A few months ago Savannah's mom contacted me to check on my May 4, 2018 availability. When I got the email I laughed to myself and thought "May the 4th be with us". Little did I know that was sort of their hidden theme. I say hidden theme because it wasn't everywhere. No one wore themed costumes or decorated with yodas or anything. It was a beautiful southern wedding. The only part of the theme I noticed were the cakes and even they were tasteful and gorgeous!!
Tell me those cakes aren't the stuff dreams are made of, more on those soon!
Savannah was wearing the most beautiful dress. It was a strapless ball gown with a sweetheart neckline from Oleg Cassini’s line. It had a bit of lace at the bottom to give it a bit of a vintagey vibe. It photographed quite white but it was actually a very vintage off white. I loved it so much. I forget how much I loved it and then I see pictures and fall in love again. Savannah really wanted a vintage feel for her wedding and I think that she was successful!
I just had to showcase that lace!!
Natalie Hicks from The Beauty Salon in White House did Savannah's beautiful hair. She just looked gorgeous.
Equally impressive was the groom, Adam Scism. He looked so handsome in his tuxedo from Street Tuxedo in Madison. His suit was such a nice shade of blue.
I love the trend of blue tuxedo or suits with brown shoes and belts. I can't tell you how glad I am to see gentlemen getting back to suits or tuxedos for wedding day. They look so manly. I think Adam looked like an old Hollywood leading man and an equal match to Savannah's beautiful ball gown.
The wedding took place at Briar Rose Hill Event Venue in Bethpage, Tennessee. Boy is it scenic!! It looks like an old plantation house and is stunning both inside and outside. Upstairs there is a room for portraits, however we didn't have time to use the room. If I ever go back it will be a priority. Nita Baggett assisted Savannah in pulling off this perfect day. She and her team decorated and advised for almost all of the vendors. She really helped Savannah and Adams dreams come true. We only were at the wedding for two hours, however we tried to photograph all of their hard work!
When we arrived we shot a few details and then some bridal party shots. Adam had two groomsmen and a groomswoman. I thought they all looked nice but I really loved how easy they laughed. They were definatly easy to work with! Here are a few fun ones with them!
Then we photographed the first look. Oh my! It was amazing. We used the back of the property for both the first look and the initial portraits. You can't tell, but the sun was pretty bright and the huge trees provided the perfect shade for us!
After we did the first look we shot some of the happy couple! I am telling you they couldn't have been more beautiful!
I loved the way they laughed together and the look on Adams face when he knew exactly how to make her laugh!
We photographed the bridesmaids and bridal party. I think their colors looked gorgeous together!
First we started off with Savannah under the big tree with the barn behind her but I had to use this field with the pretty white flowers. When we went back there the sun went behind the storm clouds which were heading our way. Thankfully we had no rain, although it was in the forecast. It actually rained on me as I drove home, while they were having dinner at the reception.
We had to hurry to have Savannah put away before the guests arrived and then we photographed the beautiful wedding ceremony.
The ceremony was just lovely. I loved the little moments the best. Like when Adam saw her walk down the aisle.
Did I mention they wrote and read their own vows????
After the prayer they were about done!!
Then we went straight into family formals then reception. They were so much fun. We were able to squeeze so much in a two hour time slot! The last shot is a ring shot because you have to have that!!