On a hot and humid June 9, 2018, Thomas and Jennifer chose to commit themselves to one another forever!! I am so happy for them - but more than that - everyone there was happy for them!
For this wedding my second shooter was Alison and we laughed and chatted all the way to Dickson, Tennessee from Clarksville. Mainly we talked about peaches. lol! We arrived at St Christopher Catholic Church a bit early so we sort of walked around and made ourselves familiar with the area! The church was so pretty and the grounds were even prettier.
When we arrived the bride was in the begin stages of getting her dress on and she was surrounded by the most supportive and lovely women. Even when she was hot, (where she got dress was quite warm), they found pieces of things around and fanned her off!! I loved watching them attend to her! When her sweet mama came in the room and saw her daughter I could tell she was so proud!
First we did a quick first look and then we went into some formal pictures. We chose to work these inside as it was more than 91 degrees outside at this time! I don't know if you all remember but when Thomas got out of the car at the engagement session, he immediately cracked a joke. Well his groomsmen were a perfect fit for him with their humor and kindness. I just loved this whole bridal party. We finished earlier than expected as family came in and we wanted to hide the bride!
The ceremony was beautiful and I just loved their priest, Father David. He was so sweet and just made me laugh! I thought the ceremony was lovely and it was quite quick, I thought.
We did finished up our formal portraits inside and then we braved the sun and heat and went to the garden on the grounds. That garden was beautiful. My favorite thing was the giant pine trees on the other side of the garden. Doing wedding photography on hot days can be tricky. I decided to finish up the portraits earlier than expected as it was just so hot. Although it was so beautiful a setting for Jennifer and Thomas I didn't want them to look back in ten years and their first thought about their wedding be how hot it was and how miserable they were shooting formals. So we shot quickly and ran to the reception to cool down. I was so hot my face was blood red so I can't imagine how hot they were in a big formal dress and formal tuxedo.
We ate a delicious meal created by Thomas's uncle. Everyone was raving about how delicious it was!! I loved watching everyone enjoy themselves while I had a nice cold glass of water!! I was still hot!! At this point the bride and groom couldn't stop smiling and everyone wanted to talk to them and hug them. The guests were so funny too! I loved that one of Jennifer's first teachers attended the wedding and told me how she was Jennifer's teacher and then when Jennifer became a teacher they worked together and team taught. I loved the bond they shared and it was great to hear the stories and laughter from the guests.
Thomas and Jennifer did their first dance and then cut their cake. Believe it or not there was zero cake smashed in anyone's faces!
Thomas asked Jennifer's mom to dance and Thomas's dad asked Jennifer to dance. It was so beautiful to see that moment. I know Jennifer's father is missed by so many. Her sweet brother gave her away and just watched over her all day.
They had a bubble exit and my favorite thing? THE ADULT MEN opened the bubbles early so they also had bubbles when they danced!! It was so fun!
Thomas and Jennifer opted for an after party at The House of Brews in Dickson. The House of Brews is a little pub in downtown Dickson. It's so pretty in there!!! There was a live band and they were killing it! I think everyone just had a fun time relaxing and visiting. That is just a tiny part of their wedding day. It was just so incredibly beautiful and elegant. I hope you all enjoyed the blog post. They are an amazing couple!!