Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bri & Andrew - Summer Peaceful Oaks Jackson Tennessee Wedding

This past Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure to spend the day photographing Bri & Andrew's wedding at Peaceful Oaks. There was a chance of rain, but it never rained a drop and the day went off without a hitch.

I arrived early in the afternoon to get shots of details and of the bridal party getting ready. The bride's room was hectic, but it was a happy hectic. Everyone was just enjoying the day and celebrating Bri & Andrew!

Blair DeBerry Whitt from Jackson worked on hair and makeup for Bri and a few others. Kevin Fuller of Bliss Salon and Blowout Beauty Bar in Lebanon worked on hair for several of the girls. Both Blair and Kevin were amazing!

Soon Bri's mom and grandmother came in and had a sweet moment with her. 

Bri's aunt was putting nail polish on for Bri's mom, which I thought was cute. I can see them doing that as teens.

Bri revealed her final look to all her bridesmaids 

Bri wore her grandmother's bracelet and had her put it on her wrist.  

Maid of honor Tina said a sweet prayer before the first look. 

They had an adorable first look, then we took some portraits.  

After a few minutes of portraits, their 5 year old arrived. This child...he is just about too cute for words. Blonde hair, adorable smile, cute little tux. I can't. It's too much!

Seriously, does it get cuter than this family?

Bri and her dad 

S for Smith! That was Bri's idea, and I think it turned out cute. You go, Bri! 

Bri's mom put on her veil right before the ceremony

The ceremony was beautiful! I'm so happy for these two. They mingled with their guests a bit then had their first dance. 

Bri's maid of honor, Tina, gave the most beautiful speech I've ever heard. She wrote a poem and even had me tearing up (I'm not a crier). It was so sweet and heartfelt! They have such a special friendship, and it was lovely to see.

They had an adorable area set up with quilts and hay bales around a fire pit. There was also quite a bit of dancing and even a little video that Tina put together. It was a lively reception!

They had a sparkler exit before I headed out. I think they partied for a while longer after I left! 

It was such a wonderful day, and I was so honored to have been a part of it. Bri and Andrew are both amazing people, and you can't help but smile when they're around. Andrew especially has a very contagious energy. He's always making people around him laugh, and you can tell how happy he and Bri make each other. I could just go on and on about both of them and how great they are. I wish their family of three all the best, especially as they start life in a new city! 

Venue: Peaceful Oaks
Floral: J. Kent Freeman
Catering: Tulum
Cake: Leslee Kelly
Bride's Hair and Makeup: Blair Whitt

1 comment:

Unknown said...

You did an absolutely amazing job!!! You were so patient and so kind!! The pictures are breathtaking and show the love that not only they have for one another and Zan Man but also how much love they have for everyone else too!!! It's funny how Bri use to run around when she was so little and did everything I did and looked up to me so much and now I can't help but look up to her as an inspiration!! She is absolutely a wonderfully amazing mother, friend, sister, cousin, daughter, granddaughter, and now wife! I can only pray that I am half the woman she is one day!!! And Andrew is just as wonderful! I couldn't have chosen her a better person to spend her life with if I had tried!!! Bri & Andrew I wish you the world!! I wish you many many years of happiness together! I love you "Brinana" :) you make me proud to call you the little sister I never had!!! And Andrew even though I know u will; you take good care of my Bri and keep her safe and close to your heart, she's one of a kind and there will never be another like her!!!! ❤️ Always & Forever ~Bran