Where do I even begin with the Swan's wedding day?? We met Nathan and Cierra a little over a year ago, and we instantly connected! Nathan and Cierra have been our youngest couple yet, but don't let that fool you! There is definitely no denying the love and adoration that they share for one another. We fell in love with how much they love each other! Their day was filled a ton of laughter, tears, and sooo much love. It was everything we could have hoped for and more for the Swan's!
Number One Tip for Future Phocus Couples to Consider: "Honestly Can’t Think Of Anything Yall Rocked!" -Cierra
What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos/video? "I Can’t Wait To See The Silly And Crazy Photos!!!"-Cierra
This task was not hot to capture in the slightest! Crazy and silly are the exact terms I would use to describe the two! Always down for a good time, and creating memories they will never forget!
What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos/video? "The first look with the best man!"-Nathan
Soooo to give this moment a little back story here, Cierra had this whole moment planned but Nathan knew NOTHING about it! This was just moments before we were about to do the first NOT look between Nathan and Cierra. I walked out to Nathan and told him that Cierra wanted to change this moment up, and now wanted to do a first look instead! Let's just say, I've never seen someone's face go so white SO fast. Instant nerves came flooding in, because he has no intention on seeing his bride before the ceremony. So of course, we played this moment out in every way we could, as far as calling Gavin, Nathan's best man, "Cierra" while giving "her" direction on what to do. Keep in mind, Cierra is right on the other side of those barn doors listening to this moment unfold. Next thing you know, Nathan turns around expecting to lay eyes on his bride, but low and behold...NOT Cierra! By far, one of the best reactions we've ever captured. Well played Cierra...well played!
How did you two meet? "Facebook Dating! Lol!"-Cierra
There is ALWAYS this unspoken terrifying feeling when it comes to online dating. There are so many factors that could make anyone want to vomit from the nerves of meeting in person for the first time, but Nathan and Cierra could say different! They instantly clicked, and knew that there was something different here than anything else they've experienced before! Thankfully, Nathan slide into those DM's, and didn't turn out to be a murder, as Cierra would say! LOL!
Tell us about THE dress! "It was honestly a dress I never thought I’d pick!"-Cierra
Cierra said she did NOT imagine herself in this type of dress when she was shopping around, but when she put it on, it just felt right! She was absolutely gorgeous, and glowing from head to converse!
What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it? "More By Bobby Darin. We Chose This Because We Just Got Married And Wanted something Fun To Celebrate. Plus The lyrics are Beautifullll!!-Cierra
Describe what you felt when you saw your bride on your wedding day: "Excitement and my future!"-Nathan
For a man that swore up and down that he was not going to cry, which Cierra and I bet for the opposite, he definitely was overwhelmed with those emotions when he laid eyes his bride for the first time. Can you blame him?!? Cierra was a QUEEN!
Describe what you felt when you saw your groom on your wedding day: "I felt ready to spend the rest my life with him."-Cierra
What was the most emotional part of the day? "My sisters speech about my uncle."-Cierra
This speech from Cierra's sister was a surprise for Cierra, and it was a beautiful moment to capture. Cierra lost her uncle, who she was very close to, so we knew just how important this moment was for her. and there is no doubt he was right by her side all day long.
What was the most emotional part of the day? "First NOT Look and the vows."-Nathan
We always adore hearing personal vows between our bride and groom, because it really gives you a glimpse into their relationship, and we little things mean the most to them about each other. There was so much laughter, and a little bit of tears shared in Cierra and Nathan's vows, but Nathan would disagree and say it was just the pollen out there! Allergies and SO crazy! ;)
Favorite part of the Phocus Experience? "Throwing It Down With My Girl SARA!"-Cierra
If you know anything about our Phocus team, you know how much we love to put those cameras down for a second to throw it down any chance we can! For me, I knew just how much Cierra wanted to throw it down, so I couldn't help myself but hop in there and enjoy that party too! We truly were honored to be apart of the Swan's wedding day, and capture these forever memories that we will all relive for many years to come!
Here are a few of our favorites from the day!
Venue | Sowell Farms
Gown | / Designer | David's Bridal
MUA | Red Letter
Catering | Whistling Pig LLC
Cake | Publix
Decor | Sowell Farms
Floral | Porch n' Posies
Coordinator | Sowell Farms
Photography/ Photo Booth/ Stationary | Phocus & Company