Stephanie and Kelly’s wedding and reception were both lovely and sophisticated with a flare of sweet sass. And I think that suits them perfectly. Have you ever met someone and immediately knew that you liked them like long friends? That’s how I felt when I met these two. It might have been because we had talked nearly every week since early spring trying to find a time to do their engagement session. Between their jobs that require tons of travel, my crazy photography schedule, and the incessant spring rains, it seemed impossible to make it happen. But we finally did. -At 8:00AM on a Saturday morning – and it worked perfectly. When we first started, I knew immediately that they were going to be a blast, and man was I right. I learned so much about them doing that shoot.
Stephanie and Kelly were not high school sweethearts; they were really good friends. Kelly left to serve our country and it was after he returned that things moved from friendship to this oh so perfect couple. How amazing is this life we all live, and the twists and turns the different seasons of our life take us through. And then you find yourself completely smitten and can’t imagine how you didn’t see it before. There is a season for every purpose under the sun, and thankfully one for finding love. Stephanie and Kelly, I’m so glad you found love with each other because you are perfect together.
I loved the details and beauty of this wedding and reception. The First Christian Church is a beautiful church inside and out. There were so many stunning views that if it had not be 10,000 degrees outside, I am sure we would have been late to the reception because I wouldn’t have been able to stop taking their pictures. As it was, we found great light, and moved as little as possible so Stephanie wouldn’t melt down in that gorgeous, but very warm and layered wedding gown. And the reception at the Glasgow Country Club was nothing short of spectacular. Each guest table was beautiful and the florals were stunning. All in Bloom, your work was phenomenal, as well as the equally beautiful and delicious cake and cupcakes by Danielle Certain. I might have tried two flavors. And Kelly was such a good sport when I asked him to leave the cool of the reception to go back outside to do sunset pictures on the golf course. And OH did they turn out beautiful. The dreamy glow of golden hour is perfect for bride/groom photos.
Richard Mattingly, Stephanie’s dad, gave one of the sweetest and well-delivered toasts I’ve witnessed. With his words, I could tell that his love for his daughter and family was infinite, as was his pride in the young lady she had become. His words touched us all, and served as a reminder that our lives continually change, that we are given gifts to nurture for a season, and then we must share – in everything, not just children. Richard’s kind and thoughtful words will stay with me and I know with Stephanie and Kelly forever, and I believe they are a true reflection of the man who helped raise this beautiful bride.
Kelly and Stephanie, it was my sincere pleasure to photograph your wedding. I loved every part of being there to witness your special day, including Kelly’s antics and fun. You two are a special couple and I pray that your future will be filled with love and joy throughout the rest of your days. Love and blessings, – Pat
Wedding Venue: First Christian Church
Reception Venue and Catering: Glasgow Golf and Country Club
Florals: All in Bloom
Cake Artist: Danielle Certain
DJ/Entertainment Services – One Love DJ Company
Bride’s Gown: Maggie Sottero / Magnolia James Bridal, Cookeville, TN
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vera Wang, David’s Bridal
Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: Giorgios