I pulled up to the venue and was met by a neatly manicured field of lilies. And I knew it was going to be a good day!
Laura and Andrew's Smoky Mountain wedding had all the charm and joy one would expect of an idyllic summer day in the mountains! My favorite parts of the day were watching Andrew see his Bride walking to him (and the big bear hug at the front from her dad), Laura's lightheartedness all day, and seeing their families have SO MUCH FUN celebrating and dancing together!
Andrew and Laura, thank you again so much for trusting me with your wedding day. It was spectacular as are the two of you!
Ah, where to start??
Last fall I was walking to a couple back to back sessions downtown. As I was walking into the park, I saw this sweet couple getting engaged. They were just so precious and you could hear the cheers of their friends who had gathered around to celebrate with them. They were still hanging out when my second session called saying they were running late, so I asked if they wanted to do a few impromptu engagement photos. I went home that night giddy that such a fun opportunity came up, never dreaming that I would get to capture their wedding.
I believe God is always working, often in ways we can't readily see in the moment. It is a rare gift to be able to feel and see Him moving in the moment, and to see so quickly how things were meant to be. But this was the case with Caitlin and Bradley. Not only are you full of Christ's light and love in yourselves, but God used you in this small set of orchestrated circumstances to encourage me that He is always near.
The breathtaking venue, wildflowers, lace, surprise pup appearances, sweetest friends and family, and of course beautiful & adoring couple...it was really so perfect! Bradley and Caitlin, I wish you all the best and know that the world will be better because you guys are together in it!
It was a perfect day! Shout out to the amazing vendors who made the day beautiful, delicious, fun, and run smoothly:
Venue: The Side Porch (https://www.facebook.com/thesideporchTN/)
Catering: Red Meze Cafe (https://www.facebook.com/RedMezeCafe/)
Dress: Wildflower Bridal (https://www.wildflowerbridal.com/)
Cake: Marcel Goforthe
Invitation suite: Lindsay Howell
DJ: Premier Party Machine (https://www.facebook.com/PremierPartyMachine/)
Ceremony chair rental: Southern Knot Rental (http://www.southernknotweddingrentals.com/)
Flowers: Susan Liles Boutique Floral Design (https://www.susanlilesfloral.com/)