06 Nov Natural, Wooded, Intimate Franklin Wedding
The pandemic certainly has changed a lot of the way we live our lives these days. I know I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Businesses all over the world have had to change and adapt, including ours. I may be a little biased, but I think engaged couples, along with high school Seniors, have had to endure the biggest bummers that this year has brought. They have had to plan and celebrate experiences that only come once in a lifetime, in a year of restrictions so heavy that they are sometimes hard to bear. And yet, they all continue to surprise me by not only making the best of current circumstances, but turning this year into something never to be forgotten. Not for all the bad things, but because of all the good.
Bethany and Isaiah’s wedding day was one such example. They were unwilling to give up their 2020 wedding date. Instead, they forged ahead, allowing their wedding details to evolve. What they ended up with was a weekend that could not have been better had they planned it this way from the start!
Natural, Wooded, Intimate Franklin Wedding
Bethany and Isaiah had a short, official ceremony on a Friday morning with Isaiah’s family. Later that day, Ed and I followed Bethany and Isaiah to Franklin, TN, where they would recite their own vows with Bethany’s family as their only audience the following day. They rented a house that could only be described as a cabin in the middle of a fairy tale wood. A golden sun shone through moss covered branches, and a cool Autumn breeze rustled the leaves that had not yet begun to fall. It was secluded and private, and the perfect setting for the beginning of Bethany and Isaiah’s love story.
They included every facet of a wedding day that was most important to them. They day started with a few relaxing hours getting ready. Then, after Isaiah had his First Look of Bethany in her gorgeous lace-sleeved wedding gown, we took lots of time for portraits. They had time to mingle with family before reading aloud the vows they wrote for each other.
Bethany describes herself as the kind of person who smiles and laughs when she’s happy. And she smiled all day long! She grinned at her new husband, tears rolling down his cheeks as he professed his love for her. Isaiah is the perfect complement to Bethany, and his emotions take over and proudly proclaim his happiness with joyful tears.
It truly was the sweetest thing to witness!
These two have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them, one that I know will be full of happy grins and joyful tears! Bethany, thank you for being the most beautiful princess of the Fairy Wood, both inside and out. You and your prince planned a day that fit you to a “T”! Isaiah, thank you for being the emotional, loving man that you are. Your tears of joy had us crying along!
Lastly, a huge, heartfelt thank you to the both of you for bringing us along for the ride! We truly wouldn’t have missed it, and count our lucky stars to have been a small part of such a wonderful day. Enjoy this view of your day through our eyes!
The Creative Team
EVENT VENUE: PRIVATE RESIDENCE