Hayley and I were in the band together in high school. She was such a beam of sunshine, always energetic, always funny, and always caring and kind. I looked up to her, and I thought even more of her after we joined the after-school percussion ensemble together. We parted ways when she graduated, but we both ended up at Austin Peay. Hayley's bridesmaid Neely, of Neely Lawson Photography, told Hayley that she should hire me to shoot her wedding. And the rest is pretty much history!
I've loved getting to work Hayley and David over the last few months. David is madly in love with Hayley (and vice versa), and it's plain to see. Couples who are so in love make my job easy and so fun. It's a breeze to photograph love when its just always there.
The wedding day was full of wonderful people who cared so much about the wedding and all of the vendors. Hayley's mom, Nurse Mary (aka the band nurse), made sure that Carly and I were included, taken care of, and well fed. Nurse Mary told us specifically that we weren't hired help; we were friends. So we ate the meal at the same time as everyone else, and that was such a special thing to us! I also can't speak highly enough of Cactus Creek, the wedding venue. The owners, Ken and Connie, were incredibly sweet to me as well as the bridal party and family. Connie offered to drive us anywhere on the property we wanted to go to take pictures. She brought us carrots and helped the horses visit the bridal suite (pictures of that below!). I was blown away by how much Ken and Connie cared about everyone on their property. Those are the kinds of people who are wonderful to work for.
And now for some pictures of the Sunday brunch event...
Venue: Cactus Creek Barn
Dress: David's Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Kaitlin Roe
Flowers: The Farmer's Florist
Catering: House Blend
Cake and Dessert Table: Sweet 'n Sassy Bakery of Nashville
Music: Mike Bromley
Favors: Wedding Favors Market
Photography: Briana Owen Photography