Christina is one of my best friends and was one of my earliest (and most enthusiastic) cheerleaders when I began my photography business back in 2010, faithfully reading my blog when no one else was and encouraging me to keep moving forward. So when she and Lucas got engaged and asked me to be their photographer, I was truly honored to do so.
This wedding was so much fun to photograph, not only because I spent the day surrounded by my favorite people (two more of our BFF's - Kaley and Megan - were bridesmaids and our friends, Claire and Spence, attended the wedding), but because Christina's style and the details that she and her fabulous planner, Peggy Love, incorporated into the day were absolutely gorgeous.
The day began with the girls getting ready (and enjoying mimosas, of course) at the Inman family home in Knoxville...
After hair and makeup were finished, everyone headed to Butterfly Gap Retreat in Maryville, TN, to begin the wedding festivities. While I was with the ladies, Josh joined the guys as they prepared for the day ahead...
Lucas and Christina chose to do a First Look earlier in the day to allow for some time alone together and more time for photos. These images are some of my favorites...
The groom's niece played the role of flower girl and was just the cutest! She loves her new aunt!
Over the course of their relationship, Christina and Lucas have had milestones in several states throughout the southeast. They met in North Carolina, got engaged in Mississippi, moved to Alabama, and got married in Tennessee. These signs that reflected that journey were simply adorable...
Christina, my friend, you are BEAUTIFUL.
Lucas and Christina had their first dance to John Legend's "All of Me"... aren't they just precious?!
Christina+Lucas :: Thank you times a million for allowing us to document such a beautiful day and have so much fun in the process! So much love and best wishes to you both! xoxo
Wedding Coordinator :: Plan It With Love
Venue :: Butterfly Gap Retreat
Florist :: Lisa Foster Floral Design
Cake Artist and Caterer :: Bradford Catered Events
Ceremony Musician :: Logan Murrell
DJ :: Ogle Entertainment
Hair Stylist :: Amanda Maddox Salon
Makeup Artist :: Kaley Schwab
Bridal Gown :: Lea Ann Belter from Wedding Wonderland
Bridesmaids' Dresses :: Bill Levkoff from Wedding Wonderland
Men's Attire :: Jos. A. Bank
Stationer :: The Happy Envelope
Officiant :: Ed Inman of Rosedale Baptist Church
Rings :: Windsor Jewelers
Linens :: White Table
Watch the sneak peek video preview of Lucas and Christina's wedding day here.
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