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Elegant Black and White Wedding at Greengates


Emily and Luke’s wedding was a timeless, elegant event! This bride and groom planned a fantastic affair that would leave everyone talking! When I met Luke and Emily, I knew they would be fun to work with. They make each other smile from ear to ear. It was easy to tell that theirs was a fairytale kind of love. The two have known each other since childhood, dated while in highschool, and reconnected during football season while Emily was attending Mississippi State. While the proposal was intimate, Luke and Emily kicked off their engagement by celebrating with their dearest family and friends. That celebration would continue through the next several months leading up to their spectacular wedding, and I feel so blessed to have been able to play a small role in their adventure!

Greengates Farmhouse is a stunning rustic venue located in Stringer, Mississippi. It’s simply gorgeous with lots of sprawling acreage, large lake, and beautiful grounds. The inside of the venue is absolutely breathtaking with its brick foyer, natural lighting and lodge like feeling. The upstairs portion of the venue takes your breath away when you see the space. It was the perfect spot for Emily and Luke’s wedding! Throughout the day, I couldn’t help finding myself in awe of the planning and thoughtful attention to detail orchestrated by the amazing bride. True elegance was the reverberating theme for this particular event. While the getting ready portion of the day and the reception were to take place at Greengates, the ceremony itself was held at Raleigh Baptist Church. The couple was surrounded by so many that love them as they said their vows before God, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. After saying, “I do"“, the new bride and groom were showered with rose petals as they exited from the church where they drove away into the sunset in a sporty, black convertible. They were then welcomed back to Greengates to dance the night away with their loved ones as husband and wife. With the twinkle lights glowing, Emily and Luke enjoyed a celebration that was every bit as perfect as they are.

Emily and Luke - I could go back and photograph your day over and over again and never get tired! I have absolutely loved getting to know you two and seeing how much you adore each other. Your life together will be a very blessed and happy one I am sure. Thank you for choosing me to be part of your journey to becoming Mr. and Mrs.! Your event is one I will always remember!! I hope you enjoy looking back on your dreamy day! Big hugs, Shea

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Emily and Luke had the absolute best vendor team and I can’t thank them enough for making their day amazing!

Venue: Green Gates Farmhouse
Bride's Gown: Bridal Path
Florist: Still Magnolia Floral Design
Bridesmaid's Gowns: Morilee
Invitations: Stephen's Printing & Stationery Limited
Catering: Micah Gatlin
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Kaelyn Shirley Graham
Wedding Cakes: Melinda Ward
Second Shooter: Sarah Clark

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I can’t say enough great things about Taylor and Alex’s wedding day at Rasberry Greene! This couple is so easy going, joyful, and have hearts of pure gold. I met Taylor and Alex over lunch and I knew working with them was going to be so much fun. We talked over wedding plans, how the couple met and our mutual love for our furbabies. I’ve never met anyone else who has a Chorkie like my Shadow but Taylor and Alex actually have two! This couple loves animals every bit as much as I do so there was no doubt about me absolutely adoring them.

Taylor and Alex’s story began when they met working at Anderson’s Hospital. They bonded over a shared love for their professions, dogs and Grey’s Anatomy. The two dated for about a year when Alex proposed. The groom originally planned to propose at midnight on Taylor’s birthday, but as luck would have it, a bad storm would knock out the power and totally change up his plan. Alex lit several candles and popped the question with a little help from George Strait and the pups. It was such a romantic proposal and Taylor couldn’t have been more surprised.

Rasberry Greene was the perfect location for Taylor and Alex’s wedding day! The couple knew they could see themselves getting married among the pines with the large lake as their backdrop after touring the venue. It’s always easy to see why couples choose Rasberry Greene because the owners are the very definition of kindness, the grounds are stunning, the bridal suite is jaw dropping, and the Gin itself has a rustic yet intimate feel. I seriously love how much Mr. Donnie, Mrs. Lauren and Ms. Becky always go above and beyond for their couples and they bend over backwards to make their day every bit the fairy tale they want it to be. From the moment we arrived and started shooting, Taylor and Alex couldn’t have been more merry and gracious. It was the dreamiest of days truly. There were so many precious moments, gorgeous details, and times I found myself wishing their day would never end!

Taylor and Alex - I can’t thank you guys enough for letting me be part of your celebration! Yours is a day I won’t ever forget and I feel so blessed to have played a small part in it. I just think the world of you both, and know you are going to have the happiest life together! I hope you enjoy looking back on your wedding day as much as I loved being part of it! Big hugs, Shea

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A huge thank you to all of the wonderful vendors who made Taylor and Alex’s day happen:

Venue: Rasberry Greene
Bride's Gown: Mimis Bridal
Wedding Coordinator: Courtney McArthur - Courtney Lynn Weddings
Grooms Tux: Steve's on the Square
Invitations: Shutterfly
Wedding Decor/Florals: Elements Catering and Floral Design
Caterer: Elements Catering and Floral Design
Hair Stylist: Bethany Ramage
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Katie
Wedding Cakes: Monkey Kisses

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