Emily & Nathan Said “I Do:” A June Wedding At The Hewlett Barn: Mississippi Wedding Photographers

Exactly one week ago, Jonathan and I had the wonderful experience of again photographing a wedding at one of our favorite venues, The Hewlett Barn and Stables. We were so blessed to spend the day with sweet Emily and Nathan and their families and friends!  Every wedding week has its own little surprises and stresses, but I think Emily and Nathan had more than their fair share… In this case, Nathan had to battle the tummy bug the week before, and poor Emily had to make a trip to the ER just TWO DAYS before the wedding!  But when their Big Day rolled around, it was full of so much love and laughter, all the stress and trouble just seemed to wash away. IMG_0562IMG_0595IMG_6950IMG_0591Look at all these beautiful smiling faces! Emily was surrounded by such a wonderful group of friends (plus one soon-to-be sister) on her wedding day.IMG_7107IMG_7071Just before Emily slipped into her wedding gown, I caught her sweet Momma helping her Dad practice for his First Dance with his baby girl.IMG_0622IMG_1131IMG_7140IMG_7036Emily waited to see her groom until the ceremony, but her Dad got to have a First Look moment of his own… and he was blown away! Good job, Mr. Holtman!IMG_0647IMG_7157And oh my goodness, do I have to say it? Emily was radiant on her wedding day.  She kept her lovely composure even after a “near miss” with her groom – and let me tell you, I’ve never seen a bride move so fast to hide! IMG_7210IMG_7227IMG_0694IMG_7553IMG_0794IMG_0792There’s just something about that moment when the bride puts on her veil… IMG_0800Outside on the beautiful back porch, the handsome groom was all smiles, especially when his little nieces and nephew wanted a picture with him!IMG_0765IMG_0746Emily’s beautiful bridesmaids kept her smiling, and they were full of fun ideas for poses, which makes this photographer happy – I love it when the wedding party is committed to having a good time! They all looked SO so pretty in their bright dresses and cowgirl boots.IMG_7238…. And Nathan’s groomsmen kept him from running! (Just kidding!) But these guys were a HOOT! And when I asked Nathan which one was his Best Man, he said that ALL of them were! I LOVE photographing friendships like this…IMG_7356And then it was almost time for the ceremony… Wait till you see Nathan’s reaction when he saw Emily walking towards him on the arm of her daddy…IMG_7425IMG_0887IMG_0890IMG_0892I think for just a moment, time stopped for Nathan.IMG_0898And then his heart overflowed with joy, and some of it leaked out his eyes…IMG_0908IMG_0925IMG_7460And in the presence of many loving witnesses, these two sweethearts said “We do.”IMG_0935IMG_7472IMG_7479And then the party began!IMG_0944IMG_7579IMG_0972(Y’all, I have a confession. I LOVE watermelon. It’s my favorite fruit ever, and this beautiful fruit display had a MONOGRAMMED watermelon. Someone has MAJOR carving skills…) And Nathan’s fishing-themed groom’s table was so sweet & fun. His cake was perfect – it had so many charming details. I also loved the candy-filled fishing tackle box on the groom’s table – what a fun way to celebrate the groom’s favorite pastime!IMG_7390IMG_7378And the wedding cake was a simple yet elegant work of art (and since I am also a professional wedding cake taster, yes it was just as yummy as it was beautiful!)IMG_7174IMG_0948IMG_0951IMG_0984IMG_0996IMG_0981Just as the sun was getting low and the June breeze beginning to have the first kiss of evening cool, Emily and Nathan stepped away from the party for just a few moments…IMG_7591IMG_7658IMG_7616And then it was time to dance the night away!IMG_7888IMG_7784IMG_7871IMG_1274IMG_7809The beautiful evening ended with a fun bouquet and garter toss, and then the brand new Mr. and Mrs. Sprouse were sent away into the sweet Mississippi night under showers of bright blazing sparklers.IMG_7902IMG_1284IMG_1300Emily and Nathan, the two of us couldn’t be happier for the two of you. It’s made us very happy, and been such a privilege, for Jonathan and I to witness this part of your precious love story! Your wedding day was beautiful and joyful, and we know the future holds many more blessings and beautiful moments for you and your families.

Wedding Team Love

Venue: The Hewlett Barn & Stables

Wedding Coordinator: Alicia Godwin, 662-549-5011

Bride’s Gown Boutique: Kay’s Kreations

Bridesmaids’ Gowns Boutique: The Bride and Groom Bridal Boutique

Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: House of Tux

Bride’s Hair Artist: Kristin Stephens at Salon 417 in Columbus, 662-327-9485

Bride’s Makeup Artist: the Bride! Emily Holtman Sprouse at Salon 417, 662-327-9485

Bride’s Bouquet: created by her friend Leah Wallace

Ceremony & Reception Decor by: Sherry Bustin, family friend

Reception Catering by: Brian Michaels Catering

Wedding Cake by: Annette Howton of Harding Catering

Groom’s Cake by: Kelly Mason of Sassy Cake Creations, Columbus, MS

Ceremony Music by  The Sumic Trio

Reception Music by The Blind Eye DJ

Seating and Tables provided by: Big Show Rentals

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