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Lauren and Ryan’s Very Merry Wedding – Part Two!

As promised to follow up their first blog post, here's Lauren and Ryan again at their awesome reception, held at Amberleaf Events in Gallatin, Tennessee! I had never heard of Amberleaf Events (even being a Hendersonville native), and I have to say I was very impressed with the space! I loved the lighting they used on the walls and that there were two stories to the building. It really lent itself to some great aerial photos of people dancing! My favorite shots of the evening may have been the ring bearer breaking it down on the dance floor, but I also really love one of the final shots I got of Lauren and Ryan at their special send off! Imagine me, running backwards, just firing away as fast as I can trying to get something as all of these petals are being thrown everywhere! It's definitely one of those "I don't know how I got it, but I got it!" shots! Thanks again to Lauren and Ryan for being such an incredible couple to work with! I hope I get to photograph you both again in the new year!

P.S. I forgot to mention my obsession with their cake (of which there are several shots below). Isn't it amazing?! Snowflakes!

Thanks for looking!



Lauren and Ryan’s Very Merry Wedding - Part One!

I can't say enough good things about my final wedding couple of 2010! Lauren and Ryan are honestly two of the sweetest people I have ever met. They're completely head over heels for one another, and there's no denying it in their photos! I know there are some couples that love to pose out photos in a very serious manner, but these two just can't help themselves! They're the giddiest couple and it shows all over their faces! :) You may remember this adorable couple from their engagement session back in the stifling hot summer of Nashville. Fast forward a few months, and we're up to their winter wedding in December! The day was incredibly cold and rainy, but inside one of the oldest churches in Hendersonville, we were all quite warm and happy! Lauren and Ryan decided to do all of their wedding photos before the ceremony and I thought they turned out lovely! We got to photograph their first look (which I love to do!), and got some great photos of the family, wedding party, and some seriously adorable photos of the ring bearers! Lauren and Ryan really decked the place out in a winter theme, and I love how they brought in their own Christmas trees as the backdrop to their ceremony. They were gorgeous! The ceremony itself was just beautiful, and with the assistant of one Mike Boggs, we managed to get some great photos of the couple!

I hope you love the photos below! They certainly get me into the Christmas spirit, and I hope they do the same for you! Enjoy!

Lauren's grandmother wrote her a special note that she wore in her shoe while she was getting married:

First look series!

THE first look:

The ring bearers cracked from the pressure. What's a bride to do?

The fake bling presented to Lauren during the ceremony:

Lauren winking at Ryan during the prayer:

The newlyweds! Merry Christmas! :)

Have a wonderful holiday, everyone!