Nearly two years ago, one of my clients bought a newborn session for his sister in Knoxville. She has since become my self-proclaimed groupie and one of my greatest supporters. She has hired me to do extended family photos and has referred me to many people. This is her niece and her new husband! They were married in the LDS Nashville temple the morning of the big day (they got up at 5 am in order to do that). Guess who they saw as they were leaving the temple? David Archuleta from American Idol. He told them congratulations. Because photography is not allowed inside the building, they hired me just for a reception and ring ceremony later that day in Knoxville at Hunter Valley Farms. Exchanging rings is not part of the temple ceremony, so they were able to do that in front of their family and friends after her bishop gave some really heartwarming remarks. Finding a dress that is appropriate to wear in the temple can be a real challenge. This dress looked AMAZING on her and she actually had to build an entire top with sleeves so she would be covered. I think it turned out absolutely amazing. Her aunt did her hair and makeup and it was perfect. My favorite part of the night was when her dad surprised her with a song he wrote for her about how “I’ll always be your number two man.” It was the sweetest thing I had ever heard and I found myself tearing up…which I almost never do. The bride then surprised her groom with a lip sync to “Dear future husband” which was hilarious. What I learned from this wedding was how love really is all you need. Two of her bridesmaids had flights that were cancelled and were not able to make it and the bride ended up losing her voice. But their love shone through and it was a beautiful day!
Thank you, Maddy and Mack, for letting me photograph your wedding! Here’s to many happy years together!