Megan + Mike Romantic Church Wedding Ceremony

Allison and Andrew Goodman with newlyweds Mike and Megan Reid at the historic First Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA
Boutwell Productions staff Allison and Andrew Goodman with newlyweds Megan and Mike Reid at the historic chapel at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA
Allison and Andrew Goodman with newlyweds Megan and Mike Reid – Photo taken by Brian Dean Photography, Edited by Boutwell Productions

When I was in high school one of my older sisters sometimes invited me to come hang out with her and her friends. Being in high school, I felt privileged! I got to hang out with the cool college kids –  at a prestigious university nonetheless! Fast forward 9 years and one of those “cool kids” is getting married! Entre Megan Ganyard!

To me, Megan Ganyard was the coolest of the cool kids, and the only one that I’ve stayed in touch with over the years. She’s an excellent violinist who earned first Chair in the Macon Symphony Orchestra before she even graduated with her music degree. Now she’s an RN. She’s smarter and more talented than the average bear (Go Bears!).

Almost a year ago  I ran into Megan at a past bride’s wedding. Megan was doing the hair and makeup and I was shooting video. We chatted and I learned she was in a serious relationship. We kept up via Facebook. When she became engaged I was so excited for her and Mike! Here’s where it gets kind of cool. When I got married, I asked Megan to play violin in my wedding. Now that it was her turn to get married, I wanted to extend my services to her!

Megan and Mike were to be married in Gainesville. To be honest, this is outside of my service area. I generally do not travel more than two hours to a wedding as a policy. But I really like Megan a lot. I’ve essentially known her for 9 years. She made me feel included, welcome, and like one of the cool college kids when I was just the tag-along high-school-age sister. She gave me tickets to her Symphony concerts twice. She’s been so nice to me every time I’ve interacted with her. Megan is one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. So to travel 3 hours was not even an issue for me when it came to filming her wedding because I wanted to do something for her.

So here I was at her wedding in Gainesville, and guests start trickling in early. That’s no surprise for a church wedding. Older people and out of town family like to get their seats. But as the wedding drew closer I noticed that half of the chapel was filled up! By the time the processional started nearly the ENTIRE chapel was filled with people! I had never seen such a turnout for a church wedding! Apparently, I was not the only one who thought very highly of Megan Ganyard.

I had the privilege of speaking with Megan’s church pastor, Pastor Campbell. I gave him a little background and ended with “I just like Megan!” He replied “Who doesn’t, right?” and I had to agree. Who doesn’t like this sweet brunette with long hair, a soft voice, and a gentle spirit, the brains of nurse, and the talents of a Symphony violinist with a generous spirit?

The Wedding

The front entrance of the chapel at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA with Corinthian Columns
Historic Wedding Venue: The Chapel at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA

The wedding was held in a beautiful well-lit chapel that just declared wedding and romance. Megan’s dress was made of an interested fabric I’ve never seen before. The bridal party wore formal attire – long navy dresses, black tuxes, white flowers. It was beautiful and totally flowed with Corinthian columns of this beautiful historic church.

With Megan being so into music, I knew her wedding would have a ton of music, probably classical in nature. It did! She had a violinist, a cellist, a pianist, and a singer. LOVELY music!

Her wedding was simple, romantic, beautiful, and you could tell that chapel was filled with immense love for the happy couple. It was an honor to film Megan and Mike’s wedding.

Vendors

Boutwell Productions staff with the newlyweds in front of the historic First Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA
Allison and Andrew Goodman with newlyweds Megan and Mike Reid – Photo taken by Brian Dean Photography, Edited by Boutwell Productions

Venue: First Baptist Church – Gainesville
Photographer: Brian Dean Photography

Film

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