I’m not gonna lie . . . this past December was a fantastic month for weddings! I have shot at Patten Chapel many times but have never seen it look so beautiful in the winter light. And to my disbelief, there were still yellow leaves on one of my favorite trees! Everything looked GORGEOUS! Leigh Anne just made my day enjoying each moment of the day, giving some animated expressions for my camera. haha! Derek was methodical and calculated as usual. HOWEVER, I did snag a pic of him lettin’ loose to the music of Love, Peace & Happiness Band at the reception. HYSTERICAL! I get tickled every time I look at the picture. haha! I loved getting to know Leigh Anne and Derek even more at their Rehearsal Dinner the night before the big day. It made everything that much more meaningful shooting their wedding. It was nice to see how much their family and friends adore them and what an impact they’ve made on others’ lives. Patten Chapel was packed to the brim for their ceremony, something I had not seen before. Afterwards, everyone headed over to The Mill for a fun-filled night. Anyhow, I wish these two all the best! Here are a few of my favorite images from their day:
Oh my goodness! Could you have pictured a more perfect dress for Leigh Anne?!! So beautiful!Laura Kellogg from Laura’s Garden created some beautiful bouquets for this wedding. LOVE!Some moments from their first look . . .I feel like this next picture (left) is so telling of their personalities and relationship. Cracks me up!I loved Leigh Anne’s choice of color for her bridesmaids’ dresses! It’s so easy to go with a darker hue for a winter wedding but this color was just PERFECT!Husband and wife singing duet! Isn’t that cute?! Love!Some reception details . . . Cake by The Cake GalleryLeigh Anne was excited to dance with dad. HAHAHA! Toasts!Daddies always know how to pull their daughters’ heartstrings . . . Ok, here it is! LOL! Can’t get enough of this next pic! Let that music move your soul, Derek!And they’re off to happily ever after . . . MEEP MEEP!Special thanks to Stephanie Rimer for keeping everyone on schedule and coordinating!