At some point in the day after Jenny and the bridal party were fully dressed, I took them out to a nice spot outside to take some pictures. While we were standing by a fence waiting for the last few stragglers to arrive, this conversation took place:
Jenny’s Sister: “Stop jumping in your wedding dress Jenny! You’re going to ruin it.”
Jenny: “It’s my wedding dress! I’ll do what I want!”
It’s not often you see a bride just randomly jumping around in their wedding dress, but this was a pretty common occurrence during Jenny and Nathan’s wedding, and I think that about sums up the nature of both the day and the personality of Jenny!
Let’s back up though. How did I find myself outside of Hendersonville, Tennessee shooting a wedding? Well I’m going to drop some more Virginia Tech connections on you (I swear I have non-VT friends…)! One of my good friends and roommate for a couple of years at Tech grew up in Hendersonville, and was friends with a set of twins. These twins visited all of us down in Blacksburg a couple of times, and we returned the favor and visited them up in Chattanooga once as well. One of these twins happens to be Jenny, our bride! I had not seen Jenny in almost 7 years, but she got in touch with me after her engagement to see if I’d be willing to fly down and photograph her wedding. I ecstatically agreed and didn’t hesitate to book my flight!
If you didn’t gather from the conversation up above, the wedding was very chill and relaxed. The venue was out in the country in a barn (there were horses roaming around the surrounding fields). Everything had a very personal and country feel to it from the homemade napkins and wooden signs to the small plants in jars given as favors to the guests. What didn’t have a country feel to the day, however, was the cake. Let me just say though, this may be the greatest wedding cake I’ve ever seen or tasted and nothing may ever beat it! I know it sounds crazy for me to be praising a cake, but try not to look at the pictures of it below and immediately want to eat it!
The ceremony took place just outside the barn where the reception was. You could of not asked for a better fall day! After the ceremony, Jenny and Nathan walked down the aisle while people threw sprinkles at them, which also led to some fantastic pictures! After all the family pictures and portraits of our couple, everyone settled in to some good cooking, dancing, and fire pits. It was truly a wonderful day!
Alright have I piqued your interest enough? Go take a look at the pictures and try not to smile!
Jenny and Nathan, thank you for flying me out and allowing me to be apart of your big day! I hope we don’t wait another 7 years to see each other again! Here’s to many happy years!!
A freelance photographer serving the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland area, I specialize in weddings, portraits, and event firstname.lastname@example.org