Tennessee has some of the best rolling hills and picturesque scenes. Most are accessible by getting off one of the primary freeway systems and driving that road less travelled. Between Nashville and Memphis, if you exit off a place called Jackson, TN you'll find this gem of a location. It was the perfect meeting place for the families of Lawson and Courtney to celebrate their wedding.
Courtney and her bridesmaids got ready at a nearby bed and breakfast. Minutes from their venue, the magnificent log mansion provided lots of room and beautiful natural light to shoot the women getting ready. In between brush strokes, we find little moments that will be treasured forever.
Meanwhile, Lawson gets ready at one of the rooms at the Barn at Snider Farms. All we needed was a little light to illuminate a touching moment of a mom helping her son put on his boutonniere.
These are tender moments between mother and daughter. Mom puts the finishing touches on the dress. When both the bride and groom are ready; nothing is more important than seeing each other for the first time.
Courtney and Lawson take their couple pictures around Snider Farms.
And the wedding party are all ready (and look marvellous!). Courtney enjoys all the loving family here to celebrate with her. And I love the four generations photo; it's as real as you can get.
Their daughter Brynlee was the perfect flower girl and ushered in a beautiful ceremony. The first kiss is the golden shot of a wedding ceremony, but the parents looking at their son and daughter becoming a family is something special. And I love a good shot of the ring the moment it binds the new family. Courtney and Lawson started the reception with their first dance. There were lots of good fun, delightful cake and delicious dinner (Brynlee approved). Brynlee participated in the speeches and toasts. She helped the photographers as well. Then there was dancing.
Lots and lots of dancing! Congratulations Courtney and Lawson! There is no substitute for classic fireworks send off paired with the epic bride-groom dance walk.
Courtney and Lawson, and their families (and I) thank all the vendors who made it possible. The Barn at Snider Farms is an absolute gem of a venue to get married. The cake was done by Wild Flower Cake Designs. Bryan Wallace was our DJ. Taylor Peace did all the makeup for the mothers, bridesmaids and bride. Flowers and florals by Sand's Florist. Lows Bridal & Formal provided Courtney's elegant dress. The guys are dashing thanks to New York Suit Exchange. I'd like a special thank you for my excellent second shooter, Stephanie Chambers and the video team at Lynn Productions (great working with you guys!).