A year ago today, I was sweating mega bullets. Why? Because I was gearing up to shoot KEVIN BARRE’S wedding, people. Kevin Freaking Barre.
Remember he and Nikki’s (my most favorite human on earth) engagement session (it’s worth a refresher course, trust me.)
In case you’ve been hiding under a large rock, Kevin is also a wedding photographer. As I mentioned in their engagement session post, John and I tried to beg Kevin to shoot our wedding but he was booked, as he always is. My mom called him multiple times “making sure” he was booked on that date, but let’s be honest, when is Kevin NOT booked. #TRUTH
Nikki has become one of my very best friends over the last two years. I knew the moment I met her we were going to be great friends. She’s the life of the party, all that AND a bag of chips, the bee’s knees, and everyone’s best friend. Naturally, Nikki never leaves anywhere without turning a stranger into a friend. Nikki wore the most gorgeous Watters gown she got from Barefoot Bride. Nikki loved her Barefoot Bride experience SO much, she now works there. She now gets to spend the happiest moments every day with brides saying YES to the dress. I can’t think of anyone more suited for such an amazing job.
Kevin and Nikki tied the knot at the most beautiful private residence in Memphis, Tennessee. The home belonged to Scot Robinson of Pavo Salon, he also did Nikki’s hair, which was SO Gatsby-esque. He is extremely talented AND has amazing taste. I nearly drooled over his home and style the whole day. Nikki’s flawless makeup was done by Kasey Acuff, because WHO else would have done it?! I had a serious crush on her perfect eyeliner wings, truly, it’s what dreams are made of. The stunning florals were done by none other than Lynn Doyle Flowers, who is always going above and beyond what the bride could ever dream. Lynn Doyle even tied a precious charm with a photo of Nikki’s brother on her bouquet so he could also be with her all day. It’s the little things like that, that make your day so special. The stationary was done by Dixon Printing and photographed so beautifully. We were entertained by the talented Jimmy Harris of DeepBlu Entertainment and fed a delicious meal and dessert by CFY Catering, who never disappoint.
Since Kevin and Nikki are both wedding professionals, they knew the importance of prioritizing their day around bride and groom photos. I can’t stress how important this is. We got to take our time and take some of the most gorgeous images we’ve ever seen, thanks to Kevin and Nikki’s great planning. The weather was similar to today, not terribly hot, a nice breeze, and gorgeous natural light. Scot’s home provided ample opportunity for a variety of stunning images. I was ready to move in before the day was over.
Kevin and Nikki danced the night away with only their closest friends and family, and we’re so happy we made that list. It was a dream day, and we feel so thankful we were a part of it.
Kevin and Nikki, happy one year anniversary. We cherish our friendship with you both, and love you to pieces.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity of a lifetime, enjoy!