Happy Friday, everyone! Angelynn and Ryan’s Bridge Building wedding in Nashville, TN a few weeks ago was an absolute joy, and the kind of beautiful day that reminds you of all the best parts of living in this city! Angelynn and Ryan met online, but they really met because Ryan was in town working in construction, on one of the high rise buildings going up downtown. These two both have such amazing stories, and it is so beautiful to see how they’ve truly found each other after going through so much. I loved that they were so incredibly excited to have all of their people all in one place to celebrate, and to show off the vibe of this city they’ve come to love so much.

They picked the perfect venue to show off that vibe, and they were surrounded by so much love and support from their friends and family throughout the day! After the ceremony we were greeted by the most gorgeous sunset and the kind of incredible light we only rarely see here. Angelynn and Ryan joined their guests for a sunset toast before dancing and partying the night away! They also had a friend who did an abstract performance painting of the evening, which was so inspiring to watch as it progressed. So fun!

We’re excited to share some of our favorite moments of the day! Keep scrolling to see more:

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Congratulations, Angelynn and Ryan! It was such a joy to get to know you both and document your story and to be a part of such a beautiful celebration! We’re so happy for you both!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this such a beautiful day, including: Venue, Planning, and Catering: The Bridge Building | Dress: Modern Trousseau | Video: Matt G Video | Painter: Rachel Kice | Band: 12 South Band | Flowers: English Garden by Terry White | Officiant: Pastor Wes Howard | Makeup: Sheila Davis of F.A.C.E. | Hair: Rachel at Green Pea

Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great weekend!

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Hello, everyone!

Ginny and Michael’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center wedding was an absolute dream, and we are so excited to share some of our favorite images from the day with you all today! Ginny and Michael first met in high school, but didn’t begin dating until part way through college, where they were long distance for the first part of their relationship. We had such a great time with them during their engagement session, and seeing them together on their wedding day just confirmed how sweet they are and how much they enjoy being around each other. Not to mention, their friends and family are amazing and were so excited to celebrate with them! Their ceremony at St. Henry was so meaningful and beautiful, and the team at Big Events worked together with Ginny to bring together an absolutely stunning design for the reception at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center! Everyone had a blast dancing the night away. It was a day full of the perfect mix of fun, sweet, sentimental, and emotional moments, and we couldn’t have been more honored to be there to document it!

On to some of our favorites!

Mom zipping bride

Groomsmen bourbon toast

Groom with bourbon

First look with dad

First look with parents

First look at Schermerhorn

Sweet first look

Groom looking at bride

Schermerhorn wedding portraits

Groom kissing bride

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Bride and groom reflection

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Groom watching bride walk down aisle

Dad giving away bride

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Walking in to Schermerhorn

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Cocktail hour at Schermerhorn

Relaxed wedding photos

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Entering reception hall

Best candid wedding moments

Epic first dance photos

First dance at Schermerhorn

Groom laughing with groomsmen

Wedding reception at Schermerhorn

Groomsmen dancing at reception

Bride and groom dancing at reception

Fun reception photos

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Last wedding dance

Ribbon wand wedding exit

Saying goodbye to wedding guests

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Ginny and Michael- Congratulations! We are so happy for you all, and we loved being there to document your celebrations! You two are the best, and we hope you are having an incredible time on your honeymoon!

As always a big thanks to everyone who helped make this day so perfect and stunning for Ginny and Michael, including: Planning/Styling/Floral Design/Design: Big Events, Inc. | Ceremony: St. Henry | Reception: Schermerhorn Symphony Center | Catering: Chef’s Market | Music: The Downtown Band | Dress shop: The Dress Theory | Dress Designer: Sareh Nouri | Hair: Cindy Rough | Makeup: Debbie Dover Hall | Tuxes: Combatant Gentlemen | Stationery: Silt and Pine | Cake: Dessert Designs | Late Night Cookies: Jake’s Bakes | Reception Table Top Papers: Hester & Cook | Rings: Genesis Diamonds, A. Jaffe, Brentwood Jewelers, and Ash Hilton (New Zealand)

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! We are so happy to be seeing a hint of fall arriving in Nashville, and are gearing up for our last weddings of the year in October. We can’t wait to continue sharing the celebrations!

Happy adventuring!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Today we’re excited to share some more favorites from Zack and Brianne’s Riverwood Mansion wedding! As you can see on their faces in the images, these two were just so excited to finally be marrying each other! Brianne told me prior to the wedding that she was especially looking forward to the first look, because Zack always wears his emotions on his sleeve. That was definitely true for both of them in one of the sweetest first looks ever! Everything about the day was so fun, and it was so great to watch two families come together to celebrate Zack and Brianne (and a little bit of Gator football thrown in!). Their ceremony had an extra special touch, as it was officiated by one of their best friends, and everyone partied into the evening!

On to some of our favorite moments from the day!

Groom getting ready

Mom hugging bride

Bride getting dressed

First look with dad

emotional first look

First look at Riverwood

Bride with bridesmaids

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Portraits at Riverwood Mansion

Sunlight on bride

Bride and groom under arch

Bride and groom in garden

Sweet wedding photos

Bride hugging grandmother

Dad preparing toast

Groom high five

Bride before ceremony

Grandparents walking down aisle

Bride before walking down aisle

Groom watching bride

Bride hugging dad

Bride and groom laughing during ceremony

Grandmother during ceremony

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Bride and groom looking at rings

Groom watching Gator football

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Bride and groom during toasts

Epic first dance photos

Bride and groom first dance

First dance spinning

Groom dancing with mom

Bride dancing with dad

12 South Band reception

Groom singing at reception

Bride and groom dancing

Sparkler exit Riverwood

Nighttime wedding photos

Congratulations, Brianne and Zack! We are so happy for you both, and loved being there to celebrate with you! Hope you’re having a fantastic time on your honeymoon!

Thanks to everyone who helped bring the day together, including: Venue/Styling/Planning: Riverwood Mansion | Cake & Catering: 8 Lavender Lane Catering | Floral Design: Enchanted Florist | Bride’s Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Dress Shop: Wedding Angels | Hair & Makeup: Parlour 3 | Band: 12 South Band | Video: White Heart Wedding Films

Thank you all for stopping by the blog, and I hope you have a great rest of the week!

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Happy Friday, friends!
Today is an incredibly gorgeous day in Nashville, and this drop in humidity has got me excited to share a ton of our favorite images from Katie & Art’s Chicago destination engagement session! We just have so many favorites from hanging out and exploring the city with these two, and I’m just all wrapped up in warm and fuzzy feelings over here  🙂  No better way to celebrate a Friday! Over and over again, we hear from our couples that they don’t want cheesy engagement photos. There’s some crazy stuff out there in Pinterest world, and none of it looks like something they would ever in a million years do. We totally agree, and we are just over the moon when a couple opts to incorporate their favorite spots and daily life into their session. We believe that this time period of being engaged, even though it’s so short compared to the lifetime you have ahead with each other, deserves to be documented and remembered. When you look at your photos, we want you to feel like “this is us.”
Katie and Art totally “got it.” We spent the morning exploring some of their favorite spots: a stroll along the waterfront at sunrise, their favorite coffee shop (which I can’t wait to go back to some day!), the dog park with their dog Saidee, and one of their favorite things to do: a walk around their neighborhood in Ukrainian Village, which they just love! It was such an honor to share in some of these spots with them, and see the natural joy they have together, and how much they enjoy getting to do life together! We spent the 24 hours leading up to the session having multiple freakouts about the unpredictable weather and the forecast that kept changing every five minutes, but we ended up with a beautiful sunrise, and when a little bit of rain rolled in towards the end of the session, it just added to the adventure! Perfectly imperfect–our favorite way to be.
On to some favorites!

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Katie and Art- Thank you so much for being so welcoming and for showing us around your city and neighborhood, and giving us the opportunity to document a little bit of life for you guys! We absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with you at your wedding in May!!

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! Hope you all have a great Friday, and a wonderful holiday weekend full of adventure!

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