Morgan & Joel’s Wedding in Live Oak!

Morgan and Joel’s wedding day was super special to me.  Morgan and I are from the same hometown, same school, same church, same “people”.  So to be up close and personal for such a special moment in life was such an honor to me.  Joel is such an awesome guy and perfect fit for her.  They were married in our hometown and a beautiful location that was truly picture perfect.  Congrats you two!  I’m so happy for you!!!!!!!  xoxoxoxoxo






















Before the Wedding …

How did you two meet?

In 1996 our youth groups went on a mission trip to Mexico together. However, it wasn’t until 2008 when we reconnected in Tulsa Oklahoma that the sparks began.

How did he propose?

He came to my apartment on a Saturday morning and made me breakfast. As we were eating he pulled out the ring and said that he wanted all of our mornings to be together.

How did you decide on your color scheme, flowers, and cake?

Our favorite color is green. Morgan was going through an obsession for Turquoise at the time, so here you have, green and turquoise.

Your Special Day!
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Meeting room located at Camp Weed catered by the their staff.

Ceremony Location: Mandi’s Chapel at Camp Weed

Reception Location: Outdoor Patio near Mandi’s Chapel

Caterer: Raleigh Dowling, Director of Culinary Services, Camp Weed.

Wedding Coordinator: none

Photographer: Tonya Beaver Photography

Videographer: Shellie Love, friend and mother of the flower girls

Cake: Wanda Chandler – Pastry chef for wedding cake and dessert table/ Regina Carter – Cake Decorator

Florist: Celebrations Florist in Live Oak, FL

Officiant: Pastor Chris Musgrove (He was also on the first mission trip to Mexico)

Hair: Tracy Morgan of Salon Forte’ in Tampa, FL

Make-up: The bride

Entertainment: none

Transportation: none

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridesmaid’s provided their own black cocktail dresses.

Groom and Groomsmen Wear: Men’s Warehouse/ groomsman provided their own black suits.

After the Wedding …

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

We took an Eastern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean for 7 days. It was fantastic.

If you could give yourself any advice prior to the wedding, what would it be?

Eat dessert first.



5 Responses to “Morgan & Joel’s Wedding in Live Oak!”

  1. I love your photography. You captured Morgan’s and Joel’s wedding day perfectly. Thank you.

  2. Love the jumping pic and the pic of them taking pics of themselves on smartphones!

  3. Hey Tonya! I LOVE you’re work! Can’t wait to meet you when my BFF Amber Milton and Matt Katz say I Do next year! Do you happen to know what the green ball like flower is in her bouquet? My mom has been wondering the name of them since Mother’s Day … I bought a bouquet of flowers while in Salt Lake City, Utah for my godmother and these were in it.

  4. Awe thank you so much! I’m so excited for Amber and Matt’s wedding too. I got pretty close to Amber’s fam during her sister’s wedding festivities. Love them. =) I will def find out what kind of flowers they are for you! Email me so I don’t forget.

  5. I know right! They are such a funny couple. We were trying to hurry during the formals of just them two…and Morgan was literally running around in her dress. Only her… =)

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