Friday, October 25, 2013

Natalie + Randy : Carnton Plantation Wedding / Nashville and Franklin Photographer

I was so excited to be a part of this day.  Natalie is the sister of one of my husband's best friends, and I have had the opportunity to get to know her really well ever since Clint and I started dating.  She is one of the sweetest, most loyal people I know... and has become a great friend over the past 5 years!  We were SO excited when she told us that her and Randy were tying the knot! Randy is a great guy, and is so good to Natalie.  He's perfect for her!  We were all elated that she had found THE one :) :)

I am always a little nervous about shooting a friend or relative's wedding.  I do my absolute best at every wedding I shoot, but I am always a teeny bit nervous that some random thing will happen... and ruin my friend's wedding photos.  And then they'll hate me forever.  HA!  Okay, maybe I'm being a little dramatic, but the bar for me is definitely very high especially when I'm working with good friends.

Lucky for me, their day went very smoothly... and everything turned out so so perfectly!  Natalie looked absolutely gorgeous in her Allure lace gown.  The mansion grounds were decorated beautifully with burlap and creme linens, chalkboard accents, and candles.  Emily of Kennedy Occassions did such a great job (as always) of making sure the day ran smoothly... and to top it off the fall weather was gorgeous!

Natalie and Randy decided to do a private moment to meet before the wedding so that they could get all of their photos done and not be rushed....  So we situated Randy on the front porch of the historic mansion, and had Natalie walk up behind to meet him.  They were so cute when they first saw each other!  Love the photos from their first meeting :) :)

Their ceremony was heartfelt and very sweet (and all of the kiddos did such a great job walking down the aisle!) and was followed by great food and dancing at their reception.

Natalie and Randy, we are SO SO SO happy for you all!  Congrats, we love you all!!!!

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