Hannah + Andrew Wedding

This past weekend we headed out to Knoxville for Hannah + Andrew's wedding at Ijams Nature Center.

Hannah + Andrew have been living in the Philippines for over a year and Hannah planned their entire wedding while abroad. Staying up through the night communicating with vendors because of the time difference. They are both adventurous souls, and the wedding location at Ijams captured that essence perfectly. The location is a Bohemian dream with so many locations expertly hidden from view, waiting to be discovered. Around every trail corner, there was another location that opened up into its own little world.

The wedding was simple, minimal, and beautiful. Hannah's dress was an antique, with gorgeous little details sewn into the dress to make it uniquely hers, while Andrew wore an eggplant suit custom designed for him by a friend who owns a boutique shop in the Philippines. Vintage furniture, string lights, and sparkling rose' set the atmosphere in this dreamy, early summer wedding.

We hope you enjoy this preview of Hannah + Andrew's wedding...

Amy + Nick Surprise Engagement

It's the season of surprise engagements! We keep getting amazing couples reaching out asking up to capture these really special moments. Nick reached out to us to capture his surprise proposal to Amy. Nick chose a spot at Centennial Park by the pond, that Amy and he had visited before. The original plan was to propose and then head over to a cocktail party with family and friends which was also going to be a surprise. However, Amy found out that there was a cocktail party happening and told Nick about it. In order to keep the secret up, Nick was like: We should go! But first, lets take a walk in the park! The photos tell the rest of the story, Amy + Nick were wonderful, and we are so happy they chose us to capture this moment for them. 

Cheers! 

Stephanie + Will Wedding

Last Saturday we celebrated Stephanie + Will at the Barn at Sycamore Farms!  Most of the day it was a torrential downpour (side note... we still haven't shot a wedding this year without rain!) But despite the weather, Stephanie + Will were in great spirits all day and their positivity shined through all of the gloomy weather.  We still were able to get amazing photos and video of the wedding. We even had a few moments where the rain cleared and we got some fabulous formals around the property :)

Everyone rolled with the adjustments that happened because of the weather and that was largely due to Brigett from B Golden Events staying on top of everything and making sure everything happened flawlessly! 

We were excited to be a part of capturing this wonderful day for this happy couple.  

Enjoy the preview of Stephanie + Will's wedding... Cheers! 

Planner + Design - B - Golden Events

Beauty + Hair - Twesleysalon

Beauty + Makeup - The Social Chair

Cake + - Jo's Custom Cakes and Catering

Catering - Bacon + Caviar

Ceremony Music - Radio Farms

DJ Reception - DJ Dan Buckley 

Florals - TVillager Designs 

Officiant - Larry Nilson 

Rentals + Decor - Southern Events Party Rental 

Venue - The Barn at Sycamore Farms 

Nashville Fashion Show

Jason Wu Fashion Show at the Nashville Symphony

On April 17th we had the opportunity to head out to the Jason Wu Spring Fashion Show at the Nashville Symphony.  We photographed the models on the runway, Little Big Town's performance and then after the show we headed up stairs to the Nashville Young and Fashionable's After Party that was styled by Hugh Howser with H Three Events. And to top it all off our Photo Booth was set up and rockin' at the After Party!  

It was a wonderful time and the designs by Jason Wu speak for themselves. Enjoy! 

Tricia + Mark Wedding

For our second wedding last Saturday, we had the pleasure of capturing the special union between Tricia + Mark.  

We had a few great locations picked out around Nashville to get formals, but we ended up adjusting our schedule due to the rain.  Tricia got ready at the Union Station Hotel, so we took advantage of their gorgeous backdrops around the hotel to take pictures.  These included a phenomenal first look on the terrace and an impromptu poker game in the lobby!

We headed over to the Bridge Building to for their ceremony and reception.  The venue looked great, and the details were perfect.  But what was most impressive about the entire day was the way that Tricia + Mark looked at each other and had fun laughing, flirting, and just embracing each other. All. Day. Long. And to top it all off every guest at the wedding testified that their relationship was rooted in love. Just when we thought the reception could not get any better, then they opened up a bourbon tasting bar!!

Hope you're having a great time in Jamaica Tricia + Mark!! 

Enjoy the preview of this special day... Cheers! 

Jessica + Jeremy Wedding

This past Saturday was yet another rainy wedding day for us.  Our 4th one so far this year that was torrential down pouring!!  We had planned a multi-location shoot around Nashville for Jessica + Jeremy's formals. However, when the forecast showed 100% chance of rain, we had to do some location scouting to make some quick changes. 

Jessica and her bridesmaids got ready at the Hutton Hotel, so that ended up being the perfect spot to take their wedding photos. If you guys have not experienced the renovations at the Hutton, then you need to see it because it's fantastic! On Thursday, when we were scoping out spots around the hotel for photos, we were blown away by the lobby alone, so we had to stop and pretend to do something significant while having a bourbon at the bar :) 

Initially, we planned to only shoot in the library and get creative with our angles. But, that was before  Jessica + Jeremy's planner, Angela Proffitt,  mentioned shooting in Analog. Analog is Hutton's new event/music venue, and it is spectacular! Angela worked her networking magic and got us exclusive access for part of the day on Saturday so we could do Jessica and Jeremy's first look and some formals there. It was perfect, and in our humble opinion way outdid the outdoor selections we had in mind. 

Jessica + Jeremy were a dream to hang out with on their wedding. Super easy going, we didn't see them upset about anything the entire day. They took the rainy weather in stride and didn't let it get in the way of them enjoying the fact that this day was all about them, and the love they were committing to one another. It showed, and they are clearly wedding day rock stars! 

We hope you enjoy this preview of Jessica + Jeremy's beautiful, rainy Nashville wedding...

Catering - Chefs Market

Florals - LMA Designs

Photo Booth - Details Nashville

Videography - Zane Karl Studios

Planning and Design - Angela Proffitt 

Trolley - Hello Trolley

Getting Ready - Hutton Hotel

Reception Venue - Marathon Music Works 

Rentals - Music City Tents and Events

Lighting - Nashville Event Lighting

Drapery - Quest Events

Table Linens - Graceful Tables

Cake - Rachel Make my Cake

Cigar Bar - Primings Cigar Lounge

HotDog Cart - Disco Dogs

 

Candice + Cody Wedding

I can't think of a greater honor than to have another fantastic wedding photographer to ask us to shoot her wedding! That's just what happened when Candice Jones Photography asked us to shoot her wedding last weekend.  

Candice + Cody have been friends since high school and last Saturday they solidified the permanence of their relationship by becoming husband and wife.   

On Friday night we checked the weather for the wedding, and there was 100% chance of rain all day!  The wedding was in a huge clear tent at Candice's parents' house in Woodbury.  On the way to the wedding, we get a call from Candice telling us to bring our rainboots because the tent was inches under water!!  We were already en route, so we stopped at a store to buy some boots.  We showed up to Candice's house to find tractors digging a massive trench to re-route the water and the tent having water pumped out of it.  It was like a fire hydrant shooting out water for a few hours!

Despite all of the reasons that Candice + Cody or their family should be stressed out about their current circumstances with the rain, they were the exact opposite.  Everyone was cool, calm, and collected.  They were excited to be getting married and kept joking about how it was going to be such a memorable day :) 

By the time the wedding started all of the water was gone and the space transformed into a magical winter wonderland complete with evergreen trees, a stone fireplace, and chandeliers. The ceremony was spectacular and romantic followed by a lovely dinner and lively reception led by the Grand Anthem Band.

It was clear to everyone present how happy Candice + Cody were and definitely madly in love!  Enjoy the preview of their unforgettable wedding. 

Vendors who helped make this wedding special...

Venue: Jones' Residence

Caterer: Uncle Buds

Band: Grand Anthem Band

Florist: Lana Jones 

Lighting: Nashville Audio Visual

Cake: Million Dollar Desserts

Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai

Kei + Derik Wedding

Last Saturday we headed out to Columbia TN, to capture the wedding day of Kei + Derik.

They were full of sincerity and love. The most explicit evidence for this was the amount of love and happiness people poured over them on their wedding day. It was such a great start to the wedding season, to see such a celebrated couple. Kei + Derik were very intentional as they showered their guests with thoughtful comments and long embraces.

It was an exceptional day for everyone involved. Kei + Derik didn't let the rain or any other inconveniences that had already happened affect their mood.  They were getting married and that was all that mattered. It was a beautiful display of priority, and that priority was love!  

Kei's makeup was perfect and was done by Skylar from Merle Norman Cosmetics. There was lovely live music being performed by Cord J. Martin, and the reception was at the goregeous Westbury House in downtown Columbia. We hope you enjoy this preview of their rainy, love filled, wedding day! 

Cheers! 

Vendors: 

Cookies - Lauras Custom Cookies

Cake - Dessert Design by Leland

Stationary - Crane and Co. 

Stationary - Cordially Creative 

Hair - Kelsey at Vanity Hair + Designs

Coordinator - JaDonna Secrest

Ceremony Venue - Maury County Courthouse 

Reception Venue - The Westbury House

Music - Cord Martin

Make up - Skylar 

Officiant - Ty Cobb, Maury County Fire Chief