I believe in marrying your best friend. Someone who laughs with you when you cannot find your cell phone & it's in your hand. Someone who greets you with forehead kisses when you come home from work exhausted. Someone who vows to love you through all the ups & downs.
Marriage is far from easy. You stick two independent (& might I add selfish) people together & you've got a lot of learning ahead of you. He might prefer the towels folded the exact opposite way that you are accustomed to. And you probably discovered that you might not be as neat as you once thought you were. But the beautiful thing about being married to your best friend is that you make a daily decision to love your spouse no matter what. For better or for worse.
Haley & Howard are best friends. They balance out one another & seek out the best in each other. Their generosity & love for others are what bind them together. Haley & Howard exchanged vows on the porch of the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion during one of the most loveliest spring days in Mobile, Alabama. And that my dear does not come often!
I consider myself the luckiest photographer to have had a front row seat in capturing their love story. One of my favorite moments of the day was when Haley looked at me seconds before her first look. Tears filled her eyes & in that moment she realized that a promise that God whispered to her years ago was being answered. She had found her person whom her soul loves. And that is the most special feeling you could ever experience.
I could go on & on about how special it was to be a part of Haley & Howard's wedding day. From the tender kisses shared during their portrait time to her parents reminding me (a newlywed) that communication is key in marriage to being showered by rose petals as they exited as husband & wife. It was the best day for two best friends to be wed!
The Bridal room at the Bragg-Mitchell is one of my favorites. A wall full of windows create the most perfect getting ready portraits.
Their afternoon reception was simple yet full of fellowship. The couple greeted guests as they enjoyed Frio's popsicles, wedding cake & mini grilled cheeses.
Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Walker! What a delight it was to capture your day one!
Here are all of the vendors who made their wedding day the best:
Photography: Deborah Michelle Photography
Photographer's Assistant: Joanna Lee
Venue: Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Mobile, Alabama
Bride's Dress: Something New Bridal Boutique Mobile, Alabama
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Something New Bridal Boutique Mobile, Alabama
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Francia's
Bride's Ring: Ritani
Caterer: Thrive Catering
Cake: Cakes by Judi
Florist: Sarah Beth's Florist
Rentals: Mobile Popcorn
Hair & Makeup: Ally Taylor
Photo Booth: FlyBy Photo Booth