? Well, the BIG day finally arrived! On Saturday, July 18th, Ben & Corrie became Mrs & Mrs Chambers! It was an honor to witness and photograph such an important event.
The girls got ready at the
on Riverfront Parkway. Don't you just love the mix-and-match royal blue bridesmaids dresses?! As one bridesmaid mentioned in her toast at the ceremony, Ben should expect their new home together to be thoroughly decorated in blue!
Corrie's veil was custom-made by her mother-in-law and grandmother. It is always so special to see the little handmade touches that make wedding details so meaningful.
Ben had written Corrie a special note for her to read on their wedding. Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE the written word? Ben hand-wrote this letter and it was over a page - and he claims to not be much of a writer!
A lovely and FUN group of women stood by Corrie on her wedding day!
is right along the river and has a beautiful garden and patio overlooking the river and with gorgeous views of the rolling hills surrounding Chattanooga!
The colorful bouquets (and the rest of the flowers for the ceremony and reception) made it to Chattanooga all the way from South Carolina and were made by one of the father of the bride's friends.
A debonair groom and a dapper group of groomsmen in gray tuxedos with royal blue ties.
Ben and Corrie did not want to see each other before Corrie walked down the aisle but they did want to share a private moment together and pray before their wedding ceremony. A marriage with this kind of start will surely last a lifetime.
Remember how Ben custom-designed Corrie's engagement ring? Well it looks just perfect with the matching band!
The ceremony was held at
in North Chattanooga.
Love the blue flower petals in the flower girl's dress!
And finally...here comes the bride!
The pastor spoke of a deep, covenantal love and Ben and Corrie promised that such would be their love and commitment to each other.
And sealed it with a kiss!
Mr & Mrs Ben & Corrie Chambers!
The reception was held at the historic
They could have stepped back in time when they entered the lobby of this old railroad terminal, now grand hotel.
Behind the lobby are the Victorian gardens and some old trains - the perfect place for portraits!
Ben & Corrie have a great community of friends and family surrounding them and supporting them as they begin their life together!
The bride and her sister.
The reception was held in the Roosevelt Room that opens to the gardens. Handmade signs, colorful flower arrangements and little details like a trail-mix bar and travel postcard guest "book" made this wedding personal and unique.
Ben & Corrie chose
Forever Like That
by Ben Rector for their first dance song.
For the Father-Daughter dance, Corrie and her dad danced to the waltz from the Disney cartoon
. When Corrie was a little girl and would wake up at night because of a bad dream, this was the song they would dance to in the kitchen to chase away the nightmares. (Yes, it's ok to wipe a tear from you eye now.)
Another little princess was ready to twirl next!
One of my favorite parts of the wedding were the toasts. I loved watching the bride and groom's reactions to the stories and advice their friends and siblings shared.
The party was over all too soon but the memories will last a lifetime.