"We knew leading up to the big day there were a lot of details that were out of our control. Our prayer was one that all the details big and small would be worked out and that the day would be incredibly special. Anne's mom has been battling cancer for the last 8 months and having her at the wedding and feeling good was a major desire for each of us. A few weeks prior to the wedding Monica received great news and was able to participate in all the planning and festivities in the days leading up to the wedding. The weather was another detail we knew we had no control over. The forecast on the Monday prior to the wedding predicted rain from Wednesdaythrough Sunday. We were forced to forfeit our plans for an outdoor ceremony and reception. Although disappointing, we felt complete peace about the decision. Come Friday, just before the ceremony, it began to rain. It sprinkled as the ceremony began and by the ceremony's end, the rain was finished. We were able to gather outside on the lawn for photos and throughout the reception. The rain even cooled down the temperature! We are blessed beyond words and truly feel like May 18th was the perfect day!"
-Anne and Johnny
The moment I met Anne I instantly knew that she and I would be an amazing fit. Even with everything going on with her mother, she was chill and sure of how she wanted her wedding day documented. She wanted people laughing, dancing, drinking, eating and enjoying the moment with her and Johnny. There was no bridal party, just her sister and Johnny's brother that would be standing by their sides. Leading up to the wedding they received great news about her mother, Monica, who's been battling cancer. At that point, rain or shine, it was going to be an incredible day and that it was.
On their wedding day, Anne was gathered by her sister, parents and closest friends at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club as she got ready for the day. There was nonstop laughter, smiles, champs and jokes. You could feel the history between them all!
Johnny spent the time leading up to the ceremony drinking beer with his dad and brother.
Anne and Johnny wrote letters for each other before the ceremony. Anne wanted to exchange the letters but wanted to save the big moment of Johnny seeing her in her gown for the ceremony. So a door was found and we made it happen! Immediately after she shut the door, she asked everyone " Does he look handsome?!?! I know he does!!" Her excitement, love and admiration for Johnny is just there. There is no denying it. She just knew her groom was looking handsome!
As guests started to arrive and be seated, Anne and her father, George, made their way down. We had to go through the clubs gym to get to the exit that Anne wanted to enter the ceremony from. We couldn't help but laugh the entire time! As Amazing Grace was played on the trumpet by Jeremy Mangrum, parents and grandparents were sat. Then the music changed to Canon in D and it was time. The ceremony was cheerful and filled with sooo much love. The rest of the day was live. The Janitors played and EVERYONE danced! I've honestly never seen dance moves like this before. The dance floor was never empty. I couldn't be more grateful to have such an intimate invitation to Johnny and Anne's wedding day.