Allie + John

Summer, southern traditions and white magnolias…. just a few things to make this the Wedding of the year… as they say. This was the wedding celebration where almost everyone in the area came in their summer attire and sandals to witness a long awaited unity of two very sweet individuals, Allie and John. A reunion of sorts and a day of so much LOVE. What better than to have a huge block party, under the stately trees, cafe lights, music and old friends?!

I can’t think of anything but a beautiful garden ceremony and a dancing-all-night-long-under-the-stars kind of reception : )

Together, is a beautiful place to be.

The most delicate lace.

A beautiful La Sposa mermaid dress in petit pois tulle, lace appliqués and gemstone embroidery. Bodice with sweetheart neckline. And a romantic bolero in petit pois tulle with off-the-shoulder neckline and short sleeves, decorated with guipure appliqués. Style ‘Idde’.

So classically romantic. 

The image of grace and beauty.

THE most laid back bridal party ever! Seriously!

Simple summer blooms, handpicked from gardens.

^

Beautiful southern ladies with fair magnolias. They carried hand tied bouquets accented with cream satin ribbons. Each delicately embroidered with their initial.

LOVE is

…come rain or shine

First look

Grab her sometimes,

and dance

with her.

With no music,

randomly on the street.

Dance.

Taking a moment to let everything sink in…

He grabbed her

in his arms

and that’s all

she ever needed.

^

Kiss me

under the light

of thousand stars

^

CREDITS:

WEDDING DRESS  |  La Sposa, Twirl, Lexington, KY

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES  |  JCrew

FLOWER GIRL & JUNIOR BRIDESMAIDS  |  JCrew

MAKEUP ARTIST  | Autumn Combs  606 312- 9572

HAIR STYLIST  |  Brittany Montgomery 859 705-9256

WEDDING CONSULTANT  | Jamie Haynes

FLORALS  | Jamie Haynes

EMBROIDERY and SIGNS  |  Lori Lindon

TUXEDOS  |  Mens Warehouse

WEDDING VENUE  | Davidson Private Residence

CATERING  |  Sarah White

CAKE  | Theresa Caudill

OFFICIANT  |  Joshua Holland

CEREMONY MUSIC  |  Letha Patterson & Pat Duff

DJ  |  Kenny Combs

VINTAGE 1940 Dodge  |  Larry Riddle

DOG of HONOR  |  Titus

ASSISTANT  |  Cat Cornwell

Allie & John: What. an. eventful. wedding! It has been a pleasure and privilege getting to know you and your families these past few months and let me say… I am SO thankful, grateful and blessed to be a part of your celebration and union. THANK YOU kindly… for you.

With much love, sunshine and rain,

Chris { xo }

Rain

When it RAINS

look for rainbows.

When it’s dark

look for STARS.

 
{ xo }

Light

Nothing can dim the

LIGHT

which shines from within

~ Maya Angelou

{ xo }

Beauty

Beauty is not

in the face;

beauty is the LIGHT

in the heart.

~ Kahlil Gibran

{ xo }

Amanda + Blaine { Raven Rock Golf Course }

“I don’t believe in magic.”

The young boy said.

The old man smiled.

“You will, when you see her.”

~ Atticus

From across the room, Blaine noticed a blue-eyed girl… dark hair and flawless, Amanda. A smile to brighten any day she noticed him too. She sent him a friend request on Facebook… maybe, just maybe he noticed her too. He did. From brief messages to multiple texts, they hit it off from the first hello. Inseparable since, Blaine decided to make it official, privately on their weekend getaway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Her answer was a definite YES and smiling : )

A ring fit for a princess.

My very first time shooting on a mobile getting ready location~ a hotel on wheels motor coach.

The wedding colors were dusty grey blue and creams. The bridesmaids don versatile dresses ‘Versa’ by David’s Bridal in the color ‘mystic’…. convertible to multiple dresses too flatter any body type and height.

No wedding is complete without selfies to document the pre-wedding festivities and pampering : )

 

Multi-talented Amanda, meticulously made all the hand tied bouquets, flower crown and ceremony arch. Her favorite florals include white and a hint of blush pink peonies, lush garden spray roses, accented with white carnations and aptly named white and light green blooms called love-in-the-mist Nigella damascene ‘Albion Green Pod’. Classic and timeless.

Amanda and her sweet princess niece, Braelee.

{ This would be a neat photo to revisit 20+ years from now on her wedding day.}

Mimosas for all her lovelies. Of course.

Simplicity at its finest. Stella York dress with an illusion and lace neckline, fairytale silhouettes and romantic lace details throughout. So beautiful.

Blaine chose a dark grey suit with navy bowtie and comfortable chucks.

Lying underneath

those stormy skies

she said. I know the sun

must set to rise.

~ Coldplay.

Their sweet first look, rain or shine…

She is my world after the rain.

“Completely and perfectly and incandescently happy.”

~ Jane Austen

I g.o.t. this.

A sweet semi-naked tiered cake by Teresa Caudill… accented and surrounded by fresh spray roses and mini calla lilies .

CREDITS:

VENUE  |   Raven Rock Golf Course, Jenkins, KY

CATERING  |  Las Penas, Whitesburg, KY

CAKES  |  Teresa Caudill

DJ  | Shawn Stacy

FLORALS  |  Amanda Colwell, Bride & Jackie Colwell, Mother of Bride

WEDDING GOWN  |  Stella York, Twirl of Lexington, KY

BRIDESMAIDs  DRESSES |  Versa, David’s Bridal

BRIDE’s SPARKLY FLATS  |  Betsey Johnson

MAKEUP ARTIST  |  Jemma Domenica Gayheart & Hillary Kelley

HAIR STYLIST  |  Rhonda Morgan

WEDDING CONSULTANTs  |  Pauletta Breeding & Debbie Back

PHOTO BOOTH  |  Brandon Feltner

TENT  |  R&R Tent Rentals, Wheelersburg, OH

OFFICIANT  |  Chris Caudill

Amanda & Blaine: THANK YOU so much, for this great honor and blessing to be a part of your wedding day. Where do I begin? Your generosity, kindness, and warm welcome has made my 2016 wedding year! Your support has meant the world to me and for that, I’m so very grateful.

With heartfelt thanks,

*Chris*

p.s. Part 2 of wedding day coming soon!

Ava { 1 }

Sweet baby cheeks

*  Not even the sun can shine as bright as you.   *

What an honor and pleasure it is to photograph Miss Ava again : )

Missed her equally sweet newborn images? Take a look HERE.

If you’re curious about these darling outfits…

WHITE DRESS  |   Janie and Jack

VINTAGE DRESS   |   The Cottage

BLUE & WHITE COTTON, PALE PINK & WHITE  |    Joseph Beth

PINK FRILLY BLOOMERS  |  Joseph Beth

{ xo }

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Kasen

Love is…

holding your whole world in your arms.

Ladies… I HAVE arrived.

A little Daddy and Me time…

Any day spent with you

is my favorite day.

So, today is my new favorite day.

– Winnie the Pooh

Congratulations Rachel and Tyler!! How blessed am I to document, yet another milestone in your lives and to meet the precious and perfect Kasen?! He is just…

PERFECT:)

Special Thanks and Credits:

Modern- Rustic Deer Theme Nursery

FURNITURE   |    Buy Buy Baby, Serta Northbrook Collection in Rustic grey

ROOM DECOR   |   Hobby Lobby

WALLPAPER   |   The Decorating Center, Hazard, KY

ANTLER CHANDELIER   |   Cabella’s

Thank you SO MUCH again!!

{ xo }

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