This is our second fall now not living in Tennessee, but our first year not taking a trip back to see the leaves change! It’s hard to plan a yearly trip now since fall is our busiest time of the year, but I’m so thankful we were able to make it back last year for Kellie and Derek’s wedding. This wedding was a favorite of last year, not just because of the gorgeous leaves and the abundance of stunning details all thought up by this creative bride, but also because I’ve known Kellie since I was a senior in high school and she was a freshman. :)
In high school, I took French 1-3, but senior year I decided to take Spanish 1 just for kicks. I was the only senior in a class of freshman, but the girls I met in that class made it one of my favorite classes I ever took! This is now the second wedding we’ve photographed with a bride that was in that Spanish 1 class with me, and we’ll be photographing our 3rd this December. So crazy and so incredibly wonderful!! This was our second wedding at the Dixon Art Gallery in Memphis and I’m still swooning over this location.
Kellie, I wish we could repeat your gorgeous wedding every week. Thank you so much for bringing me home. :)
The only thing more beautiful than that lace gown is the woman wearing it!
And now an abundance of gratuitous detail shots. :)
This dresser greeted their guests and held the programs for the wedding- How cool is that? Also, Kellie designed and made her own letterpress invitations and programs.
Love a groom who knows how to bustle. <3
The days leading up to a wedding, Nate and I are watching our weather apps like hawks. There are months in Florida during hurricane season that you really never know until hours before whether or not rain will hit, but we’re willing it off with all our might! The hourly forecast for Kathy and Jeff’s ceremony time was all over the board, but we crossed our fingers, hoped for the best, and took as many pre-ceremony photos we could juuuuuuust in case… I’ve never been more thankful for a first look couple!
Kathy wanted their parents and bridal party to quietly watch their first look from the groomsmen balcony- So sweet. <3
Soooooo much love for this silly flower girl!!
… And the after! In nearly 10 years of weddings, this was our first ceremony in the pouring rain. I’m a strong believer in rain bringing luck to couples on their wedding day, so I think these two are set for life! :)
“Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry, when I take you out in my surrey, when I take you out in my surrey with the fringe on top!” <3
Kathy and Jeff, thank you for smiling through the storm! It couldn’t have happened to a better, more easy going couple! We love y’all and can’t wait to share more soon. :)
It feels like just yesterday we photographed Sarah Kroger swingin’ on a tire swing for her album shoot in Nashville, and now she’s MARRIED! This gorgeous little sister of Nate’s gorgeous college best friend married the sweetest man in Melbourne this month. The day was so packed with love for this amazing couple, topped only by their love for each other, topped only by their mutual love for God. I’m excited to share more sweet moments from the day, including but not limited to hourly love notes from the groom to his bride. I mean… <3
A pre-wedding prayer and dip in the holy water.. <3
See that photo on the right? That was only four of the seven (I believe!) priests that married them! I told you this couple was loved!! :)
Hazards of bridal party photos on the beach. ;)
Love this photo Nate grabbed seconds before they were announced into their wedding reception!
Absolutely the sweetest moment of the day: Sarah surprising her husband with a song she wrote for their wedding day. <3 Sarah and Dom, we adore you both and can’t wait to share the rest soon. Thank you for letting us be a part of such a special wedding day!!
The morning after Katy and Nick’s wedding, we were on a plane to Orlando to photograph Alexis and Rich’s wedding the next morning. I told you wedding season has been a bit crazy! :)
This wedding was so colorful and happy. Alexis was so inspired by Erin and Rick’s wedding on our blog a few years back and added some of the same touches to her wedding day. I loved so many things about this wedding, but maybe these two details most of all! It’s so rare that we see a tea length wedding dress, and check out that bouquet!! Tara at Green Cycle Designs on Etsy made that out of recycled park maps!!
Fun fact : Flower girls are the best at putting on a bride’s shoes because they’re closer to the ground. ;)
Looooove that her girls wore seersucker! <3
Then it was on to their Small World-inspired wedding reception! <3
Alexis and Rich, we look forward to sharing more soon! <3