Brad + Charlotte

Brad and Charlotte's wedding day went SO smooth from the beginning of the day to the end of the night. It was filled with love, laughter, and a lifetime of memories. We knew it was going to be a great day from the moment we walked into the room with Charlotte. She and her girls were almost completely ready to go!! That rarely ever happens, and it was because Charlotte is definitely a planner! She knew when and where to be, and what needed to be done! We love when our brides are on top of things, because it adds a sense of relaxation to the day that could easily be one of the most stressful days of your life!


Number One Tip for Future Phocus Brides to Consider:

"Start planning EARLY. Do not put any task off till the last minute. It’s better to have it done ahead of time than to stress yourself out last minute, and possibly forget to order something in the chaos."-Charlotte

We all know how stressful weddings can be, especially they day of the wedding, because we all want it all to be PERFECT! Sometimes it does happen, but other times...not so much! We can't always plan for the unexpected, but we do our best to be quick on our feet and respond the best way we know how to! So whether you are the best planner on this earth, or the worst, just know things happen all the time that we can't always control, but it is COMPLETELY normal!! You are not alone in this crazy industry!


What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

"Seeing Charlotte walking down the aisle."-Brad

Brad's reaction to seeing Charlotte walking down the aisle towards him was every bride's dream reaction! All day long, prior to the ceremony, Brad would get hit with reality that the day was finally here, and he could not help but wear his emotions on his sleeves. The feeling of knowing he was going to be marrying his dream girl was overwhelming in all the best ways possible.


What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

"Brad’s reaction of me walking down the aisle"-Charlotte

Believe it or not, Charlotte was very relaxed for the most of the day, prior to the ceremony, and if she wasn't, she hid it very well! She was SO ready to see her man, and finally get to put a ring on it! Brad's reaction to seeing his bride brought us ALL to tears. You can tell who the more emotional one is between the two! ;)


How did you two meet?

"My best friend planned a trip to Destin. Instead of going to the beach, we met up with one of her good friends, and went out on his boat. Little did I know that it was going to be Brad in his parent’s backyard."-Charlotte

When it's meant to be, nothing or no one will stop fate! Charlotte and Brad could not be more perfect for each other. The chemistry these two share is something that can't be taught or forced, it is all the love that they have for one another. When those sparks fly, you can't help but feel the infectious love in the air.


Tell us about THE dress!

"So the dress was not exactly what I had in mind... but I could not turn my head away from all the beautiful detailing."-Charlotte

Sometimes the things you need in life, are the things you would not typically see yourself needing, and Charlotte absolutely DID THE DANG THING in her dress!! She was absolutely stunning, and she owned every inch of her dress!! From the sweetheart neckline to every little detail on the dress, Charlotte made that dress hers!


Tell Us About Your First Dance!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DANCE SONG?:

"Best together"- Luke Combs


We were actually a little surprised to know this song was Brad and Charlotte's first dance song, because when you see them, you wouldn't think country would fit their style, but as we listened to the words of the song it all started to make sense!

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THAT SONG?:

"We were going through our top 3 songs and this is the one that made Brad sob lol"-Charlotte

Brad did indeed cry too! In this moment shared between our couples, reality begins to settle in that they are FINALLY married, and today marks the day of their new journey together as a married couple. It was such a special moment to be a part of, not mention we love seeing those tears fall! ;)


Describe the BRIDE on your wedding day!

"Stunning. I will never forget that first look for the rest of my life."-Brad

We will never forget Brad's reaction to seeing his lady either! It was definitely one for the books!

Describe the GROOM on your wedding day!

"Absolutely breath taking. Seeing my husband to-be for the first time at the altar was something I’ve dreamt about since I was a little girl. I couldn’t have imagined someone being more handsome than Brad on our wedding day!"-Charlotte

Being a part of this moment shared between Brad and Charlotte will forever be an honor. When their eyes finally connected from down the aisle, you can see everyone else around began to fade with every step Charlotte took closer to Brad.


What was the most EMOTIONAL part of the day and WHY?

"The gift exchange, and Charlotte walking down the aisle. I couldn’t keep it together. I was so nervous and excited at the same time!"-Brad

We loveddddd being able to capture this intimate shared between Charlotte and Brad of the gift exchange, and their private letters to each other. Even though they could not see each other, we knew they were fighting their hearts to take a peek at the other side of the door!


What was the most EMOTIONAL part of the day and WHY?

"Walking down the aisle, knowing that this is the moment I’ve always dreamt of as a little girl. Finally getting to see my husband after being away from each other all day!"-Charlotte

To say the suspense was REAL for Charlotte and Brad to see one another, would be an understatement!! All the emotions were flying all over the place the moment they saw one another. When I say I got chills from head to toe, I'm talking LEGIT frostbite!!


What is ONE moment of your wedding you will always remember?

"I will always remember the feeling of finally being united as one at the altar. I felt my heart become whole at that moment."-Charlotte

Brad and Charlotte truly did become one soul on that altar. As I said earlier, when fate has it's mind made up, there's no denying it! Brad and Charlotte compliment one another to the tee! They truly were made for each other.


Favorite Part of the Phocus Experience?

"We loved how on the ball you were. You guys knew what was going on before we did!"-Charlotte


Overall, the Berryman's wedding day was absolutely gorgeous! From every tear shed, to every belly laugh, this day could not have been any better! They were surrounded by SO many people that love them, and these memories will forever last a lifetime.


It's so hard to choose a few of our favorites from their day because we loved EVERY moment, but if we must choose a few, here they are!

Vendors:

Venue: Sowell Farms

Hair/Makeup: Bride Guide Pros

Gown: Vocelles; The Bridal Shoppe

DJ: Tom Productions

Caterer/ Coordinator: Jose Cruz

Cake: Publix Bakery

Floral: Exquisite Weddings & Events

Photography/ Videography: Phocus Photography LLC