08 May Classic Spring Memphis Dixon Gardens Wedding
Hannah wanted an English garden feel to her wedding, and I can say with complete confidence that she got it! Her and AJ’s Dixon Gardens wedding was filled to the brim with flowers, sunshine, plants, and a classic, sophisticated vibe… just like an English garden! They could not have chosen a better date or location for their gorgeous day. Sit back and relax, ya’ll, cuz this is gonna be a long one!
This particular wedding was especially meaningful for Ed and me. We photographed Hannah’s mom’s wedding eight years ago, back in the early days of our business. We felt so honored that they trusted us back then, and even more so that they would invite us to celebrate with them again!
When I spoke with Hannah before the wedding, she was nervous about being super emotional on the wedding day. We only half-jokingly discussed ways for her to covertly hide a handkerchief in her dress for the First Look. We talked about making sure to only use waterproof mascara. And we make plans to stick extra tissues in my camera bag for emergency use.
Classic Spring Memphis Dixon Gardens Wedding
But when the day arrived, complete with sunshine and freshly blooming peonies, she didn’t need a single one. She was calm and collected. She giggled with her girls in the morning, while making picture perfect champagne toasts. After arriving at the Dixon Gardens, she dressed with un-rushed excitement instead of nervous tension.
When it came time for the First Look, she walked slowly toward AJ with a content smile on her face, not a single finger shaking. She knew their love was meant to be and there was nothing to fear.
Hannah wanted an English garden wedding, and it turned out that every bit of the day was in bloom: the gardens, the joy, and their hearts. Hannah and AJ, you had a day full of dreams! We are so honored to have celebrated with your family, not once, but twice. Words cannot express our thanks! Enjoy this little sneak peek into the best. day. ever!
The Creative Team
EVENT VENUE: DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS
EVENT PLANNER: AMANDA WIIG
FLORAL DESIGN: SOUTHERN BLOOM • CAKE ARTIST: FROST BAKE SHOP • ENTERTAINMENT: DNA ENTERTAINMENT • CATERER: SIMPLY DELICIOUS CATERING • MAKEUP ARTIST: ISABELLA ALLEN • HAIR STYLIST: ERICA MANSHACK • BRIDAL GOWN: MAGGIE LOUISE BRIDAL (MARTINA LIANA BRIDAL) • BRIDEMAIDS’ GOWNS: AZAZIE • MENSWEAR: JOS A. BANK • INVITATIONS: SHINE WEDDING INVITATIONS • RENTALS: WHITE DOOR EVENTS • STRINGS: BETH LUSCOMBE STRINGS • TENT: AMERISPAN TENTS • MEMPHIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY HUTCHINSON PHOTOGRAPHY