As a Florida girl, I am very familiar with what happens when a hurricane is coming. Even with this knowledge, I don’t know what I would do if Hurrican Matthew was an uninvited guest at my wedding. Thank god Morgan & Jordan knew that even a major storm could be weathered to celebrate their love and create a beautiful wedding.
Morgan lost her dad at a young age but he always talked about walking her down the aisle, her tribute to him is so touching, and heartfelt this wedding is definitely one that gave me all the feels! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
A special thank you to Casey Hendrickson Photography for submitting such a special wedding!
This sweet bride has been through it all and lost her dad when she was only 14 years old. He had written her a poem on her 11th birthday talking about how excited he was to walk down the aisle with her to her future husband. She ended up taking a portion of that poem and having it tattooed on her side. She has dreamed about this wedding for as long as she can remember but never thought a hurricane would come rolling in. She was absolutely devastated, but she kept her spirits as high as she could.
She had a balloon she would be releasing outside just before she walked down the aisle with her mom, and she’d written a letter to her dad that she’d attach to it. Her best friend had made her a monogrammed heart using one of her dad’s old shirts that she then sewed into the dress, right over her own heart. The moment she was in her dress, her mom then handed her a gift. Inside was the same garter she herself had worn on the day of her wedding to this bride’s father.
During portraits of just her, I had her standing in a spot outside under a covering. There were bushes and flowers around her, but it was pouring rain. And then something incredible happened… I noticed something fluttering around her, traveling to all the different plants surrounding her. You can actually see it in the background of one of the photos posted below. I smiled and got all teary. The bride asked me what was happening, and I told her she had a butterfly – IN THE RAIN – flying around her. She then asked me what color it was, and I told her it was a beautiful yellow one. And it was instant tears from both her and her mother the moment she turned around and saw it. “That’s dad! That’s him! He is here with me! Yellow butterflies are his sign!” She blew a kiss to heaven, and despite this hurricane, everything turned out perfectly.
How they met:
Through the wonderful power of the internet, Morgan discovered Jordan. Despite him living in Canada while she lived in Charlotte. They started out as friends just chatting, but it grew more and more into a serious relationship as time went on. They’d find themselves falling asleep while skyping, and that’s when Morgan just knew she needed to be with him in person. She packed her bags, and headed off to Canada to be with this handsome man of her dreams!
Venue: Champagne Manor
Photographer: Casey Hendrickson Photography
Caterer: Bistro Catering and Events
Cinema and Video: Carlisle Videography
DJ: Bridal Affairs
Event Planner: Wen Events
Hair Stylist: Bailey Upchurch MUA
Hair Stylist: Lindsey Burchfield
Dress Store: j majors
Ring Designer: Benjamin Private Jewelers