While Neal was still learning to drive, he met his future wife (although he obviously didn’t know it at the time) at his sister’s wedding where McCall just happened to be a bridesmaid. Fast forward a little more than 10 years later and they are now husband and wife. They decided to get married at Shiloh Farm, which provided the perfect backdrop for their outdoor wedding in Tallahassee, Florida.
McCall was trying to find out how to find a good wedding photographer and reached out to me after she saw a wedding video that I captured for my good friend Sydney Timmons (a wedding photographer, Sydney Renee Photos). We met for a cup of coffee at Grassroots in downtown Thomasville, Georgia and told her that I had just started offering wedding photography packages to go along with videography. It was just meant to be as McCall & Neal are adventurous souls like me and when I mentioned bringing my 1980 Volkswagen Vanagon to their engagement shoot and wedding reception they couldn’t resist. In fact McCall asked if I would drive the van to the wedding and park it behind the reception venue…. So I did.
McCall and Neal’s wedding day was all about special moments. From writing each other letters, to a first look with the bridesmaids, a first look with the bride’s Father, and a first look with each other. They wrote their own personalized vows to share during the wedding ceremony and had some of their closest friends and family share a toast at the reception. These intimate moments helped pace the day and tell the love story that is McCall + Neal.
One of the reasons McCall and Neal chose Shiloh Farm as their wedding venue was because of a close family relationship to the venue. They could not have chosen a more perfect wedding venue for their wedding day. The venue has has a cottage where the bride and bridesmaids got ready, a chapel which is often used for a wedding ceremony, a barn which is the perfect place for a wedding reception and beautiful fields with groves of oak trees for incredible wedding photos.
One of the best wedding ceremony ideas that McCall and Neal chose was to get married under an oak tree. It not only created an incredible backdrop for their wedding ceremony, but allowed them to have an intimate wedding ceremony where they shared personalized wedding vows. They had Tomi Lynn Thompson Design decorate the ceremony space with vintage rugs and outdoor chandeliers to create the ultimate outdoor wedding ceremony vibe.
One of the things that was important for McCall and Neal was that everyone have a good time. Red Hills Catering catered a delicious meal, everyone shared some tears and laughs during some awesome wedding toasts, and then headed to the dance floor to dance the night away. One of the best wedding ideas the McCall had was to have a “last dance” before their big send-off. They sent everyone outside to lineup for the sparkler send-off and shared a private dance as the new Mr. & Mrs. Neal Taylor.
Being able to photograph and capture video of McCall and Neal’s wedding was such an honor. I love getting to travel the country for our couples, from Savannah to Tallahassee to Colorado and beyond! As you start to plan your wedding,
Venue: Shiloh Farm Church & Barn
Florist: Tomi Lynn Thompson Design
Photographer: Jeff Bush Videography
Videography: Jeff Bush Videography
Caterer: Red Hills Catering
Dress: White Weddings Tallahassee
Menswears: White Weddings Valdosta
Hair: Mel Lovering
Makeup: Renee Fisher
DJ: Amplify Entertainment