

So Cassie and Rickey… what can I say? What a way to kick off my 2010 wedding season!! This had to have been the bling wedding of the year! Everything had at least a little bling from the dress to the programs. Cassie was gorgeous and Rickey was adorable and totally smitten with his bride! This couple has so much fun together and they laugh a lot. Even during their ceremony you could tell what a great time they were having. We started the day at the Marriott where the ladies were getting ready. The winds were OUT OF CONTROL!! Just unloading the car was work. I admit, I was worried about portraits because there was no way we could take a bride out into those winds. But we stayed upbeat and by the time we were starting bride and groom portraits the wind died down for that hour. Praise the Lord!!! The ceremony was at the lovely 1st Baptist downtown and the reception was back at the Marriott. Cassie and her Mama’s vision for this wedding was stunning and I think everything turned out gorgeous!! Thanks ya’ll for being fabulous clients and friends. I’m so glad that we got to document such an amazing day!

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The day of their wedding I said something about getting to work with a “dream team” of wedding vendors. I can’t tell you how important it is to have the right people doing the work for you on your wedding day. If you have a vision for your wedding you’ve GOT to have the right people to execute it. I know I harp on ya’ll like ALL the time about this. Here’s a list of the awesome folks Erica and Crystal of Erica Weddings for superb wedding coordination. You don’t want to be stressed on your wedding day? Hire them. Zach Downing of Zach Downing Entertainment for being able to keep a party going like no other. So much fun! Empire Lighting and Design You gotta light your reception. Even if its just a little. It transforms a venue. Tabitha, Rachel and Jessica of Ceremonial Blessings for UNBELIEVABLE decor. To die for! The Cover Girls for chair covers and sashes. Paper Wasp Invitations for wedding stationary and invitations (with bling!!) …I hope I’m not forgetting someone important. But I probably am. Either way, I was honored to get to work with these folks. They are awesome awesome awesome. And I’m not just saying that. I wouldn’t go to all this trouble of linking them if I didn’t totally love these folks and what they offer.

ETA: I knew I’d forget one. Lindi with the Bridal Garden. Oh so fabulous!! Her creativity added so much to this wedding!

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