Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mr. & Mrs.

Matthew and Heather have finally tied the knot! They are now, officially, Mr. & Mrs. Mehaffey. Happy day!!

(I greatly apologize for the long delay in this most important post. My camera went to Cancun with them for their honeymoon, and you all know that I can't post on my blog without pictures. So it just had to wait. Even now, I don't have all of my pictures, since they had to delete some to make room for their Mexican pictures. Once I get those back in my possession, we'll have a post about the rest of the weekend including the rehearsal dinner. Until then, enjoy this much overdue wedding post.)

Matthew and Heather got married on September 19, 2009, at The Factory at Franklin. Everything was perfect. Heather was a stunning bride, and Matthew was completely smitten by her radiance. The ceremony was short and sweet. Gerald, a like-father to Heather, performed the wedding and included personal, sentimental stories and details of both the bride and the groom. They exchanged rings, vows, and declared "I do," in front of their Lord, family, and friends. As Matthew kissed his bride, neither of them could have ever been happier.

Elaine had the honor of being escorted into the ceremony by her Son of the Day, and escorted back out by her other two boys. She was a very proud momma, indeed.

Colors of black, ivory, and sage green decorated the venue. The wedding and reception were beautiful, simple, and elegant. The make-your-own-favors at the candy bar were a huge favorite of many of the guests, as well.

To make their special day even more unique, they included a couple very personal touches. They honored various couples whose marriages and Christian examples have impacted their lives by displaying each of their wedding photos. Furthermore, Heather paid respect to her late Mamaw by showcasing wedding gowns that she sewed by hand for her daughters. The sentiments were a very poignant way of paying tribute to many influential people in their lives.

As the reception began, they cut the cake. Matthew was very polite as he fed his new bride. Heather, however, got a little feisty and wiped some icing on his nose. A glimpse of things to come, maybe? :) Shortly after, they tossed the bouquet and garter. To everybody's amazement, Jeremy and Madison both caught each of the tokens signifying the next marriage. Hmm, very interesting...

The reception was not only filled with love, great Southern food, and a mashed potato bar, but also lots of fun and dancing. The bride and groom's first dance was completely romantic (interrupted only slightly by the Mehaffey family's duck calls). They also had father-daughter dances and the lucrative dollar dance, followed by some good, old-fashioned party tunes. The dance floor was hoppin', and everybody had a great time!

To add another super-fun element to the party, they had a "photo booth" set up with their incredible photographers for their guests to dress up and take silly pictures in or use to leave messages to the newlyweds. Here's one of the entire wedding party, and another one of us welcoming Heather to the family. (You can see all of the great photo booth shots by visiting their website* and searching for Matthew and Heather within their clients. Also, you can see a sneak peak of the wedding pictures on their blog. Leave them a comment to let them know what you think, and then check back later for more.)

*Photos by Nashville Wedding Photographers, Chris & Adrienne Scott

After a perfect day of love, romance, sentiment, dedications, fun, partying, and dancing, the happy couple drove off to begin their new lives together. First thing on the agenda: Honeymoon in Cancun!

We couldn't be any happier for the bride and groom. From one Mr. and Mrs. Mehaffey to another Mr. and Mrs. Mehaffey,



Our Life...Taking it one experience at a time said...

I love that she displayed wedding pictures of important people in her life and the wedding dress idea was wonderful - it gave me goosebumps. Weddings have definitely come a long way since I got married.

emily said...

oh! this wedding was so much FUN!!!!!!!!!! Heather looked beautiful and did such a great job planning!

Erin Howell said...

I'm so glad I was able to be there! :)

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Such pretty pictures!!! :)

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