Kristen + Jordan // March 25, 2017

Kristen and Jordan were married March 25, 2017 at the Homestead Manor out in Franklin, TN. Homestead Manor had accommodations for the whole bridal party to prepare on site which was where the day began. Kristen and her bridesmaids prepared in the old school house while Jordan and his groomsmen got dressed on the top floor of the Manor.  Kristen and Jordan each wrote their own vows here which we will get to later. Also, Kristen's flowers and color palet were gorgeous!.

Jordan and Kristen held their first look out front of the Manor in the garden. It rained on and off the entire day which made it a little more challenging for everyone. But it held off at key times for us to have some fun outside. It was awesome seeing the look on Jordan's face as he turned around and saw Kristen for the first time!

The ceremony was supposed to be held outside in front of the pond behind the barn. Everyone crossed their fingers and about 5 minutes before it was supposed to start the rain stopped, and they decided to go for it! Everyone stood, there were no chairs and no ceremony music, but that didn't matter because Jordan and Kristen were able to express their love for each other and become husband and wife in front of their friends and family! They also had some of the most heart felt hand-written vows to each other. The chemistry, friendship and overall love between the, was obvious to anyone watching. They laughed. They cried. They shared some incredibly sweet moments while everyone witnessed! 

The officiant also shared the story of how they originally met which was straight out of a movie. Both were members of separate wedding parties staying at the same hotel in New Orleans when they ran into each other in the hotel lobby. The attraction was apparently instant as Jordan actually ended up changing his flight to a day later to spend more time with Kristen that weekend. The rest is history! Also, since Jordan is from New Orleans the traditional recession is a Second Line, which was a ton of fun! The trumpeters played all the bridal party and the guests into the reception hall where everyone danced the night away.

The reception was held in the barn adjacent to the Manor. While I thought the day overall had been a lot of fun, the reception definitely took it up another level! Everyone danced and had an incredible time and Jordan, being a singer even got up on stage and serenaded the crowd!

Jordan and Kristen's fun-loving energy, personalities shown throughout the day and it was obvious they were meant to be together! Despite the rain's best efforts the fun these two had together on their day was unmatched. Congrats to Kristen and Jordan! Make sure to check out their Wedding Day Film at the top of the page!

Starr + Alan // Long Hunter State Park

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I met with Starr a few weeks before our engagement shoot to discuss their upcoming November wedding at The Bridge Building in Downtown Nashville. With the wedding being in the heart of downtown, Starr had one request for the engagement photos-that they be far away from the city and urban life. She also mentioned she wanted some beautiful lighting. To say our shoot at Long Hunter State Park captured both of these elements would probably be an understatement.  While it took almost a month of rescheduling due to weather, I think it was well worth the wait!

Starr and Alan were naturals in front of the camera and their chemistry together was obvious. Together we danced through wide open fields with the sunset behind us, journeyed down wooded and flooded paths(thanks April showers!) and caught the most magical rays of sunlight. Also, did I mention I stepped in an ant-hill? Small price to pay for the pictures we got. It was an awesome time and I can't wait to shoot their wedding in November!

 

 

 

 

 

Alesia+Michael // Nashville, TN

Alesia and Michael were married on January 28, 2017 at Long Hollow Gardens and Nursery right outside of Nashville. Alesia and her bridesmaids as well as Michael and his groomsmen all prepared on location in the cozy farmhouse located in the gardens.

Long Hollow's beautiful green gardens and warm sunny greenhouse provided an absolute perfect setting in late January for Alesia and Michael and really made it feel like it was early summer.

The floral design was full of beautiful red roses adding the perfect compliment to the greenery that surrounded the inside of the venue. It was a beautiful day full of color, warmth and love.

 

The day was full of special and emotional moments like Alesia's emotional first look with her dad and then her first look with Michael all amongst the beautiful plants of the green house. The reception was held in the same place after a little rearranging and boasted fun garden games from corn hole to jenga.

The atmosphere was full of candlelight and roses and it was a perfectly romantic setting for all the guests to celebrate the commitment of love. Alesia and Michael's day was amazing and fun and capped off by the fake snow thrown on them as they made their grand exit! Check out their full day in the Video! Congrats to Alesia and Michael! 

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Lisa+Anthony // Nashville, TN

Lisa and Anthony were married January 1, 2017 at the Barn at Loveless Cafe in Franklin, TN. While the weather on the first day of the new year was overcast with a little light rain, it set a nice and intimate mood for what was an amazing and special day. You will be hard-pressed to find a sweeter and more gentle couple than Lisa and Anthony.

The day started at the house Lisa and Anthony would be living in after they got married with Lisa and all her bridesmaids getting ready. Even the flower girl got to have her hair done for the big day!

 

 Oh and Maisley was there too, the maid of honor's dog, who I couldn't seem to to stop filming! She was adorable! 

Once everyone was ready, they packed up and headed to Loveless where Anthony and Lisa held their first look in the same aisle Lisa would be walking down in a few short hours.  It had been drizzling most of the morning, but let up enough for us to go take some shots outside. Even though it was the first day of January, the weather was surprisingly warm enough to be outside for a time and get some great shots in the soft light the overcast skies provided. Also, the greenery at and around Loveless was truly beautiful too and really added to the mood and setting for the whole day.

The ceremony and reception were held in the barn at Loveless. The Rock and Roll Piano's provided for some great entertainment and gave everyone plenty of great tunes to dance the night away celebrating the new couple!

Every moment and detail of their day told the story of who they were as people and who they were becoming as a couple. From the blue sea-glass on the necklace that Lisa wore- a token from a trip to Alaska where Anthony stood on the Alaskan shore for hours in search of the rare beauty to the beautiful thought they put into their flavored cupcakes representing places from where they came from, every detail and moment was something special and I was honored to have been a part of their big day. Witness the intimate moments from preparation, to the first look and the fun celebration with family and friends at the reception in their film. Congratulations to Lisa and Anthony!