Allison & Abhay's Indian Ceremony at Sri Ganesha Temple, Nashville, Tennessee

We had all been looking forward to this weekend for what felt like forever and it FINALLY arrived! Allison & Abhay are two of the kindest and most genuine people you could hope to meet, and it just felt like everyone around them knew that their marriage would make the world a better place! We got to celebrate them for a whole weekend, with an Indian ceremony on Friday and an American ceremony on Saturday! The Indian ceremony took place at Sri Ganesha Temple in Nashville. We got there early and it was misty and grey outside, but oh so colorful inside. The ceremony leaders graciously walked the families through all of the symbolic and meaningful gestures of worship and togetherness. One moment stuck out to me, when Allison’s mother in law draped a cloth around her shoulders and presented her with a gift. It was such an incredible symbol of acceptance and welcome. I wish all cultural wedding ceremonies were this rich and intentional! Once the ceremony concluded, we went outside to find a beautiful blue sky waiting on us! It was an honor to photograph the intimacy of this cultural tradition, and the joy of these two families getting to know each other!

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Nick & Laura

Laura & Nick's Sunday wedding at Green Frog Farms was filled with lavender, happy babies, the BEST pup, and a zillion delightful people. They didn't cut any corners in how they planned their day to be truly and uniquely them. Laura and Nick are thoughtful, hilarious, and confident, which made the day flow by like a sweet summer breeze. Laura's Dog, Tennessee Williams, was definitely a highlight of the evening for all of us. During the ceremony he sat in the back, wagging is tail any time Laura looked his way. We snuck off for a few minutes at sunset and literally ran through the field laughing and cheering. The tenderness was just too much at times, and I definitely shed a few (or more than a few) tears during the father daughter dance. Still, after 10 years in the business, I can't make it through a single wedding without tearing up. It was a lovely celebration and I'm so thankful to have been a part of it! Three cheers to Courtney Searcy for assisting me. Some of her lovely images are below as well! 

 

 

Katelyn & Jeff

Summer wedding season is in full swing! My official start to the busy season kicked off with this gorgeous wedding at White Oak Farms! The brand new venue is just a little ways away from Jackson, and I've been excitedly watching it's progress in anticipation of this last weekend! It was thoughtfully created to be the perfect space for entertaining, and it was a blast to work in. Katelyn and Jeff are super fun to be around, and the way they make each other laugh made me tear up on more than one occasion. They hired an incredible team of vendors which made their wedding even more special. I felt like I was in the presence of royalty working alongside Southern Sparkle Event Planning, because Krisy is the best of the best around here! Everyone was incredibly happy and laid back, and we just had a grand ole celebration complete with a rainbow at the end of the evening. Thank you all for welcoming me into your wedding day, and letting me tell your story! More photos to come!