lori + eric: joined. a downtown memphis wedding.

Together, they have evolved into people that perfectly complement the other. Lori brings beauty and spice to Eric’s life, and he adds tenderness, compassion, and selflessness to hers. Their wedding was nothing but a true expression of who they are. Balking tradition and incorporating the things – and people – that matter most to them, their day was a celebration of love, individuality, and family.

Lori and Eric were married on a chilly evening in downtown Memphis, but despite a little rain, they were in high spirits. Laughter reigned the day. Even their ceremony was filled with laughter that only celebrated who they are. At the end of the night, in a Tunisian-inspired room filled with candlelit lanterns, the laughter wrapped around them and carried them long into the night, and onto the beginning of their life together.

Lori and Eric began the day at the Westin on Beale. The blue piano was perfect for their jewel-tone wedding!
I have known Lori for many years now, so it was a joy to photograph her wedding. She made an even more beautiful bride than I thought she would!
Lori and Eric chose to see each other before the ceremony. While Lori was finishing up final preparations, Eric was downstairs, eagerly waiting to see his bride.
His reaction clearly shows his excitement!
Eric did something that I’ve never had a groom do before: after ooohing and aaahing over his bride, the first thing he asked for was a photo. Eric, you are a man after my own heart!
We started with a few portraits in the lobby.
They are so happy!
It drizzled rain for most of the day. But during our portrait session, the rain quit for about 15 minutes, so we ran outside to take advantage of the brief dry spell. Ed’s photo on left.
Ed captured this tender moment…
Lori laughed all day long, as she has the prettiest smile!
Lori. Stop. You’re killing me.
Then it started raining. Again. So back inside the lobby for a few more portraits. Lori made the brooch bouquet herself. Each of her bridesmaids gave her a special pin to add to the (heavy!) bouquet.
I’m always a sucker for a glossy piano.
Next, we traveled a few blocks to the historic church for their ceremony. Eric couldn’t take his eyes off his bride after she made her way down the isle.
The ceremony was full of tender moments, personal words, and lots of laughter!
Married!
The reception was held at the Calliope Room downtown, and it was decorated perfectly with Lori’s affinity for color and Tunisian flair!
The First Dance…
The toasts were a perfect combination of touching and hilarious.
Ed captured this photo that I think describes the night perfectly.
Lori and Eric, we can’t thank you enough for allowing us to capture your love! The entire day was filled with joy, laughter, and every bit of it was you. We are truly honored to have been a part of it. I can’t wait to hear all about Fiji!!

CLICK HERE to see more photos from Lori’s and Eric’s wedding. Here’s to bringing sunshine to a rainy day. And Tunisian lanterns. And laughter. Cheers!
21 Comments
  • Mrs. Robertson
    Posted at 16:32h, 16 November Reply

    I must say that every time I look at pictures of our wedding, I honestly cannot imagine anything better! We had such a good time and our closest friends and family were there to share in our celebration of love. The theme that people initial saw as “odd,” “weird,” “unimaginable,” and “different” came through so fluidly and I was amazed at how the decorations all panned out. I could not have asked for a better wedding day and to share it with my best friend, my love, my heart!

  • Mrs. Wendolyn Harrington-Cade
    Posted at 14:25h, 19 November Reply

    Lori–You were a beautiful bride! God’s blessing and love to you and Eric for many years to come!

  • Joann Massey
    Posted at 14:26h, 19 November Reply

    Breathtaking photos. I am so happy for you two.

  • Sophorn Kuoy
    Posted at 14:31h, 19 November Reply

    just lovely.

  • Peggie Russell
    Posted at 14:47h, 19 November Reply

    Beautiful….love these photos.

  • Monica Jenious
    Posted at 14:54h, 19 November Reply

    Sincerest congratulations to the both of you. You make a beatiful couple and your wedding was absolutely gorgeous!!

    Best!
    Jorel & Monica

  • Nefertiti Orrin
    Posted at 14:54h, 19 November Reply

    As beautiful as the night was…and more. Congratulations Lori and Eric! You make a “perfect pair”. Many blessings and lots of happy years of love, life, and laughter. xoxo

  • Kimberly
    Posted at 15:10h, 19 November Reply

    Congrats to you Lori and your Husband! Your wedding pictures are so beautiful and you were a gorgeous Bride!

  • Eleanor
    Posted at 15:50h, 19 November Reply

    Just absolutely lovely pictures, Lori!! Best to you and your lifelong partner!!!

  • Latasha
    Posted at 16:19h, 19 November Reply

    Beautiful couple and beautiful wedding. Best wishes.

  • Sheila
    Posted at 17:21h, 19 November Reply

    Gorgeous couple! Congratulations!!!

  • Faith
    Posted at 18:12h, 19 November Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Such a lovely couple 🙂

  • Audra
    Posted at 20:36h, 19 November Reply

    You guys look so lovely… Just beautiful! Smooches!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 23:37h, 19 November Reply

    This endless beauty restores the hope of love lost. Congratulations

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 09:54h, 20 November Reply

    Beauty, love, happiness is what I see in these pictures. Congratulations and may God continue to bless your union.

  • Lorie
    Posted at 10:10h, 20 November Reply

    One of the most unique and absolutely beautiful weddings ever. Congratulations to you both!

  • Brandi Richard
    Posted at 16:26h, 20 November Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! Best wishes to both of you on a long and fruitful marriage!

  • Bennetta "Bennie" Nelson West
    Posted at 11:39h, 21 November Reply

    I am SO very happy for you, both! Clearly you all bring joy, fun and complement to one another. We all treasure the love and bliss you share as captured by gifted and engaged photographers! Kudos to ALL! I’d like to add that your wedding was simply enchanting and that together you guys are as important an image and contributors in our community as are Barack & Michele Obama to our nation. Congratulations again and many, many joy-filled days…and nights..and whenever!!!

    P.S. Remember to always keep your warm.

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  • Linder
    Posted at 15:01h, 21 November Reply

    Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Robertson!!! You are such a lovely couple. Best wishes!!!!!!!!!

  • Tonja Sesley-Baymon
    Posted at 15:14h, 05 December Reply

    Lori, you were simply gorgeous! … and your Groom, most handsome!

    Your imagination to create such a memorable and beautiful season of bliss was truly awesome and was evident of the love you two share.

    The captured moments were beautifully and elegantly presented! Kudos to Hutchinson!

    Enjoy each other always! Love covers a multitude of faults! Be Blessed!

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