May the fourth be with you! I love it when two quirky nerd lovebirds come together! You know what they say about nerds, they are highly intelligent, hence their choice of photographers to document their day, lol. This brilliant and happy couple, Dylan and Christianah celebrated their nuptials at Historic Rock Castle, a Hendersonville, TN lakeside venue with the oldest historic home in middle Tennessee. Let’s get this lovely Historic Rock Castle wedding underway, lots of photos, you’re welcome.

Historic Rock Castle Wedding
Ironic, I lead the article with the bride reading my Abandoned Nashville book, not intended to be a plug.
Historic Rock Castle Wedding
wedding getting ready
groom prep
groom prep

Getting ready photos are always candid and fun, with decorum and moderation in any one given area.

bridal prep
bridal prep
bridal prep
bridal prep
bridal prep
groom prep

Rock Castle is an outdoor event venue, with indoor changing rooms, where the ceremony can be lakeside, in front of mansion, under a tent in case of rain, as it works out. There was light drizzle that started mid-ceremony, and this continued throughout the evening, where the reception was held under the specious covered pavilion. The lakeside, and thankfully tented ceremony was lovely with Star Wars themed, and Irish music for pre-ceremony and background. Which, of course, I loved!

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As a documentary wedding photographer and master storyteller, I like a fluid story without redundancy. Tunnel vision prevents sweet emotional moments throughout the audience, so I like to direct my attention everywhere, apart from any critical moments.

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Documentary wedding photographer Nashville
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Rock Castle wedding photography
Rock Castle wedding photography
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Just like that, married they are! (See what I did there?) Dylan and Christianah value the serene setting of the venue, but most of all, being in the company of their loved ones, and enjoying their day. No shot lists, only a few portrait groups, and it was off to the reception pavilion. That’s another great feature of photojournalist wedding photography, couples look back on photos of what really happened, not what a photographer told them to do.

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Rock Castle wedding

The newlyweds make their way into the reception area, avoiding moderate rain, thanks to an umbrella and some forethought. Catering by Our Place Cafe.

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first dance
first dance
bride and groom dance
first dance
father bride dance
father daughter dance
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wedding reception
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The bartender eagerly awaiting the next guest who wants a refill. A little behind the scenes.

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wedding dancing

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Historic Rock Castle wedding….what a sweet story and photos that document the different stages of the day. Congratulations Dylan and Christianah, may the fourth be with you!