Lydia & Jake – Lebanon TN Wedding at the Mills

Starting off this year of weddings for me are none other than Lydia and Jake. Lydia has been a wonderful friend for so many years and has always been someone that I’ve looked up to. So this whole getting married thing was extra exciting for me too. :) Jake and Lydia make such a wonderful couple and I’m very proud to be able to document and tell the story of that one brisk day in March when Jake and Lydia became Mr. and Mrs.

The wedding was at The Mills, a cute rustic venue in Lebanon, TN. And the day went something like this…

Big thanks to these people and vendors that helped make this happen:

Coordinator: Misty Saunders of Finishing Touches
Flowers: Fresh by CarryAnn
Catering: Two Fat Men 
Cake: Rachel Marshall
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Oliver’s Icebox
Band: Craig Duncan Band
Dress: Seamstress Mama Steger’s wedding dress that she made (with some alterations)
Hair/make up: Kelcie Anne Kamer at Asante Masters Salon

Tori & Daniel Married!

Tori and Daniel are married! I had the greatest of rainy days spent in Memphis getting these two hitched. Tori and Daniel’s family and friends were what some would call a hoot (or a hout? ahhhh bad jokes), so we had the most wonderful of times. I’m super excited for these two and can’t wait to see what new adventures life will throw their way next as Mr. and Mrs.!

Congrats to the Houtrouws! ❤

Gotta love a snowy NYE wedding exit. ?

Junior League Downtown Little Rock Wedding – Hannah & Kenny

This is this story of two of my dear friends who fell in love with each other were married amidst their dearest friends and family. This one felt especially magical because not only was it a whole lot of Hannah and Kenny’s favorite people in attendance, but mine too. :)

These two have been a huge blessing to me as friends and I’m so happy to see these two joyful, caring, and warm hearts together. For this journey, we started at Central Church of Christ and celebrated the reception at Little Rock’s Junior League ballroom-style venue. It was bliss.

Let’s begin.

Big thanks as always to Ashel Parsons for shooting with me.

Venue: Central Church of Christ
Reception: Junior League of Little Rock
Gown: Lowe’s Bridal
Videographer: Mark Fonville
Cake: Mickey’s Cakes and Sweets
Catering: Little Bites Catering (Cheryl Otwell)
Hair & make up: Kylie Koeneke
Florist: Weddings by Karen (Karen Williams)

Cady & Cory Married!

Cady and Cory’s wedding at Garvan Gardens was a wonderful joy-filled celebration. Cady and Cory are a blast to work with, and the everything came together just perfectly. :) The reception was at Mountain Valley Spring Co and made for a bright and elegant venue for an evening dancing and visiting with friends and family.

Congrats to Cady and Cory!

Rainy Hot Springs Arkansas Wedding, Hamp Williams Reception

Megan and Andrew are married! These two have become very near and dear to my heart since meeting for their engagement session. They kinda feel like family to me and even moved to where my family lives…coincidence!? I think not. For blog posts, generally the selection of my favorites tend to highlight the happiest moments more than anything else, but Megan and Andrew are pretty much like this all the time. Which I don’t mind one bit. :)

The wedding consisted of a day surrounded by Megan and Andrew’s closest friends and family (including their sweet child, Harper Lee, the cutest dog ever). All in all it was quite the amazing wedding, full of so much laughter, offers from dad to pay to cancel the wedding (quite a sweet gesture really :)), torrential downpour of rain, and a lot of love.

It was truly a blessing being a part of such a special time and I’m excited to see what the future holds for these two.

Big thanks to Ashel Parsons for shooting with me. Also, many thanks to Randi Slick & Signature Events for coordinating and planning! Also to these vendors:

Ceremony: Garvan Gardens
Reception: Hamp Williams Building
Videographers: Jim & Linda McConnell
Florist: Kelly Efird Designs
Cake: Ambrosia
Band: The St. Louis Big Band

Lewis & Clark College Illinois Wedding – Rachel & Ty

Rachel and Ty are married! I met up with these two in St. Louis for their joy-filled wedding day. Rachel and Ty are both very kind and caring people who are a joy to work with.  The wedding day was such a wonderful time! We started the day with getting ready at Rachel’s vintage-decorated apartment and then met up with Ty and the rest of the bridal party at Ty and Rachel’s favorite church at Hanley Road. After that we went to do pictures (and then get them married!) at the most beautiful community college that I’ve seen, where Ty happens to teach: Louis and Clark Community College.

It was so wonderful being a part of Rachel and Ty’s wedding and being able to witness these and so many other precioius moments. Enjoy the photos! Congratulations to my favorite new St. Louis newlyweds! :)

Taylor & Alex – Outdoor Arkansas Summer Wedding

Taylor and Alex are married! Taylor’s been a wonderful friend of mine for a long while now. We’ve also been a part of quite a few weddings together, and she’s always been one of the most encouraging, caring, and spiritually grounded people I know.  And now it’s Taylor’s turn to get married! :)

Taylor and Alex are truly wonderful to work with, whatever the occasion, and their wedding was no exception. The wedding was at the scenic Abbe House bed and breakfast where a lot of the friends and family stayed for the weekend. The entire day was relaxed and intimate, with many personal touches added to make it a uniquely Taylor and Alex wedding. :) Part of the ceremony included acknowledging all the people that had impacted their lives for the better, which was one of many personal touches that were a part of the T&A wedding.

I’m super proud of these two and I’m excited to see what their future holds. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Farris!

Emily & James Married!

Emily and James are married! These two truly treasure and adore each other and it was an honor to be able to be a part of their wedding. :) I’ve known most of the Strate siblings for a while now so can confirm that their family are some of the sweetest and most genuine people you’ll find…and Emily and James fit right in. :)

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Jackson!

Sarah Jane & Tyler – Walters Farm Alabama Barn Wedding

Sarah Jane and Tyler are now officially married! I’ve always been a big fan of Sarah Jane — I’ve known her for many many years now, going to Harding together, being in a social club together, graduating together, and now helping tell the story of of that one time Sarah Jane got married to the love of her life. :) I haven’t known Tyler quite as long, but he complements SJ so well and is one of the nicest guys that you’ll meet. Together they’re quite the caring, compassionate, and serving, and super nice team. :)

Their wedding was right outside of Birmingham at Walters Farms. Despite the ominous skies and scattered rainstorms, everything turned out perfectly! The rain stopped just before the ceremony and then picked up again once everyone was back in the barn. Fearing that an outdoor wedding will be rained out is a bit of a traumatic experience, but the nighttime rain helped make for one of my favorite portraits! I wouldn’t have changed a thing. :)

Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Skinner! Enjoy a few of my photo favorites from the wedding!

Venue: Walters Farms Weddings & Events
Videography: Main Street Productions
Flowers/Decor: Mary Wamack Driskell, Sherry Dunn, & Sarah Lane
Catering: D’Armond Catering
Hair stylist: Kelsey Lane of The Finery Salon Day & Spa
Cake: Pastry Art Bake Shoppe
Save the Dates, Invitations, & Programs: Driskell Creative
Wedding Director: Cathy Cole Wall
Bride’s Makeup: Holly Lane Freeman