magic in 

small moments







June 20, 2019

Brandon + Shannon \ West Virginia Wedding

Brandon + Shannon said “I Do” on the lawn of the beautiful Mia Bella on a chilly June evening. Regardless of the weather (the rain stopped just before the ceremony, thank you Jesus!), they had such a perfect day. Shannon didn’t stop smiling ear to ear all day + Brandon cried happy tears most of the day—seriously the sweetest groom! We were so honored to capture this special day for these two.

This was our first time at Mia Bella + we will be the first to tell you that this venue is gorgeous! From the bridal room to the French-inspired patio, Ms. Gail has spared no expense to make this the perfect spot to tie the knot! When we arrived, the girls were up in the bridal suite simultaneously getting hair + make-up done. We had so much fun with the girls, capturing the details and their time together that morning. 

Shannon was so beautiful + excited, so when her mom helped her into her dress there were definitely some tears behind our cameras! Turns out, that would happen more than once throughout the day haha. Typical Lily + Elyse fashion—crying behind the camera. We let her have some time to relax and went to grab Brandon so he could open his gift + prepare to see his bride for the first time! 

Brandon adores Shannon, and you can see it in every photograph. He was so nervous to see her for the first time + couldn’t hold back the tears (or smiles) when he turned around to see her for the first time. The moment a groom sees his bride for the first time is one of the most heart-stopping moments of the wedding day. It never ceases to be sweet, happy + exciting. And we love getting to watch that moment with so many couples! 

The rest of their day was magic. A beautiful ceremony, and exchange of roses to mark the moment, first dances, cake cutting, and dancing. Lots of dancing. These two are surrounded with family + friends that love them so well. We are so happy for them + pray that this is only the beginning of their grand love story. 

Happily Ever After, Mr. + Mrs. Hansford. 

With love, 

Lily + Elyse 

Photographers / Lily Elyse Photography 

Videography / Elevated Media  

Venue + Planning / Mia Bella Orginials 

Catering / A&J Catering 

Florals / Bessie’s Floral 

DJ / DJ Bravo Live


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