Saturday was a hot day in Nashville, but it was still perfect for Shea and Brandon’s Church of the Assumption and Country Music Hall of Fame wedding! We’re excited to share a few of our favorites with you all today! Shea and Brandon met at Vanderbilt, and love spending time together outdoors. They had a long engagement, and I know it was so surreal for them for the day to actually be here! They have both a traditional and a fun side, which was reflected perfectly in their venues. Church of the Assumption in Germantown was a gorgeous setting for their meaningful and traditional ceremony, and then everyone headed downtown for a killer reception (complete with epic 90s cover band!) at the Country Music Hall of Fame! Everyone had such a wonderful time, and I love seeing how truly happy all of their friends and family were to be there celebrating with them.

On to some of our favorites of the day!

Bride getting ready at hotel

Bridesmaids seeing bride

Groom tying tie

Groomsmen getting ready

Classic bridal portrait

Mom helping bride with veil

Flower girl before wedding

Dad kissing bride

Mom watching groom

Bride at church of the Assumption

Dad giving away bride

Church of the Assumption wedding

Exchange of rings

Blessing of rings

First kiss

Nashville church wedding

Nashville Germantown wedding

Bubble exit from church

Bride and groom leaving church

Bride smiling at groom

Church wedding photos

Natural wedding photos

Sweet wedding photos

Nashville wedding photographers

Veil blowing in wind

Wedding at Church of the Assumption

Bride and groom walking

Germantown wedding photos

Nashville church wedding

Natural wedding portraits

Blush wedding at CMHOF

Country Music Hall of Fame

Groom at cocktail hour

String trio at cocktail hour

First dance at CMHOF

Cake cutting at CMHOF

Country Music Hall of Fame reception

Groom at reception

Bride dancing at reception

Bride and groom dancing at reception

Congratulations, Shea and Brandon! It was so great to celebrate with you all, and we are so happy for you both! We hope you’re having an incredible time on your honeymoon!

Huge thanks to everyone who helped make this such a beautiful event, especially Amanda and Micaela at A&M Events! Planning: A&M Events | Ceremony Venue: Church of the Assumption | Reception Venue & Catering: Country Music Hall of Fame | Dress Shop: The Bride Room | Bride’s Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier | Floral Designer: A Village of Flowers | Hair: Jennifer Hooper | Makeup: Katie Russo Beauty | Cake: Anne’s Cakes | Ceremony & Cocktail String Trio: Silver Strings | Reception Band: My So Called Band | Furniture Rentals: Please Be Seated | Transportation: Gray Line of Tennessee

Thank you all for stopping by the blog, and we hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

Happy Adventuring!

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It’s another happy Friday, friends, and we’re so happy today to be sharing some of our favorite images from Jamie Claire and Wil’s backyard cabin wedding last weekend! Jamie Claire and Wil, who currently live in Austin, met because Wil was best friends with Jamie Claire’s sister’s husband. So it seems perfectly fitting that they were married on her sister’s beautiful lakeside property! Jamie Claire and Wil  love being together, laughing, and spending time with their dogs, and are both close to their families, especially their sweet nephews! Their wedding day was the perfect, relaxed, backyard summer BBQ kind of day, and after the sweet ceremony, guests had an amazing time hanging out among the trees with the fireflies. Pretty much everything summer is made of! Not to mention an appearance from the beloved duck who has adopted the family  😉 It was truly a family affair, and everyone worked so hard to make sure everything was picture perfect!

On to some of our favorite images!

Bride getting ready

Dad on couch with dog

Groom tying tie

First look in trees

Lakeside first look

Bride laughing

Natural wedding photos

Bride and groom with evergreen trees

Bride and groom walking through forest

Nature wedding photographers

Nashville wedding photographers

Black and white wedding photos

Bride hugging dad

Bride looking out window

Duck at wedding

Bride with flower girl

Girl carrying bride

Dad walking bride down aisle

Groom waiting for bride

Nashville outdoor wedding

Bride during ceremony

Lakeside wedding ceremony

Groom during ceremony

First kiss outdoor wedding

Bride and groom after ceremony

Kissing on dock

Bride and groom at lake

Waterfront wedding photos

Backyard wedding reception

Boy by lake

Bride with friends

Backyard cabin reception

Man by lake

Kayak at sunset

First dance under twinkle lights

Sunset wedding photos

Sunset dance photos

Destination wedding photographers

Forest wedding reception

Congratulations, Jamie Claire and Wil! We had such a great time celebrating with you all, and it was such a relaxed and beautiful day! We’re so happy for you all!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making it such an awesome day! Jamie Claire and her sister arranged all the beautiful florals, and Wil mixed all the music for the day! Catering: Martin’s BBQ | Bride’s hair and makeup: One10 Beauty Nashville | Dress Shop: Second Summer Bridal Austin | Dress Designer: Enzoani | Groom’s Attire: Jos A Bank | Cakes: Sweet 16th Bakery | Tent/Dance Floor/Chair Rentals: Reed’s Events & Catering | Vintage Placewear/Flatwear/Glasses: Southern Events

Happy Friday, and thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope everyone has a wonderful and adventure filled weekend!

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  • June 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    Jamie Claire - I love them so much!!! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents. We were lucky to have you both there to capture all these moments. We will cherish these memories and photos forever.

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Today is a beautiful day to share some favorites from Amanda & Ryan’s gorgeous and classic Scarritt Bennett and Riverwood Mansion wedding last weekend! Amanda and Ryan met during their freshman year at Vanderbilt, and the area around campus has always held a special place in their hearts–especially Scarritt Bennett. Amanda always dreamed of being married there, but knew their availability was limited. One year before the wedding after a walk around campus, they found themselves outside the chapel and Ryan dropped down to one knee, with her grandmother’s ring in hand, and asked if she would marry him there on June 11, 2016. Amanda found out that Ryan, knowing how important it was to her, had already booked a date for them! How romantic is that?! These two love spending time together, and had such a great time with all their friends and family on their wedding day. There were so many special moments with family, and a lot of fun had on the dance floor!
On to some of our favorites from the day!

sisters zipping bride

Mom fixing groom

Classic groom

Bride

Grandmother

Scarritt Bennett bride

Modern Trousseau bride

Bride twirling dress

Grandfather kissing grandmother

Groom waiting with groomsmen

Bride waiting before ceremony

Summer Scarritt Bennett wedding

Wedding guests being seated

Bride laughing with dad

Dad giving thumbs up

Emotional bride before ceremony

Groom watching bride walk down aisle

Dad shaking groom

Groom smiling during ceremony

Reading during ceremony

Exchange of rings

Wedding ceremony Wightman Chapel

Bride laughing during ceremony

First kiss Scarritt Bennett

Bride and groom after ceremony

Bride and groom outside church

Just married

Mom congratulating bride

Bride excited after ceremony

Bride

Nashville wedding photographers

Bride and groom at Scarritt Bennett

Wightman Chapel wedding photos

Nashville church wedding

Bride and groom with stained glass windows

Riverwood Mansion wedding portraits

Bride and groom on porch

Natural bride at Riverwood Mansion

Bride spinning in dress

Sweet wedding portraits

Classic Riverwood Mansion wedding

Harpist during cocktail hour

Riverwood Mansion reception

Praying during reception

Father of the bride toast

Bride crying during toast

First dance at Riverwood

First dances with parents

Cake cutting

Guests dancing at Riverwood

Bride and groom at reception

Groom dancing with grandmother

Last dance wedding reception

Bride hugging family

Bubble exit

Bubble exit at Riverwood

Bride and groom hugging parents

Bubble exit with antique car

Antique car leaving wedding

Amanda and Ryan-Congratulations on an absolutely beautiful wedding day! It was an honor to be there to document all the celebrations and joy for you, and we’re so happy for you both! We hope you’re having an incredible time in Thailand!

This day couldn’t have happened without an incredible team, especially Laura and Jessica with Eventfull Planning out of Indianapolis, who really went above and beyond! Planning/Coordination: Eventfull Planning | Ceremony: Scarritt Bennett Wightman Chapel | Reception & Planning: Riverwood Mansion | Florals: The Enchanted Florist | Bride’s Dress: Modern Trousseau | Tuxes: Street Tuxedo | Catering & Cake: 8 Lavender Lane | Stationery: The Paper Place and Mite Print | Ceremony Music: Innocenti Strings | Reception Band: Number One Party Band

Thank you all for stopping by the blog, and we hope you all have a wonderful and adventure-filled weekend!

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Oh my goodness. So we are so excited to share this wedding with you all today! As I’ve been reflecting back on the first half of our spring wedding season as we gear up for the second half/summer, what stands out to me is just how extremely grateful we are to be a part of and document such incredibly meaningful celebrations. Marianne and Jeremiah’s celebration at First Vineyard is the perfect example! We photographed their wedding in the Bahamas last summer, which was such a fun, bright, and sweetly emotional weekend! I’ve also known Marianne and her family for…well, most of my life (also, you should definitely visit their Bahamas post to read the story of how Marianne and Jeremiah met!), which makes it even more special to be able to be there. They wanted their Kentucky celebration to be a time of honoring and celebrating their families coming together, and all the friends and mentors who have had a part in their lives and relationships. And it was truly such a beautiful celebration!

First Vineyard is a place with a lot of history. As it’s name implies, it was the first commercial vineyard in the United States with links to many different historical figures. But more personally, it is a place near and dear to Jeremiah and his family. He grew up working there, and he and his family have been involved with the vineyard for years. So for this to be the place where they continued the celebration of their marriage was so, so special. Chris and I had an opportunity to walk around the morning of the wedding and explore the magically cool and misty vineyard and grounds, and there’s just such a sense of peace there. We saw the owners taking care of the vines, and some of the four legged inhabitants of the vineyard, and all the hard work that friends and family put into decorating and preparing for the celebration! A short family joining ceremony led by Marianne and Jeremiah took place before dinner and dancing the night away, and ended with a blue moon rising over the vineyard!

Anyway, enough of my rambling! On to some of our favorite images of the day!

First Vineyard Kentucky

Trimming grape vines

Tiered vineyard

Winery parking

Tending grape vines

First Vineyard tasting room

Sugar Creek Resort

Wedding welcome sign

Woman holding puppy

Groom fastening bride

Bride attaching groom

Wedding matchmaker

Vineyard wedding

Kentucky vineyard wedding

Nicholasville wedding photographer

Candid wedding photos

Bride and groom at vineyard

Rainy wedding day

Couple in gazebo

Couple with umbrella

Destination wedding photographer

Bride and groom with grandparents

Bride and groom with cookies

Man walking in vineyard

Mom praying at wedding

Family joining ceremony

Bride and groom leading ceremony

Groom kissing bride on head

Dad praying at wedding

Bride hugging friend

Groom talking to guests

Mother of bride laughing

First dance at First Vineyard

Anniversary dance

Missy

Vineyard sunset

Guests at vineyard

Bride dancing with mom and sister

Bride and groom dancing

Blue moon over Kentucky

Marianne and Jeremiah – Congratulations again, and thank you so much for welcoming us into your celebrations and taking such great care of us! We are SO happy for you all, and so glad to see you settling back in to Kentucky! We can’t wait to see all the great things ahead for you!

Thanks for stopping by the blog, everyone! Hope you’re having a great week, and enjoying the start to summer!

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