If there were some equivalent to the Oscars for Bethany Wilder Media brides, Melanie would probably win "most chill bride." And I've had some laid-back brides. I walked into the bridal salon expecting to get some items to use for detail photos, and she said something like, "I don't really have details." She just really didn't care about the little things.
Don't worry, you know I gathered what she did have and captured some detail shots! You never know! In forty years, she might want to look back and remember what shoes she wore!😆
From the little time I've spent with Jason, I can tell he's loved by many. Just a genuinely kind person.
So thankful to document days like this!
THE WEDDING MORNING
FIRST LOOK / BRIDE + GROOM PORTRAITS
We did a quick first look outside, but with the rain, we decided to move the party inside for bride and groom portrait time.
Turns out I love the way this room inside worked for Jason and Melanie's private vows. I believe Melanie said they called this the "Downton Abbey" room.
We may have been under a tornado warning at some point during the day.🤷🏻♀️
But the rain let up for ceremony time!
Despite the crazy weather, we found a window of dry weather when we were able to sneak in bridal party pictures AND some super quick outdoor bride and groom pictures!
Not only did Jason and Melanie cut the cake (like most grooms and brides do), they also took the first bites of ice cream from their very own catered ice cream cart! Mama Bird's was a hit. I tried the watermelon sorbet, and it was delicious.
One of my favorite things about this day was the Waffle House trip at the end of the night (and not just because I got a chocolate chip waffle out of it). It was so unique to their day! If you're into late-night breakfast food and slowing down at the end of your wedding day with only your closest friends, you might want to think about doing something like this. They also shared their first dance on a parking lot dance floor lit up by car headlights.