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There are so many wonderful things I want to say about Heather and Matt and their specifically unique wedding at Spring Creek Ranch.

Initially, Heather and I spoke a few times on the phone before she hired us. I knew instantly we would be a good fit. She told me how she loved San Francisco AND that she and Matt both did improv in Chicago. John and I thought to ourselves “could they BE any cooler?” (Totally said in a Chandler Bing voice.)

Not only did this wedding include a rainbow parachute tent, it also included Hobbit’s feet, Pokemon centerpieces, Lord of the Ring’s invitations, rainbow wildflower bouquets, (compliments of Ashlye McCormick) the cutest Frodo ring bearer, AND thrifted roller-skates. Yes, you heard that all correctly.

As John and I sit here to write this blog post, we both shrugged our shoulders and said “no words will do this wedding justice” so we’ll just let the images speak for themselves. In case you’re a wordsmith like me, and want to know ALL of the ends and outs of this creative day, you MUST check out Heather and Matt’s wedding feature on Black Sheep Bride! (Seriously, read ALL about how eco-friendly/fair trade this wedding was, it will blow your mind!) Heather and Matt, THANK YOU from the bottom of our Frodo loving hearts for allowing us to be there with you on such a special day!

This wedding is one for the books!

 

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Kara + David are complete dolls. I know I say that often, but that doesn’t discredit how precious these babes are.

(I’ll just pretend I didn’t shoot these back in June. Better late than never, right?)

Kara contacted me about her wedding when John and I were still living in San Francisco. I assured her I’d be back in Memphis long before then, and she told me she was considering October 22nd as a potential wedding date. That also happens to be John and my anniversary, so right away I felt like it was meant to be.

There aren’t enough letters in any alphabet in the world for me to describe how amazing it would be for us to be able to shoot on our anniversary. When Kara confirmed the date and hired us, we jumped for joy.

Kara and David wanted to do some of their engagement photos at The Junior League, where they actually got married just a few weeks ago. We then headed down to the river to end their session. This was actually the first time we’d ever met Kara and David in person. They were just as charming as we imagined, but extremely much taller than we thought. I’m talking supermodel height. I am a pretty average height, on a good day, I’m 5’7. John is also a giant– 6’2, but he was NO match for David who soared above him. More like, Goliath, huh? (As I get older, my jokes get more corny, but that’s funny right there, you know it.)

Kara and David both had the best outfit choices, and Kara’s makeup was stunning thanks to the very talented Kasey Acuff. There is a reason everyone refers to her as “Queen Kasey.” It’s a super good idea to have her do your makeup for your engagement photos so you can figure out what photographs well, and who doesn’t just love feeling fancy when you’re being photographed.

Kara and David, thank you for being so wonderful and allowing us to be a part of the most special time in your lives! We cannot wait to share your wedding!

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Melanie + Colin are the epitome of timeless. Their wedding attire, floral arrangements, accessories, invitation suite, and reception details almost stopped my rapid beating photographer’s heart.

Melanie got ready at her parent’s lovely home in Germantown, Tennessee. We spent the morning documenting her details as Kasey Acuff did Melanie’s makeup- which lasted the entire evening, even after dancing the night away.

We were lucky enough to be able to photograph beautifully hand watercolored invitations from Jenn Gietzen. We’re still swooning over those.

Melanie and Colin were married at Germantown United Methodist under a cascading arrangement by the talented Holliday Flowers. They had their reception at Ridgeway Country Club.

Melanie and Colin made the smart decision to see each other before their ceremony, which enabled them to have a few private moments together before the ceremony. This also allowed them to finish with formal photos almost immediately after the ceremony which enabled them to get to their reception super quickly. They were greeted by the talented Holly Hardin, of The Hardin House and joined right in on the party.

The Flour Garden provided the most beautiful and creative cakes we’ve ever seen. The bride’s cake was adorned with florals and real figs that photographed beautifully, and the groom’s cake was made to look exactly like a Yeti cooler. Melanie and Colin’s guests were flipping out over its realistic qualities, so much so, someone tried to open it. We’ve never been more entertained by a band at a reception than when we watched Az IzZ from Atlanta. They performed their hearts out and had Melanie and Colin’s wedding guests on their feet until the pom pom exit.

One of our favorite moments from Melanie and Colin’s special day was their first look. They both had stars in their eyes and tears on their cheeks. They powered through the August heat and got some of the most beautiful portraits we’ve ever seen.

Melanie and Colin, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to be a part of your most special day! We adore you both!

Enjoy!

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Marcie and Zach had one of our all time favorite engagement sessions. Remember?

I gushed over how much John and I absolutely adore both Marcie and Zach. When we arrived at Spring Creek Ranch on these love bird’s special day, we were pleasantly surprised to see Marcie sporting fire engine RED hair. She absolutely rocked it in her stunning Maggie Louise gown. I’m sure most wedding blogs would advise against dying your hair a totally different color just weeks before your wedding, but you know what-when you know, you just know. I absolutely love the contrast of Marcie’s deep red hair against the bright green trees out at Spring Creek.

Zach was so calm and so ready to just get to hang out with Marcie all day. One thing I don’t think bride and grooms actually think about that decide against a first look, is that they are not actually getting to be with their significant others all day. I know Marcie and Zach are SO glad they did a first look. They got to take advantage of Spring Creek’s gorgeous course, and spend the day laughing with each other.

Marcie and Zach’s bridal party turned heads in their deep navy dresses and light blue long sleeve shirts paired with soft grey vests.

One of our all time favorite aspects about Marcie and Zach’s wedding was their jaw dropping vintage ladder alter. Marcie and Zach’s wedding guests could not stop swooning over what a statement it made. Marcie and Zach took advantage over Propcellar’s wonderful props, which everyone went on and on about. Since Marcie and Zach are such dog lovers, it only made since that their cake topper include fondant replicas of their little fur babies – another huge wow factor to all of their guests!

Marcie and Zach, we can’t thank you enough for allowing us to spend your day right alongside of you!

Enjoy re-living these sweet memories!

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