Just a warning, today’s blog might be going down as one of my favorites, ever!
Mary + Sam are two of our best friends in the world! Photographing their wedding season was the most fun and the biggest honor ever! Mary Kate was the easiest bride ever. She had a vision, knew exactly what she wanted and was truly so giddy to be Sam’s bride!
Their story is pretty special! It sure was a highlight for them to be married at the home church both of them have known their whole lives, and are serving together at now.
It was all gorgeous! Mr. John, Sam’s dad, did the florals! As if it couldn’t be more special, their reception was at Mary’s childhood home! You’ll see how it was just SO perfect!
It was truly the best day! We are so grateful we were able to serve them, but even more so, for their friendships!! We love Hickeys + love doing life with you!!
Their vendors were a dream team!
Ceremony: Hillcrest Baptist Church
Reception: The Thompson Home
Florals: John Hickey
Catering: Sweet Tea & Biscuits Cafe
Videography: Abounding Grace Films
Band: Southern Soul & Company
Stationery: Fresh Ink | Calligraphy: Helen Grace Smith
Cake: Lea Reaves Harkness | Groom’s table sweets: The Little House
Photo Booth: Oxford PhotoBomb
Rentals: Event Rentals, Inc | Fireworks: Brian Manning
HMU: Samantha Phifer, Annie Kent, Robin Littlejohn, + Amanda Kent Beauty
Director: Emily Forman
Photography: Peyton Neal Photography | Second Shooter: Gracie Russell
I love this shot Gracie got!
Dr. Tim said “Oh Mary!” when he saw his little girl as a bride! It was the sweetest!!
Sam was blown away by his girl!! Alex took a sweet clip of this on his phone for them to keep! It was so precious! Sam doesn’t cry much, but he did when he saw his Mary!
Then we headed to do portraits- our favorite part!
The most beautiful bride!!
I loved how the flowers in the back popped with her bouquet too in this one!
This spot was just perfect for the wedding party!!
The cutest little people in a wedding!
We grabbed a few portraits before the ceremony with their getaway car! The pop of blue we loved!!
One of our favorites!!
This ceremony space!!! John + the team outdid themselves!
I love this one so much! Nothing beats that “I just married my best friend!” kind of joy!!
I hope they never forget these few moments before their reception started!!
Also, Mary truly thought of everything! I mean look at that flower clip to replace her veil!
Another top favorite! They are the definition of happily married!!
I warned you about this reception! It was just so dreamy with all the details + God gave perfect weather!!
Does it get prettier than that?!
The food was just beautifully displayed and so yummy!
Mary + Sam are obsessed practically with Diet Coke so this was just perfect!
I love the shot on the left so much because all of their parents are in it- all of them so happy about their kids becoming one!!
Southern Soul & Company is the best!
Such a fun reception!!
Most of Mary’s bridesmaids she’s known for forever! They learned this dance to single ladies in middle school and they do it at all of their weddings! The most fun tradition!
My Alex and Sam’s brother, Jack, got to light the fireworks and had the time of their lives!
The dreamiest send off!
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