At the end of last year, myself and a few of my absolute favorite wedding vendors came together to give away a wedding at the Historic Post Office to a deserving couple. We asked each couple to submit their love story, along with a video, so that they could describe what a “beautiful beginning” would mean to them. Our team picked four incredible finalists, each whose story brought us to tears, and opened it up to a vote from the public, because how could we possibly select a winner from all of those amazing couples? Aaliyah and Shane were our winners, and we could not have been more excited to work with them. Shane serves our country as a member of the United States Navy, so are thrilled to give back to a couple who has given so much to us!
This past weekend was the day we’d all been waiting for, the big day! As an invitation designer and calligrapher, my work is always complete before the wedding, so I rarely get to see everything come together! I was so thrilled to spend time on the day of helping Courtney and Ruth and the rest of the team set up Aaliyah & Shane’s perfect day. Everything came together perfectly, and everyone in the room could see that Aaliyah & Shane could not be more excited to marry each other.
Without further ado, here are the gorgeous photos captured by Chelsea Anderson Photography!
Venue: The Historic Post Office
Planning & Styling: Raise the Ruth Events
Floral Artist: Courtney Inghram Events
Invitations and Paper Goods: Lauren Perry Studio
DJ: Astro DJs
Rentals and Styling: Mad Hatter Vintage
Hair: Stephanie Michelle Hair
Bridesmaids Gowns: Rent the Runway
Chivari Chairs: Waterford Event Rentals
Linens: Classy Event Rentals
Videography: Joshua Bryan Cinema
Dress: Maya Couture
Photography: Chelsea Anderson Photography