13 Dec katie + steven: joined. a memphis lichterman nature center wedding.
Katie and Steven know what’s important, and the rest they don’t worry about. They know they love each other above all else. They know who their closest friends are, and who they want to surround them in their lives. And they know the support of true family, whether by blood or by deed.
Their wedding day was a true reflection of this philosophy. They had spent their time planning. They put the most effort into the things that mattered most. The only thing that really mattered at the end of the day was that they were married. And maybe it was because of this attitude that the day ran so smoothly. Not one thing was overlooked. Even with a quick trip to fetch the lanterns that they had forgotten to bring to the venue, everything stayed right on schedule, with time to spare. It was a low-key, easy, beautiful day. Just like they wanted. Just like them. And at the end of it, they were married.
Katie and Steven had their outdoor ceremony and reception at the Memphis Lichterman Nature Center, and it was the perfect wedding location for this beautiful, sunny fall day.
The leaves on the trees were the perfect shades of red and yellow. My favorite for photos!
I love that both Katie and Steven have red hair! Valarie Powell did an awesome job making Katie into the perfect bride.
I adored Steven’s tie!
Katie and Steven chose to see each other before the ceremony, and their First Look was filled with tender moments and excited laughter. Ed’s shot below is my favorite:
Because they saw each other before the ceremony, we had plenty of time (and light!) to roam the beautiful trails and gardens for creative wedding portraits.
Katie, you are beyond stunning.
Katie’s maid of honor came from Japan for the wedding, and she brought Katie this special Buddha for good luck. The locket is a special family heirloom.
One of my favorites! The branches above this spot on the trail made the perfect arbor, and the sun lit Katie and Steven beautifully.
Nothing better than a leisurely stroll on your wedding day when you have a beautiful location on a perfect day!
The wedding party was amazing, and one of the most helpful group I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! Katie and Steven know how to choose their friends.
Katie was escorted down the isle by her two uncles.
Right after the ceremony, we rushed to the beautiful red bridge over the pond for a few shots of Katie’s and Steven’s first married moments during sunset.
The reception was decorated beautifully in their easy-going, naturalistic styles.
I’ll end with this shot of their First Dance. A perfect way to start a new life!
Katie and Steven, thank you. Thank you for being so awesome. For being you. We are honored to have shared in your magical day, and we know that there are not two people more suited for each other than you! I can’t wait to hear all about the cruise to Mexico!
To see more photos from Katie’s and Steven’s beautiful fall wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow. Here’s to red heads. And knowing what’s important. And the perfect autumn day. Cheers!