Oh my word. How we adore these cool kids. World, meet Lauren and Kirk. Rest assured you will NEVER meet another couple like them. These guys keep us young and make us want to be better, happier, more fun, all around people. I mean it.
Lauren and I go wayyyyyyy back to sorority days at The University of Memphis. We were both Alpha Gamma Deltas, and I’m super proud to share my letters with such a vivacious, outgoing woman! (I realize that makes me sound old as you know what, but, I went there.)
Lauren wasn’t entirely sure if she and Kirk should do engagement photos, but John and I secretly hoped they would because, HELLO, how adorable are they?!?!?!
Lauren and Kirk have an OBVIOUS connection. They are super silly and playful together which is literally #goals from a photographer’s perspective. I ended up calling Kirk “Kirky” towards the end of the session which I’m sure he was thrilled about. I seriously have an issue with nicknames, I cannot NOT give someone a nickname (take that double negative, high school English teacher!)
Lauren + Kirk are getting married this August at the lovely Dixon Gallery and Gardens and we’re THRILLED to be a part of it alongside Lynn Doyle Flowers, Betts Made, Kasey Acuff, Katharine Chafin, Twenty-Two Magnolias, and Maggie Louise. It’s going to be a wonderful day.
Lauren + Kirky, thanks for letting us tag along for such a special time of your lives!
If Katy looks familiar, it may be because she’s done your makeup before, OR maybe you remember her from Ashley + Peyton’s wedding where she was a gorgeous bridesmaid.
John and I were absolutely ecstatic when Katy and Blake asked US to shoot their wedding this September at the stunning Annesdale Mansion. (Which is where we did their engagement session!)
These guys have the sweetest proposal story. Apparently they are both hopeless romantics like we are because Blake proposed in the most magical place on Earth, DISNEY! Katy and Blake were surrounded by their family (and adorable son, Ezra who John and I cannot wait to meet.)
John and I have actually met most of Katy’s sweet family because Katy and Ashley are cousins (and they look so much alike, I accidentally called Katy- Ashley at their engagement session, oops!) Her whole family is just precious. We’re so looking forward to their big day this September!
Katy + Blake, we cannot wait for your wedding. We’re anxiously counting the days!
I’m confident you guys remember these two cuties.
We knew this wedding was going to be an absolute slam dunk. Why, you ask?
These guys have had their photos now for almost a year, but it feels SO good to finally blog these beauties. Tyler and Makenzie got married LAST July, and even despite the heat, these two looked like complete rockstars all day.
Makenzie wore a beaded sweetheart gown that shimmered all day and night. Tyler and his groomsmen wore navy suits which are perfect for a summer wedding in the south. Makenzie’s bridesmaids wore pale pink which looked great with their pastel bouquets that popped against their dresses.
Tyler and Makenzie decided on a first look which was perfect because they were able to take advantage of all the grounds Spring Creek Ranch has to offer. They also were able to quickly enjoy their reception shortly after their ceremony!
Tyler and Makenzie started off as “clients” (and you know I don’t like that word) but quickly became some of our very dear friends. We consider ourselves so lucky to have been the chosen souls that captured such a special day.
T+M, we love you both! Enjoy re-living these images again!
If Sarah and David didn’t live across the pond, I would convince them to hang out with us every day. I truly mean that.
Sarah was born and raised here, in the United States, and David was born and raised in the U.K. While planning the wedding, all of our contact with Sarah was via email, because she was living and working in London. She was absolutely delightful from the very get go. Thankfully, Sarah had her precious mom to help her nail down the stunning Annesdale Mansion, which is where she and David’s wedding reception was. If you’re a bride/future bride and haven’t ever checked out Annesdale, give Val a call today. She is ridiculously helpful, so knowledgeable, and truly cares about the couples and their families that she works with. It’s SO important to work with professional vendors on your wedding day, and Val and the whole Annesdale family is sure to go the extra mile for you.
Luckily, John and I were able to actually meet Sarah and David the week of their wedding for coffee. She was absolutely as charming in person as she was through all of our communication. And David?! Oh my goodness, his English accent is sure to make you want to throw on an Ed Sheeran song. Both times I saw David, he greeted me with a kiss on the cheek. Those U.K. boys know how to make a small town, American girl swoon, right? Sarah looked absolutely breathtaking and so classy on her wedding day. She gave off that Audrey Hepburn glow, and turned the heads of every single wedding guest there. David wore a classic royal blue suit that was slightly brighter than his groomsmen, so he also turned heads.
Sarah and David got ready at Annesdale and did all of their pre-photos before the ceremony. Their ceremony was held at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, which is where Sarah’s parents actually were married. We love that Sarah prioritized such a sweet concept. Sarah’s dress was so flattering on her tall and lean figure, it made me want to get married all over again just to wear it. She got her dress from Maggie Louise Bridal in Collierville, TN. Garden District provided the most stunning florals, as always. Felicia Suzanne’s catered a plated dinner for Sarah and David’s closest friends and family and it was absolutely delicious, the talk of the night.
Sarah and David’s family gave sweet speeches and had champagne toasts. It truly was a dreamy night. Apparently it’s a customary tradition in the U.K. for the groomsmen to do a “roast” of the groom. Where our tradition is for people to stand up and talk about what great people the bride or groom are, David’s groomsmen had a slightly different plan. They told funny stories of David growing up and even gave each table a set of slightly embarrassing photos of David through the years. It was one of the most entertaining receptions we’ve ever photographed. At one point some guests were laughing so hard they cried. Sarah and David were good sports about it and laughed right along.
Sarah and David’s “grand exit” was actually immediately after their ceremony at the church, so the reception was simply dancing and fun.
Sarah and David, we absolutely adore you. We wish you nothing but a lifetime of happiness. We know you’ve had your photos for well over seven months, but enjoy reliving this sweet day!