Mark and Katie | Allandale mansion wedding

Mark and Katie had such an amazing wedding at Kingsport’s Allandale Mansion in October.  They are both political science professors in Texas, but returned to Katie’s hometown for their wedding ceremony.  Guests came from all over the country to celebrate them.  When I asked Katie’s mom what she liked most about Mark, she told me that he adores Katie.  And that is sooooo true.  I didn’t get a chance to meet him until their wedding day, but as a photographer, I feel like I get a “behind the scenes” look at their relationship.  I love being able to capture those sweet glances at her and the joy that she obviously brings him. Take a look at these photos and see for yourself!  Mark and Katie chose to see each other before the ceremony began.  2017-02-13_00152017-02-13_00012017-02-13_0025

These bridesmaids were a hoot!  Katie has wonderful friends.  Aunt Willie’s Wildflowers did an AMAZING job on the bouquets!2017-02-13_00022017-01-26_0002Mark wears bow ties to work all the time and insisted that his groomsmen wear them to the wedding.  They looked great, but took a while to figure out…2017-02-13_00032017-02-13_0004The toasts were so sweet!  Katie even teared up a little.  These guys have been friends for a very long time.  2017-02-13_0005Katie’s dad was with her the first time I met her.  She was in town celebrating his birthday and brought him along to discuss wedding photography.  He was obviously so proud of her.2017-02-13_00062017-02-13_00072017-02-13_0008Isn’t this ring stunning?!?  Mark did an incredible job picking it out.  Katie loves to read and had books as part of the centerpieces.  2017-02-13_00092017-02-13_00102017-02-13_00112017-02-13_00122017-02-13_00132017-02-13_00142017-02-13_00162017-02-13_00182017-02-13_00192017-02-13_00202017-02-13_00212017-02-13_00222017-02-13_00242017-02-13_00262017-02-13_00272017-02-13_00282017-02-13_00292017-02-13_00302017-02-13_00312017-02-13_00322017-02-13_00332017-02-13_00342017-02-13_00352017-02-13_00362017-02-13_00372017-02-13_00382017-02-13_00392017-02-13_00402017-02-13_00412017-02-13_00422017-02-13_00432017-02-13_00452017-02-13_0046Congratulations you two!  Here’s to many long years together!

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Katie | Allandale Mansion Bride

Weddings at Allandale mansion are quickly becoming a favorite of mine.   Katie grew up here and went to Dobyns Bennett High School.  She met her fiancee at college in Georgia and is now living in Texas.  There nothing quite like coming home and bringing the love of your life with you.  Because she doesn’t live in Kingsport anymore, we did her bridal photos just a few days before her wedding.  The weather was perfect and she looked so stunningly beautiful!  Isn’t her dress amazing?  She said that she saw it in the store window and knew it was the one.  The ladies at Posh Salon did her hair and makeup and it really complimented her look.  Aunt Willie’s Wildflowers did the bouquet.  She had asked for just a small one, but was told, “I don’t really do small.”  Katie’s mother and her aunt were able to be there with us and it was so great getting to know them a little better before the wedding.  2016-12-14_00012016-12-14_00022016-12-14_00032016-12-14_00042016-12-14_00052016-12-14_00062016-12-14_00072016-12-14_00082016-12-14_00092016-12-14_00112016-12-14_00122016-12-14_0013