Hannah & Matt’s Bella Rose Summer Wedding
Hannah & Matt’s Bella Rose summer wedding is one of my favorite weddings to date and I’m so beyond thrilled to share their day with you! They were married on June 4 on a beautiful, sunny, warm day at Bella Rose in Lynchburg. Hannah and Matt are high school sweethearts who have been together for 6 years; so this day is a long time coming for both of them! Hannah’s heart was set on getting married at Bella Rose from the time that they opened up. Matt knew this, so he chose to propose to Hannah at this very place. He lined the aisle with her favorite flowers and then had her walk down the aisle to him on one knee as he had music playing. The sweetest proposal ever and such great foreshadowing to their wedding day!
Hannah and her family are close family friends of my husband’s family. Hannah’s grandparents, Paulette and Clyde, lived right across the street from my husband’s grandparents up until very recently, so they all grew up very close. Also, My husband is also friends with Hannah’s brother, Alex, and grew up together. I was thrilled when Hannah reached out and asked me to photograph their wedding; it was an honor! Their wedding day also happened to be my birthday. There are few people who I would photograph a wedding on my birthday for and Hannah is one of those people!
Every part of their day was a fairy tale come to life; from Hannah’s stunning glitter ballgown to Matt’s heart-filled reaction to Hannah walking down the aisle. Hannah planned every meticulous detail of their day so perfectly and it was so beautiful to witness and photograph it all. Aside from their wedding day being beautiful, every moment of the day was filled with so much love and emotion. It was truly the most incredible wedding day I have been a part of; I most definitely cried several times along with everyone in attendance! They were surrounded by so much love and support from all of their family and friends; it was so evident by all of the happy tears and shed throughout the day.
Here are my favorites images from their Bella Rose summer wedding day; I truly hope you can feel the love overflowing from every photograph.
Hannah’s dad, Dennis, was the most precious thing when he first saw Hannah in her wedding dress.
Hannah’s first look with her brother, Alex. Such a sweet moment!
Matt’s reaction to seeing Hannah was the BEST reaction I have ever witnessed and photographed! Everyone, including myself, was in tears.
Hannah’s sweet nephew trying to get a peek at his stunning aunt
Even Hannah’s nephew was in tears watching her walk down the aisle! The sweetest thing I’ve ever witnessed at a wedding. I was fogging up my viewfinder on my camera from crying myself!
One of Hannah’s family members made this beautiful unity cross for their ceremony.
Hannah, you looked like a true princess on your day, and Matt, it was so beautiful to witness the love you have for Hannah. Thank you so much for having me capture your day; I’m so incredibly happy for the two of you! I’m wishing you both many many years of happiness!
A HUGE Thank you to all of their incredible vendors!
Venue: Bella Rose
Makeup: Laci Fore Makeup Artistry
Hair: Deirdre Thompson
Wedding Gown: Ashley Grace Bridal
Florist: Bella Rose Floral Designs
Planning & Coordinating: Entwined Events
Cake: Entwined Events Cakes
DJ: Entwined Events
Catering: Entwined Events
Bridesmaids Dresses: JJshouse.com
Men’s Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Lighting: Entwined Events
Decor: Entwined Events
Check out Hannah & Matt’s engagement session blog post from last summer!