The Gulf on Okaloosa Island wedding we all hoped, dreamed and prayed for blew us all away.
Undeniably, this one is special to us. Especially after our own family’s journey with cancer around the time of our own wedding. It certainly hits home.
If there’s one word we’d use to describe Chase, Megan and both the Vaughn and Foshees, it’s “family.”
Not only because of how deep their love and bond is with each other but also for their welcoming love to those around. It’s obvious anytime you’re around any of them.
Megan was even with her parents Jim and Denise when we shared celebratory video messages getting to celebrate Megan and Chase officially booking with us!
“Family” is the word we’d use to describe them also because that’s what they feel like to us now.
As soon as you’re around Megan or Chase you just feel embraced and the love and goodness that radiates off of them. This has been a year-plus long journey together with highs and lows that none of us expected.
Shortly after Megan and Chase booked us for their wedding, Chase went in for a routine checkup at the doctor and was delivered some unfortunate news.
He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
We quickly booked an engagement session with them before treatments began. Through grueling months of chemo, we weren’t even sure if Megan and Chase would get to have the wedding they were planning. However, Chase’s determination and God’s favor helped pave the way.
And just 2 weeks before their big day, Chase was declared free of cancer!
The couple selected The Gulf on Okaloosa Island for their wedding in Fort Walton Beach, Florida to celebrate their big day.
Boy, was it a celebration all around! Madison and her team at Madison Leigh Events curated such a gorgeous, elegant and refined day that was perfectly matched to Megan and Chase’s taste.
In the morning, we got to spend some time alone with Chase before the day picked up. We put him in the spotlight for a few for groom portraits and even planned some time to do a first look with HIS MOM. Y’all. We’re definitely making this a thing.
However, Chase was ready for his next first look with “Megan.” But what he didn’t expect was to turn around and see his groomsmen. His dad and two best friends stood there with crazy neon wigs and matching glasses only to reveal that they shaved their heads in support of Chase’s journey over the past year! CUE. THE. TEARS.
Ceremony & Reception
Chase and Megan’s ceremony was right at golden hour and the warmth was matched only by the love pouring out from their friends and family in attendance. You could tell these two mean so much to the people in their lives and they all wanted to celebrate their story and their love!
After their ceremony (officiated by Megan’s aunt) and family portraits, we whisked Chase and Megan away for a breathtaking sunset right on the water! It was one of those perfect colorful sunsets that we could only dream of!
Then, we were ready to kick off the party! GT’s Entertainment provided the soundtrack to the night. The Gulf provided a delicious dinner. Friends and family shared their love with some heartfelt speeches. And let’s not forget about that hilarious cake cutting! After all that, it was time to DANCE!
You could feel the joy beaming off the dance floor as we saw a whole new side of Chase! He brought out ALL the moves!
Chase and Megan must’ve danced with every single person in attendance. There was even an impromptu game of limbo — because why not!
The night was capped with a perfect send off adorned with sparklers that lit up the night and the new Mr. and Mrs. Foshee drove off into the night as newlyweds!
We’ll never forget these two, their story, or their love. Hopefully we did it all justice.
This is why we do what we do.
To capture these precious moments in time.
To celebrate amazing people and their stories, and create a time capsule of memories for people to look back on and treasure forever.