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Sarah + David- Annesdale Mansion Wedding/ Memphis Wedding Photographer

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!


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