Welcome back for Part 2 of Betty and Travis’ Barr Mansion wedding. My previous post was filled with all the gorgeous getting ready moments and their first look. Oh, and all the lovely details. Today I’m featuring the ceremony, their amazing portraits (for which they gave me SO much time to photograph them… I love it when my couple’s make portrait time a high priority), and one of the most touching post-ceremony phone calls I’ve ever. (Spoiler: I was sobbing photographing these.)
Way back when, I used to touch base with my brides post-wedding and chat with them a bit about their amazing days. But as I got busier and busier, this began happening less and less. Well, I love my girls and I loved checking in with them. Since it’s now been a year since Betty and Travis’ wedding, I thought it might be a good time to catch up and see what advice they had to offer today.
Post-Wedding Q&A With Betty:
Your favorite wedding moment was…
My favorite moment of the day was actually before the wedding started. Travis and I had done our first look a couple of hours before the wedding to allow time to take pictures with the wedding party and our family. We were upstairs on the balcony of Barr Mansion enjoying a drink and watching guests arrive, surrounded by our closest friends and family. It turned out to be a really special time for both of us.
What’s your best advice to engaged couples?
My advice for engaged couples is to truly follow your heart when you’re planning your day. Don’t get caught up in how you think a wedding is supposed to be or what other people expect you to do. If you have the wedding that is a true reflection of your personality your guests will love it because they love you.
What is your favorite wedding photograph I captured and why is it so special to you?
My husbands grandmother, Mama June, was not able to make it to our wedding because she wasn’t able to travel at the time. After the ceremony my husbands cousin, Kristin, handed me her phone with Mama June on the line. I couldn’t help but burst into tears. This was by far my most emotional moment of the entire day. Mama June comforted me and I just sobbed for a few moments. I really didn’t even realize Magan was photographing this, I was so caught up in the moment. The photo Magan captured of Travis kissing my forehead is by far my favorite of the photos. I can’t even describe the feeling, but it just takes me right back to that moment.
What current wedding trends are you loving? (Are you still as obsessed with keeping up with the trends now that you’re married?)
I haven’t really kept up with wedding trends, which is probably for the better because I have no idea how I got anything else done while wedding planning.
Where have you displayed your favorite wedding photograph?
I bought white window shutters from Habitat Restore to use to display engagement photos at the wedding ceremony. I hung the shutters up on the wall in our living room and have photos hanging on it. It’s the room I spend the most time in so I see it constantly and just love it.
What’s one thing you wish you had done differently the day of your wedding?
When I think about what I would do differently I can only come up with tiny details, so I guess I should say that I’m really glad that I have absolutely no regrets. First of all, I wish we had added a little more time for the reception. We had plenty of time for everything without feeling rushed, but I still had some dance left in my shoes. Also, by the time we got back to the hotel I was starving. I wish we had planned some kind of midnight snack or had leftover cheesecake/pie to nibble on.
What are three things that have changed in the last year+ for you and Travis that you’d like to share? (Because I miss all my time with you guys!)
The first change was my name- I went from Elizabeth Ann Heuer to Betty Heuer Scruggs. It definitely took some getting used. When asked my last name I would respond “He….uhhh Scruggs.” I get plenty of confused looks when people find out I changed my entire name. Second, I have started and am now halfway done with nursing school! It has been the most amazing experience and I am loving every bit of it. Let’s see, last thing, Travis has been growing out his beard and mustache since Movember (November) and he has now achieved epic beard status. I’ve been loving his new look.
Betty and Travis — it was my immense pleasure photographing your wedding. I am so honored to call you guys my friends and I sincerely cannot wait to photograph all of your family milestones throughout the years. Much love, M.
In case you missed it, view Part 01 of Betty and Travis’ Barr Mansion wedding here.
Betty and Travis’ Vendors:
Venue: Barr Mansion, Coordinator Elise
Photography: Urban Grey Photography
Flowers and Wedding Coordination: Sixpence Floral
DJ: Live Oak DJ, DJ Brad Payne
Wedding Pies: Provided by Betty’s friend Berto Nuche
Bride’s Hair and Make-up: LucieMarie
Photography Assistant: Julie Cope