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!

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Mom hugging bride

Bride getting dressed

First look with dad

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First look at Riverwood

Bride with bridesmaids

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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

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Bride hugging dad

Bride and groom laughing during ceremony

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Bride and groom looking at rings

Groom watching Gator football

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Riverwood Mansion cocktail hour

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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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The best wedding days are when something unexpected happens, but you know everything is still going to be beautiful and incredible! A little bit of rain certainly wasn’t going to keep Katie and Jeff from getting married and having the party of their lives at The Cordelle in Nashville with some of their favorite people! Katie and Jeff first met in Nashville while attending Vanderbilt University. They currently live in NYC, but Nashville was the perfect place for them to celebrate their marriage. Leading up to the big day, while they were of course excited to officially become husband and wife, they were most excited about getting to celebrate and enjoy the party with their friends and family! And what a party it was, complete with appearance from Super T!

On to some of our favorite images from the day!

Bride drinking rose

First look indoors

Groom fixing bride

Sweet indoor first look

Groom touching bride

Bride and groom exchanging gifts

Cordelle bride

Couple at The Cordelle

Groom kissing bride

Outdoor Nashville wedding

Enchanted florist bouquet

Garden wedding photos

Bride looking at groom

Cordelle wedding photos

Family before wedding ceremony

Flower girl flower crown

Groom looking out window

Bride before ceremony

Rainy wedding ceremony

Flower girl throwing petals

Nashville documentary wedding photographer

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Outdoor rainy wedding ceremony

Outdoor Nashville wedding ceremony

First kiss at The Cordelle

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Bride and groom cocktail hour

Bride talking to friends

First dance Cordelle

Groom spinning bride

Parents toast at wedding

Super T dancing with couple

Couple at wedding reception

Fun reception photos

Super T band

Bride showing off ring

Bride dancing with dad

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Bride with Super T

Wedding at The Cordelle

Katie and Jeff–Congratulations!! We hope you all had the best time celebrating, and that you’re having an incredible time on your honeymoon!

And as always, thanks to the team who made it all happen and made it all gorgeous! Planning/Styling/Design/Paper Design: Fête Nashville | Venue: The Cordelle | Floral Design: The Enchanted Florist | Cake: Dessert Designs | Catering: Flavor | Bride’s Dress: Romona Keveza | Stationery: You’re Invited | Calligraphy: Kitty Hobbs | Hair and Makeup: Katie Russo Beauty | Rentals: Liberty Party Rental and Southern Events | Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Music: Rob Higginbotham | Reception Music: Tyrone Smith Revue | Videographer: Zane Karl Studios

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! Happy Monday!

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  • August 22, 2016 - 6:55 pm

    Sara - There are gorgeous!!!!! What a fun night!!!

Earlier today we shared some photos from the Scobeys 10 year vow renewal (and other assorted Colorado adventures), and now I’m excited to share some of our favorites from their adventure family session! The Scobeys just recently relocated from Atlanta to Colorado, following their hearts to the place where, surrounded by the grandeur and majesty of the mountains, you can’t help but be reminded that there’s something out there that’s bigger than us. The Scobeys are an incredibly inspiring family of dreamers, and are some of the most encouraging people we’ve ever met. Their heart for others is amazing, and their pure joy and love of tickle fights and dance parties is contagious!

We had an absolute blast exploring the mountains with this family, and are so excited to share some of our favorites!

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Scobey Family–Thank you so much for adventuring with us, and for your incredible hospitality!! We love you guys, and can’t wait to see all the amazing things, big and small, that you continue to do! Can’t wait to visit again  <3

Much love to all of you, and happy adventuring!

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