Sarah & Robby Said "I Do:" A Simply Lovely Woodland Wedding: Mississippi Wedding Photography

This is what I remember from Sarah & Robby's wedding yesterday. I remember the light, lively laugher of bridesmaids behind closed doors and the tangy, rich smell of rosemary.IMG_2319IMG_2399I remember an ethereal wedding gown glowing with light.IMG_2353IMG_2470IMG_9312I remember the low, rippling notes of a dulcimer filling a quiet church.IMG_2438I remember a nervous and devoted groom who, determined not to catch an accidental glimpse of his bride before the ceremony, asked to be BLINDFOLDED before he entered the church.DSCF5663IMG_2493-2IMG_2521I remember quickly handwritten love notes on notebook paper, flying back and forth between two sweethearts.IMG_2570-2IMG_2537IMG_9396I remember how the room lit up when Sarah put on her flower crown. I remember groomsmen quick to smile and laugh, and I remember sudden drops of tears like passing June showers.IMG_9458IMG_9669-2DSCF5728IMG_2579-2IMG_9604I remember this moment. And this one. And this one.IMG_2667IMG_9902IMG_9758IMG_9834I remember a church filled with prayer and hope and expectation.IMG_2840IMG_2813IMG_9914IMG_9917IMG_2852I remember how Robby closed his eyes when he saw Sarah for the first time, but just for a moment, as if to make sure it wasn't all a dream.IMG_2935IMG_9999IMG_2943IMG_2950I remember sweet songs of praise lifted up on high to the One who makes all things new.IMG_0046IMG_0091I remember pastors whose love for this couple spilled out in their smiles.IMG_0102IMG_0125IMG_0148IMG_0131IMG_2988I remember a first kiss. I remember joy.IMG_3044IMG_0193IMG_3105IMG_3134I remember a sweet brand new wife who, minutes after being married, was worried about her new husband's new shoes hurting his feet.IMG_3147I remember tables filled with sweet pies of every description.IMG_9839IMG_9848IMG_9857IMG_3201IMG_0298IMG_0315I remember laughter and joy and best wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs. lifting up to heaven with clouds of bubbles.IMG_0387IMG_3233IMG_0344IMG_3269IMG_0349I remember hot June evening air, bright green leaves, and the low rumble of thunder not very far away... but where these two were, the sun shone bright.IMG_3342IMG_3302IMG_3356IMG_0397IMG_3314IMG_0456IMG_3371Sarah and Robby, your wedding was a beautiful celebration of God's love. The lovely halls of Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church were filled with joy and hope and a sweet kind of peace that comes from unity of spirit and purpose. We feel so blessed and thankful to have been with you at the beginning of your journey as husband and wife, and we know that your life together will continue to be a sweet offering of fragrance to the Lord.

"...Age to age He stands,

And time is in His hands,

Beginning and the end,

Beginning and the end... How great is our God! Sing with me, how great is our God!"

Wedding Team Appreciation 

Location: Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, 12890 Boyd Road, Echola, Alabama     Pastor Tim McCool   email:

Officiants: Pastors Jody and C.J. Andrews of Life Church of Columbus, MS

Bride's Gown: purchased from It's A Date Formals in Starkville, MS   (662) 871-8055

Bouquets and Flower Arrangements created by the Bride's mother, Cynthia, and friends. The flowers in the bouquets and garland are a collection of blooms grown by the bride and her mother and wildflowers gathered just before the wedding day.

Calligraphy by the Bride's Mother, Cynthia Mutch

Bridal Hairstyle by Abigail McCool

Ceremony and Reception Music on the Hammered Dulcimer and Keyboard by Kyle Paxton of Kyle Paxton Studio  Phone: (850) 624-8736

Bride and Groom's Wedding Pecan Pie: baked with love by Di and Jeremy Wickham

The Bride and Groom also wish to thank the McCool family, Leigh Murphree, their families, and everyone who baked and brought pies for the Reception!