Wedding Wednesday: The Bailey Wedding

The Bailey Wedding | April 29, 2017 | Photography by: Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Courtney Rocovich and Shelby Bailey met at a mutual friends house and instantly connected. They stayed up most of the night talking and when Courtney left the next day, Shelby made sure to get her number. Later they talked on the phone for six hours straight and the rest is history. During a late night walk along the beach in Playa del Carmen, Shelby nervously got down on one knee and proclaimed that he never wanted to live one day of his life without her. Courtney's engagement ring is made of sequoia wood, which is symbolic of their first trip as a couple to the Sequoia National Forest.

The couple's favorite wedding day memory was when Courtney, Shelby and Harper, their flower girl and Courtney's daughter, gathered together to a tree watering ritual. They watered a magnolia tree that would later be planted in their yard. Harper was so excited and happy for the family that she cried, making the moment just a bit more special for everyone. Some of the unique features of the wedding include a nondenominational ceremony and personalized wedding vows that embodied both their traditional values and the individual characteristics that make them a unique couple. The couple decided not to ask for gifts and instead asked guests to bring stuffed animals for the pediatric patients at Carilion Clinic where Courtney works. 

Make sure to see more of the Bailey wedding on page 22 of bridebook!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: The Newfangled Bride
Florist: The Blaithin Blair Shop
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: The Kyle House
Caterer: Schaal's Catering and Events
Jewelry: RM Johnson & Sons Jewelers, Bentwood
DJ: DJ Alan Dever
Ceremony Music: Classical Hillbillies
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Onyx Hair Salon - Kate Legueux-Dever
Officiant: Affair of the Heart