This Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum wedding was one for the books! What a gorgeous venue!
Ben and Paige’s wedding party gathered at The Roost in Ocean Springs, MS, on the rainy morning of Saturday, January 11, 2020. The hair and makeup began, and celebrating ensued. This fun group did not let the weather prevent them from having a good time!
As I arrived and gathered my things to head inside, I was greeted by the delicious smell of…. pizza! I found out that this was the only thing that could calm the Bride down lol but really, who needs an excuse to have pizza? 😉
Same girl, same.
Anyway, I snagged some images of a few weddings things, ya know, like the dress, shoes, veil, rings, etc. Things like the clean lines of a simple flat lay, decorated with David Tutera heals in navy, the horsehair fabric of the wedding dress, Paige’s stunning engagement ring, and the long delicate veil, gives me butterflies!
I ran downstairs to capture the guys’ finishing touches. They were helping each other button buttons, tie ties, and lace laces, all while cracking jokes at one another, keeping the vibe light and fun! Seriously. No pressure at all here, just beer and pizza, and a few tuxes!
We arrived at the ceremony venue, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, in Biloxi, MS. The rain had been on and off for the last several hours, so we were keeping an eye on our weather app, and praying it would finally go away!
The girls gathered in a secluded room, re-curling hair, applying fresh makeup, and taking a breather before the big event. Meanwhile, Jean McGrury, with After the Proposal Weddings and Events, helped the guys get their boutonnieres on. It was almost go time!
The ceremony had a large, but intimate group of guests. It was obvious that everyone in attendance was so very excited to witness the joining of these two wonderful people!
While at the altar, it was almost like nothing else around them existed. They were being united; the two becoming one flesh; not a 50/50 deal, but each committing to give 100%, for the rest of their precious lives. How incredibly honored I was to have been the one to document this sweet moment in time.
Let me just say this one thing to start this section off.
Please raise your hand if you know what The Polka is?! I looked at the DJ like “What in the world is this song?” It brought me back to the days (in middle school) when I used to go to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum to watch hockey games. I later found out that he was from Wisconsin. Apparently this is a northern thing?
However, I must add that the most precious elderly couples IMMEDIATELY got on the dance floor and did The Polka like they were in their 20’s! I am so thankful I got to witness that! (I even caught it on video and added it to my story on the gram.)
I just want to let you know that this crowd had it going on. People of all ages (and I mean ALL), were on the dance floor. From the 18 month old little boy, to the line of Rockettes impersonators, there was always something to smile about at this Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Wedding.
Drinks named after each of their dogs, an abundance of tasty food from Naomi’s Catering, and delicious cake from French Kiss Pastries, was had by all. I have a good feeling that every single person who left that reception, went home and slept like a baby (including myself!)
Enjoy some of my favorite images from this meaningful day-my first wedding of the new decade!
PS. I am totally dedicating this blog to Zoey, the sweetest fur baby in the world. Luh you, girl.
Preparation Venue: The Roost https://www.roostoceansprings.com/
Ceremony Venue: St. Michael’s Catholic Church http://www.stmichaelchurchbiloxi.com/
Reception Venue: Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum https://maritimemuseum.org/new/
Photographer: Jessie Newton Photography https://jessienewtonphotography.com/
Wedding Planner/Decorator: Jean McGrury and Matt Washburn with After the Proposal Weddings and Events https://aftertheproposal.com/
Wedding Dress: Bridal and Formal Boutique House of Tux http://www.bridalformalboutique.com/
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse https://www.menswearhouse.com/
Invitations: The Paper Moon https://www.thepapermoon.shop/
Caterer: Naomi’s Catering, Inc. http://naomis.com/
Florist: Flowers Forever and Gifts https://www.flowersforeverandgifts.net/
Hair: Erin Glisson https://www.facebook.com/brushessalon
Makeup: Crissy Cox Makeup Artist https://www.facebook.com/crissycoxmua/
Wedding Cake: French Kiss Pastries https://www.fkpastries.com/
DJ: DJ Ray
Lighting and rentals: Southern Event Productions http://www.southerneventproductions.com/
Linens: After The Proposal Weddings & Events https://aftertheproposal.com/
Wedding Website: The Knot https://www.theknot.com/