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Claire + Eric // A Classic Southern Wedding in Mississippi

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Peanut butter and jelly. Rainy days and hot tea. Claire and Eric. They just go together.

I had the pleasure of shooting their wedding in West Point, Mississippi last month, and it was so classically Southern and sweet that my heart was melting all day long. From the teary first look to the last dip on the dance floor, this wedding was nothing short of magical. The spring blooms that were finally starting to appear just felt like an added bonus!

You can read more about them in their engagement session post, but for now, I’m just too excited to not share the photos. MANY thanks to my friend Taylor Haynie for making the trek to Mississippi with me and capturing some stunning images, a few of which you’ll see here!

If you know Claire and Eric and are interested in seeing more of their wedding photos and ordering prints, you can visit their gallery HERE. :)

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I’m so excited to see shades of gold and rose gold making a comeback in engagement and wedding rings. Is Claire’s not breathtaking?

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Alright guys. You’re about to witness one of the most precious first looks ever. And yes, I’ve already told Claire how envious we all are that we’re not pretty criers like she is. :)

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This Rivini dress was truly made for Claire. I’m positively obsessed with the lace neck and sleeves!

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This kind of pure joy is one of the many, many reasons I adore weddings.

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I know some of my non-Southern readers might be a little perplexed about why we dress our children like this in the more traditional regions of the South. When I was growing up, my mom used to sew and smock these kinds of matching heirloom outfits for me and my brother every Easter and Christmas and sometimes just because. The older I get, the more I appreciate the art and the sweetness of this Southern tradition. I mean, just look at how precious these three look!

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One of my favorite moments of the day was when, right before Claire and her dad were supposed to walk down the aisle, the front door to the church opened and a group of her students came in. They had traveled from Birmingham to see their teacher get married, and Claire’s reaction was priceless. Needless to say, she had to stop to hug them before she went down the aisle. :)

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I’m super happy with how these portraits turned out. We had to race back to the reception site from the church to get to these Bradford pears before the sun completely set, but it was so worth it. Loved the pretty, pinky dusk light, the stunning blooms, and of course how absurdly perfect Claire and Eric are together.

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Congratulations you two!

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katie - Oh how beautiful are these!

Abby Bowlin - Woooowza! Love these shots and Claire + Eric. SO good.

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