Tuesday, April 30, 2013

St. Catherine's at Bell Gable Wedding of Ashley and Matt

Hey everybody!

When it comes to outdoor Southern weddings, I don't know if there is a more beautiful little chapel than St. Catherine's at Bell Gable. And when it comes to Southern brides, I don't know if there is a more genuinely kind and beautiful bride than Ashley. And well... those go together like a photographer's perfect dream.

The wedding at St. Catherine's was filled with beautiful details. From the bride's amazing dress...

...to the flower girls' steal-your-heart fluffy numbers... (I LOVE this image!)

... to everything in between... I was surrounded by beautiful things all day long.

One of my favorite memories from the day is when Matt and I tag-teamed his bowtie. It was a straight bowtie, which I hadn't tied before, but it turned out to be pretty much the same, but there was panick in my eyes nonetheless. As soon as he started with the first couple steps, I was able to coach and manipulate the neckpiece into a passable state (by Ashley's impeccable standards for fashion).

Our bride and groom wanted to wait to see each other when she walked down the aisle, so I put myself in a position to get his reaction as she walked gracefully with her brother as her escort. I love the expression on Matt's face. It is equal parts excited, happy, and choked up.

As our couple was exchanging vows, I wanted to get a shot that also included the bridesmaids' dresses. Notice they are in complimentary shades of pink... (brides, take a page from Ashley's book... your bridesmaid dresses don't have to be the same!).

Such a gorgeous place to have your first kiss as husband and wife, wouldn't you agree?

Yay for the happy couple! I love that bouquet (from Jules Design in Fayetteville) too. Notice, like the bridesmaid dresses, the various shades of pinks? Perfection!

Believe it or not... this isn't a wedding portrait. No, really! After the bride and groom came up the aisle, they walked over and had a really special moment with each other that I was able to capture. Portraits are coming, promise!

Tomorrow I'm going to share their reception with y'all. You won't want to miss it! The Garden Room on Dickson looked breathtaking, and Ashley and Matt had some pretty special moments I can't wait to show you!

Talk to you soon,

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