Lost River Cave

There is a romantic eeriness about caves. Yes, something strange and frightening about going down into the earth surrounded by rock walls into natural halls that have been carved out over centuries by underground rivers. Formations of stalactites and stalagmites decorating the neutral interior create a natural Feng Shui as the path winds through this cavity in the earth. Yet, there exists a quiet, peacefulness that allows a place of refuge for awhile.

Kari and Nick chose Lost River Cave for their ceremony and reception. White chairs on the banks of the river, created an aisle for Kari's entrance. The wooded area provided a natural cathedral for this real life fairy tale.  After portraits, the couple made their grand entrance into the historic Cavern Nite Club, located in one of the largest cave entrance areas in the United States. The up-lighting on the cave walls added charm and elegance. When Nick took Kari into his arms for the first dance, there was magic in the air. It was obvious they were meant only for each other forever. After dinner and visiting with guests the couple moved to the cake table and put on bibs! There were lots of giggles and laughter as these two weren't afraid to get a little messy with the traditional 'feeding of the cake.' Then there was dancing! Congratulations Kari and Nick!!! 

Jennifer and Mike

Nashville is a great place for a destination wedding. If your guest, friends, and family are traveling from different locations anyway, why not invite them to a celebration in the heart of Music City? The options are endless for venues and vendors offering everything from outdoor barn weddings - some of which offer cozy Bed and Breakfast accomodations for out of towners, historical homes, Botanical Gardens, Country Clubs to beautiful Hotel weddings (Opryland Resort) or Chapel and Cathedral weddings. Travel arrangements are easy with Nashville International Airport available. The area has some of the best Caterers and Wedding Cake designers in the region. If you like good food, you're going to love Nashville where you can treat your guest to a sit down meal with everything from carved roast beef, filet mignon to a buffet with waffles and hot chicken. 

Jennifer and Mike did just that, a destination wedding! So much fun and such a beautiful day! They chose the Cathedral of the Incarnation for their ceremony. Their family and friends filled the pews as Mike saw his bride walking down the aisle, radiant and beautiful holding onto the arms of her Mother and Dad. There were so many beautiful moments as the priest who officiated spoke to the couple and the congregation. After the release of doves, the couple and the wedding party left in a party bus for Riverfront park to have a few pictures of the heart of the city for their collection. One of their guests actually traveled hundreds of miles by boat, so of course that picture was a highlight. Terian Farms was the perfect choice for the reception. The grounds offer a nostalgic indoor barn perfect regardless of weather conditions. We also loved the horses and beautiful country scenery. Their evening was full of good food, smiles and laughter and dancing. Well-wishers lined the side walk with sparklers as these two made their exit for the evening. Congratulations Jennifer and Mike! 

Happy Father's Day!!!

As a wedding photographer, I wanted to share some of the amazing Father - Daughter moments I've had the privilege of witnessing. This in no way measures all of the emotions but in some way does show how cherished and important the bonds can be between a Father and child; the letting go and the gaining of new family that follows. 

I am forever envious of the bride whose Father tears up as he sees his daughter as a bride or holds her up as she walks toward one of the biggest decisions in her life or laughs and dances with her in celebration at the reception. I dreamed about those moments but was one of those brides that reality struck and did not have the luxury of sharing that day with my Dad. My heart is forever moved to experience these moments through the camera lens knowing if it had been possible, my Dad would have done the same. 

"Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers be good to your daughters too"  - John Mayer 'Daughters'

Happy Father's Day!!!   

(Blog by Carolyn)

Sonia and Joseph

It's all about love, family, and happily ever after. The details Sonia chose were exquisite. It's always an incredible privilege to be invited to be a part of someone's wedding day from beginning to end. The excitement of preparing for the day, the planning that leads up to the day, the nervous expectation of everything running smoothly and yet the calmness of knowing your love waits for you. 

Saint Catherine's was filled with guests as Sonia walked down the aisle with her Dad. The moments to follow were a witness to a life beginning together, two souls joining from this day forward. 

The Reception was an incredible celebration of a day well planned. Congratulations Sonia and Joseph!