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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Happy Friday, everyone!

Today is the perfect day to share more of our favorites from Lindsay and Taylor’s wedding at the Cordelle, part two of their wedding celebrations! Be sure to check out part one if you haven’t seen it yet 🙂 But if you have, continue on! As I mentioned in our other post, Lindsay and Taylor are two of the most thoughtful people we’ve ever met, and the care that they put into this second ceremony (with the help of Lindsay’s mom!) was no less meaningful than the first. They really wanted everyone to feel like they were part of something important, and that they hadn’t missed out on anything by not being at the family ceremony. The ceremony was filled with readings by friends, words to each other, the signing of a contract bringing the families together, and of course, a wedding day selfie and drone flyover! So many thoughtful details filled the historic Cordelle, including old family wedding photos, placecards where Lindsay drew a sketch of each wedding guest, lots of subtle touches of space (including Lindsay’s handmade cake topper!), and more! One of my favorite touches was the projection of The Empire Strikes Back in black and white during dinner–are you kidding me?! So fun. It truly was overwhelming in the very best way to be a part of such a joy-filled weekend. Several times I found myself just stopping to take in all the wonderful things that were going on, and the happiness of everyone around us, all because Lindsay and Taylor fell in love.

On to some (ok, ok, a TON!) of our favorites from the day!

Looking at old photos

Cordelle Bridal suite

Groom with space socks

Groom buttoning jacket

Bride helping girl with necklace

Bride walking down stairs

First look at The Cordelle

Bride outside the Cordelle

Ribbons on bouquet

Nashville wedding photographers

Bride and groom laughing

Historic home wedding

Bride and groom in Nashville

Groom in gray suit

Bride holding bouquet

Wedding at the Cordelle

Natural wedding photos

Candid wedding photos

Bride showing groom cake topper

Bride walking with bridesmaids

Bride hugging officiant

Secret garden wedding

Bridal suite at the Cordelle

Groom before ceremony

Guests before wedding ceremony

Grandparents at wedding

Bridesmaids at the Cordelle

Dad with bride

Groom with sisters

Dad walking bride down the aisle

Bride walking down aisle

Dad hugging bride

Bride and groom laughing during ceremony

Family during wedding ceremony

Readings during ceremony

Holding hands

outdoor wedding Nashville

Groom saying vows

Wedding party selfie

Family contract wedding

Bride hugging mother in law

Natural wedding ceremony

The Cordelle wedding ceremony

Bride and groom just married

Emotional recessional

Just married

High five for newlyweds

Celebrating with wedding guests

Just married excitement

Wedding day selfie

Classy space wedding details

Bride and groom thumbs up

Announced into reception

Dad giving toast

Laughing during toast

Bride laughing during toast

Wedding toast

Funny cake cutting

Bride and groom with cake

Star Wars wedding

First dance at the Cordelle

Twinkle light first dance

Dance with dad

Groom dancing with mom and sisters

emotional bride and groom

Dancing under the moon

Groom dancing with sisters

Bride hugging bridesmaid

Bride dancing with brother

Groom dancing with sister

Bride and groom with college friends

Moon and stars gobo

Bridesmaids dancing

Groom

Bride and groom waving to guests

Glowstick wedding exit

Lindsay and Taylor–A million congratulations again!! Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your celebrations, and for being such incredible and joy-filled people! We are honored to have been there to document both days for you guys, and have loved every second of working with you!!

These two also assembled an incredible team to help bring their vision to life! Dream team: Planning & Coordination: Modern Vintage Events | Venue: The Cordelle | Hair & Makeup: Amanda Gros Hair & Makeup Artist | Florals: Basil & Bergamot Flower Farm | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Rentals: 12th Table | Catering: Flavor | DJ: Russ Pollard | Ceremony Music: Nashville Wedding Guitarist | Cake: Dulce Desserts | Linens: Over the Top Linens

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

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!

We are just so excited to share these images from Lindsay and Taylor’s intimate family wedding ceremony with you all today. Lindsay and Taylor are exceptional humans, who we have so enjoyed getting to know throughout their wedding celebrations. They are so thoughtful and so intentional, and everything they planned was extremely meaningful. This ceremony was actually the first of two (well, technically 3!) ceremonies (more from the second day coming to the blog next week!). Lindsay and Taylor initially wanted to elope, but also wanted family to be able to experience the big wedding day. So they found a cabin in middle Tennessee, and on a Sunday morning, were joined by family and a few close friends to officially mark the beginning of their marriage. Lindsay wore a beautiful blush vintage gown, and a bracelet that has been worn for generations by women in her family on their wedding days. After the ceremony, they shared a champagne toast (or maybe more of a mimosa toast!) before giving gifts to celebrate their families coming together, then they prepared a delicious meal for everyone! During lunch, they also celebrated Taylor’s birthday (which was a few days ago–so be sure to wish him a happy birthday!). It truly was perfect.

Taylor and Lindsay wanted the day to feel thoughtful, and they put a lot of time into planning the ceremony with the help of their close friend Stijn from Belgium, who officiated the ceremonies both days. It was so beautifully personal to them, and I have about a million favorite parts. But I’m going to let the images do the rest of the talking for this incredibly joy-filled day!

cabin elopement

Bride hugging friend

Mom helping bride into vintage dress

Vintage blush wedding gown

Family heirloom bracelet

Mom and bride laughing

Adventure box

Bride hugging dad

Bride with dad

Bride and dad during wedding ceremony

Intimate outdoor wedding ceremony

Holding hands

Personalized vows

Vow book

Groom looking at bride

Brides parents during ceremony

Bride looking at groom

Wedding ceremony laughing

Wedding ceremony crying

Emotional wedding ceremony

Bride and groom laughing

Letters for bride and groom

Outdoor family wedding ceremony

First kiss outdoor ceremony

Adventure wedding photographers

Groom hugging mom

Bride laughing with new sister

Bride and groom with dogs

Vintage blush wedding dress

Nashville wedding photographers

Couple walking on gravel road

Opening bottle of champagne

Just married toast

Toasting with family

Toasting with family and friends

Personalized vow book

Gifts for wedding guests

Honoring family on wedding day

Bride hugging mom

arm-around-the-waist

Sisters opening gifts

Parents opening gifts

Destination wedding photographers

Unique wedding photos

Wedding photos with movement

Book lover wedding

Could there be a more perfect room for two people who love books as much as Lindsay and Taylor?!

Bride wearing family bracelet

Wedding ring inscription

Bride and groom cooking

Bride preparing salad

Ring box

Groom cooking potatoes

Wedding guests mingling

Mom laughing

Bride and groom in kitchen

Cooking wedding photos

Outdoor wedding lunch

Cake and Jeni

Happy birthday wedding

Blowing out candles

Bride laughing

Bride and groom dancing

Lindsay and Taylor–Congratulations, and thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of and document the memories of this day for you! We are so happy for you guys, and loved every second of it!

Stay tuned: we’ll be sharing more from the second half of their celebrations at The Cordelle late next week, and I can promise you that it’s out of this world! We can’t wait to share!

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

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Harpeth River Engagement

Get ready for a super sized post for this beautiful Friday, because this Tennessee adventure session had a little bit of everything we love the most for engagement sessions! A couple who adores each other, gorgeous light, a little bit of adventure, and a little bit of life at home (complete with four-legged friends!). We had such an amazing time with Kate & Mike last weekend! These two are so sweet together, and I love how they truly just enjoy being together. We started off with a little bit of a hike and hanging out by the Harpeth River, site of one of their early dates, before heading to their cabin, where we also got to meet their cats and dogs!

On to a few of our favorites from our adventures with Kate & Mike!

Laughing engagement photos

nature engagement session

Creative engagement photos

Nashville adventure engagement session

Nashville adventure session

Engagement session outfits

Natural engagement photos

Adventure engagement session

Candid engagement photos

Franklin engagement session

Hiking engagement session

Couple walking in field

Couple dancing in field

Sweet engagement photos

Couple holding hands

Couple walking in forest

Barn engagement session

Nashville engagement photographers

College Grove photos

Pets engagement session

Dogs playing on porch

Dogs in engagement session

Couple on porch with dog

Couple snuggling dogs

Backyard engagement session

Franklin engagement photographers

Creative engagement session

Black and white engagement photos

Couple through the trees

Couple petting dog

Smiling dog in trees

Couple in front of cabin

Dog in yard

Couple walking with dog

Couple hugging

Dogs on porch

Couple with cats

This is Us session

Kate and Mike–Thanks so much for hanging out with us, showing us some of your favorite spots, and for welcoming us to your home! We had such a wonderful time with you all, and we absolutely can’t wait to celebrate with you in October! You two are the sweetest!

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

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