I met Matt and Mina over the Winter to discuss their wedding photography needs. Time for them was a commodity, as they’re both busy medical professionals, but we got it all worked out. They are from Wisconsin and came down here to study at Vanderbilt University. Now they’re keeping Nashville well, one patient at a time! Matt and Mina would finally have their day, at Terian Farms wedding and event center.  This lovely Terian Farms wedding was Memorial Day weekend of 2018, and is this ever an amazing photo story! Starting with arrival.

Terian Farms

Terian Farms wedding

Terian Farms wedding

Terian Farms

It was a fairly hot day, but still pleasant, partly sunny, and as always, the farm was beautiful and welcoming. Speaking of welcoming, Matt, the lucky groom showed up with his groomsmen and family visiting. I would document some of the pre-wedding fun. I saw some beer, I knew then that this crowd would not disappoint!

groom getting ready

Sometimes I like to use other people in the foreground to help accentuate the intended part of the subject. A good subtle documentary wedding photography method and no wasted motion.

groom prep

Mina had arrived with her bridesmaids, and I was thoroughly impressed with their hair and makeup skills! Using mirrors are another way to create multiple dimensions with photography and storytelling.

bride getting ready

bridal hair and makeup

Mina’s hair had beautiful detail!

bridal prep

My assistant did say earlier that the sky looked like rain. I brushed it off at the time, then I told her, hey it looks like rain! I got a nice eyeroll, lol!

stormy sky

More guests and family had started to arrive, I love documenting greetings.

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wedding greeting

Groom party chilling before the storm, and the ceremony.

groom party

Terian Farms is always a beautiful canvas, horses roaming about.

Terian Farms

Final quiet moments before the wedding ceremony, it was about to begin! Thankfully, plan B had been executed, a tent for shelter. By then drizzle had started.

bridal prep

Revealing moments for wedding guests and particularly grandparents was a lovely observation. You could hear a gentle rain tap on the roof of the tent.

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wedding guests

Venue keeper and coordinator, Teri encouraging a shy flower girl, and she rocked it!

wedding ceremony

flower girl

It was a beautiful sight seeing Matt and Mina walk in together, as they walk out. We’re all breaking tradition together and that’s cool!

bride and groom

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An emotional speech about a dearly departed friend of Mina.

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You can see love and emotion radiating off of both of them!

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wedding ceremony

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bridesmaids

rings

The kiss! Yes! it’s a done deal. They relished that moment.

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wedding kiss

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bride and groom

Matt and Mina really valued the documentary approach for their wedding. Like all of my couples, they just wanted to enjoy their day and not feel awkward doing long periods of posing for photos. But they did want the organic story documented. This doesn’t always excite the families as much, but their families were loving it as well. Everyone wanted to enjoy the day and keep it a relaxed feel.

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After greeting beloved guests, time for a quiet moment between the couple.

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The couple makes their entrance and guests were already having a great time, as I knew they would. After a lovely catered dinner from Blue Moon BBQ, I was ready to get to it again.

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At times, the rain became heavier, but now the rainbow let us know we can play after the rain.

rainbow at Terian Farms

Everyone enjoyed these speeches at this festive and fun Terian Farms wedding. Both Matt and Mina have so much support and encouragement.

wedding speeches

wedding speeches

wedding speeches

Cake, your days, I mean minutes, are numbered.

wedding cake

cake cutting

No words, just emotion, love, and energy.

first dance

first dance

father daughter dance

Watching for the memorable moments is the foundation of documentary / photojournalist wedding photography. This Nashville wedding photographer was ready. Mina will either love this or want to kill me, lol! I’m betting the former.

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mother son dance

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wedding reception

The energy of the crowd and couple would not disappoint at all. I blended in and captured their energy, unposed and natural.

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Photo booth fun.

photo booth fun

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wedding candid

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I don’t normally hallucinate, but I thought I had a Patrick Swayze sighting! They were killing it!

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Shout from the rooftops!

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Nashville wedding photographer

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The party was rocking, next is the sparkler exit! I hope you’ve enjoyed this remarkable Terian Farms wedding and I wish Matt and Mina all the congratulations in the world!

wedding sparkler

sparkler exit

sparkler exit

sparkler exit