Hand in hand they looked at each other soaking in the moment. Their first look, the first time he saw her in her flowing white wedding dress. The love of his life stood before him glowing! As they were there together she looked him in the eyes and said, “We’ve waited 8 months for this day… 8 months of planning…” it was finally here. So many prayers, hours, and as Madison would tell you “eggs & turkey wraps” (hello wedding diet haha) got them to this day. All they could do was smile!
During the ceremony their pastor delivered the most heart-felt and incredible ceremony. Months before he had asked each of them individually 2 things: what is your favorite thing about the other & when did you know you loved them. What hit us wasn’t the obvious. Leander had talked about Madison’s stunning blue eyes that first caught his attention, how she has that rare brunette hair and blue eye combo. Madison talked about his genuine kindness and the way he selflessly loves others. Both of them though had the same answer for the moment they knew they loved each other.
It wasn’t a moment in time where they stopped and thought, “wow, this is it.” No, it wasn’t a fairytale moment instead it was 100 maybe 1,000 little moments in time that all lead to the altar where they stood. Every act of generosity, moment of laughter, and the way they watched each other live for God that made them fall for one another. It was every day they spent together and experienced how much better life was together. Now that’s better than any fairytale, that’s real, deep love.
Their wedding day was so full of laughter & joy! Hands down that’s the number one thing we’ll look back and remember about their day. From their incredibly fun bridal party to the smiles plastered on their faces during sunset portraits it was all joy! Plus, having a gorgeous back drop for it all like Robert Trent Jones in Muscle Shoals definitely didn’t hurt 😉 It was pretty incredible. Just wait until you see their sunset portraits on the bluff!! You won’t want to stop scrolling through their amazing day!
Katie & Alec
Photographers: Katie & Alec Photography
Venue & Catering: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Muscle Shoals
Cake: Yummies Bakery
Bride’s Dress: the Something Blue Shoppe
Hair: Whitney Mayhall
Makeup: Emmy Carswell
Men’s Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear
Flowers: the Wired Owl
Videography: HGR Productions
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay – Bella Bridesmaids
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