Oh yes, the Neuhoff Plant, a Nashville photographer/urban explorer’s dream to take pictures in. Emily, her mom, and Tamyron Moore (with ShaBar planning) absolutely transformed part of this perfectly rusty and paint-chipped warehouse dreamland into a magical wedding reception. The only thing better? Emily and Keegan. Emily’s easy smile and and warm nature, mixed with Keegan’s quick-witted gentlemanly-ness made us want to keep ordering more drinks with them at our first meeting. We knew their wedding would be embody their welcoming and relaxed spirits. It was such a beautiful day. So excited to share some images from their day.
Eric and Tinsley brought the sunshine and the party all the way from San Diego to have their destination wedding at Allenbrooke Farms. The pretty details are fun to photograph but what really gets us going are the emotions that drive the day. Their ceremony honored their past and future in the most beautiful way and the joy of the present celebrated to the fullest with good food and dancing. Thank you, Eric and Tinsley, for letting us be a part of your day.
A morning of ominous skies and blustering winds opened up into a gorgeous sky--perfectly framing the rustic (and oh, so pretty) Old School, setting the scene for incredible day with an amazing couple.
Alicia and her friends danced, sang, and hula-hooped with the cute ring bearer and flower girl to stave off the pre-ceremony jitters. The little ones delighted guests as they held hands up the aisle and adorably wandered around together before finding their seats. The ceremony was intimate and emotional--Alicia's brothers walked her down the aisle and Robbie’s reaction had tears streaming down our faces.
Alicia and Robbie are both foodies--he studied at culinary school and now is the operations manager at What Chefs Want. Naturally, the food (catered by The Old School) was incredible. Alicia is a graphic designer and designed their beautiful stationery for the day. DJ BlackCircle spun vinyl, creating an awesome vibe for their laid back reception, which was complete with hula-hooping and gourmet s'mores.
The bride and groom were surrounded by sparklers and cheers as they made an exit to their limo, which had been hilariously decorated by their friends with balloons and shaving cream for their getaway.
Thanks, so much, to Alicia and Robbie for a fun and heartwarming day! (Thank you also to The Old School for such exceptional coordination!)
We had a total blast working with this adorable couple and were so excited to celebrate with them last summer! Sarah and Patrick are both music lovers (Sarah is a music teacher and Patrick is a composer, arranger, and conductor) so, of course, the ceremony began with an awesome jazz band setting the tone for a unique and fun day. Sarah was a beauty in her ballgown dress, and the Ruby was the perfect backdrop for their sweet wedding. Sarah and Patrick were married under the copper arbor her father made for them. The morning ceremony ended with an intimate prayer--everyone reached out to hold hands and shoulders, connecting family and friends in a heartfelt blessing for the new couple.
While the room was being flipped from the ceremony to the reception, the guests relaxed with mimosas and coffee out on the patio. Brunch was served--a delicious buffet of hot chicken and waffles, frittatas, and a tower of an assortment of donuts from Five Daughters and Dunkin' Donuts--a fun twist on the traditional wedding cake. The couple had gathered a TON of board games from home for guests to play throughout the reception, while we snapped a few last pictures outside in Dragon Park. It was nearly 95 degrees that day (whew!!)--totally opposite from their engagement session, which was on one of the coldest days in January. (See those photos here!) The reception came to an end as the couple made their exit, surrounded by bubbles and cheers.
We are so grateful to Sarah and Patrick for allowing us to be a part of their day--and to Stephanie and Hannah-Kate at Ruby for planning/coordinating such a special and unique wedding celebration!
Kasey and John are such a super sweet couple! We loved shooting their destination wedding on the grounds of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. While K+J currently live in North Carolina, they first met at the Magic Kingdom (where John eventually proposed) during their time at the Disney College Program. Before the ceremony, Kasey’s excited energy was growing. Once she met John at the altar it was clear he puts her at peace; it was beautiful to watch. They were totally adorable--giggling and smiling all through their photos, so happy to be together.
The details of this wedding were so delightful--from the string quartet playing during the ceremony, to John's cute craw-fish boil groom's cake (an homage to his home state, Louisiana), to the sweet vintage furniture set up outside the reception tent, creating the perfect spot to relax and soak up the amazing colorful sunset during dinner.
We are so happy for this lovely couple and had such a fun time celebrating with them!
VENUE: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
PLANNER/COORDINATOR: Emily Piepenbrink, Prairie Rose Events (now The Happy Ginger Co.)
BRIDE’S DRESS: designed by Anne Barge, from Bellissima, Winston-Salem
GROOM’S SUIT: The Black Tux
HAIR AND MAKE-UP: One10 Beauty
FLORIST: Green Finch Florals
CATERING: Two Fat Men
CAKE: Nashville Sweets
DJ: Nashville Party Authority