Bride:  Felicia Taylor

Groom: Chris Gaines

Wedding Date: July 28, 2012

Location: The Greenbrier, West Virginia

Photographer: Keith Cephus 

Wedding Dress: Pronovias

HairShanita Lee

MakeupTish Perkins of MUA by Tish

The bride on her special day: 

“Chris and I were very close to our grandparents, and losing them the year before our wedding was hard, so we tried to include them anyway that we could. My grandmother had 14 children, and I was given a brooch that my grandmother used to wear on one of her Sunday dresses; I wore it in my hair. I also inherited a quilt that was presented to me with a note: ‘Although I am not here on your wedding day, I am here with you forever in spirit.’

“The story is, all of her children received a handmade quilt that she made, and all the quilts that were left were to be given to her 56 grandchildren. My number in line is somewhere between 52-54, so I knew that I wasn’t going to get one. But I was surprised when my aunts and my sisters gave me my very last gift as a single woman—my grandmother’s quilt. I woke up wrapped up in it on my wedding day, happy.”

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