Happy Monday, and happy (early) Independence Day!

Today is Brittney and Nick’s one month-a-versary, so that seems like a pretty good time to share some more of our favorite images from their joy-filled Scarritt Bennett wedding and Houston Station reception! We have had such a great time getting to know Brittney and Nick throughout their wedding planning process. These two are just so sweet together, and are a perfect fit. We love how intentional they were with their planning, and how much care went into every single detail (my personal favorite: their watercolor crest featuring their dog, Owen, and the chapel!). Brittney was just so excited for every little part of the day, and they really did soak in every moment!

Brittney and Nick met in college through mutual friends on spring break, then realized they were both from Clarksville and actually went to rival high schools growing up! From the moment they met they were inseparable. They are the perfect balance for each other, and just have so much fun together! Leading up to the wedding, Brittney couldn’t wait for their first look and to know they day had finally come that they were getting married. And Nick couldn’t wait to be announced into the reception as husband and wife! It was such a beautiful day full of sweet moments and emotions–keep scrolling to see some of our favorites!

Congratulations, Brittney & Nick!! We are so, so happy for you both and had such a wonderful time celebrating with you and documenting all these sweet moments. There was just so much joy in your day, and we loved getting to witness it! We hope you’re loving settling in to married life!

Big thanks to everyone who helped make it such a beautiful day, including: Planning: Weddings by Helen | Ceremony Venue: Wightman Chapel at Scarritt Bennett | Reception Venue: Houston Station | Floral Design: English Garden by Terry White | Dress Shop: The Bride Room | Dress Designer: Augusta Jones | Hair and Makeup: KJ Artistry | Caterer: Ribbons of Chocolate | Cake: Dulce Desserts | Music: 12 South Band | Lighting: Southern Sky Event Lighting | Rentals: Liberty Party Rental | Transportation: Grand Avenue

Thank you for stopping by the blog! Wishing you all a happy Independence Day, and hope you’re all having a wonderful summer!

If you’re a joyful couple looking for a laid back photo experience that helps you remember how it felt to be celebrating with all your favorite people, give us a shout! We can’t wait to talk more with you!

Happy Monday!

Talking with Katie about her wedding day, one phrase that stood out to me that she used was “pure joy.” The way Katie and Art were so excited to see their story come together, for their families to join as one, to celebrate all love, and just to see the joy of the day was so inspiring. The day dawned hot and humid (hello, Nashville!), and gave way later to heavy storms, but “pure joy” was still the perfect way to describe every second! The rain made it perfectly imperfect in the most beautiful way, in the way that only life can be. Staring down a possible forecast of rain for your outdoor wedding can be daunting for any bride, but Katie shared the sweetest story with me about how she came to have peace about whatever would happen and to find the joy in it. I won’t even attempt to re-tell it, but I just love how intentional these two are about their lives!

And that’s pretty much why we love Katie and Art! We had the best time getting to know these two through their wedding planning and their This is Us engagement session in Chicago. They planned an incredibly sweet wedding ceremony at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, followed by a super fun reception at Ruby! There were nods to Art’s Ukrainian heritage, and tons of laughter and love. With so many incredible moments it was pretty much impossible to narrow this down to a reasonable number of images, but here are some of our favorites from the day!

Katie wore her mom’s veil, and I love her mom’s hands in the photo on the left

Congratulations, Katie and Art! We are so incredibly happy for you both (and Saidee!!), and were honored to be there to document your wedding celebrations! Thanks to you and your families for being so sweet and welcoming, and such a joy-filled inspiration!

Also thanks to the absolutely incredible team who helped make it all happen! Special shout out to Kelly and her team at Kelly Dellinger Events for being so on it with the rain plan! Planning & Styling: Kelly Dellinger Events | Ceremony Venue: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens | Reception Venue: Ruby | Floral Design: Amanda Jerkins Design | Hair & Makeup: Katie Russo Beauty | Catering: Clean Plate Club | Music: Cosmo Creations | Rentals: Liberty Party Rental | Dress Shop: BHLDN | Tuxes: Jos A Banks | Trolley: Hello Trolley | Stationery: Ink Nashville 

Thank you all for stopping by the blog and sharing in the joy! We’ve had an incredible spring and will have more weddings to share as we get caught up during our short summer break! Then more awesomeness coming your way later this summer and fall! If you’re a bride planning your wedding, and you don’t want to have to worry about if your photographers know how to handle if it rains on your wedding day, we’d love to chat with you!

Happy adventuring!

REAL – NATURAL – JOYFUL
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It’s an old Southern tradition that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the spot where you are getting married, you’ll have good weather on your wedding day. Missy and Nathan did, and the weather could not have been more perfect for their Graystone Quarry wedding! And getting to dig it up after the ceremony and share with your friends? Priceless! (Even if it does spill halfway out as you’re digging it up!)

Missy and Nathan are so sweet and easy going together. We loved getting to know them (and their dog, Bella!) during their engagement session and throughout their wedding planning process! They actually first met in 7th grade, and even went to their freshman homecoming dance together. They went to different high schools and colleges, but kept in touch over the years. They officially began dating in 2008, and have been together ever since! When they began planning their wedding, they completely fell in love with Graystone Quarry (which was still under construction at the time!), and how unique it was for Nashville. They were so excited to spend the evening celebrating with friends and family, and it truly turned out to be a stunning celebration!

On to just a few of our favorites from the day! And fun fact: We’ve had one other couple that we know of who buried a bottle of bourbon for their wedding day: Kyle and Wil. And Wil was actually the officiant for Missy and Nathan’s ceremony! Always such a joy to see our past couples alongside our newest couples!

Congratulations, Missy and Nathan! We are so happy for you both, and loved getting to document your beautiful celebration! We can’t wait for you to see all of your images!

Big thanks to the wonderful team who made everything so beautiful for Missy and Nathan, including: Venue/Planning/Styling/Design: Graystone Quarry | Floral Design: Enchanted Florist | Bride’s Dress: Modern Trousseau | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom’s Attire: Suitsupply | Bride & Bridesmaid Hair: Taylor Shifflett | Makeup, MOB & MOG Hair: One10 Beauty | DJ: Premier | The Entertainment Company | Catering: Chef Penelope | Cutting Cake: Ivey Cakes | Stationery: Blush Paperie and Minted

Thank you all for stopping by the blog, and I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

REAL – NATURAL – JOYFUL
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We always say that doing a little something to get out of your comfort zone for your engagement has a big payoff! Lauren and Jonathan’s sunrise session at Cedarwood Weddings started off with waking up WAY early in the dark, but totally paid off with a gorgeous misty lake and some beautiful sunshine! It was a chilly morning (hard to believe it was only a few weeks ago as we stare down highs in the 90s today!), and Cedarwood’s Mooncake Lake was totally bringing the Pacific Northwest vibe–which was a perfect fit since Lauren and Jonathan first met in the PNW. Lauren and Jonathan met through work and started off as friends first (isn’t that the best?!). Last year, after spending their relationship long distance, they were looking for a place to move together, and decided on Nashville after visiting. And they love it here! They will be celebrating their wedding at Cedarwood later this year, and we are just so excited for them as they begin on this new adventure together!

These two are so sweet and just so genuinely enjoy each other, and are so full of joy. We had an incredible morning exploring Cedarwood with them, so keep scrolling to see some of our favorites!

Lauren and Jonathan–Congratulations! We are so excited for you all! And thanks for getting up so early to hang out with us  🙂  You guys are awesome!

Hope everyone is having a great start to their weekend! We are off to shoot a wedding this afternoon, so keep an eye out this week on our Facebook and Instagram for a sneak peek!

REAL – NATURAL – JOYFUL
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  • May 25, 2017 - 6:37 am

    Linda - Such great work! We love having you shoot at Cedarwood!