Nikki & Devon
Nikki and Devon got married at their church of First Evangelical Free Church and held the wedding reception at the Maplewood Community Center!
The day started out with them relaxing in their getting-ready rooms. After getting dressed, right before the first look they opened letters they had written to each other. Devon opened his first and smiled through the whole thing ending with him saying " She is a good writer." Nikki got her dress on with the help of her mom and sister. She also smiled the whole time while reading Devon's letter to her.
The first look was tucked away on the path so they could just enjoy each other privately. Once they laid eyes on each other it was ALL smiles! Devon later revealed this as one of if his favorite parts of the day!
We made our way to a small park right behind the church for our portraits! It has a little pond and as we were hunting down a spot to get to the water God led us right to a little field of wildflowers! Nikki had expressed earlier her love of wildflowers and had the florist design her bouquet with wildflower feels! I was SO excited about this little addition to the day! The bridesmaids were in a beautiful burgundy lace dress while the guys kept it summer simple with a white shirt and brown tie to go with their burlap boutonnieres.
The Ceremony was held at First Evangelical Church. Right before the ceremony , their family prayed over them and sang praises to Jesus. Under an arbor lined with greenery and daisies, Nikki and Devon said their vows and the families again joined them for one final prayer on stage. After the vows were said, the ceremony was complete, and the marriage license was signed, we all made our way to Maplewood Community Center to party the rest of the night away!
It didn't come without some happy tears from Nikki's sister giving her speech and then again when Nikki's parents got the mic. They told everyone that Nikki was known for drawing on all the walls, which after they said their bit they both started singing "Writing On the Wall." The bride and groom loved it and got a red crayon as a small souviner! The couple served Nothing Bunt Cake for dessert to all their guests. For the first dances Nikki and Devon started off the normal way dancing with each other while everyone watched, but about half way they invited the wedding party with their significant others to finish out the song with them on the dance floor! I loved how inclusive this was. It is SUCH a great Idea. They did the same for the Daddy Daughter Dance and Mother Son Dance inviting all the parents with their kids to the dance floor!
I wrapped up the photography part of the night by sneaking the couple out for just a last few intimate portraits. What a great day with an Awesome couple!
Please enjoy their wedding day photos below!
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These are the people who made it happen!
Photography: MW Photography
Venues Ceremony : First Evangelical Free Church
Venue Reception: Maplewood Community Center
Flowers: Lexington Floral
Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Catering: TST Creative Catering