Today's colorful Brooks Museum wedding is such a special one! Lana and Darren are such kind-hearted souls with the sweetest love story. Lana is a designer, and loves art in all its shapes and forms. She brought that vibe to her wedding day with bright pops of color and style (just wait till you see her dress)! Art is such a big part of her life that she and Darren decided to have their reception in an art museum! Even though every detail of their wedding was gorgeous, my favorite part of their day was something small that came from the heart. Keep scrolling to find out what it was...
When we first starting planning their river engagement session with Claire and Andrew, they told us that they both felt pretty awkward taking photos. You've probably heard me say this before, but I love hearing this! Most of our couples are not professional models. They find it at least a little uncomfortable to be photographed (I sure do!). Most people don't know how to find the best light or the best angles. This is where I get to really stretch my professional muscles and lead them through the process. My very favorite thing is hearing that someone had a great time having their photo taken, even if they were nervous at first! By the end of their session, Claire and Andrew were pros, and we had so much fun with them!
We are so excited to share this Ballet Memphis wedding with you guys today! We have decided that ALL wedding receptions should be held in a dance studio. The sprung floors are literally made for dancing! This dance mom approves 110%. It felt fabulous on the feet all night long, and it looked gorgeous to boot! Ballet Memphis, like every great dancer, dressed up and performed beyond all expectations!
Alexa is a dream bride come true! She's gorgeous on the outside, but so kind and genuine on the inside. She cares for others before she cares for herself. She holds memories, traditions, and keepsakes dear, and she knows how important the little things are. Style is no stranger to her, and she is not afraid to be herself. And she owns every bit of it! Eight beautiful ladies (and one adorable little one!) stood beside her on her wedding day, because that's how many people consider her a best friend. Not just a friend. A stand-by-your-side-on-your-wedding-day friend.
Missy and Will have an uncanny way of actually slowing down time. Long, languid, enjoyable time! These two got plenty of it to relax and just BE in the moment. The entire day was smooth and chill, despite the summer heat. I'm still trying to figure out how we got so much time to get all the photos we needed, plus time to just enjoy their Memphis Botanic Garden wedding. That never happens! All I can come up with is that Missy and Will are magicians. Special, beautiful, bride and groom magicians. Yup.
It's officially Fall now, so I'm going to pretend that we photographed this Memphis river engagement session while the temperatures were blissfully cool and fresh fallen leaves crunched underfoot.
But that is not reality.
Reality is that, while it was almost Fall, the temperatures were still uncomfortably hot. Reality is that Alicia and Charles both donned jackets for the sake of the photos, but they quickly removed them after the shutter stopped clicking. Reality is that the leaves on the trees are still stubbornly green and remain fixed to their branches.
If you follow me on social media, I apologize in advance. I'm going to be posting a ton of images from this Memphis Country Club wedding! It was so beautiful and full of amazing details. The bride and groom are totally model status, and the reception was a party to remember! But most of all, Bailey and Will create love wherever they go. Love for each other, love for their families, love for their friends (they had the biggest wedding party we've ever had!), and even love for people they don't even know that well. They are such loving souls and their day was a complete reflection of them! Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite moments from this incredible day!
When Anahi and Eduardo told us that they were having a traditional Mexican wedding, I was excited to break out my (very) limited Spanish vocabulary. What I wasn't prepared for was the amazingness that awaited us when the day arrived! Yes, there was lots of Spanish. But there were also aerialists, carnival dancers, stilt walkers, cotton candy, a Conga line, and an Hora Loca! The ceremony had sweet traditions we'd never seen too, including a floral lasso and the giving of coins. The day's music was provided by a very talented Mariachi band that had us wanting to dance all day long! At the end of the day, I was convinced that this was the most fun wedding ever!
This special couple has a talent that we discovered on their wedding day. One that is rare and hard to find. They can wrap themselves in their own little bubble and tune out the whole world, even while the whole world is watching them. While they are in their bubble, they are the only two people who matter. The “I love you’s” and meaningful glances that passed between them meant even more, because they were the only ones in the bubble. Their whole beautiful, elegant, Persain wedding was a culmination of that bubble, only brought to life for everyone to see!