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Molly + Nathan | Wedding

Molly and Nathan are amazing. I have loved getting to know them, hearing their stories, seeing their lives grow just in the last year, and celebrate their union together!
They had their wedding at the iconic Peabody Hotel here in Memphis and it was fantastic! Given the August date, they were still blessed with an amazingly and freakishly
cool Saturday that is RARE to find in the summer here. I just consider it a sign that they are that special to have such an incredible day!

One of the special things Molly had was a card commemorating her father, who passed away a few years ago due to brain cancer. Her brother walked her down the aisle,
where she met her Uncles that gave her away to Nathan. Their reception was a great celebration! All night I kept hearing about how it was one of the best receptions,
and I have to say, it was awesome! The band was rockin’ and the crowd was truly just as joyful as Molly and Nathan!

I want to say a huge thanks to my sweet friend Katie Merkle, who came in from Baltimore to shoot with me! Her photos are noted below. Thanks, Katie! :D

Molly & Nathan – 11 August 2012

The guys get ready… following three photos by Katie…

Molly and Nathan chose to see each other prior to the ceremony. Nathan impatiently and nervously waits for Molly to meet him…

Love the shot below and above to the left from Katie…

Wowsers to these two! Katie’s shot to the right…

Molly and Nathan take time away before the hustle and bustle begin… Katie’s shot below…

A Peabody Hotel tradition is to watch the ducks enter and exit the lobby each day. Tourists, locals, guests and more all meet to watch the event. Many of Molly and Nathan’s guests enjoyed watching the duck march before being seated for the ceremony! Two photos of the ducks below are by Katie, who had never seen them march!

Molly’s mom gives Molly a good luck kiss before she walks the aisle…

Molly’s mom looks onto Nathan’s joyful face as Molly approaches to be given away by her brother and Uncles… photo by Katie…

The reception was beautifully decorated and coordinated by the great Amy Miller. Image below, the second father/daughter dance photo and mixed in dancing shots by Katie…

In case you missed it…
Molly & Nathan’s engagement session

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Rachel + Eric | Elopement


When I met Rachel and her mom a few months ago and they began telling me about their Memphis elopement, I was dying inside. Ya know, the good kind of dying.
I met Eric the day of the elopement and it was so ridiculously apparent that these two are totally and completely head over heels for each other.
The glances, the touches, the sweet words, and just the sheer enjoyment of being together was so refreshing and inspiring!

The fabulous Amy Miller worked out all the details for their Peabody Hotel elopement. Just them, the Amy’s and a minister. It was perfect.
It poured cats and dogs all day and I just knew it was going to get real come time for their brief ceremony atop the Peabody and for photos afterwards.
But would you know… the rain stopped about half and hour before the ceremony and the sun peeked through the clouds at JUST the time of their vows and kiss.
It was like a movie.

We began at the Court House, where they became official and then sealed the deal on the Peabody rooftop.
Enjoy their story…

Rachel & Eric – 7 May 2012

Leaving with the paperwork and off to the Peabody…

AAAAND, it’s a done deal!

Rachel & her mom saw this Elvis graffiti while they were in town and when they told me they wanted “Memphis”, I had this down as our first stop. Elvis minds think alike. :D

Lol… “short and long ‘hauls'”… they forgot to hit spell check, but you get it anyway. That’s what these two are in it for… ;)

Ladies, champagne dress, short wedding dress, pink petticoat?? … amazing.

Touch-ups while we “Keep the party going.”

This photo. Right here. This is them. Not a care in the world of what’s around them, just with each other and loving it. Yep.

Special thanks to my sweet friend Jennifer Provost, who helped me during the day. You were fabulous!

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