Elopements are my favorite.

April and Christopher planned a sunny ceremony at the Polynesian with just the two of them, but Orlando weather had other plans. Unfortunately that wasn’t the only snag in their wedding day- Imagine how April felt when her hair and make-up artist neglected to show up (or even answer their phone!!) on her wedding morning?! Luckily Disney was on hand with “plan B’s” for both of these problems- Linda from the Grand Floridian Salon played Fairy Godmother and got April wedding-ready, and Citricos at the Grand Floridian provided the perfect, intimate backdrop for their ceremony. And we all know that rain is good luck on a wedding day, right? Right. :)

Enjoy this sweet, all black-and-white elopement. :)

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Disney Elopement at the Grand Floridian Resort

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Disney Elopement at the Grand Floridian Resort

Disney Elopement at the Grand Floridian Resort

Disney Elopement at the Grand Floridian Resort

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April and Christopher, from one elope-er to another, our most heartfelt congrats and best wishes! Thank you for letting us be a part of your day! :)

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Oh, these two. And their accents. And their effervescent friends with names like “Figgers.” And a reception playlist that covered everything from The Carpenters to “Burger Store Dinosaur” (which I’m convinced will be stuck in my head for the remainder of 2014.)

They came with huge smiles, friends and family who flew around the world from Australia for their wedding, and yes, they brought us Vegemite. <3

Friends, meet Jess and Ben. :)

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Best wishes and safe trip home, y’all- We love you! :)

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This is my first Floridian fall in 5 years, and luckily, I’ve been taking it better than I thought I would. Yes, I get a lump in my throat at the mere glimpse of the intro to Gilmore Girls, but I’m not huddled in a corner crying about missing my leaves, you know? That being said, I’ve been counting down the days to Kellie’s Memphis wedding since the day we sold our home! It came at the perfect time, and Nate and I got to see the last wave of colored leaves during our visit before heading home to the land of palm trees.

Kellie and I bonded in our Spanish I class – I was the nerdy, Disney-obsessed senior who chose Spanish I over sitting in a study hall, and Kellie was the cool freshman. I was so surprised when she contacted us to photograph her wedding and excited to catch up with my favorite chica, who now teaches at our alma mater. How crazy is life?!

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Dixon Gallery & Gardens Wedding in Memphis, Tennessee

Auuuuuutuuuuuuuumn! <3

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Wedding in Memphis, Tennessee

Kellie and Derek were married at Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. Kellie had so many unique touches to her wedding- And did I mention she made her own letterpress invitations?! Check out her work at Pretty Penny Paperie! <3

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Kellie and Derek, thank you for being so patient waiting for these!! We can’t wait to share the rest soon! :)

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About, oh, 6 1/2 years ago, I asked my little sister what she wanted for her birthday, and she said a photo session. She’s been one of our biggest supporters from the beginning and she’s always loved having her photo taken, so this was nothing new- Except, this year, she wanted it with her sorority roommates. Ohhhhh, great, I thought, an hour with girls I have absolutely nothing in common with… But then a funny thing happened- I met them and loved all of them and was genuinely jealous of the crowd my sister was keeping in college!

Within the last few years, Nate and I had the incredible honor of photographing all of my little sister’s gorgeous roommates. All of them. Sarah was the last piece to the puzzle, which is why I shared that story! :)

(From left to right, we have Emily, Lauren Paige, Sarah, and my lil’ sister. You can read about Emily’s wedding here and Lauren Paige’s wedding here!)

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Sarah’s day started out in the most adorable way possible- Her flower girl niece just chillin’ in her wedding gown. :)

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Sarah, you were a gorgeous bride!

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Love St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

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One more fun story about Sarah: When my sister told her roommate I was a wedding photographer, Sarah went to our site and spotted herself in one of our photos- She was a guest at one of our old featured weddings! How funny is that? :)

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Then it was off to Rosen Shingle Creek for the reception!

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Did I mention that Chris was a total trooper that day?!

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Favorite. :)

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A little sister and past Root bride love! <3

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Best dressed guests at the reception if I do say so myself!

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How to spot a past Root couple 101: Find the most fun couple on the dance floor! :)

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Sarah and Chris, we love y’all and hope newlywed life is wonderful! :)

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