Marisa and Trevor’s southern wedding in LaGrange, Georgia was absolutely perfect! They met while both in New York when Marisa was studying dance at the Joffrey Ballet School, and Trevor was at West Point! They went out on a date, and it took an hour to finally order their food becuase they were SO wrapped up in conversation! And it didn’t stop there. A little over three years later, they got to vow their lives and love to each other in front of the family who had traveled from all over, and their close friends!
They exited the chapel through a sword salute!! How amazing is that?? We then headed to their beautiful reception space where we got to do more portraits before something VERY special happened that I’ve never gotten to photograph before!
They did a surprise choreographed dance as their first dance! What started off as gentle swaying quickly turned into some AMAZING moves they both made look so easy- lots of lifts, spins (and many more things I don’t know the name to haha!)! But they KILLED it and had everyone gasping out of surprise and awe! AND It didn’t stop there! They had surprised everyone with more choreographed dances as the father-daughter dance and the mother-son dances! Needless to say, it was an amazing reception and Marisa got to do what she loved and had studied for years- dance! But this time she got to dance the evening away with her HUSBAND!
As they walked around chatting and hugging friends and family, it’s so clear just how kind this couple is. Marisa doesn’t let anyone go unnoticed or feel out of place. She chatted with me for a few minutes before I left and said some of the kindest, most encouraging words to me. And that was a time when I walked up ready to thank HER for being so amazing! Trevor and Marisa are the perfect team, and I know they’re excited for the journey through life together!
I’m so excited to share Lieutenant Trevor and Marisa’s wedding with you! There are a LOT of favorites you don’t want to miss!!
LOVED these Badgley Mischka heels!
Marisa opened a gift from Trevor!!! And was SO excited when she opened a Louis Vuitton tote bag and wallet!
LOVE how thrilled Marisa’s bridesmaids were to see her in her dress!!
Loved this first look with Marisa’s sweet father! Marisa & Trevor both wrote each other notes to read before the ceremony!! FAVORITE!! Military weddings are SO special! They surprised everyone with some amazing dances!! I mean… look at these moves!!! And they BOTH did surprise dances with their parents! The guests were thrilled!! We sneaked out for a few last portraits!!! Oh how I’m obsessed with these!!! Oh how I LOVE this sweet girl. She puts a smile on anyone’s face, and getting to know her was the best!
Photographer | Christa Rene Photography
Ceremony Venue | First United Methodist of LaGrange
Reception Venue | Three Oaks Barn
Second-Shooter | Julia Rose Photography
Videographer | Zach Veatch
Coordinator | Jorge Hernandez
Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Dress | A Formal Occasion
Bridesmaids’ Dresses | Azazie
Florist | A Delicate Petal