The Burn, Natchez, Mississippi

The first email I received from Vicki said she and Jacob were thinking about getting married in Taos, NM. Then it changed to Idaho. Then Thailand. And then finally Mississippi. And while I would have loved to go to Thailand for their wedding, I was really excited to go to Mississippi. I had always wanted to photograph a big Southern plantation wedding, but Vicki and Jacob made it so much more than that. I got to spend Thanksgiving with them, which was really nice of them to invite me to. Then we had one entire day to drive around Natchez taking portraits. And then they had the most beautiful ceremony I have ever seen. It was held in a pre-Civil War church built on a plantation which was used by the plantation owners and their slaves. It’s in the middle of nowhere, and not many people ever go to it, which made everything that much cooler. And then Vicki and Jacob filled the church with candles, which gave the entire room a beautiful orange glow. After that, the reception was held at Vicki’s family home, which is called The Burn . It’s now a bed and breakfast, but it was used as a hospital for Union soldiers during the Civil War. And it’s haunted to the point where some guest rooms are never slept in. At least not by living people. 🙂

Authored by: Photographed by: BenCategory:  WeddingsTag:  destination wedding; indoor weddingDestination:  Natchez, MississippiSetting:  Church Wedding; Low-Light Wedding; Southern WeddingVenue:  The Burn