The surgeon and the doctor. Elaine and Ana met each other in college and have been together ever since. Because of Ana’s crazy work schedule and the lack of sunlight later in the day during the fall, we decided to do a sunrise engagement session at Edwin Warner Park in Nashville, TN. Well joke’s on us because we had very little sun but a ton of fog. Which in my opinion, was way cooler. Elaine and Ana’s wedding is this year so stay tuned for their wedding photographs!
Last week Katelynn at Green Brier Distillery showed me their event space, The Oak Room. It’s a beautiful large industrial space in what used to be part of Marathon motor car’s Southern Motor Works factory. I loved the whitewashed brick wall, the view of the barrel room, and the exposed beams. It has so much character! If you’re a bourbon lover, it would be perfect. You can even rent out the bar area! To learn more visit: www.greenbrierdistillery.com/oakroom Below is more information from their website.
“Whether you’re looking to host a small, intimate event or large gathering, our event spaces provide a charming and distinguished setting for you and your guests. Surrounded by the Distillery’s warm and historic environment, your event will be a unique and unforgettable experience.
Green Brier Distillery‘s facilities can accommodate anywhere from 15 to 300 guests and can adapt to your specific needs. From corporate events to weddings to private dinners, the Distillery is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Incorporate your event into the Distillery’s already rich history.”
I ran into Meredith at a birthday and she gave me permission to write a short blog. I told her that I know most people only look at the photos in my blog and that I write what I do knowing that only the bride and groom are going to read it. Well Meredith and Dave, you were incredible to work with. My second shooter and I kept commenting on how relaxed and sweet you both were. Your families were lovely and your bridesmaids were absolutely hilarious. I love that two incredibly caring people that want to make a difference in the world found each other and that I got to capture the day that they became a family. Congratulations!
Meredith and Dave were married in Nashville, TN at Church of The Redeemer and their reception followed at Ruby. Their florist, Rosebud East, did an incredible job mixing magnolia leaves and white pumpkins together to give an elegant fall look to their reception. Please enjoy their photos!
Yesterday I was able to visit Amy at Long Hollow Gardens and Nursery. This might be my new favorite place. Long Hollow Gardens (20 minutes outside of Nashville, TN) is a garden and nursery center, but they also do weddings. They offer several different settings: a greenhouse that can accommodate up to 300 guests, a wildflower meadow, a barn, and an 1880’s Historic Home. All of this is on 35+ acres in the beautiful countryside of Gallatin, TN. The Greenhouse is stunning and offers a romantic outdoor feel no matter what the weather. I’m itching to get a bride and groom in here to photograph. Below is more information from their website!
“Constructed in 1880, the Farmhouse at Long Hollow Gardens has become the icon for Sophisticated Farm and Garden Weddings. More than just another barn wedding, we offer refined authentic spaces dressed for the most romantic day of your life.
The Farmhouse, Gardens, Wildflower Meadow, Barn, and Greenhouse on our 35 acre grounds offer a versatile array of incredible and renowned vignettes to accommodate intimate weddings to larger ceremonies of up to 300+ guests: Indoors or out. The versatility of The Barn and The Greenhouse can be used as your primary space or as a rain plan to surely amaze.”
Yesterday I travelled out of Nashville to visit Lauren at Bloomsbury Farms in Smyrna, TN. Bloomsbury Farms is a operating organic farm that also holds weddings and events on the property. I throughly enjoyed meeting Lauren and hearing all about what the farm does. I got to ride around the property on a 4 wheeler (my mother would have been scared for my life) meet Tank the German Shepard and most of Lauren’s family including her adorable daughter. I fell in love with the property and the rustic pavilion. They offer several different locations for a wedding including one of their greenhouses. I cannot image how amazing this place looks with leaves on the trees, especially during fall. For more information visit www.bloomsburyfarms.com