Elizabeth and Jim’s wedding was definitely one of the most one of a kind and amazing weddings we’ve had the honor of photographing! Mainly because we were photographing one of the most gorgeous couples in some of the most stunning locations that the Nashville area has to offer! Liz and Jim were having a small and intimate wedding and they wanted to make it beautiful and special for all of their guest who had flown from states away to see these two tie the knot. They definitely didn’t disappoint! We started out the day by meeting Elizabeth at the Hermitage Hotel downtown where she got ready for the day. After she slipped into her gorgeous long sleeved wedding dress, we headed down to the lobby to take a few of our favorite bridal shots of the day! This hotel was the perfect backdrop to silhouette such a lovely bride. Then Elizabeth hopped in our car with us and we talked all the way to the ceremony sight, the Cheekwood Botanical gardens. We took Liz and Jim’s engagement pictures there only a month earlier (see it here!), so we were so excited to head back to document their wedding day! After taking a few more bridal shots of Elizabeth, she hid away while we met up with Jim! He was looking incredibly handsome in solid black, which looked great against the green gardens. We laughed anxiously about the dark clouds that seemed to be drifting towards us and prayed that they stayed away long enough for the ceremony to be completed! Thankfully the ceremony time arrived and there was no rain! Elizabeth glided down the beautiful staircase that led her to her groom, and they had a perfectly sweet and intimate ceremony. Towards the end it began to sprinkle and practically as soon as they were pronounced husband and wife it began to really rain! So umbrellas were quickly passed around and we all headed to the third amazing location of the day, Union Station, for the reception! The rain hadn’t begun there when we arrived, so we thankfully were able to utilize the gorgeous building and Nashville streets in some of Elizabeth and Jim’s portraits! We had so much fun wandering around the station with them and getting to hear their thoughts on the events of the day. This is seriously such a sweet, kind couple and we loved getting to spend time with them. Finally we headed inside to document their beautiful reception! It was the perfect ending to a beautiful day, and even when the rain arrived, it brought some beautiful lightning that lit up the sky around us and added to the romantic ambience. What a day!
Liz and Jim, you guys are so great. We really enjoyed getting to know you both and being able to spend so much time with you guys on your special day! We’re so honored that you chose us to document it, and we truly loved every minute of it! We wish you guys all of the best and pray for a marriage that is even more beautiful than your wedding day :)