Brittany & Brandon

Deep in the heart of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, we woke up to a beautifully foggy and crisp morning - perfect for a day of celebrating! Brittany & Brandon are two of the warmest souls you could ever dream of working with. They chose to get married at the Inn at White Oak, a gorgeous bed and breakfast owned by Brittany’s mother! This allowed them the freedom to take their dreams to the next level with decorating and design. Brittany said she had all these big plans and ideas, and was wondering if they were going to translate well on the day of. And boy, did they!! Every single detail came together, with the help of so many friends and family members, to create a remarkably beautiful space. Brittany and her mother hand made her stunning wedding gown AND every one of the bridesmaids dresses!! Yes, you read that right. OH and also all of the flowers, table decorations, and a million other things. They really did it all, and didn’t skimp a bit on the fine details. The colors and intricate flowers had me swooning all day! I wish you all could have been there to hear Brittany’s sister’s Maid of Honor speech. As Lou, the videographer, remarked - I would seriously pay money for that kind of comedy! It was genius. Following the first dance, Brittany and her mother gave an honorable tribute to her late father, leaving us all in tears with full hearts.

Brittany and Brandon were brimming over with joy, and it showed through their excitement and generous spirits. I could go on and on, but hopefully these images will speak for themselves. I’m proud of you two, and honored to have been by your side on this wonderful day!! Now come visit me in Tennessee!

Thanks to Rachel Bond for assisting me!

Zanthia + Caleb

Sweet September wedding season is in full swing, and this weekend I was in Blount Springs, Alabama for a pretty, intimate wedding at the beautiful Blount Springs Chapel. Zanthia & Caleb had a lovely ceremony and spent the day with the people closest to them who traveled from near and far. Surrounded by hills, lakes, and streams, the venue had a vintage elegance, almost as if time has skipped right over it. Zanthia and Caleb both share a love of nature, and felt like they were able to fulfill all their hopes and dreams for their day with this perfect spot. They reached out with just a few weeks to spare, and I’m so glad they did! More to come!

Maggie & Chris

I’ll just go ahead and let you know that I won’t make it through editing their wedding without tearing up all over again. Chris and Maggie are two of our dear Nashville pals. Chris and his siblings grew up with Rob in grade school. Their families are very close, and have the sweetest friendship. Maggie was a Nashville transplant from Colorado, who I quickly loved because of her warm smile and hospitable soul. I don’t know if the world is quite ready for the love (and delicious treats) that will pour out from the Hare home.

They wanted a purely documentary wedding experience, which was a joy for me. I got to watch the beauty unfold in front of me, and felt none of the Southern pressures for posing and poise. The day started with a tender breakfast with the ladies, then we moved to a park right down the street where Maggie and Chris go on walks together. Every aspect of their ceremony and reception was centered around their values of honesty, depth, hospitality, and community. It was an honor and a joy to tell your wedding day story, my friends. I can’t wait to share the whole day with you!

Venue: Woodland Hollow at Annie Acres Farm // Planning: Cassie Boggs (love you)

Catering: Actual Food Catering // Coffee: Crema // Sound: Austin Gray // Piano: Jay Griffith

LeAnn & Jeremy

Last weekend we celebrated LeAnn and Jeremy with a proper Kentucky stable wedding at the beautiful Highland Stables, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The southern sun and humidity were out in full force, but this crew rolled with the heat and had a party. LeAnn entered and exited the ceremony in a beautiful horse drawn carriage and we took their portraits on a hill side right at sunset - does it get any dreamier than that?? They also included so many sweet and hilarious kiddos in their wedding. Take note of how the boys felt about all of the tenderness during the ceremony. I've been cracking up all day while editing. 

 

Grace & Alex

Nestled in the beautiful Alabama pine forests, the tiny town of Goodwater Alabama has hosted not one but two weddings joining an Alabama girl to a British boy. Their wedding hash tag was #gritsandbrits18, which is a hilarious nod to Grace's southern American heritage, and Alex's homeland. Their wedding had all of the best of both worlds - kilts, bagpipes, homegrown flowers, cheese grits, mashed potatoes, and a proper lesson in Scottish folk dancing. These two are adventurous, hospitable, and just downright sweet. We finished up the bridesmaid and groomsmen portraits just in time to run inside to escape a momentary downpour, and it felt like the skies had parted just in time for us to get all of the photos we needed. We were all on our toes, saying prayers the rain would hold off during the ceremony. When 5:00 rolled around and it was still sprinkling, we put up our umbrellas, wrapped up my gear, and had the most delightfully romantic ceremony in the beautiful summer rain. Grace and Alex's joy shined right through as they got soaked during their portraits. They laughed, and spun around, ran through the fields, and enjoyed each other so well. Rob chased behind me with the umbrella, carrying all of my bags, and really giving every ounce of help he could. (Thanks a million, my love.) Their reception was a wonderful collaboration of cultures and stories and it was such a delight to dance the night away with them. To top it all off, Grace's brother shot off fireworks over their lake and it was a dreamy, tender moment to finish the day. I'm grateful for the love and hospitality I got to witness with you all. Thanks for choosing me to celebrate with you! 

Haley & Jakob

Haley & Jakob are married!! Now, I ditched Twitter a while ago for my mental health, but these two are a perfect example of the good that can come from witty banter on the internet. Yes, they met on Twitter and they're perfect and I love them. Their Columbia, MO wedding was intentionally held at the church they attend together, and a local park as a sign of solidarity to the community they've built in the city. (And - I might add that Columbia, MO is a pretty sweet city to visit.) Haley and I are friends from college, along with two of her bridesmaids, which made the bridal party super special. We danced around, made her model pose in a gorgeous bright hallway while all of us squealed, and then took moody portraits of Haley and Jakob in an old school house. One of my favorite moments from the whole day was Jakob laugh-crying when Haley walked down the aisle. All of us were in tears. 

It was a sweet, sweaty, dreamy day, and I'm so thankful to have been there with you guys. Three cheers for true love and friends!