You haven’t met a true, genuine Southern Belle until you’ve met Hope. She’s a sweetheart and a bride/ client/ friend who holds a special place in my heart. You might recall her engagement session, where I shared a little bit about her journey. On May 31st she walked down the aisle and married her best friend… a day, that many, didn’t think she would ever get to see.
Enjoy these beautiful images by my friend, Kristin Vining. Visit her blog for a list of the vendors. Rebecca Rose Events, the wedding planners, sure did create an amazing evening. Sabrina and I were incredibly lucky to do makeup and hair for the gorgeous bridal party, bride, MOB, MOG and Grandmother.
You all know I like to get personal on here… so here it goes. When Hope’s sister, Elise got married back in August of 2012… I actually accepted “the” call from REACH (our fertility clinic) to hear the good news that I was pregnant. This happened on a Friday, while I was doing beauty for Elise and her family. After excepting the wonderful news, all I wanted to do was hug and cry with them…. and obviously tell them that I was going to be a MOM! Instead, I kept the secret to myself and literally — floated. A week later, I found out that I lost the baby. As sad as that time was for me, I have these crazy-happy-giddy memories… slipping into Mama Beth’s bathroom to talk to my nurse. Even though these special ladies didn’t know the news I had been praying for, I internally celebrated with them and excitedly declined a mimosa. The first drink that I ever had an excuse to say “no” to. I went back to Mama Beth’s house to do makeup + hair for Hope’s wedding rehearsal. It was a familiar place with a wonderful-permenatly-placed (distant) memory of the first time that I heard the good news… you’re pregnant. Since Elise’s wedding, I’ve grown close with the beautiful Davis girls. They prayed a lot for Henry and our journey to get Henry. It’s not everyday that clients become family… but in this case, I truly feel like I’ve gained sisters. I hope that I can raise Henry just like Mama Beth raised her sweet girls.
John and I were guests at the wedding… it was the best time and pure eye candy!
Ok… enough of that! Just enjoy the pics! 🙂