Katie and Bradley are just the sweetest. Two high school sweethearts who’ve grown up together are now Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, and what a beautiful and memorable day it was! As soon as we walked into the bridal suite at Vestavia Country Club, we were welcomed with a huge hug of excitement from Katie. She was READY to get married! We asked if she felt any nervousness about the day and we were met with a quick, “Nope! I’m ready! Let’s do this!” That was the attitude both Katie and Bradley had all day – they were so PUMPED to finally be husband and wife!
This sweet couple exchanged vows at Shades Mountain Baptist Church where their officiant spoke about how love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things, and how there will be challenges in life. But, he pointed out, when love is involved and a husband and wife walk together through life as one, the rewards are much, much greater than the challenges. We know Katie and Bradley’s marriage will be strong and their love is deep, and their ceremony reflected that perfectly.
After the ceremony, the guests danced the night away back at the country club, where Katie and her dad, Jeff, treated everyone to one of the most fun father/daughter dances we’ve seen! We’re talking “Apache,” “YMCA,” “Staying Alive” and even the Macarena made an appearance! It was hilarious and so sweet all at the same time! We think that most onlookers were dying out laughing and crying at the same time over the sweet friendship and love between dad and daughter! It was such a special moment. We were also warned by family members that the reception was going to be a par-tay (which we love) and IT WAS. Everyone was on the dance floor having the time of their lives, celebrating Katie and Bradley.
So cheers to you, newlyweds! We loved every second of our time with you. You had an incredible wedding day, and we consider ourselves so blessed that we got to watch you guys laugh, cry, dance, and love on the ones that you love. It was perfect!
The Wedding Team
Photography: Eric & Jamie ● Bride’s Dress: Ivory & White ● Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaids, Inc. ● Cake: Olexa’s ● Catering: Vestavia Country Club ● Ceremony Venue: Shades Mountain Baptist Church ● Entertainment: Patrick Johnson ● Floral Design: Faye Wolfe – Sprout’s Flower Market ● Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Mr. Burch Formal Wear ● Hair & Makeup: Olivia Ficken ● Reception Venue: Vestavia Country Club