Pam+James | Auburn, AL Wedding
"Our dear and talented friend, Julia, drew this custom map for us to give our guests and we are obsessed."
"My maid of honor read me her favorite devotional and I remember that in a hectic (and exciting!) day, it gave me a lot of peace."
"James and I first knew of each other when I'd see him around campus and we'd smile at each other; this continued for a year until we finally 'officially' met each other. I engraved a quote on his wedding watch that said: 'When I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew' by Arrigo Boito. It seemed really appropriate."
"Our hangers were a nod to the fact that James was the first person to convince me to watch Star Wars."
"James: The guys deciding to lift me on a chair was a spur of the moment decision!"
"James: Apart from the map and the portrait, we designed every piece of print media, wanting to provide a heavily curated image to our guests. The program was in English and Spanish as a courtesy to our guests from Mexico and a nod to Pam's heritage."
"My dad and I waited in a local coffee shop until it was our turn to walk down the aisle. Obviously, I had to drink some tea."
"James: I wasn't sure if I would cry as Pam walked down the aisle, but as soon as she appeared, I began tearing up. The whole experience was surreal."
"We wanted to incorporate a Mexican wedding tradition, the wedding cord, into our ceremony. The cord envelopes the couple in the shape of an infinity symbol, indicating that marriage lasts for an infinite amount of time."
"Even though my sister is ten years younger than me, we still have that sister bond that unites us. She was really emotional throughout the day (in a good way) since James is now her 'big brother.'"
"We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. As we were envisioning our wedding, we wanted to have a day that embodied who we are as individuals and a couple, filled with our family and closest friends. Jackie and Luke were a dream to work with. The pictures are absolutely perfect and allow us to relive the day over and over again."
Pam's Dress: Leanne Marshall, The Sentimentalist (Atlanta, GA) | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lela Rose, The Bride Room (Nashville, TN) | James's Suit: J. Crew | Groomsmen Suits: Bar III, Macy's | Planning+Director: Brittany Lott, Elle Affairs | Flowers: Southern Posies (Montgomery, AL) | Pam's Hair & Make-up: Joanna Ballentine | Bridesmaid Hair: Joanna Ballentine | Bridesmaid Makeup: Jacob Ryan Beauty | Officiant: Rev. Allan Hudspith, Trinity Lutheran Church (Auburn, AL) | Reception Venue: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art (Auburn, AL) | Catering: Ursula Catering (Auburn, AL) | Cakes: Publix | Pops: The Overall Company (Opelika, AL) | Reception Entertainment: Emerald Empire Band