Elegant & Timeless Mississippi Gulf Coast Wedding

Katherine + TJ | Pass Christian, MS

It’s easy to imagine Katherine and TJ as the couple you’d read about in about a fairy tale. Katherine is gorgeous with beautiful blonde locks, piercing eyes, and a completely classic look. TJ is all prince charming with dark hair, strong features and a killer smile. When the two met over the summer while attending a camp for Catholic college students, they fell for one another almost immediately. They were everything each other had prayed for. Katherine and TJ dated long distance for a while but no amount of distance could keep these two from spending forever together.

Katherine’s ethereal and clean vision for her wedding was everything I dreamed it would be. All of the days events took place in Pass Christian on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Each location we visited held some special significance for the couple. The ladies spent the morning getting ready at a friend of the bride’s grandmothers cottage home. With Father of the Bride playing in the background, the girls sipped mimosas and laughed over old times. The bride was surrounded by the women who meant the most to her in the world. It started raining while they finished up getting ready, but the skies cleared as we made our way to the chapel where TJ proposed to Katherine. It would be the spot for their first look and it is one of my most favorite moments of the day. After seeing his beautiful bride, the groom hugged her tightly and then the couple spent some time praying over the day ahead and for each other.

The couple was whisked away in a vintage Jaguar as we headed to Oak Crest mansion for portrait time. I could have photographed Katherine and TJ ALL DAY and never have gotten tired. They’re complete naturals in front of the camera. After we wrapped up portrait time with the everyone, we made our way to the Holy Family Catholic Church for the ceremony. As a Catholic, watching a couple I adore take part in the sacrament of marriage is an emotional experience. The couple received communion, was blessed by their priests, and said their vows before God surrounded by their family and friends.

TJ and Katherine were welcomed by their loved ones to their fantastic reception at Oak Crest Mansion Inn. As the two danced to “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” by Paul Anka, it was as if they were the only people in the room. Katherine and TJ spent the remainder of the evening dancing away to the sounds of The Boogie Men. A great time was had by all. Before we knew it, it was time for their exit. Katherine and TJ said goodbye to their family and friends underneath a canopy of sparklers.

FOR THE COUPLE

Katherine and TJ – Thank you for choosing me to be your wedding photographer! Wow -there’s really so much I’d like to say and I’m pretty sure I could go on for days about how much I love you two! I’ll just say that it was such a joy to work with you, that you’re going to have the most fantastic life together, and that I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. May God bless and keep you both! Big hugs, Shea


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It was an absolute joy to be part of TJ and Katherine’s wedding and I am so thankful to their vendors for all of their hard work!

Photography: Shea Gibson Photography | Venue: Oak Crest Mansion Inn | Videography: RedSail Film and Production | Florals: The French Potager, LLC. | Makeup Artist: Antonian Salon – Anna Marie Walley | Hair Stylist: Chuck Kelly Salon Spa | Band: The Boogie Men | Cake: Fleur de Lis Gourmet Bakery, LLC | Bride’s Gown: Town & Country Bridal | Stationery: Gem Printing | Wedding Rings: Pav & Broome Fine Jewelry | Bride’s Ring: A.T. Thomas Jewelers

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