Molly and Jamie’s wedding day dawned with the most perfect weather imaginable for the end of April! We spent the weekend with them in Augusta, a quintessential southern town in eastern Georgia. The couple put us up in the most adorable little cottage right across the street from the bride’s family’s home — so perfect since the wedding reception took place in Molly’s family’s back yard!
Molly told us that her sister hosted her wedding reception in the family’s back yard several years ago, and, despite the chaos and craziness, when it was all said and done, Molly’s dad said, “I can’t imagine doing this any other way.” We’re so glad!
Here are a few of the perfect southern details from their celebration, catered and coordinated by Very Vera:
Molly wore a sapphire ring from Jamie’s grandmother, along with wedding bands that she gave them.
Molly got ready at home, with her niece and sister-in-law-to-be looking on. They all had a good laugh over Molly’s messy ‘do as her stylist prepped her hair for the final style. Doesn’t Molly have THE most beautiful smile?
After football in the park, Jamie got ready at the nearby Partridge Inn.
Amid the last-minute hustle and bustle, Molly’s father caught his first glimpse of her in her wedding gown.
Molly’s Jenny Lee gown came from my favorite Atlanta bridal boutique, Kelly’s Closet. Her veil was a 19th century Belgium lace antique, shared with over 30 Augusta brides by the family who owns it. The BEST “something old” we’ve ever seen!
Molly and Jamie had written love notes to one another, and they just happened to be reading them at the exact same time before their ceremony. We couldn’t believe it when we looked at the photographs. As Molly’s dad said, “They’re sharing tears.”
Jamie let’s out a nervous sigh as he waits with Molly’s brother-in-law to walk down the aisle. He was already choking up before the processional even began!
A quick kiss just seconds before the doors to the sanctuary were opened.
We were completely confused about the rules about photography in the church — apparently we weren’t supposed to be anywhere but the balcony! But we honestly didn’t know, and Dan had positioned himself behind the choir loft next to the videographer. He had a fantastic angle and got the best shots of the ceremony! Ignorance is bliss!
Anne was out in the vestibule, and grabbed this kiss shot through the old glass in the sanctuary doors.
The newlyweds outside Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist.
So everyone has seen the ever-popular shoe picture, right? Well, Molly didn’t wear shoes! I think it made this shot even better!
Molly’s loose and wavy hairstyle was created by her friend Kristen from KFD Designs, who also designed the jewelry for the bridesmaid’s gifts!
Introductions and first dance!
Our new FAVORITE wedding band, Atlanta Showstoppers, ROCKED the first dance with a live performance of Jack Johnson’s “Better Together.” Seriously, you would’ve thought Jack Johnson was in the room! And if that wasn’t enough, they also blew away hits by Michael Jackson, Beyonce, The Temptations, and so much more. We really can’t say enough about how amazing this band was!
These two little guys were DYING for Molly and Jamie to cut the cakes! Jamie’s soccer ball groom’s cake was the main focus for these guys – of course!
LOVE this dancing detail of the junior bridesmaid. She just let loose! Her little legs are so jumpy and adorable!
Molly and her brother seriously TORE UP the dance floor. They were amazing!
The beauty of this image might not be immediately apparent. It’s Molly (of course), with her dad’s hand on her waist, and her husband’s hand on her hip. The two men in her life. :) Beautiful, huh? They were just standing like this when Anne happened to grab a quick shot.
Molly and some of the girls took the stage for a couple of songs.
The big exit!
Molly and Jamie, we are so glad you chose us to share in your celebration! You are definitely on for that lunch you mentioned! ;)