I had the honor of providing some beautiful Lebanon TN wedding photography for a very nice couple, Chris and Michelle recently, in Gordonsville, TN. a little bit East of Lebanon! Several months ago, I had done their engagement photos which were some of the nicest engagement photos I have done in my career, so I was very excited to see their wedding day come and capture a rich story for them! On the day we did their engagement session, they showed me the church where the ceremony would be, as well as the farm house where the reception would be. There was some anxiety about the church finishing a major renovation project by the time their October wedding date would arrive. The couple had a backup church just in case, but this church is where generations of Michelle’s family have attended, so naturally it held special meaning to the couple. As luck would have it, all the critical elements of the construction project had been completed, only with minor cosmetic lobby and outdoor finishing to be done. But as far as the wedding went, all systems would be a go! Huge relief for everyone! So, let me share with you some photos from their event, and I hope you enjoy the story that we captured! Most of all, congratulations Chris and Michelle! And thank you for letting us tell your story!
The first order of business was to capture some details, like the rings and the dress, and then we would move onto the bride getting ready.
And while we were waiting for the bridal party to get dressed and their hair and makeup finished, my assistant and I took advantage of this time to photograph the groom party. On our way to the church, in a small town setting, we passed a very old abandoned gas station that may have been used for the town’s machinery storage. There was an antique gas pump in front of it which caught our eyes. So we took the groom party there to have a unique location to get their photos made.
After we walked back to the church, my assistant suggested we block traffic to take a photo of the groom party by a beautiful classic Mustang, that belongs to Chris’s step dad, which was also their get away car 🙂 I never expected him to say yes to that idea, but we did it and made it quick, LOL. I think it was worth it.
By now, the bridal party was ready, I found a nice open field with a Victorian House on the property, so here we went 🙂 The bridesmaid feet image may seem random, but the job that was done on her toenails was too nice not to capture, was quick and random, so why not, it’s different, LOL.
Time to get ready for the ceremony, starting with a few candids.
After some in church group formals, it was time to head to the reception, in the get away car!!
Now we are at the reception site, was a nice spacious tent, the party had begun!
Next was a very unique and creative concept. The launching of eco lanterns. They are environmentally safe, though I know the idea may still irk some earth huggers, oh well. 🙂 Also I enjoyed capturing the action with people waving their sparklers. Really made for a fun and colorful group of photos!
Back to the action inside the tent, the rain had started but that did not stop the party! Thanks Ribbons of Chocolate catering for the delicious meal provided for my assistant and I. Their website can be viewed here, I definitely endorse them for your event catering needs. http://www.ribbonsofchocolate.net/