Scott + Autumn

Scott and Autumn's wedding was what we call the "ideal" wedding. Everything went absolutely perfect! On our wedding days, we always build some extra time in our timelines just in case the day runs behind, and it is absolutely NORMAL for it to happen. With the Mead's wedding, it went SO smoothly throughout the whole day. It was very laidback, everything went exactly to plan, and they even had extra time to soak it all in!! We don't get to say that TOO often, so when it DOES happen, we knock on every piece of wood we can find for all of our future brides!

Number One Tip for Future Phocus Brides to Consider: "Enjoy your wedding day! You've spent months and months perfecting every little detail of that day, so stop and enjoy it!"-Autumn


We always try to set some time apart for our couples to take a moment, and be in the now! Once they step foot into their reception, they usually do not get a moment to take it all in because they are so overjoyed with excitement, and happiness. They try to be everywhere, and talk to everyone all at ONE time. So when our couples have a moment before they make their entrance, we always encourage them to take those few moments together and soak up the moment they have been planning SO long for!


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

"The father first look!"-Autumn

Autumn's first look with her father was SO emotional! His first words when seeing his babygirl was "Oh my God..." while his tears began to swell up in his eyes. Father's always dream of the day they get to walk their princess down the aisle, and in this moment, Autumn's father's reaction said it all. In three simple words, all the years of preparing to give his daughter away came flooding in when he saw Autumn for the first time. This is WHY we do what we do. These moments are IRREPLACEABLE...


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

"Our first dance!"-Scott

The Mead's first dance was such a beautiful moment to be a part of. There were people surrounding Autumn and Scott on all sides of the dance floor, but in this moment, it was just the two of them. The way they looked at one another, you can see that nobody else was on their mind but each other.


How did you two meet?

"Drivers Ed in high school!"-Autumn

All of us here at Phocus, are ABSOLUTE suckers for those "hallmark movie" moments on how the couple met. Scott and Autumn met in their early years in high school, and knew they were meant to build a life together. Something about those good ole high school sweethearts really hit home for us! Who doesn't love, LOVE!?!?!


Tell us about THE dress!

"It was the perfect mix of rustic and princess!"-Autumn

Autumn absolutely SLAYYYYEDDDDD her dress! We loved every single inch of it. She truly got the best of both worlds between the rustic and princess vibes! She could not have worn a more PERFECT dress!! She looked absolutely BEAUTIFUL!


Tell Us About Your First Dance!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DANCE SONG?: "From the ground up by Dan and Shay"-Autumn

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THAT SONG?: "We listened to a ton of songs, and this is the one we both fell in love with!" -Autumn

Autumn and Scott's first dance song fit these two to the tee! In this song, it talks about building a love from scratch, and loving one another for many years to come. Being as though Autumn and Scott started their journey at a very young age, I would definitely say they starting building their love in a time of learning all about who they are. The love these two share is meant to last a lifetime, even when they become old and gray!


Describe the BRIDE on your wedding day!

"Beautiful, composed, and joyful. She is the love of my life." -Scott

You can see it alllll in Scott's face!! He absolutely ADORED his bride!


Describe the GROOM on your wedding day!

"He was so handsome! I was so proud to marry him." -Autumn

During the first look shared between Autumn and Scott, there was SO much joy and happiness radiating from both of their smiles. It was almost as if they could see all the years of knowing one another flash before their eyes, and reality set in that their wedding day has FINALLY arrived. Smiles from ear to ear let us know exactly what Scott and Autumn were feeling!


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

"Waiting for Autumn to walk down the aisle."-Scott

All the emotions and anxiousness for this moment to finally come, came flowing through those barn doors as they opened for Scott to see his bride walking down the aisle.


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

"The pictures taken with my brother, and his 28 second moment of silence to honor his life."-Autumn

Losing someone in your life is NEVER easy, but knowing they will always be watching over you, and holding a huge piece of your heart brings a comfort to know they are in a better place. Autumn honored her brother's life, and his presence was felt flowing through the aisle celebrating her special day.


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

"Our first dance. In high school, at one of the schools dances, I was too nervous to slow dance with Scott, but at our wedding it felt like just the two of us!" -Autumn

Autumn felt exactly what we all could see, it was just the two of them for miles!!


Favorite Part of the Phocus Experience?

"How willing to help with absolutely anything at anytime!"-Autumn


Overall, Autumn and Scott's wedding day was such a gorgeous day from beginning to end! Their journey together started when they met in high school, and now they will start a new chapter in their lives as a MARRIED couple! Together, they will take on what the future has to offer. Side by side, and hand in hand. Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. MEAD!!


Here are just a few of our favorites from the day!


Vendors:

Venue: Ates Ranch

Hair: Strut Salon & Skin

Makeup: Sarah Manning

Gown: Bridal Suite Pensacola

DJ: Joyful Noyzz Entertainment

Catering: Smokey's BBQ

Cake: Alison Fowler

Floral: Etsy