Mr. & Mrs Southard 5.20.19

The Heartland Meadows in Knoxville Tennessee was the perfect backdrop for Greg and Emily’s beautiful wedding. From the antique table to the velvet chair that my wedding dreams are made of, this venue was prefect.

Emily was glowing and shared a sweet moment with her mom just before she reveled her dress to her bridesmaids.

I was fortunate enough to know Greg because we attended the same church in Berea Kentucky years ago. It made the day even more special to not only spend it with such a sweet couple but also with several familiar faces from the church.

The first look took Gregs breath away and made my heart leap into my throat. It was such a sweet and special moment between these two. I always love when couples ask to do a first look because it means they will have time to themselves to just take in the day and take a few breaths together.

The day was filled with the presence of the Lord. Moments before Emily walked down the aisle she was surrounded by her family and bridal party to cover her and her marriage in prayer. I watched a tear fall from her mothers eye as she poured out her heart to God with her prayers for her daughter.

The ceremony included a unity cross and a foot washing ceremony. It was such a beautiful act to see Greg and Emily express their love and humble themselves before each other as an act of servitude and devotion. The ceremony ended with all of their guest lifting their hands and praying over the couple. The presence of God was so sweet that I was photographing their first kiss as husband and wife with tears in my eyes.

Their prefect day was finished off with lots of cake and dancing. Thank you Greg and Emily for asking me to share in your day. I pray continual blessing over your marriage and cannot wait to see the plans that God has for your marriage.

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