Aaliyah was the most certain bride that I’ve ever met. She was calm, cool, collected, excited and just all around happy on her wedding day. There was literally nothing that was going to get in the way of marrying the love of her life. She couldn’t have been more ready. During Shane and Aaliyah’s ceremony, she even had a certainty to her wedding vows that made the audience chuckle.
Shane and Aaliyah have some very big families. And the family means the world to them. They packed out the house with one of the largest guest counts that I’ve seen in awhile, a huge dance party and a giant number of people who are just head over heels in love with both of them. Each one of their guests was important to them, and you could tell by the way the flitted about the room as soon as they could once the meal began.
Another thing thing that I always think is really telling about a couple is also the speeches given during the reception. Shane and Aaliyah’s speechmakers as really amazing things to say about them – calling them a true “power couple”. And, they are. They are crazy in love, put God first and are ready to take on adventure together. They’re so adventurous that they’re even spending the first few months of their marriage apart with Aaliyah finishes college and joins Shane where he’s stationed in North Carolina.
The day went seamlessly. Everyone had a great time. Everything was beautiful. And the day, in itself was just extremely blessed. That’s the best word that I have to describe the day: blessed. And, I feel blessed just to have been able to meet this incredible couple and serve them as their wedding photographer. I would say that this was a Wedding Giftaway that went as best as it could have. Thankful for the opportunity also to serve along such incredible vendors who made the beautiful wedding day even more special:
Venue: The Historic Post Office
Planning & Styling: Raise the Ruth Events
Floral Artist: Courtney Inghram Events
Invitations and Paper Goods: Lauren Perry Studio
DJ: Astro DJs
Rentals and Styling: Mad Hatter Vintage
Hair: Stephanie Michelle Hair
Bridesmaids Gowns: Rent the Runway
Chivari Chairs: Waterford Event Rentals
Linens: Classy Event Rentals
Videography: Joshua Bryan Cinema
Dress: Maya Couture
Photography: Chelsea Anderson Photography