Charming Southern Wedding at Rosegate

TRACEY + BILLY | FLORENCE, MS

One look at Tracey and Billy’s wedding day immediately gives you all the southern vibes! From the two story rustic venue nestled amongst tall pines to the soft florals to the carefully crafted archway in which the bride and groom said I do with a 12 acre lake as their backdrop, the whole event was designed as though it was plucked out of a fairy tale. Rosegate was the perfect location for the laid back bride and groom who told me when I met them, “We just want to have the best day with our family and friends with minimal stress in a relaxed environment. I’d say Mr. and Mrs. Billy Seghini had just that, and it was an honor to be part of their wedding experience!

Billy and Tracey met through mutual friends a few years ago and had an instant connection. As they told me their story, I knew I would love working with them. They’re both really down to earth, easy going, and love to have fun! The Seghini wedding day was a complete joy. I met the bride and her best gal pals on the second floor of Rosegate, and was instantly in awe of the grandness this venue boasts. The decor and sheer design is classic with elegant furnishings. As the girls enjoyed mimosas and finished up hair and makeup, I started away with shooting the details of the day. Tracey’s Essense of Australia gown was a dreamy design that featured a lace bodice, silver toned beading and a breathtaking tulle train. It was as if the gown was designed specifically for the bride. The groom wore a dove gray suit that fit him like a glove. The bride and grooms first look was pure perfection! Billy’s reaction was priceless, and as I observed the two hug for the first time since seeing each other that day, I couldn’t help but tear up. Billy and Tracey’s love for each other is so deep and it is one that will stand the test of time.

The bride and groom said “I do” with a crowd of their dearest family and friends surrounding them in an intimate ceremony. Every face had a smile on it, most had tears in their eyes, and the sun started setting at the perfect time. A cool summer breeze blew off the lake as they recited their vows while the birds chirped softly in the background. After becoming husband and wife, Tracey and Billy had their first dance to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and then celebrated the night away. The couple made their exit underneath a stream of sparklers and drove off into the night in a 1959 Ford Skyliner belonging to the brides father. It was the perfect ending to the perfect day!!

Tracey and Billy - I have loved getting to know you guys! Your wedding day was so much fun, and I had a blast being part of it. Thank you for inviting me to play a small part in such an incredibly special time in your lives. I feel so blessed to call you friends, and can’t wait until our next shoot together! I hope you love looking back on your amazing wedding day!!! Big hugs, Shea

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I had such a great time working with Billy and Tracey’s vendors! This list of incredible people put on a fabulous event for the amazing couple, and I am so thankful to know them!!!

Venue: Rosegate Wedding/Reception Venue
Wedding Gown: Mimis Bridal
Bride's Shoes: Keds - Kate Spade
Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang
Caterer: Susie Morgan
Florist: Susie Morgan
Second Shooter: Tyler Cook
DJ: Crowd Pleasers DJ & Karaoke
Hair Stylist: Paige Creel Workman
Makeup Artist: Marissa Farr
Wedding Cake: Megan Morris

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