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Classic, Neutral Cadre Wedding

He bounced on the balls of his feet while he waited to see her. His eyes sparkled with excitement and, already knowing the answer, I asked if he was ready for his wedding day. “SO ready!” he replied with a huge grin. We could feel the anticipation pouring off him in waves. He didn’t have any of the usual groom nerves, and cold feet were certainly not in the equation. This man was simply ready to be married to the love of his life! George loves Taylor with a fierceness we rarely see. It was obvious to everyone who shared the day with them that Taylor makes George insanely happy, and she would do anything to make him happy.

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alexandria + drew: joined. an opera memphis wedding.

Alexandria and Drew are starting a new life. In every sense of the word. Drew has just officially become a doctor. They purchased a house together just weeks before their wedding. And now, they are embarking on marriage. When Alex and Drew do something, they do it right, and to the fullest extent!

Their wedding day was full of personal details, from lots of little nods to Alexandria’s Chinese heritage to Drew’s love of golf (hey, he’s a doctor!). It was beautiful and perfect, just like them. They were surrounded by their closest friends and family – a very eclectic mix of people, which just goes to show how well they include everybody, and how everybody loves them.

Nothing and no one was overlooked. And that’s just how Alexandria and Drew live life. Together.

Alexandria’s and Drew’s wedding ceremony was held at Schaeffer Chapel, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Alex’s stunning gown was perfect for her! She was so excited about the dress that she didn’t let even her bridesmaids see it before the big day.

Michael Doyle did a beautiful job with the flowers!


Alexandria looked simply gorgeous. All day.

Drew wasn’t half bad either!

Alexandria lit up when she saw her groom at the end of the isle.

But I think Drew was even more thrilled!

The ceremony was beautiful, and Drew could not take his eyes off his bride.

Dr. and Mrs.!

We took a little time to record their first few minutes as husband and wife. Their joy was palpable.

Alexandria, you kill me with your gorgeousness! Photo on left is Ed’s.

My favorite.

Special thanks to Valarie Powell for Alexandria’s beautiful hair.

Alexandria, you are one lucky girl. But you know this.

So. Happy.

Alexandria wore beautiful Chinese jewelry that’s been in her family for years.

Opera Memphis was set up perfectly for the reception. LOVED their cake topper!

The First Dance…

And I’ll end with this photo that I absolutely LOVE. Alexandria was having so much fun, and she didn’t want to miss a minute of it!

Alexandria and Drew, I hope China was a blast! I can’t wait to hear all about it. Thank you so much for the honor of documenting your very special day. It could not have been more perfect!

CLICK HERE to see more images from Alexandria’s and Drew’s wedding. Here’s to Chinese heritage. And finishing med school. And jumping into life headfirst. Cheers!