Mollie & Ben | Oxford Country Club Lovely Lively Wedding

Mollie and Ben have to be one of my favorite couples of 2018.  They are SO fun.  I love a couple that can laugh together, because frankly if you can't have fun then what's the point?   We had so much fun shooting their engagement session that I just knew the wedding was going to be a blast.  I was also so excited about this wedding because we were working with one of our favorite videography teams (and my Taylor neighbors), Frameblender Films

"Ben and I met at the wedding of Maggie and Nick Carr. Ben was a groomsman, and I was a wedding guest. Maggie was a High School friend and Delta Gamma sister at Mississippi State, and Nick was a law school friend of Ben’s. We have two stories. We could tell people we met at the wedding where he caught the garter, and I caught the bouquet (which DID happen). However, the reality of the situation is we met at Shuckers on the Rez in the wee hours of the morning. I walked past him with Maggie’s bouquet, and he asked me “Are those Maggie’s flowers” to which I responded, “Well, who else's would they be?”. He told me to sit down, we talked all night, and the rest is history!" -Mollie 

"What truly made our wedding special is we had so many friends and family attend from every step of our lives! Childhood, high school, college, law school and beyond were all there to celebrate and party with us!" - Mollie 

"Every bride has told me this and I never believed them, but things fly by in the blink of an eye on your wedding day. I feel like one moment I woke up and the next, we were walking through the sparklers during our exit. It’s so important to savor every second!" -Mollie

The bridal party wanted to take a quick detour to the Library before heading to the reception at the Country Club of Oxford.

"When we went to cut the cake I had completely forgotten the skinny layers were fake. We were wondering if our cake was made out of cement for a hot second! I remember Ben sawing the cake at one point. The foam layer we cut ended up dropping in one of the candles lit. Definitely a blooper moment! When we cut the actual cake it was a “piece of cake” literally!!" -Mollie

"At the wedding reception, I learned 2 things: 1. That I could do the worm (had no idea I was capable but apparently I can in a wedding dress) 2. My dad thinks he is a hip-hop superstar and claimed to know the words to rap songs I didn’t think he knew existed!" -Mollie

"What my mom and I quickly learned how unique of a community Oxford vendors are. We were lucky enough to work with vendors that all had relationships with each other! Each vendor made us feel like we were their only wedding with the amount of love and attention we received. To kick it off, Claire Kiamie with One Fine Day went above and beyond to keep us sane through the wedding planning process. She is a superwoman and has weddings down to a science! Ann Marie and Gabby with Details Rentals were instrumental in making the overall design of the reception simply magical. The Country Club of Oxford was a dream venue with the beautiful ballroom complete with crystal chandeliers. Chef Jonathan Oliver can make any foodies dreams come true and we still have wedding guests raving about the food! The event coordinator of the Country Club, Connie Braseth, was wonderful to work with as well. Last but not least, Lisa and Christian of Frameblenders and Ann-Marie of Taylor Square Photography were there to capture the moments we will be able to relive forever!!" -Mollie

"Although she may not be a vendor, I want to especially give a shout-out to my wonderful mother, Wanda! She made the entire wedding perfect and spent many, many hours ensuring it was wonderful! She’s truly my best friend and mom! We had so much fun planning!" -Mollie

Mollie & Ben, thank you so much for choosing us to photograph your wedding!  We had such an amazing day filled with lots of laughter and fun.  I wish you nothing but the best on a very blessed marriage! - Ann-Marie 

Dress: Martina Liana, Elle James Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Hayley Paige, Bella Bridesmaids | Tux: Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse | Cakes: The Flour Garden | Venue: Paris-Yates Chapel and the Country Club of Oxford | Coordinator: Claire Kiamie, One Fine Day | Flowers: Oxford Floral | Invitations: Graham Carraway/ All other printing by Fresh Ink | Rentals: Details Rentals | Music/Band: The Party Jammers | Rehearsal Venue: Big Truck Theatre | Videographer: Frameblender Films | Caterer: Chef Jonathan Oliver, Country Club of Oxford | Hair: Jessica Mathias, J Lauren and Co | Makeup: Bride: April Epps Bridesmaids: J Lauren and Co. | Preparation Accommodations: The Graduate Oxford