Kayla & Derek just may be two of the sweetest, most laid back people ever! I got to meet them and their first fur-child, Murdock, while doing a family session with them, and Kayla's twin sister & husband (and pups) this past year. I was so excited to get to work with them again for their wedding (and meet their second fur-baby Ella!) They are both pastry chefs and met while working at the Hermitage Hotel - they made all the gorgeous and delicious macarons they used as favors at the wedding!
Kayla got ready at the Hermitage Hotel, so I met the gals there while my second shooter Carissa (thank you for all your great shots!) met the guys at their home. I finally got an opportunity to photograph someone in the famous men's restroom there-so fun! Kayla was such a classic, gorgeous bride, and I LOVED her birdcage veil - it was perfect on her. The bridesmaids (who could not stop tearing up when they looked at the bride) all wore individually chosen, off white, short dresses complete with cowboy boots - just like our bride!
We did the couple's first look across the street from the winery and I loved the open grassy field there for some of my favorite portraits of the bride and groom. I think Derek was pretty happy when he saw his bride for the first time! The couple also included their pups in a few of the wedding photos- which I always recommend, they are part of the family too! :)
The wedding ceremony was at the lovely Long Hollow Winery in Goodlettsville, TN. The couple had the ceremony in a open area with the reception under a newly constructed open pavilion! The reception included a fabulous photo booth and of course there was wine from the Long Hollow Winery, great food by the Hermitage Hotel, and beer from our local Yazoo brewery.
And now the best part - tons of gorgeousness from their wedding day!
Thanks for looking,
Bridal gown and veil: David's Bridal
Girl's getting ready location: The Hermitage Hotel
Favors: Kayla & Derek's Macaroons
Chalkbook signs: Meghan Wood - I Saw The Sign
Flowers: Oshi Flowers
Ceremony & Reception location: Long Hollow Winery
Ceremony musicians: Lydia & Melody Falconnier
Local beer: Yazoo
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