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Blog written and photos taken by Kate Spencer
Abbey and Cameron’s wedding day was such a beautiful celebration of two people who are so deserving and kind. Abbey was one of the most laid back brides who was honestly just happy to be marrying Cameron, the love of her life! They chose Erin’s Pavilion as their venue and transformed it into a colorful and serene space to welcome all of their friends and family. The forecast was calling for on and off severe thunderstorms all day long, but lucky for us the sun shined throughout the entire day and Abbey and Cameron got to have the outdoor wedding they always planned on! Cameron was adorably involved in the planning process with Abbey and he definitely help relieve any stress Abbey may have had by coordinating everything throughout the day.
Abbey’s dad walked her down the aisle at Erin’s Pavilion’s gorgeous backyard patio. Cameron was beaming with a smile as he watched her come towards him. One of their great friends spoke a beautiful ceremony uniting Abbey and Cameron as husband and wife. They exchanged rings and shared their first kiss as husband and wife before walking back down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. French!
After the ceremony we spent a little time wandering around Southwind Park with Abbey, Cameron, and their bridal party taking photos. Their bridal party was so attentive and supportive helping Abbey and Cameron enjoy every single part of their special day. Cameron kept Abbey laughing through all of their pictures and even though we dealt with a little humidity, they both totally rocked it!
Back at Erin’s, Abbey and Cameron made their grand entrance and shared their first dance to begin an amazing night of celebration with their guests! Abbey’s dad kicked things off with an emotional speech about his only daughter and his new son-in-law Cameron who he was so proud of. Then Abbey’s maid of honor and Cameron’s best man and brother both gave amazing speeches about their best friends. After dinner we snuck the newlyweds out for some gorgeous golden hour shots! A thunderstorm had snuck in just prior which created a breathtaking sunset of clouds and golden light over the pond at Southwind Park. Abbey and Cameron enjoyed a couple quiet moments of their wedding day just taking pictures and being with each other. Their wedding day was absolutely beautiful and full of so much love and laughter! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. French!
Thanks to all of Abbey & Cameron’s amazing vendors, who made their day fantastic!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Erin’s Pavilion
Bride’s Dress: Bustle Gowns
Florist: Petals & Co.
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: The Gallery
Cake: Lacey Clark (Family Friend)
Catering: Hamilton’s Catering
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Invitations: The Knot
Transportation: Erin’s Pavilion
Photo Booth: Epic Entertainment Services LLC
Love the pop of purple!
What a beautiful couple!
Who’s ready to party!
Such a cool sunset for the newlyweds!
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