As a photographer, I have the opportunity to meet so many different personality types. I love a couple that likes to laugh a have a good time. It makes my job so much easier because I am able to capture their joy by laughing and having a good time.
I knew from the moment we took their engagement photos that this Maegan and JQ was after my own heart. You will see their rich sense of humor in the photographs from their wedding day. We had so much fun and I hope their love translates in the images.
"I loved that we used a lot of family history in our small details. My “something old” was my grandmother’s ring, “something new” was a handkerchief hand embroidered by my mother and tied around my bouquet, “something borrowed” was my mother’s earrings, and “something blue” was my father’s eagle pin from his time in the Air National Guard. The tablecloth for my cake table was crocheted by my great-grandmother. One of JQ’s gifts was a shadow box with his great-grandfather’s jacket and a photo of his great-grandparents. JQ was named after his great-grandfather (JQ is Jim Q, IV) and we will be living in his great-grandparents’ house." -Maegan
"One of my bridesmaids stopped me before we started pictures and asked if I wanted to wear her bracelet. She told me that it had Jessie’s handwriting printed on it with “All My Love”. Jessie was a wonderful friend who passed away a few years ago and it meant the world to me to have a part of her with me on our wedding day!" -Maegan
JQ's crazy Rylee socks were the inspiration for all the guys to have crazy socks that matched their personalities. The groomsmen wore hand-made wooden carved bow ties made by Bowtie Teddy, Oxford, MS.
"It rained all morning! I had been joking for weeks that it would snow on our wedding day due to the late winter and crazy weather we had been having! I just kept telling myself to prepare for the worst and then it would be okay! Well it rained all morning but I remained calm. I knew everything would work out so it didn’t really matter to me if it rained or not. Plus I heard that rain on your wedding day is good luck: a wet knot is almost impossible to untie. The sun finally came out in time for pictures but then it started raining again about an hour or so before the ceremony. We dug up the bottle of bourbon (that was supposed to keep the rain away) and took shots with the wedding party. Then the sun came out and it was gorgeous for the rest of the day! The sun peaked through the clouds just as I started down the aisle! It was perfect!" -Maegan
"When I met with Ann Marie with Details and discussed our vision, she immediately named it “Rustic Elegance”. This made perfect sense as it captures our relationship. JQ is outdoorsy and I am more refined. The old, reclaimed wood and exposed brick along with the beauty of the Chapel and the Mill were perfect for us! Adding simple touches of greenery with white candles and soft white and pale pink flowers tied it all together!" -Maegan
The band kicked off the festive Cinco de Mayo party with a round of tequila shots to commemorate the perfect wedding day.
"When my dad was a teenager, he invented this dance called “The Post Hole Dig”, kind of along the lines of “The Lawnmower” and “The Sprinkler”. We told him that we wanted him do it at the reception, but he kept saying he wouldn’t. Well, he surprised us all (and himself) when he got out in the middle of the dance floor and showed us how it was really done!" -JQ
"All of the vendors were perfect! Everyone was so accommodating and made sure our wishes were met! Planning a wedding while entering a doctoral program, working two jobs, and renovating a house is not easy! I could not have done it without everyone’s help!" -Maegan
Maegan & JQ, thank you so much for allowing me to share such a fun day with you and your families! You guys are so great together and I know your marriage will be amazing. A couple that laughs together, stays together! Never take that for "granite". *hugs* - Ann-Marie
Dress: Low’s Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: | Cakes: Bride’s cake – Church Street Cakery-Newton, MS | Venue: The Chapel and the Mill at Plein Air | Flowers: Twisted Twig | Invitations: Matilda Ruth Designs | Rentals: Details | Music/Band: The Soul Tones | Rehearsal Venue: Taylor Grocery | Caterer: A&N Catering | Hair & Makeup: | Bowties: Bowtie Teddy (Teddy Mullins)