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brett and jack

It was raining more than cats and dogs as Frank and I headed to Rayle, GA for Brett and Jack’s wedding day.  (Okay, no biggie, it’s a gentle rain…it will blow on by….we were sure of it.)  When we arrived at Brett’s parents’ beautiful home, the rain was still coming down but we scanned the sky, hopeful for any tiny breaks in the clouds.  It couldn’t possibly rain all day…they were having an outdoor reception in the backyard! There was NO WAY  this weather would have the nerve to continue.  (hmmm)  It was raining as Brett put on her makeup and did the final touch-ups on her hair and it continued to rain as she prepared to slip on her wedding dress, hanging so perfectly wrapped and tucked with tissue.   Weren’t those April showers supposed to be bringing us May FLOWERS…not more rain?…

But, here’s the neatest part of this story…Brett was as calm as a cucumber.  Even though rain wasn’t in the plans, it was all going to be okay.  Their home had expansive porches and lovely afternoon light coming through the windows, and the biggest tent ever ~ were were good for pictures!  And, with the incredible help from her wonderful family, wedding party, event team, and awesome wedding planner Debra, everyone kicked into high gear and made the day a memory maker!

Brett looked gorgeous in her Christos gown – yes, her smile was contagious! :-D

And, of course the guys are never deterred by a little rain…they were looking really handsome too!

After the church ceremony, there was a lull in the rain – yes!  We hurried to capture a few shots on the now squooshy lawn – Brett was such a good sport as her high heels slowed oozed down into the grass.

Epting Events transformed the backyard tent into rustic elegance with incredible flower arrangements gracing the tables and serving areas. Guests were treated to Epting’s famous, made-to-order, hand-stirred pralines ~ delicious!

And the reception was SO MUCH FUN!  As the rain continued to come down, guests donned boots or their extra-comfy shoes, rolled up their longer dresses in neat little knots to keep them dry, and danced the night away with the Sensational Sounds of Motown!  What a fabulous celebration!

Congratulations and blessings to Brett and Jack!!

Ceremony ~ County Line Baptist Church, Rayle, GA

Reception ~ Bride’s Family Home ~ Rayle, GA

Wedding Gown ~ Christos, Bridals by Lori, Atlanta, GA

Event Planner ~ Epting Events, Athens, GA

Floral Designer ~ English Gardens Designs, Anna Messer, Saint Simons Island, GA

Cake ~ Kellie’s Cakes, Bowman, GA

Band ~ Sensational Sounds of Motown, Athens, GA

Wedding Coordinator ~ Debra Lassiter, Perfectly Polished

Hair and Makeup ~ Ashley Edenfield, Kimberly’s Back Porch, Saint Simons Island, GA