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Monday
Oct202014

Wedding Previews

October is by far the busiest month out of the year for me!  So here's a little preview of what's to come.  Three very different weddings, all so very beautiful in their own unique way.

And special thanks to Melissa & Chelsey for working so hard on Anne & Daniel's wedding! But first up is Melissa & Ryan...

 

Anne & Daniel...

 

Andrea & Alec...

 

Wednesday
Oct082014

Rachel & Ryan  

"My #1 goal is to get married today.  But my second goal is to not drop this veil in the toilet".  ~ Rachel

I'd say those are two very good goals to have on your wedding day! Oh the quotes they spatted off all day. I probably should have carried a journal with me to write them all down in. All of my couples are just amazing but I seriously love this couple so much.  Their wedding ceremony was just so beautiful and thoughtful.  Not only was it centered around their love for each other but also the love they share for others in the world.  The arbor that they stood under was built by Rachel & Ryan based on the tradition of the chuppah symbolizing the home the couple will build together. The structure remains open on all sides, allowing love to freely enter the home, in order to welcome guests in unconditional hospitality.  And if building an arbor wasn't enough, Rachel also hand painted the programs which were gorgeousness. They were married at The Lily Barn in Townsend with the fall colors just barely popping out for them.  Rachel wore her grandmother & mother's veil (and lime green shoes) & the guests painted water color photos in the guest book.

These two are just plain fun and laughter. They decided to have all of their guests throw lavendar on them after the ceremony.  Rachel had it stuck in her braids for the rest of the night but she just laughed and had the best time with the people she loves. I'm so honored to share these pictures. These two are something special...

 

The guys asked me what they should do with their hands.  I told them to cross their hands in front.  This is what they thought I meant...

 

This is what I actually meant, hahaha...

 

 

Thursday
Oct022014

Courtney & Alex  

Oh happy day, it is finally FALL here in East TN!  Nothing makes my heart more happy then to see the beautiful colors that are about to pop out all over this place.  And a few showed up just in time for Courtney & Alex's incredible wedding at Castleton Farms.  And I have to say, Courtney was one gorgeous bride.  I mean, she's definitely the kind of bride that makes you say, "wow" (hello Jimmy Choos)!  Alex is one lucky guy but I'm pretty sure he knows that from the string of tears that fell from his face as he watched her come down the aisle.  Courtney is a self-proclaimed perfectionist and I so love that about her.  But I'm sure not even Courtney could find a thing wrong with this day and how it all ended up.  Ok, maybe the stink bug landing on her head in the middle of the ceremony wasn't her favorite but I hope they laugh about that for the next 60 years because it was truly funny.  Here are some of my favorite memories that I sincerely hope she cherishes forever...

 

Sometimes you just need a pep talk from Darla...


Monday
Sep292014

Ashley & Jeffrey

Never did I ever think I would see my friend Jeffrey cry at his wedding. But the moment the doors opened and he took a look at his beautiful bride, his eyes just welled up with tears.  It was one of the sweetest moments ever.  One of my favorite things about this wedding was how much they wanted to keep everything true to them and at home.  After the rehearsal, Jeffrey's parents threw this amazing rehearsal dinner at their home.  It's not often I get to photograph a rehearsal but I'm so glad I got to this time!  Then on Saturday all of the girls gathered at Ashley & Jeffrey's home while the boys were back at the Roger's residence.  I really loved that Ashley wanted to do pictures at her house before the ceremony.  Knowing Ashley & Jeffrey, they will probably move a few times in their life together but her wedding photos will always be at the first home they shared together.  

I could literally go on and on and on about this wedding. But instead I'll just start sharing the photos.  Hold on to your hats because it's gonna be a long one...

 

 

Monday
Sep222014

The Jenkins Family

The sweetest little girl and her puppy are the stars today because they could not be any cuter together!  Anna Kate is one of my favorite little girls ever.  She's got personality coming out of her ears and she just gets so much love from mom and dad.  How could she not be the happiest girl around?  I loved taking these...