Austin pursued Madison for a long time….it was in the hard times that she realized she had her love there the entire time….it just took brokenness to mend uncertainty. And, haven’t we all been in those places? She knew all along - but it took them both rescuing one another that created the spark that ignited their fire.
Madison and Austin both wrote each other letters they could read prior to the ceremony. They both agreed that they would do no first look.
Seeing Madison’s Mama, Michelle, watch as Madi read the letter from her soon-to-be husband….one of my absolute favorite moments ever. I have looked up to Michelle as a boss lady for years. She owns Resurrect Antiques and has given me many lessons on what it takes to have success: blood, sweat and tears. She is a strong, talented woman of God that loves her daughter fiercely. And, I’m so thankful for you both in my circle….ok, I digress.
As Austin said in his letter, “The most important day of my life, getting to marry you, my best friend, the most beautiful bride anyone has ever seen, the woman of my dreams and I can not wait to say I do. I love you so much baby. Have fun today. I will get to see you soon babe. I pray its everything you deserve and the next time you see me, you will be Mrs. Melendez. I can’t wait. I miss you sweet girl. Love, Austin. P.S. I’m sorry for how much I’m going to cry seeing you in your dress.”
The bride celebrated her day just as she planned to, with endless amounts of love, laughter, family, friends, smoke bombs and amazing style that is simply Madison. Madison, you truly are a gem in a world in such need of sparkly amazingness. I love you both and I pray for such an amazing future.
Shout Out Time:
Venue: The Bride’s Mothers Home
Bride’s Cake: Publix (YES!)
Groom’s Cake: Jam’n’Java, West Point, GA
Bride’s Florals: HerSELF (Girllllllllllll, YASSSSSS - Madison’s creativity never fails to amaze me - legit)
Catering: Bride’s Family
Decor in the Barn: Resurrect Antiques and Bride’s handmade signs
Videographer: McKenzie Conner
Photographer: Crystal Maria Hill, Birds on a Wire Photography
Assistant to Photographer: Miss. Mirra Jones
Bride’s Dress: An Affair to Remember, LaGrange, GA