Weddings

Taylor + Rance, Wedding

The church his family has attended for years.
A beautiful bride, hugged by her momma and described as the best daughter anyone could ask for.  
A groom, who smiles biggest when clasping hands with his girl. ❤️
Best friends and family all dressed up and filling the church pews. 
Violin, piano, and trumpet plays. 
The doors open, the audience rises. 
She walks in, he meets her at the alter. 
Promises are spoken, they kiss, everyone claps and cheers. 
A limo ride, another kiss or two, and they join their friends again. 
Cue the dancing, the cake cutting, and the band. 
Hugs and congratulations in between. 
Rocky Top, arms in the air, and a full dance floor. 
Twirls and toasts and smiles on faces. 
Throw the bouquet, catch the garter. 
A sparkler is lit, and then another, and another. 
Run in between the long line of cheers and into the rest of their lives together, 
as Husband and Wife forever.

Ceremony- Second Baptist Church-Union City Official
Reception- Discovery Park of America
Videographer- Camilla Buoni 
Wedding Planner- Magic Moments Weddings & EventsSusanne Marsidi
Bridal Party Hair & Makeup- The Southern Suite Salon / Brooke Gaines/Ashley Baggett / Jessica Graves 
Florals/Specialty Linens- Magic Moments Wedding & Events
Band- The Plan B Band- A Premiere Dance Band for Weddings & Private Events 
Caterer- Hub's Restaurant
Baker- The Warped Whisk Cakery
Tuxedos- 5 Seasons Mens Shop
Wedding Gown- My Best Friend Jenna
Limousine Service- Elite Limo

Gavin + Cierra, Wedding

Cierra was a bridesmaid in my own wedding a few years ago, and we had a friendship built on Higher Ground coffee, Pinterest crafts and cooking attempts, and late night talks about nothing in particular. When she moved away to Nashville to get her teaching degree, I missed her but was so proud of her for pursuing her dream! Who knew that while she was moving forward in her education, she would also meet the guy who is now her husband-- Gavin. :) 

I didn't meet Gavin until we did their engagement session last Fall, so I had told Cierra I was happy for her, but couldn't really approve until I got to know him a little. When I took their pictures though, I knew that this guy was perfect for her. They are both full of laughter and smiles, share a love for Harry Potter, and of course, have a thing for each other. At the end of the session as we hugged goodbye, I told Cierra I officially approved (as if that was going to make a difference, but still. :) ) 

Gavin and Cierra had a beautiful wedding day filled with family and friends from near and far, bright sunshine and drenching rain, sweet-smelling flowers and the most amazing rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody I have ever experienced. It was the perfect blend of the planned-for moments and the bits that no one had expected. But through it all these two had smiles on their faces, and I expect that is how it will be for the next 50+ years of their marriage. :) 

 

Congratulations, you two! Thank you for giving me the pleasure of being your photographer!
Special thanks to Michelle Bulla for being my wonderful, talented second shooter. 

Venue- Discovery Park of America, Union City TN 

Videographer- Sublett Road Media

Hair/Makeup- Stillwater Salon (Stephani Quinn & Kayla High)

Florist- Calla Lilly

Baker-  Katelin Hayes Desserts

Catering- Sassafras 

DJ- David Venus

Lauren + Austin, Wedding

Sunshine and blue skies, happy tears and big smiles, young love and best friends-- Lauren and Austin's wedding consisted of all of these things, and more. These high school sweethearts may have had one of the hottest wedding days of 2018, but they smiled through the heat and danced as though they didn't even notice. :) From their precious first look, where both of them may have shed a tear (or two), to the ceremony surrounded by friends and family who cheered them on, and finally to the reception with more than one fun dance routine, this day was full of sweet memories for these two to hold onto forever. 

One thing that stood out to me at Lauren and Austin's wedding was the sense that everyone present was a part of their family. The bridesmaids were more like a sisterhood around Lauren, and the groomsmen, when not making us laugh, were always there to help, as a good brother should be-- even carrying Lauren's veil so it wouldn't drag the ground in between pictures. :) Even the guests seemed right at home, taking it all in with happy faces at the ceremony, and filling the dance floor at the reception. You can tell there are many people who love and support this sweet couple! 

 

Thanks so much, Lauren and Austin, for letting us be a part of your special day! 

Venue: The Venue at Waddell Place
Planner: Haley Zell
Caterer: Mallard's Restaurant
Florist: Jack Jones Flowers
Videographer: Durant Studios
DJ: Phillip Garrett
Cake: Sandy Clayton
Bride’s hair and makeup: Gina Marie Hampton
Valets: Ivan Hernandez and Andy Wilson
Rentals: Vows Wedding & Events and M&M Rentals