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.

Mr & Mrs Lawwill

 

I don’t get to do it very often but when I have a open Saturday and get the chance to second shoot with one of my really good friends the answer is always yes! Jessica, the beautiful face behind Shutter and Bloom was not only the main photographers for this wedding but she was also the matron of honor!

The flowers from Love and Bloom Farm were unreal and Meghin would take anyones breath away. The combination created a ceremony was straight out of a storybook. The families cried happy tears as these two exchanged their vows. I had to fight back tears myself.

The fairy tale continued through the night with the reception. Any reception the includes donuts from my favorite spot, Hole and Corner Donuts, will automatically become something straight out of my dreams! Ben and Meghin dance the night away and I was lucky enough to share in the smiles and a few donuts of course!

Venue: Churchill Weavers

Cake: Caked by Becca

Donuts: Hole and Corner Donuts

Flowers: Love and Bloom Flower Farm

Mr & Mrs Jackson 10.13.18

I was lucky enough to meet Emily and Donavon almost 2 years ago at a Bridal show in Kentucky. Fast forward to this October and the first weekend in the month that actually felt like fall. The weekend before their wedding the temperatures were in the 80’s with humidity of a million degrees and on their wedding day the sky was filled with epic could and the high was in the 50’s. Their smiles and excitement kept everyone warm all day.

I’m a sucker for personalized details and their day was filled with them from the personalized wedding hanger, custom fishing lure boutonnieres and their cake with Deadpool hidden on the side. All of these elements and the people who shared in this day were what made is so beautiful. Donavon and Emily your day was perfect. Thank you for allowing me to share in the memories that were made and the smiles that were shared!

Cake: Bit of Whimsy

Flowers:Wild Roots Farmer Florist

Venue: Barn at Pine Oaks

 

Smith Wedding

I have always heard that is is good luck to have a little rain on your wedding day. So when it won’t stop raining that has to be a amazing sign! A marriage is symbolized by a knot and a wet knot is basically impossible to untie. When you ‘tie the knot’ on a rainy day your marriage and bond is hard to unravel.

Joby and Breana’s day was so beautiful and most importantly filled with so many smiles and so much love.  We had to adjust and move the beautiful setup indoors but everyone was so eager to help make the adjustment as quick as possible. The rain ended just in time for the fog to roll in over the mountains. I always sneak my bride and groom away for sunset portraits when I can but this time it was for the fog which has become my newest obsession.

Everyone ate cake and the kids danced in the rain. It was a beautiful day and I am so thankful I was able to share in it with this sweet couple.

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodus Wedding

Kentucky weather is crazy (as most of you know). This September wedding was one of the hottest I have had all year. But can we talk about how beautiful the Bride Alicia still looked? I was a hot sweaty mess but she was glowing. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day for a farm wedding.

All the details were perfect from the wildflower bouquets to the family quilts covering the hay stacks. The sweetest part of the day was the unity sand where all of the kids were involved, each having their own container of sand. Alicia and Daniel I pray continual blessings over your marriage and your beautiful family. Thank you for allowing me to capture your day.