06 Feb Kimel + Greg: Joined | a Memphis Winter Wedding
After spending so much time apart, Kimel and Greg were beyond ready to get married! Greg was stationed away from home during his career with the U.S. Army for much of their relationship, so he and Kimel were not only loving long-distance, but communication was limited. Kimel had also moved far away from her Memphis home, so she was also separated from her family. To say that they were both ready for a fun, wedding reunion with all their loved ones was an understatement!
Ed and I could not have hoped for a better bride and groom than we got in Kimel and Greg. They were so laid back and full of joy! They are both the kind of people that if something were to go not perfectly according to plan, they would just roll with the punches and go with the flow. They knew that their Memphis winter wedding was a celebration of their love, and that’s all that mattered to them. Planning a wedding long distance must have been difficult, but you’d never have known it! It was an emotional, beautiful, perfect day!
A wedding day is always better with a Vera Wang gown!
Kimel and Greg got married only 5 days before Christmas, so they embraced the twinkle lights and snowflakes.
If you’re curious, Kimel’s shirt said “I don’t have time to care.” Loved that!
Kimel and her mom have a very special relationship. They are best friends, and it shows. It was so fun to watch them together!
When Kimel turned around and saw herself in the mirror, she gasped and tearfully said, “I’ve never seen myself look so beautiful!” We agree, Kimel. We agree.
Kimel and Greg chose to see each other before the ceremony, and their reactions were priceless!
It was a cloudy winter day, but the light was still bright and perfect for beautiful portraits.
I love this look of our happiness and love on Kimel’s face!
Kimel’s girls were all beautiful and sassy, and they were troopers for standing in the chilly air! I LOVED their bridesmaids dresses with black pashminas!
The guys were all dapper and so much fun!
It’s very rare to get a smile out of Greg, so when he does grin, you know he’s very happy!
This group was so much fun!
And this right here is why I am so in love with my husband, and why I would never shoot a wedding without him. While I’m taking my place inside the church just before the start of the ceremony, he knows to wait outside the doors for just a bit to grab precious moments like this!
Even though Kimel and Greg had a First Look, she still got teary and cried as she came down the isle. Nothing can ruin the emotion in this moment!
Such a sweet First Dance…
It’s not a party until the bride and groom change their shoes!!
Kimel and Greg, thank you so much for including us in your day! We had such a great time getting to know you, and we wish you lived closer! We can’t wait to hang out again the next time you’re in town!
A very special thank you to everyone who made this day so wonderful:
- Reception Venue: Jack Robinson Gallery
- Event planning: Southern Event Planners
- Floral Design: Petals Studio
- Wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses: White by Vera Wang
- Cake Artist: Treats by Tricia Lee
- Entertainment: John Dailey
- Makeup Artist: Meosha Williams
- Hairstylist: Dwan Cattron
- Memphis Wedding Photography: Amy Hutchinson Photography