Our beautiful day with Becca and Patrick began at the quaint Coach House and Gardens where Becca, her bridesmaids, and mother got all dolled up for the day ahead...
Becca's bridesmaids were nothing shy of gorgeous! Such a fun group of girls to spend the day with. Before Becca got into her gown, she received a visit from her ADORABLE goldendoodle, Watson!!!!
"I remember thinking, "This cannot be real." A girl dreams about her wedding day, and wedding dress, her whole life and it just felt extremely surreal. I knew that once the dress came on, the real festivities were starting and I was one step closer to marrying the man of my dreams."
"I was so thankful to share this special moment with my mom and my sister." - Becca
Becca was a strikingly beautiful bride! Every single detail was flawless... I am still dying over her bouquet!!!
And Patrick, of course, was dressed to the nines! A most charming groom...
Becca and her father shared an emotional moment when he saw her in her dress for the first time...
Becca's mother was a knockout in her beaded nude gown! This family melted my heart the entire day! "Incredible" doesn't even do justice when describing how big they love...
"Mom and Dad, you threw the most perfect wedding I have ever seen (even though I am slightly biased). I was so scared I was going to be stressed out on my wedding day, but the two of you made sure that was not the case. Mom, you made my day so calm and enjoyable. I honestly felt like I was just hanging out with all of my best friends and having the best time. You helped me every step of the process and I don't know what I would have done without you. Dad, you made my day so incredibly special and I have told every single person who has asked about the wedding that you are the sweetest and most loving person to me. You made me cry more times than I could count. There's no one I would have rather walked down the aisle with to the most important moment of my life. Y'all are the best parents and friends I could ask for- thank you for my fairytale wedding!!! I love y'all!" - Becca
Patrick's mother was stunning in her dusty blue gown... What a sweet relationship these two have!
"Mrs. Carla and Tim, I am so lucky to be welcomed into such a wonderful family. I have felt a part of your family since day 1, getting married only made it official. I love y'all and am so thankful to have the best in-laws who are also such great friends." - Becca
Stunning bridesmaids, stunning bride...
Have you ever seen anything more sweet!?!?
The groom and his groomsmen posed for a few photos before the ceremony began... How sharp do they look in their bowties?! Hillary and I were obsessed with their attire!
Before the ceremony started, Becca and Patrick decided to speak to each other from opposite sides of a door. They couldn't see one another, but they didn't have to- the emotions began pouring out just from hearing each others voice and touching hands for a brief period of time.
"I had no clue what to expect and was so nervous, but hearing his voice and feeling him in my presence was the most special and calming part of my whole day before seeing him. When I heard him come into the room and took his hand, I immediately started crying. I couldn't even talk much because I knew the tears would keep flowing and ruin my makeup. I remember asking him how his day had been, and he said "perfect," and I couldn't agree more. We hadn't talked all day, and knowing we had both had the perfect time with our favorite people leading up to our wedding ceremony made me so happy.
Not seeing Patrick before the ceremony was by far the best decision we made. Patrick was insistent upon this, even though I was worried about pictures and timing, and I'm so glad we stuck with it. Right before I walked down the aisle, my wedding coordinator told me to keep my eyes locked on Patrick the whole way down- and that's exactly what I did. I had no clue who was at the wedding or who was sitting where because I never took my eyes off Patrick." - Becca
"The moment Becca came walking down the aisle I felt so happy and relieved. Everything I had hoped and dreamed of for the past seven and a half years was finally happening." - Patrick
Family portraits ensued following the ceremony and then we were off to the Coach House for one final time before making our way to the reception!
How sweet it is! Becca and Patrick make the most beautiful couple... don't you agree?
HELLO!!! THEY NAILED IT. <3
After some time spent capturing portraits, the wedding party was off to the reception to celebrate the night away with the new Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Miller! The party bus provided stylish transportation...
There's no denying the immense love between these two... you could just feel it
Becca's dad gave a heartwarming toast to kick off the evening...
As was everything about their wedding, the cake was flawless!!! And not a single bite was left after it was cut... ;)
"Our favorite part was being on the dance floor and having the time of our lives with all of our favorite people. I have been to so many weddings where the bride never got on the dance floor, and I promised myself I wouldn't let that happen to me. We have no regrets!" - Becca
Guests stayed on the dance floor with Becca and Patrick until the very last song!
A sparkly, fun exit for the bride and groom!
The perfect ending to the perfect day...
To Becca and Patrick, thank you for welcoming us into your lives with open hearts and open arms! Thank you for sharing your amazingly beautiful love story with us. I couldn't be more grateful to have had the opportunity to meet you and your friends and families. I know your life together will be one heck of a sweet journey and I wish you nothing but love and grace along the way.
To the team that made this day come to life, Hillary and I want to say a huge thank you!!!
Makeup: Makeup by Megan Watkins
Church and Bridal Party Florals: Kay Thompson
Reception Florals and Decor: Wanda Philips
Wedding Cake: Cake Art by Jen
Cake Stand: Adoore It
Bride's Gown: Bridal Bliss Designs
Groom's Tux: Chica's of Albany
I started my morning with the Noe family a half hour after sunrise, in the beautiful lawn of Lacie's dad and stepmother's home. Jolie Grace, expected to make her arrival early in September, was the reason for the day of celebration. An intimate maternity session with Lacie, her husband Jeremy and their little boy John Garret consumed the beginning hours of the day, followed by a gorgeously decorated baby shower with close friends and family.
Q: Jolie Grace is the beautiful name you've decided for your baby girl. Is there a meaning behind her name?
Lacie: Country singer Jana Kramer recently named her little girl Jolie. It means "beautiful" in French. We coupled it with "Grace" which reminds us of the beautiful grace that God provides to us. Plus, an added bonus, Jolie Grace will share the same initials as our son, John Garrett.
"We are excited for John Garrett to share life with a sibling."
Notice the crown beside John Garret in the photo below... *melt!!!!*
Dad and his boy...
Q: What are you looking forward to the most about having a little girl?
Lacie: We are excited for all the pink! I can't wait to see this little girl melt Jeremy's heart. There is an indescribable bond between a mom and her son and a father and his daughter.
Q: What would you say to other ladies who aren't sure if they want to do maternity photos?
Lacie: Try it anyways! I regret not doing maternity pictures with my first. It really makes you feel pretty to get dolled up and show some love for your belly. It's a beautiful gift from God so why not have a memory of it forever.
Q: What was your motivation for capturing this special time?
Lacie: We were motivated to capture these moments because we cherish this time in our lives. Heather did a fantastic job of keeping our 3 year old engaged and coached us through different pose which she felt would be a great shot. She really listened to what style we wanted and made it happen, plus adding her professional expertise.
I CAN'T get over how gorgeous Lacie looked in this flowy brown dress...
Soon there will be four...
I think I could've photographed them all.day.long!!! I mean, minus the heat and the south Georgia gnats, it was as close to perfect as perfect can get!
To Lacie, Jeremy and John Garrett, thank you so much for inviting me into your lives to be a part of such a truly special time. Your family is beautiful and I'm looking forward to meeting baby Jolie Grace very soon!!!!
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