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

Allison & Abhay

Allison & Abhay's wedding was a PARTY. The two day wedding weekend started with their Hindu ceremony at the Sri Ganesha Temple (Check out the mini preview on my Facebook page! Full preview coming soon!). Being able to witness two families and cultures coming together in such an intentional way was deeply encouraging. I realized how often we focus on just the couple and forget about the joining of two whole families! Both of their ceremonies celebrated the legacy of faith, culture, and joy they have both come from. They included so many thoughtful details that helped acknowledge their families who weren't able to be with them, and the many little things that brought them together. Saturday's ceremony was held at Green Door Gourmet, and I can't say enough flowery things about how wonderful this venue is. The staff was a joy to work with (shout out to Briana for being the best), and the grounds were gorgeous! To top off the whole day, Abhay rode into the ceremony on a scooter surrounded by drums, music, and a crowd of dancing friends and family. If you weren't planning on viewing the whole preview for some silly reason, at least scroll down to see his entrance! It was incredible!! We danced and laughed the night away, and I just had the best time with them and their wedding party. Both Allison & Abhay are the sweetest and most thoughtful people you could ever be around, and I'm so thankful I got to spend the day with them!! Many thanks to the amazing Kristi Woody for assisting me! 

 

 

Sandra & Tim

You'd be hard pressed to find a more compassionate and creative duo than Sandra Dorsey Mohr and Timothy Durham. Tim & Sandra are dear friends of Rob and I, and we've been looking forward to their wedding day for a very long time. They're the kind of people you want on your team. They're funny, thoughtful, insanely talented, and unlike anyone else you'll meet around town. We knew not to expect the traditional at their wedding, and even though I know them both well, I was not prepared for just how incredibly beautiful their day would be! They were intentional in including all of the different cultures and values that make them who they are - - languages, arts, community, inclusion, nature, and really yummy food. Every single detail, from the paper animal hats they made for their nieces and nephews, to the incredible thrones they built to sit in together, was made to bring about enjoyment for all of their guests. Now, I know this is a very long preview, and I might have gotten too exited and edited half of the wedding already, but I just wanted you all to see what I saw. And feel what I felt. I love these two so deeply, and will always be grateful to have shared this day with you all! Happy Canadian honeymoon, you two! 

Tori + Mason

When a couple comes to you THREE WEEKS before their wedding and asks you to be their photographer, you don't really know what to expect on their wedding day. But let me tell you, these two and their sweet family and hilariously fun wedding party blew me away. I was laughing the whole day, and so was everyone else. Lots of gold, pink, sequins, donuts, and family heirloom details...what more could you ask for?? Oh - maybe super chill bride and groom who were just really ready to be married and loving every minute of the day! Tori and Mason pulled off a classy and cool wedding in a pretty short time window because they both were finishing school, working full time jobs, and a host of other things.  

Mason's Aunt and Uncle graciously hosted the wedding on their gorgeous property in Goodlettsville. The barn, the hills, the regal piano room - - it was all wonderful. I know I always say "It was a true joy to be a part of it," But it REALLY WAS. I'm so happy. This is the best summer ever. Three cheers for Mason and Tori!!