When I woke up the day of John and Taylors weddings I can honestly say it was the first day that it truly felt like fall. The air was crisp and the leaves were starting to change colors. I had been going over the details of this day for over a year so it was almost surreal that the day was finally here. To be honest, I was also so exited to finally be able to share the bridal portraits that I had taken of Taylor on her family farm a few weeks prior!
The Trinkle Mansion bed and breakfast was the perfect backdrop for John and Taylors first look. Moments prior to the first look Taylors mom helped to make sure all of the details were perfect. There is something so beautiful about a bride on her wedding day-just filled with so much love and anticipation. Taylor was glowing.
After portraits at the Trinkle Mansion Taylor and John said their vows at the West in Church in town surrounded by their closest family and friends. Guests signed wooden hearts to fill a box that will hang on their wall. Their beautiful day was finished off with lots of celebrations and dancing at the Wytheville Country Club.
Maple Lane Farms started to show off some fall colors for Lukas and Tyllers beautiful wedding day. The leaves were falling and so were the tears. The anticipation and excitement surrounding this day was contagious.
The tears starting flowing as soon as Tyller made her way down the aisle. I had to look away from Lukas to make sure that I could keep it together. His reaction and the way he looked at Tyller took all day long my breath away.
Thank you for letting me into your lives and sharing your hearts with me. Your relationship is beautiful and rare and I count it an honor to have been a part of your wedding. Congratulations!
A crazy sweet couple, epic stain glass windows and a large group of family and friends showering the bride and groom in love made this wedding day a dream. The College Hill Methodist Church in Waco KY gives brides the perfect mix of classic and modern. The church is filled with wooden pews and stunning stain glass windows and the fellowship hall is what modern dream are made of-open, high ceilings, clean lines, and wooden floors.
In true Kentucky fashion the sun was shining and the humidity was high. Smiles and excitement from both Chance and Emmalee were so contagious. I love it when you can feel the anticipation of marrying your best friend.
Donuts, cake and dancing are the perfect trifecta to finish off a beautiful Kentucky wedding. Congratulations Chance and Emmalee. I am so thankful I was able to to get to know the two of you and share in your wedding day. I pray for continued blessings and lots of new adventures and experiences together in your marriage.
Michael and Laurens wedding took place at the beautiful Maple Lane Farm in Johnson City, TN. This venue holds a special place in my heart since it is where my husband and I said our vows almost eight years ago. Holiday Florals and Gifts blew me away with the stunning bouquet and Laurens blue shoes gave me all the feels. The details for their wedding were perfect.
There were so many personalized touches for this wedding. Their daughter wore her great grandmothers barrette as well as the first set of jewelry that Michael had given to Lauren. Lauren had a piece of her fathers shirt sewn into the hem of her dress and she wore her great grandmothers ring as well a necklace from her aunt.
When I asked Lauren what made her fall in love with Michael she said that she loved how he soften the hard ridges of her personality. They are opposites that truly compliment each other in every way.
The reception included dancing, visiting with family and friends and a very special performance by Lauren. She surprised Michael by singing him a song during the reception while her step father played the guitar. It was hard to find many dry eyes after she finished singing.
We finished off this perfect day by sneaking away for just a few more portraits in the vineyard. I love it when my couples let me steal them away just one more time before the night ends. Thank you two for letting me share in your sweet day.
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.
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!
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!