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Misty Renee Fletcher and John Christopher Hale

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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:00 am

We began our relationship with a long standing friendship and already established lives. There isn’t an extravagant first date story ora dreamy, magical proposal. Actually, our first date was very casual but the moment it ended I messaged my sister, “Write this down. I’m going to marry Chris Hale!” He finally said those three little words that I had been holding on to and we kind of just knew we were each other’s future. Seems so silly, now, to have kept my guard up without realizing he was exactly who I had been waiting on.

A quote I love and relate so much to is, “She opened her eyes and didn’t wonder anymore. He tells her every day how beautiful she is to him, that she is his favorite, his only, his love. That when the sun comes up every morning he chooses her and that he always will. And today, for whatever reason, she rested in his reassurance. She finally released all the broken promises from her past and believed she could trust her heart just this once more.”– Leo Christopher

We opted for a more intimate guest list to include fifty of our closest friends and family. Every detail of the day was catered to what defines us, right down to red heels and Emerald City painted nails and Superman cuff links and dress socks. When planning your own wedding, it’s crazy how many details are so easily decided but just one thing you get hung up on. For me, it was cake. I simply could not choose any one flavor. Luckily, I have a pretty special friend who made eight different flavored cakes--one for each table--straight from her kitchen with love. Our guests mingled and sampled like one big family…as it should be.

We chose to do a first look and ride over to the ceremony, just the two of us. On the way, our recession song played on the radio as if it were our own little pep rally to the rest of our lives together! We all took our places. My brother wiped my tears in a panic with the inside of his coat asI recited my vows one last time. An orchestra version of Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses, a tribute to my late mother, played as our children walked ahead of me. Then my processional, Hallelujah by Lindsey Stirling,a tribute to Chris’s late mother, chimed perfectly. As a bride, you have one job. Grab your flowers and walk to your man. That’s it! AND.I.FORGOT.MY.BOUQUET. What bride in the history of brides forgets her bouquet?I was so fixated on my handsome groom that I didn’t even realize until I stepped into place and went to hand it off to my daughter. Later, my husband actually said, “I thought you left it on purpose…I think bouquets are weird.” Seems that everything happens fora reason. We shared our first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. Hale and danced away to AC/DC’s Highway to Hell.

You’re standing in front of the most forgiving audience, vowing to love your best friend for the rest of your life. A minor, unimportant, detail like forgetting your bouquet is no cause for stress. And saying “I love you” for the one-millionth time should be easy. It’s just another day...only this time you just so happen to be wearing the dress of your dreams.

Misty Renee Fletcher and John Christopher Hale were married October 19, 2018 in a 5:00 afternoon ceremony at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail of The Shoals with Phillip Smith officiating. The reception followed at RTJ. The bride’s twin brother, Michael Fletcher, escorted her down the aisle. She wore a glamourous Hayley Paige gown with Badgley Mischka heels. She also wore her late grandmother’s blue opal hair clip and wedding ring.

The groom was dressed in a midnight royal blue suit from Coats Clothing witha duck feather bow tie and a hand-kerchief that read “No ugly crying”.

Maids and groomsmen were the couple’s children, Liam, Jackson, and Azlynn, plus the bride’s friend’s daughter Natalee. The groom had the couple’s dog, Turbo, at his side. Glitter girls were nieces Lily and Evie, plus the bride’s friend’s daughter, Mia Lane.

The bride served as her own wedding director. Floral designer was Carmalita Coan. Music provided by Sweet Tree Productions. Wedding cakes baked by Chasity Jackson. Hair stylists and makeup artists were Kymberlee Soloman and Heather Smith. Invitations and boards were made by Elizabeth Infanger of Letter& Leaf. Photographer was Love, Jules Photography of Memphis, Tenn. and videographer was John Myers of Nashville, Tenn.

Photos by Love, Jules Photography

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