Katie and Dan were one of the first couples I met with when I started with Dove Wedding Photography. When they told me their wedding was going to be at the historic Belle Meade Plantation, I was extremely excited.
As you can see, Katie has a very classic style. Everything from her dress to the details of the wedding reflected that.
Katie and Dan’s bridal party was really entertaining. Throughout the whole day the girls kept trying to figure out what actress would play them in the movie version of Katie’s wedding. I personally think Kate Hudson should play Katie. Don’t you agree? I believe the picture of the girls might have been taken during one of those conversations. I’m really happy with how the tree frames them and the plantation.
Whitney took these pictures of Dan. I absolutely love the picture of his watch and the expression on Dan’s face in his portrait. If Carey Grant was still alive, he would play Dan.
As most summer weddings go, you have to find places that are not in direct sunlight. The porches at Belle Meade provided a great place to take pictures out of the sun and worked to keep everyone dry from the rain. If you look very closely you can see the rain in the picture of the bridal party.
The rain stopped in time for the ceremony but the farther into the ceremony we got, the more the clouds rolled in and the darker it became. There wasn’t a drop of rain during the ceremony, but it was thundering and as soon as everyone exited the ceremony site, the skies opened up and it down poured. How fortunate that it waited until then and that it didn’t last for long.Katie and Dan’s reception was a blast, quite possibly the most fun of any reception that I’ve shot. Here’s a picture of the reception and the carriage house from the lawn.
I tried to find a place to do ring shots that would incorporate the feel of the wedding. I eventually ended up settling on this location. It was the trunk of a carriage.
Katie and Dan, thank you so much for allowing us to be apart of your day.