When I sat down with Staci and Garrett to talk about their big day I asked them what the most important thing on their wedding day was. Garrett’s response was that Staci would be happy and her response was, Garrett. The perfect responses right? Through all the decision making and ups and downs that come with wedding planning, the most important thing to each other at the end of the day wasn’t the perfectly cooked chicken and delicious southern Mac and cheese (that I ate way too much of) or even the beautifully simple center pieces. It was each other, just as it should be. So when Staci walked down the aisle, I focused on the most treasured memory of the day, the look on his face and it was most certainly one of emotion. Don’t let that six foot something ginormous Deputy Sheriff fool you-we are so proud of you Corporal Baker-he’s nothing but a big teddy bear.
From start to finish, this wedding went flawlessly. Here are some of my favorite highlights from the day!
-the gorgeous scenery of the Wilson Country Club
-reconnecting and laughing with extended family during picture time
-the way he looked at her
-the way my aunt cried when they said their vows and during the mother-son dance
-the food (oh.my.gosh)
-putting down the camera and energetically dancing to the Macarena (hello 5th grade flashbacks)
-how flawlessly family pictures went, despite the famous North Carolina gnats
-watching the DJ teach people how to dance
-the ice cream sundaes
-snacking on Chic-Fil-A chicken before the wedding started (and being so disappointed learning the golfers ate more than we did-how rude!)
-watching them read their letters to each other
-when my uncle told Garrett how proud he was of him during the ceremony
-crying on their other side of the camera
-watching the bride dance with her flower girls
-the ring bearer loosing his pants while dancing
-sending sneak peeks to our grandparents who weren’t able to attend
Oh Garrett and Staci, your day was absolutely perfect. From the moment you arrived to the sparkler send off, there were so many memories made by all! Everyone went home with their own special memories of the day, memories that are sure to last a lifetime.