Hope and Stephen’s day. Talk about a CELEBRATION. There was dancing. All. Day. Long. Lots of dancing and lots of happy tears. One of our favorite moments happened when Hope was getting all teary-eyed before the ceremony, and to make her laugh all her bridesmaids burst into a flawless version of The Spice Girls’ “Wannabe.” You know how it goes – “I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want. So tell me what you want, what you really really want…” Epic. I believe they win the “Best Bridesmaids Award.”

Hope and Stephen decided to wait until the ceremony to see one another, but they exchanged letters beforehand. It was such a sweet moment for them to be together and enjoy a little time before the ceremony, all the while saving the first time they actually saw one another for the walk down the aisle. And oh man, was that walk down the aisle special. Rather than rushing into the ceremony, Hope and her dad stopped beneath the arbor at the back of the ceremony for a moment to take it all in. The tears were flowing and it was a sweet time for everyone – Hope, Stephen, and all their family and friends to take a breath and experience the emotion between all of them. So very special. Just watch for the tiny nod Hope’s dad gives her. Such a small sign of how proud he clearly is of her and the man she decided to marry.

Before Hope made an appearance at the ceremony, however, she sent a tiny note with each of her bridesmaids. We included them in the film because they were so sweet and fun and totally took Stephen by surprise! Hope and her bridesmaids also surprised everyone by preforming the Single Ladies dance during the reception – remember, we said dancing – ALL day long.

It was such a joy to be a part of capturing Hope and Stephen’s wedding celebration! Be sure to check out their photographs by our friend Kelli over at Naisang Photography: bit.ly/15H2t38

Venue: The Gardens at Gray Gables in Summerfield, NC
Coordinators: Mitzi Melton and Jessica Grennell
Hair: Janelle Jernigan
Makeup: Jessica Grennell
Flowers: Jim Gardener
Officiant: Frank Smith
Caterer: Phyllis Jones
DJ: Anything Music DJs
Cake: Brenda Jones
Photography: Naisang Photography
Videography: Grain & Compass

Music Licensed through The Music Bed
Film Title by Grain & Compass

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