Ann Collins & Cole
December 19th, 2015
Turtle Point Yacht Club
"When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain; faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:11-13
Photography: Breanna Fogg
Ann Collins wore a beautiful ivory lace wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline accompanied by tulle straps. A sparkly belt gave this dress the perfect detail to tie the decorations, bridal party attire and venue together just as the focal point of a wedding should.
Ann Collins, her mom, sister and bridesmaids started the day early by going to get their hair and make up done at the China Doll. While some were getting their wedding look perfected by Lindsey Chowning, the others visited and rested up for the big event in the Joiner motorhome.
The Joiner Siblings
Throughout the day, Dr. Joiner got misty eyed in the events of his little girl's big day.
The bridal party consisted of 10 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen, which included family and friends. Sharply dressed in black and white, these important people added the finishing elegant touch to this Christmas themed wedding.
Flowers provided by Lola's
Turtle Point Yacht Club is located in Killen, Alabama on the Tennessee River.
The ceremony and reception were held outside of Turtle Point in this massive tent. The building process started early in the week, which turned into the masterpiece that is pictured below.
Each table had a centerpiece designed to have different heights and dimensions giving the tables versatile appearances.
The groom's face said it all when his eyes remained glued to his very soon to be wife as she walked down the isle.
With tears of joy, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Joiner watched their little girl walk towards her future.
Several scriptures were read and Christmas songs were played and performed reminding everyone the true meaning of Christmas and marriage.
After the ceremony came to a close, the guests gathered in the club house for cocktail hour, cutting of the cake and a delicious dinner while they waited to greet the new Mr. and Mrs. Cole Mockbee.
Cakes Provided by Amy's Cakes
After the couple shared their first dance as a married couple, they took their time enjoying the mother/son and father/daughter dances.
The band Musical Fantasy was the entertainment for the night and put on quite the show. They performed a wide variety of music that every age group could enjoy. This band was so talented and hoppin' that when it was time for the bride and groom to say their goodbyes, they decided they needed just a little more time on the dance floor.
This reception was full of fun party favors. From glow sticks to light up glasses in the shape of Christmas trees and reindeer, the guests definitely had souvenirs to take home. After a few songs into the reception, a firework show commenced as a surprise for the bride and groom.
The dancing continued until it was time to view Awaken Film's same day edit wedding video. The guests gathered in the club house and loved the footage that we were able to capture that day. Moments like that are why we love our job! The couple then said their goodbyes and left through a winter wonderland created by family and friends throwing fake snow.
Awaken Films would like to thank the Joiner and Mockbee families for such a fun day of filming. We wish you both a lifetime of married bliss and hope you continue to have firework worthy moments throughout the rest of your married life together.
The greatest of these is love,