Wedding Ceremony

This is PART 3 of a wedding of grand proportions - A Grand Ceremony! 

This is truly a grand wedding. We shared a bit of the rehearsal in Part 1 and Behind the Scenes & Backstage in Part 2. Now on to the GRAND CEREMONY. This portion of the day starts with bridal procession and ends with the family and formal bridal party photos. There’s lots of emotion, celebration and love wrapped inside the amazing Sacred Heart Cathedral.

A LITTLE GRATITUDE FOR THE WEDDING PROS

As with each blog post, I start by thanking all those who helped make their wedding day picture perfect. You've seen their names before and you'll see them again in the next blog post too. They are that important. These are the wedding professionals that did what they do best.  Each one of them contributed to not just the success of the wedding, but also to the photos we captured. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Rehearsal Dinner – Sunsphere at World’s Fair Park

Caterer - Rosa's Catering

Venue - Sacred Heart Cathedral

Videography - Midnight Magic Studios – Don Samples

Hair & Make Up - Southern Sirens – Amanda Holmes McKnight & her killer team

Planner - Southern Bliss Weddings – Gabby Miller

Flowers - Melissa Timm Designs – Melissa Timm

Photobooth - VotoFoto - Andrew Vogel

Cake - Everything Iced Bakery - Bobbie Mershon

DJ & MC - Music N Motion DJ – Corey Ozair

Reception - Club LeConte - Margo Pressley

1959 Rolls Royce - Regal Carriages – Steve

Officiant - Father John Meyer

Transportation - Trolley - (KATS)

Photography - Mile Marker Images – Al Harris & Savannah Bellione

After the bridesmaid’s photos (previous blog post), we wanted to get all the participants to a place to relax. This gives us time to capture their guests finding their seats. The cathedral is impressive and the guests enjoyed looking around. The bridal party was ready to go. The organ played as the grandparents filed in. Parents were next. Then the bridal procession began. The flower girls and ring boys again stole the show until Cassidy showed up!

The Bridal Procession

The organ paused. Then those eight notes, written in 1842, came out loud and proud! They always give me chills. The guests rise. The doors swung open. Cassidy and her father blew everyone away. Stunning! The cathedral aisle is over a hundred feet long so the bridal march lasts and lasts.

Bridesmaids & groomsmen are ready to go!

Tyler’s mother

Beautiful bridesmaids escorted down the long cathedral aisle.

Tyler & Father Meyer are all set.

Cassidy’s mother

Super Cute ring bearers!

Even cuter flower girls!

A look just over the mother of the bride - a unique vantage point.

Cassidy’s father escorts her down the long aisle of the cathedral toward Tyler!

A very tender moment!

The Wedding Ceremony

Once at the alter, Mr Webster gave his daughter a long loving look and loving embrace. Father Meyer took charge and led the couple through the various readings associated with a Catholic wedding. He brought the bridal party up to surround the couple. The rings were exchanged.

Near the end of the ceremony, Cassidy & Tyler chose to present Mary with flowers. It’s nice touch as it gives the couple a tender moment. They are not alone, but they turn their backs to the guests and offer a prayer.

Once back on the altar, Father Meyer took the bride and groom through the last part of the vows. And gave us those famous words, “You may now kiss the bride!” The look of absolute joy on their faces is proof of the love they share.

Love the formal symmetry of this image!

Father Meyer counsels Cassidy & Tyler.

The bridal party encircles the couple.

Love the way Tyler looks at Cassidy!

The exchange of rings.

New rings have a unique feel.

You may now kiss the bride!

And . . . a deep sigh of relief followed by a huge smile!

The Wedding Recession

The wedding recession began. And in a matter of moments Mr and Mrs Hunsucker were out the door!!! Flowers up and ready to celebrate!

Huge smiles!!

Enjoy this moment!! Soak in every step!!

We made it!!! WOO HOO!!!

Family Photos

Guests headed to Club LeConte for the reception while the families stayed behind for photos with the couple. This is a very important part of the day as this is when family members get their own time with the couple.

Father Meyer having fun!

Cassidy & Tyler with their parents.

Bridesmaids, the couple & groomsmen.

Cassidy & Tyler - lovely and handsome.

Black & white of Cassidy - classic, timeless & beautiful.

Bridal party Photos

After family photos, we shoot the full bridal party. We shot some in the cathedral and some on the steps. 

Everyone lined up & shined up!

The wind swirled around just enough!

Tyler & Cassidy are headed to the reception.

A Truly Grand Wedding - PART 3 - A Grand Ceremony is complete. Part 4 - Grand Ceremony is next. If you need a little backstory, check out Part 1 & Part 2. Ready for Part 4?