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I knew when I talked to Lauren about her and Chris’ wedding plans it would be a special day and I was happy to be working with Custom Love Gifts, Events and Prints again. Lauren and the ladies were getting ready at The Blowout Co. downtown before I met up with Chris and the guys, some rained on drying out their coats while the kids practiced before going down the aisle. Lauren and I stepped out for bridal portraits around the property and later we all got to go to Rock City to wander and take portraits.

They married at Grandview at Lookout Mountain in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The rain held off and Lauren’s Dad sang “The Book of Love” and Chris’ Dad gave a perfect reading. Lauren cultivated plants all year and planted them in pots she made and displayed at the front of the aisle. They also played one of my favorite songs, “Gooey” before the ceremony.

After photos the reception was held out on the patio, guests received pottery mugs Lauren made, had homemade cake from the Superwoman and super talented bride and everyone danced all night. Lauren’s jump split- one my my favorite moments. I loved this wedding day and am so thankful I got to be there. This couple is absolutely perfect together!

 

 

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I love the story behind this wedding. In 2010-2012, Tara and I were coworkers. I was juggling wedding photography on the weekends and my last 9-5 job during the week. I was thankfully able to resign and become a full time photographer on June 1, 2012 and Tara, in support, promised she would hire me when she got married. She kept her word and I was able to photograph her and Derek’s wedding on the 4th of July weekend this year in Chicago. Life is amazing! Tara is now an attorney and we are both living out our dreams. I am so happy to know her and Derek and loved photographing their day.

I started with Tara and the ladies at the Public Hotel downtown with Pin Me Up Chicago. Tara and I went out for bridal portraits at the Lily Pool and on Lake Michigan and I spent some time with Derek and his friends and family at their new condo afterwards. The rest of the day was spent at Ravenswood Event Center where their ceremony and reception were held. The details of the day were just perfect- Tara designed everything so beautifully. I loved the color scheme and flowers from eco-friendly florist Fab Flora, the Persian rug they said their vows on, gorgeous bridesmaids in blush, vegetarian menu, Tara’s BHLDN ceremony gown and short playful reception dress, meeting up with their beloved dog for photos, the Stan’s Donut bar and most of all the incredible love they have for each other. Thank you for having me Tara & Derek, it was an honor!

With Essence Wedding Video

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I love how Matt & Kara envisioned their wedding day. They wanted it to feel like a family reunion and invited their closest friends and family to stay at Blue Mountain Mist, a Sevierville, TN property with a farm house and cottages for guests. They had a ceremony under a beautiful tree officiated by a friend with family quilts and furniture vignettes for seating. After the ceremony the skies opened up and everyone rushed into the house carrying furniture (which made for some great photos) and a rainbow appeared! There were lots of activities for the kids throughout the day, a BBQ, fireworks and paper lanterns to release. Blue Mountain Mist treated everyone like family and made a citrus “sunshine cake” that was a huge hit with the guests. A perfect simple summer wedding day, I enjoyed the day and photographing every moment!

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Colleen & Stewart were married in June At Southern Depot in downtown Knoxville, TN. I have been so excited about sharing their East TN wedding day. I joined Colleen where she and the girls were getting ready with one of my faves, Michael Aceves from Trendz Salon. Colleen & Stewart had their first look at home and we set off for portraits at a botanic garden and by the lake near where Colleen grew up. After their beautiful and personal wedding ceremony everyone gathered at Southern Depot for an early dinner, classic wedding cake from the amazing Art of Cakes, lots of dancing with Sequoyah Entertainment, hanging out by the train cars out back (so cool) and an overall great time. I loved capturing their dance floor, lots of fun family photos outdoors and the hilarious garter toss. With gorgeous flowers by Oak Ridge Floral Company and videography from Milestone Pictures. Great working with all of these wonderful people. Congratulations to the Millers, thank you of having me as part of your super fun summer wedding day!

 

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Ally & Wes married in Sarah’s Glen at Sampson’s Hollow in the Smoky Mountains. They had a beautiful summer day for their wedding and I adored meeting and spending time with their family and friends. I loved how close their family is and how happy everyone was on their wedding day. Ally & Wes were high school sweethearts and the love and friendship they have together is evident. Wes’ reaction to seeing Ally for the first time at the ceremony made everyone tear up (including me). Enjoy this sweet couple and this beautiful location!

With BellavisionVideography and Bigshow Entertainment

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