Mississippi Wedding Day at CountrySide Venue | Mississippi Wedding Photographer
It was such a joy to capture this wedding day at The CountrySide Venue for Ryan & Marisa Ard! They had such a sweet day, & I loved getting to document the love that these two have for each other!
PREPARING FOR THE WEDDING
We met Marisa & her bridesmaids in the bridal room at The CountrySide Venue! They had been enjoying the morning together as they got ready for the wedding day! I had a ton of fun capturing bridal prep photos of Marisa to start the day!
Marisa & Ryan chose not to do a first look-they wanted to keep things as traditional as possible for their ceremony! We were careful to keep them apart all day! This ended up giving us a lot of time for Marisa to have some sweet first looks with her bridesmaids & family. Everyone was so excited to see Marisa! She was an absolutely stunning bride & I loved seeing how excited her friends & family were for her to be married!
We also got to spend some time with Ryan prior to the ceremony! We captured some fun photos of him with his groomsmen. He also told us about how happy he was to be marrying Marisa-which just made me so excited to be able to see his reaction to her as she walked down the aisle at their ceremony!
CEREMONY & RECEPTION
The ceremony was absolutely perfect! The sun set light over the lake was just stunning. But the best part of the whole ceremony was Ryan’s reaction to seeing his bride walk down the aisle 😭
The ceremony was a sweet celebration of their family becoming one! And the photos of these moments are probably my favorite of the whole day. I love the joy on Ryan & Marisa’s faces as they walked down the aisle together as a married couple!! Marisa also chose to walk back out after her exit, so that she could walk her mom down the aisle. This was the sweetest ending to such a beautiful ceremony!
Bride & groom portraits were next on the list, & I’m so thankful we were able to capture some gorgeous photos of Mr. & Mrs. Ard! The CountrySide Venue has a beautiful backdrop for sunset portraits! I adore these photos so much, & love how they capture the joy these two felt about being married!
Ryan & Marisa got to spend their reception surrounded by friends & family who clearly love them so much! They had the sweetest first dances, followed by lots of dancing & celebrating with all of their friends & family! I love receptions because everyone finally can just relax and celebrate with all their people. We had a ton of fun getting reception photos & the perfect bubble exit!
I’m so beyond thankful that I was able to photograph this wedding day for Mr. & Mrs. Ard!! I’m so excited for them to start this new season together! Wishing them all the best🤍
Photography: Shelby Mullins Photography
Venue: The CountrySide Venue
Food: Bellawood the Venue
Cakes: Sydney Drew
Florals: Bellawood the Venue
DJ: Solid Steele Entertainment
Bridesmaids dresses: Kennedy Blue
Makeup: Ainslee at Reflections Spa & Salon
Hair: Belle at Reflections Spa & Salon
Wedding Dress: Elle James Bridal
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