One thing I love about weddings, is how they’re all so different.
Regardless of how many times one attends, photographs, or even officiates a wedding – each is different and unique in their own way. Some, are extravagant events, some couples elope, and then, there are others who have an intimate ceremony with their most loved family and friends. This is exactly what Collin and Haley chose for their wedding day ~ and it could not have been more perfect!
It was a beautiful Saturday morning in February with snow still leftover on the ground from two days prior. Haley and Collin opted to celebrate their wedding with an intimate ceremony and rather than a reception, it followed by fellowship and cake cutting. The ceremony took place at Community Church in Suffolk and their decor included beautiful florals paired with industrial rustic pieces. Y’all ~ GORGEOUS!!!
With so many amazing stories from this small wedding, some of my favorite details from the day include how the altar for the ceremony was made by the groom! What an awesome piece to keep for years to come!! The bride and groom also waited until the ceremony to see each other and wrote notes to read beforehand. As part of her jewelry, Haley wore her MIL’s pearl necklace, and she had a sweet first look with her father.
Even more, out of all those, my most favorite moment of the day was during the ceremony. After the couple said their vows they chose to do communion together while their family and guests had a moment of silence to pray over their marriage. How awesome is that?! Haley and Collin described to me that they wanted their first act as husband and wife to go before God and partake in communion. I just loved this! Continually keeping God at the center of their marriage.
Afterwards, we drove out to their house with an amazing driveway to capture their bride and groom portraits. With leftover snow still on the ground Haley was rocking her Hunter rain boots happily as ever because she was able to call Collin her “husband”! We had the best time and couldn’t have asked for better light or a more loving couple!
From their Fort Boykin engagement session to their wedding day, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with these two! Wish y’all nothing but blessings over your marriage and I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to document such a special day!