Shayna and Coby’s boho wedding at The Retreat of Southern Bridle Farms was beautiful! The weather that day was a little unpredictable, but thankfully the sun came out and it didn’t rain during the wedding. Shayna was a stunning bride, and the look on Coby’s face when she walked down the aisle was priceless! I always love sharing how my couples met, so here’s their story.
How They Met
Coby and I were just 14 and 15, when by the grace of God, we met in a mall in Atlanta. He lived in Florida but he was there for a basketball tournament, and I was there with my youth group for the Forward Conference. We were both in between things, which is why we were at the mall. That year we had teams for the conference I was a part of, and our team name was the NINJAS. We had this idea to spell “ninja” out with our bodies, so one of my friends found Coby in the food court and asked if he would help us, and he said yes! He was the “I” and I was apart of the “J”- the photo is on our Facebooks! After that he made a Facebook so I messaged him, and we were inseparable ever since. We dated long distance for 6 years until he moved here after college.
We were on a huge family trip in Tennessee for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, and we were all staying in the same cabin. My sister had just gotten a new camera and asked to practice taking pictures of Coby and I. I thought nothing of it, so I got all dressed up! We were outside taking pictures then decided to go to the wrap around porch. We took a few pictures, then Coby got down on one knee, opened the box, and the ring falls out! Thankfully not through the cracks of the porch! Of course I said “YES”! I got to marry my very best friend, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for our lives together.
Shayna + Coby’s Boho Wedding at The Retreat of Southern Bridle Farms
I loved the macrame rings that Shayna’s bridesmaids carried instead of bouquets!
Coby’s face when he saw Shayna walk down the aisle is one of the reasons why I love shooting weddings!
The reception area was breathtaking with all the boho details and table settings.
The Retreat at Southern Bridle Farms is such a gorgeous wedding venue in Perry, GA!
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Block!
Thanks to these amazing vendors who made their day so special!
Photographer | C. Hope Photography
Wedding Venue | The Retreat of Southern Bridle Farms
Wedding Planner | Mike Whiddon
Catering | The Retreat of Southern Bridle Farms
Flowers | Etsy
Dress | Bridals by Gilbert
DJ | Moulliet Productions
Cake | Chloe’s Cookie Company
Hair & Makeup | Anzley Roberts