We got there on a Friday afternoon. The minute we turned onto 56 highway we were giddy with excitement (see our instagram review here). We were there for Cindy & Floyd’s wedding. From the moment we arrived in town we were welcomed into Council Groves whole heartedly by Cindy, her mother Joyce, and their crew of helpers. We were quickly reminded of all the things we love best about small towns. Sure Main Street (and everything else) was shut down by 9, but sitting on the wrap around porch of our charming hotel, sipping wine, laughing, and watching people come and go to the Cottage House was the perfect end our day. We rode along with Joyce and Cindy to the reception location, ate pizza standing in a kitchen with them while we waited for linens and tables to arrive, drove on gravel roads to take a look at the floral progress all awhile glipmsing life in this town and seeing a mother so full of joy and excitement for her daughter that it made us want to call our own mothers.
The day of the wedding was full of preparation, laughter, and happy tears. From the moment we awoke our B&B was filled with the buzz that accompanies a wedding day. Each photo we took that warm Saturday felt like we were tangibly capturing emotions and moments in time. We always take bridal getting ready photos, but on this day we truely watched as Cindy, her friends, and family tranformed her into a bride.
There were so many details to capture. Joyce had both she and Cindy’s shoes custom embellished. Joyce’s shoes were accentuated with crystals while Cindy’s were hand painted with peacock feathers to match the flowers and other decor. Details wouldn’t be complete with an upclose of Floyds wedding day watch.
The flowers at this wedding were AMAZING, hands down some of the very best we’ve ever seen. The bouquets went beyond floral arrangements into the catagory of art. They boasted magnolia wrapped handles and curled peacock feathers.
We’ll be back on Friday with the rest of the wedding so make sure and check back then!