When designing this editorial, I wanted the end result to not only speak to our ideal client but, more importantly, for it to showcase her heart. She doesn’t necessarily have a certain style or color palette but rather she is a true reflection of the barefoot church movement. So without further ado, I’m tickled pink to introduce to you the Barefoot Bride.
Hailey and Matt’s Chic Farmhouse Shoot as seen in Brides of Houston
In shining a light on the Barefoot Bride, myself and The Cotton Collective deeply wanted to give back by serving a couple who has always been self-sacrificing without ever asking for anything in return. We knew couples who have this type of heart would never request to be in the limelight for their service so we held nominations.
The stories that were submitted brought us to tears. We were deeply touched and just flat out in awe of what normal, everyday people do in the service of others.
While everyone who was nominated undoubtedly deserved the opportunity to receive styled heirloom photos there was a clear winner; Hailey and Matt Moss.
Hailey and Matt were married this past June. Shortly after their big day their photographer delivered devastating news that his hard drive had crashed and they did not have a single photo from their wedding day.
Naturally, they were heartbroken but not nearly as upset as the photographer. He took it pretty hard and decided to shut down his business. As soon as Hailey and Matt caught wind of this, they felt God calling them to reach out to him immediately.
They explained to him that they understood mistakes happen. They reminded him of how talented he was and encouraged him to keep sharing his craft with others. Because of Hailey and Matt’s forgiveness and encouragement he is still documenting the happiest days of people’s lives.
This whole experience has been incredible. Every member of our amazing team who donated time and talent to this couple has loved it and been encouraged.
It is our hope that other industry professionals see this editorial and are motivated to give back as well. We would be ecstatic if serving others in this way became a new “trend”.
If you liked our Barefoot Bride wedding inspiration then you will love our Family Focused inspired editorial.
Venue: The Farmhouse
Photography: The Cotton Collective
Planning/Design: Lean On Me Events
Bride’s Gown: Lovely Bride
Groom’s Tux: Generation Tux
Floral: Bramble and Bee
Invitation suite & calligraphy: A Fine Flourish
Hand painted ceremony back drop: Jamie Lewis Artistry
Snow cone swing: Post Studio Projects
Place settings: Pier 1 Imports
Makeup & hair: Blushworthy
Bride’s ring and jewelry: Uptown Diamond
Furniture: Rent Some Vintage
Marble dance floor: Laced Vinyl Shoppe
Flatware: Swift Events
Balloons: Big Ass Balloons
Vintage glassware: Revisionist Events
Bride’s hair accessory: The Botanist Co