Their moms have been friends for a long time so their parents even have baby photos of them together! They don’t have actual memories of meeting until middle school though, when Derrick had a crush on Alexa and she thought he was the “coolest seventh grader ever.” They started dating in high school, got engaged in college, and now THEY’RE MARRIED!!!
Alexa + Derrick’s wedding was the perfect celebration to their fairytale love story! They waited a very long time for this day, which made it extra special!
One of the sweetest moments of the day was when Alexa opened a gift from her great granny. Her granny knew she wouldn’t make it to see her great grandkids’ wedding days so she went out and bought all of the girls diamond necklaces and the guys diamond tie tacks to wear. She then wrote each of them a hand written letter to be opened on their wedding days! Wow. How incredibly sweet is that? Capturing Alexa reading that letter had us in tears! It was such a special moment!
I have so many other favorite moments of the day it’s hard to narrow it down! Derrick’s reaction to Alexa walking down the aisle was unforgettable along with their first dance. You could just feel the emotion in the room and how real their love is for each other. Something else that was really fun was that Alexa got to take a sneak peek in the room at her reception before guests came in! She was so excited to see all of the hard work and planning finally come together and she said, “it’s more beautiful than I ever could have imagined!” You’ll see in the photos below how amazing the reception was! It was a winter wonderland dream!
The whole day was one to remember! Alexa + Derrick, thank you again for letting us be a part of your big day! Kyle and I felt so lucky to get to be the ones to capture it all for you! We admire your love for each other, your patience for God’s timing, and the way you give life to everyone around you. We see that in you individually and now it’s doubled as you’re now one! Congrats you guys! We hope these photos help you cherish these special memories!
Thanks to this AMAZING team of vendors!
Venue: Meridian Hills Country Club
Florals: Julie’s Flowers of Geist, LLC
Videography: R&C Productions
Make Up: Ashleigh Wheeler
Wedding Dress Store: Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer: Eddy K