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.
Katy and Eric like to tell people with a smile, “a tornado brought us together.” While perhaps a bit morbid, it’s actually almost quite true! Although they didn’t realize it until later, Katy and Eric were in the same 5th grade class together. But it was their sophomore year in college that would bring them back together.
Morgan and Mike started their relationship long distance, and they have done a lot of traveling since the beginning. So it was only natural that when it came time to tie the knot, they wanted a destination wedding. They both now live in Atlanta, and they wanted somewhere close enough that their friends and family could drive and celebrate a whole weekend with them. When they saw the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, they knew they found the perfect place!
Sometimes your friends know you better than you know yourself. When Melanie’s friends gave her the number of a guy they thought she should meet, she wasn’t so sure. She talked to Eddie on the phone a couple times, and they each thought the other wasn’t for them, and gave up. It wasn’t until after they later met in person, at a party thrown by mutual friends, that they discovered they were wrong.
Eddie was struck by Melanie’s beauty, her easy laughter, and her intelligence, all of which were difficult to reveal themselves over the few phone calls they had shared. Melanie saw how cute Eddie was, how attentive he was, and that he was a quiet, respectful gentleman. Just what she was looking for. She went home that night, knowing that she had found the man she was going to marry. The next day, she even said as much to her mom.
Not long afterward, in London, Eddie proposed. They will be tying the knot later this year, finally making official what their friends knew all along.
Ed and I met Melanie and Eddie at the Stax museum to begin their engagement session. Although we will not be photographing their wedding, we were more than honored to do their engagement photos! Melanie and Eddie are both so much fun and fell right into the picture-taking groove.
Is it just me, or does Eddie look just like Chris Rock?
They are so natural and comfortable with each other. Melanie’s mother, who accompanied us on the shoot, assured me that they are this adorable all the time!
I just love the editorial feeling to this one.
After a change of clothes into something a little dressier, we moved to the landmark Peabody Hotel, to catch sunset on the rooftop.
I adore the way sequins photograph! And Melanie and Eddie adored the view. Win win.
Love this shot Ed captured!
Melanie, your personality truly shines through in photographs! You are beautiful, inside and out.
Chris Rock Eddie, Melanie was right. You’re one good looking guy!
This one is so them! Love.
When I saw Melanie’s sapphire engagement ring, I knew right away that she must be a Virgo, like me. She confirmed it, and just like that, we were kindred spirits.
You guys make that hotel look goooood.
Ed’s angle. I’m jealous.
Melanie and Eddie, it was such a pleasure to capture your love! I know the wedding will be amazing, and your new life in Virginia will be full of adventure. We wish you the best of luck!
Here’s to friends who have your back. And meeting in person. And a London proposal. Cheers!