Scott and Chelsea {April 28, 2018}

 

“One look at you; my whole life falls in line.
I prayed for you; before I called you mine.
I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes.
I can’t believe it’s true.

I get to love you, it’s the best thing that I’ll ever do.
I get to love you, it’s a promise I’m making to you.
Whatever may come; your heart I will choose.
Forever I’m yours, forever I do.
I get to love you…”

“I Get To Love You” -Ruelle

As bridesmaid Katy sang these lyrics, the tears flowed. Scott and Chelsea have been waiting for this moment, the moment that begins the rest of their lives together.

 

 

The day started early. Delicious food and energizing snacks were being prepared in the kitchen, and the smell wafted down the church hallways. Supportive bridesmaids surrounded an eager bride, as she prepared for her wedding day. First the hair and nails, then make up, all while wearing their personalized robes.

The Maid of Honor (and sister to the bride), Hailee, did her grandmother’s make up, while Mother of The Bride, Tammy, sat back and watched. She fought to hold back tears, as she watched her first daughter get ready for one of the biggest days of her life.

 

 

 

 

But wedding day preparations for this bride included more than just getting dressed… as Chelsea pulled out a big box, she showed me a stack of letters that she had written over the years, addressed to her future husband. She explained to me that she had prayed for him for a long time, praying that she would find a man who loved God more than herself. She also showed me a stack of letters that Scott had written to her in the last two years, and began writing one more letter to him.

 

Then it was time to get dressed, with the help of her mom, grandmother, and sister.

 

 

 

The groomsmen gathered outside. There was no shortage of teasing about Scott tying the knot with Chelsea – but it was all in good fun. Their support and love for this couple was evident.

 

 

Next came Chelsea’s first look with her dad. We found an entryway of the church where he waited (impatiently) for her to be ready. His reaction was as if he had just seen a princess… and then he told her she looked like Cinderella.

 

As guests started to arrive, Scott and Chelsea snuck in a few minutes to themselves, but on opposite sides of a doorway. Through (many more) tears, they read their vows aloud.

 

“I promise to treasure you, and to keep our love alive…” Scott shared.

They exchanged gifts, and Scott had a surprise for Chelsea. He, too, had been writing letters to his future wife, for five years.

They didn’t want to let go.

 

The guests made their way to their seats. While the violin played the melody to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,”  the processional began. Each bridesmaid made her way down the aisle, then met by a groomsmen, did a little handshake on their way to their place at the front.

 

 

Now it was Chelsea’s turn. As the bride’s father led her down the steps, more tears… but this time from the groom.

 

“Who gives this woman to be married to this man?” “Her mother and I do.”

 

The bride and groom swayed along as Chelsea’s grandfather sang a rendition of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis, and then cried together as bridesmaid Katy sang her song. Pastor Aaron gave a charge, they built a unity cross, exchanged rings, and with a grand swoop, Scott dipped Chelsea for a kiss, and they were announced as Husband and Wife.

Cue the celebration!

 

 

 

 

 

The sun was shining, and a light breeze gently caught Chelsea’s veil, as we headed outside for portraits. Sheer perfection.

 

 

 

 

 

The party was started strong by Black Tie Productions, with music from the DJ and a photobooth for the guests. The reception was mainly candlelight, with a few chandeliers, and uplighting from the dance floor. A grand table was set for the wedding party, complete with crystal glasses and cream linens.

 

The wedding party danced their way into the reception hall, and finally, introduced for the first time, was Mr. and Mrs. Jorasz!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the toasting (and the Maid of Honor’s “Go Blue!” speech), the couple was called up for their first dance as husband and wife, followed by Scott’s dance with his mom, and Chelsea’s dance with her dad, to a medley of songs. One song included the line “I loved her first…” and Mr. Blough looked right at Scott and stuck his tongue out, and whisked Chelsea around as if he was keeping her for himself.

 

 

 

Continuing the dances, there was a search for who had been married the longest!  The last couple to join the dancing was Mr. and Mrs. Ellis, who had been married for 57 years! When asked how they made it that long, Mr. Ellis answered, “It wasn’t easy!”

 

The dancing continued well into the night. Guests filled every corner of the (very large) dance floor, and Scott and Chelsea were surrounded by so much love from their family and friends, the whole day through. I was honored to be able to capture this sweet couple and the amazing wedding party that supported them.

 

 

 

 

Scott and Chelsea, we wish you a lifetime of happiness together. Thank you for letting us tell your love story!


VENDORS

Flowers: Vogt’s Flowers, Flint MI

Makeup: Denae Blough

Hair: Lindsay Tallman

DJ/Photobooth: Black Tie Productions – Flint, MI 

Ceremony Music:  Sarah Burton (Piano) and Alisha Welliver (Violin)

Linen Design: The Whole 9 Yards, Fenton MI

Linens: Special Occasions East, Inc.

Videography: Matt Corchado

Photography: Massie Photography/Brianna Massie, with second shooter Hannah Cole

Officiant: Aaron Burton

Coordinating: Debbie Sherman

Ceremony: Fellowship Baptist Church, Clio MI

Reception: Circus Park, Clio MI

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If you were a guest at Scott and Chelsea’s wedding:

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2 thoughts on “Scott and Chelsea {April 28, 2018}

  1. What an AMAZING day it was!! Bri, you did a FANTASTIC job!! These pictures are SOOO GREAT!! And, your comments are truly special!!

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