Things have been so busy these days, that it’s rare that we get the chance to create anything of our own. So it was really a fun opportunity to collaborate with a few amazing vendors to create this amazing celestial shoot. We do so much of the same thing when trends run long, to break the mold and do something darker and moodier was just what we needed!
When you meet some people they just have a magnetic and welcoming personality; that is Jen. She was my husband’s co-worker when we moved to Nashville, and she welcomed us (and eventually our two boys) into her big and colorful life. It is no wonder that Joe’s charismatic and crazy personality matched her easy-going vibes, and they make the life of the party wherever they go. Their love of one another and their friends is so true, and there is no mistaking that the feeling is mutual when you see the crowds of people that surround them. We’re just lucky to be a little part of that.
After looking at all feasible venues in town with these two, we had the opportunity to book a brand new venue that was at the start of major renovations. This could not have been a more perfect fit for two architects who love modern and clean design, and everything about construction. And thus, became a fun filled journey full of planning and lots of decisions and changing our minds … but most importantly, fun, laughter and hilarious jokes and sarcasm all around. The night could not have been more perfect and we were so sad to see our journey together! But now they are two best friends and co-workers, and one team as husband and wife.
Along the dance floor, vendors tend to stand to the side and people watch between working and checking on things. I believe it was a unanimous decision that this group of guests were an elite group of tall and beautiful people. Maybe that’s just because I’m 5’3″ and wear flat Vans throughout the day. But we just couldn’t believe the crowd this night; they all just ran in beautiful people circles – and they killed it on the dance floor. And that is going without saying that the bride herself, literally looked like an angel fairy of some sort, so beautiful and so incredibly full of life and ready to be married and dance. That was the most important thing, and they nailed it. So thrilled to have gotten to be at this exceptional day and epic party!
It is hard to come across such an optimistic person as Allison. All wedding planning can be stressful or challenging at times, or just have it’s moment of stumbling across some annoying factor. But Allison is my first, ever, bride to break her foot just two months before her wedding – and then gracefully shrug it off and say “what can you do?”! It is her true grace and character that came through at this point. She didn’t let this stop her from having a magical night and walking down the aisle (very carefully) in heels and then swapping back to put on her boot. She laughed and cried at moments through-out the day along with her enthusiastic groom, Daniel. They made this night memorable and remarkable for everyone, and we were so grateful to get to join them on this journey.
We had all been waiting for this day for quite a while, as Alexis and Kyle hired me two years before their big day! Sounds a little crazy, but she was finishing up med school and they were living in different states at the time. It just made sense for them to schedule their wedding for when she was done with school and off to residency, so they could go off happily married and finally live in the same place! Alexis is ever the planner, and thus began the beautiful process of these two. Kyle who truly cared so much about Alexis’s happiness, and Alexis who had an eye for details and wanting this day to be delightful for each an every person in attendance.
Even though it rained – I mean who can predict that two years out, the mood was a joyful one and all the pictures were even more stunning … and those shoes … she even had Kate Spade sneakers for the reception! Gotta love a girl who loves the details!!
I remember the first time I saw Cassie and Jon as I ran into a coffee shop, ducking from the rain, and saw them sitting together. They were both working and waiting for me and were so cute in their matching glasses (okay, they weren’t really matching, but go with me). They were just so excited and reserved at the same time, and they continued that beautiful, calm yet joyful energy throughout the planning process. I think that just about every vendor that worked with them said “I love them!” at some point, because they were a dream to work with.
I consider myself lucky to have met these two in their journey in life. As they’ve worked their way from the east coast, to the south, and now finding themselves on the west coast, it has been such a joy to be a stepping stone on their way to happiness! Enjoy these tiny glimpse at their day!
These two amazing people, are both the youngest of 4, and have 3 older sisters each. So when I said “have immediate family show up at 4pm for pictures”, I forgot that that meant like 30 people. I came downstairs and a reminder light went off in my brain, because at first I was thinking “who are all these guests here so early!!”. It was so sweet to see how their family cared so much about these two and all the littles were playing some sort of roll in it all.
And it’s no wonder that they are accustomed to a chaotic group gathering or little kids running around – it didn’t even phase Erin when I (last minute) had to bring my 5 week old baby to a meeting and walk around bouncing him in my carrier while we selected linen colors! That is why they wanted this awesome cocktail style, lounge-y gathering where everyone is just together; talking, dancing, laughing, not ever sitting for too long, because that is their comfort zone and what makes them happiest. Just a good, familial group of people celebrating their love. Congrats!
The moment you meet Kate and Wade, you just know that they’re perfect for one another. They’re both soft spoken and have the same down-to-earth vibe; they even look perfect for one another. I think you could categorize Kate’s voice as the sweetest voice you’ve ever heard, it just makes you want to be her friend. Needless to say, planning their wedding with them was an absolute delight! I adore them both equally (I think in part because Wade said he has worked on building some Tiny Homes for HGTV and I’m OBSESSED with HGTV), and I couldn’t be happier that they have just begun their beautiful life together after this gorgeous wedding. Exactly what you’d expect from her: classic, simple, natural and beautiful. Such a perfect day!