Leah Moyers Photography »

Catherine & Jonathan held their wedding at  Zoo Knoxville and I love unique venues! This couple was so fun to work with because they are super playful and just wanted to have fun and get married with no major expectations. We started off the day at the Knoxville Botanical Garden for portraits before their guests arrived and the party started. They climbed trees, snuggled and laughed, got a few mosquito bites and walked through a bamboo forest to escape the heat.

We arrived at the zoo where they greeted some friends and took a breath before the main event. A few minutes before their ceremony the skies opened up and everyone ran into the nearest building where they continued. Everyone stood beaming while they said their vows. During the cocktail hour the guests were treated to appetizers and drinks in a multi-level tree house with swinging suspension bridge overlooking the gibbons. An animal ambassador introduced birds to the guests and Catherine & Jonathan visited the red pandas. During the reception everyone dined at tables decked out with details Catherine’s Mom and sister gathered on an International trip, danced to music carefully chosen by the bride and groom and scrambled to find their favorite animals for carousel rides. Thank you for having me C&J! Here are a few favorites-

With Custom Love Gifts, Events and Prints, All Occasions catering and party rentals

 

PLEASE SHARE :FacebookPinterestTwitter

Lori & Drew met me in the Smoky Mountains National Park for their engagement session recently. They are planning a New Years Eve wedding at Jackson Terminal in downtown Knoxville, TN this year with Custom Love Gifts & Events. Lori’s red dress was incredible in contrast with those forest greens. I love this gorgeous couple, enjoyed spending an evening with them in the mountains and I am so happy they found each other. I can’t wait for NYE!

 

PLEASE SHARE :FacebookPinterestTwitter

Serious floral inspiration coming. I’m so excited to share this wedding! You may have seen Caitlin &  Travis’ engagement session in Chicago last Fall. After spending the day with this fun couple I knew how in love they were and was SO excited to photograph their Spring wedding at Fishermen’s Inn just outside of Chicago. This was my second time at their venue and I can’t say enough good things about the space and their staff. Caitlin is a fabulous wedding planner and works with Floral Wonders. They worked together to make the space incredibly beautiful from the unique ceremony branch with delicate hanging flowers, incredible floral centerpieces with glowing candlelight and geometric vs. natural elements to the suspended rustic boxes with arrangements in the reception area. The floral details were unbelievable. The gorgeous cake was made by Two Wild Seeds who offer gluten free and vegan cakes, Caitlin’s cool platform shoes are Stella McCartney and beautiful gown was from Matthew Christopher. Her makeup artist is Makeup by Francesca. Caitlin’s brother and Chicago comedian Brooks officiated their very personal ceremony with rock paper scissors to determine who read their hand written vows first. Caitlin’s twin sister Taylor stood by her side as the Maid of Honor and Travis’ best friend served as his Best Man. I know they are so excited to start married life and I can’t wait to see all of their adventures together! Some of my favorite moments are featured here-

With Mode Events DJs, Elan Video, BBJ Linens, Zazu hair styling and very cool families and friends!

PLEASE SHARE :FacebookPinterestTwitter

This new wedding venue! I am so excited to share these images from a beautiful styled shoot by The Bride Link – Tennessee at new Sevierville, TN venue The Cardinals Nest Wedding & Events with Custom Love Gifts, Events & PrintsLillian Ruth Bride by Wedding WonderlandRegal Tuxedo of Knoxville – Formerly Savvi FormalwearThe Bee’s Knees Bakery & MoreCampbell Tent & Party RentalsMelissa Timm DesignsSouthern SirensEvent Rentals by RothchildSequoyah Entertainment and Gage Models & Talent Agency. The Cardinal’s Nest is nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains with an idyllic outdoor chapel in a picturesque setting. Onsite amenities include two log cabins nestled in the woods to serve as quarters for couples or as private retreats for corporate events. The venue also boasts an open-vendor policy, allowing clients to bring in the vendors of their choice, including catering, making it a beautiful and budget-friendly option for hosting events. I am so happy to have this gorgeous venue in my neighborhood. Enjoy and thank you to all the wedding pros!

 

PLEASE SHARE :FacebookPinterestTwitter

Julia & Taylor invited me to capture their elopement in the Smoky Mountains this Spring. I wanted to share a few favorite portraits from our adventures. Congratulations to this amazing and beautiful couple. I can’t say enough about my love for intimate weddings in the Smokies!

PLEASE SHARE :FacebookPinterestTwitter