Hello, everyone!

The beautiful fall weather made it’s way into Nashville just in time for Lauren and Jeff’s Cheekwood Botanical Gardens wedding this weekend, and it could not have been more perfect! We were so excited to celebrate with these two and their friends and family, especially after getting to know them better throughout the wedding planning process. Lauren and Jeff met on the day of THE Nashville flood back in 2010, at Jeff’s brother’s wedding shower. Lauren was friends and pledge sisters with the bride to be, and also knew Jeff’s brother. They didn’t start dating right away, but hit it off, and Lauren eventually moved to Nashville! They both love the outdoors (our kind of people!), and Jeff actually did an Ironman the weekend before the wedding! How awesome is that?!

Lauren and Jeff had their ceremony at Christ the King in Nashville, and it was such a sweet celebration. I love that while they planned a wonderful celebration with all their friends and family, what they were most excited about was standing before God and starting their lives together! Lauren was an absolutely stunning bride (and her dress was the first one she tried on!), and the way Lauren and Jeff looked at each other all day would just melt your heart! The reception under the stars at Cheekwood was so much fun, and the emotional speeches by Lauren’s dad, Jeff’s twin brother, and Lauren’s sister really showed how much these two families have come together.

On to some of our favorite images of the day!

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The excitement after Lauren got dressed was incredible! See the look on the right? That’s definitely the “Ahhh I’m getting married!!” look! So sweet.

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An emotional moment when Lauren saw her dad after getting dressed.

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So gorgeous.

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Lauren & Jeff- CONGRATULATIONS on an completely perfect wedding day! You two have a truly inspiring relationship, and we are so glad to know you both! Have an amazing time in Costa Rica!

Huge thanks to the amazing team who contributed their awesomeness to the day, including: Wedding Planning: Ellen Baum Hollis | Ceremony: Christ The King | Reception: Cheekwood | Floral Design: Caroline Jones Floral Design | Tuxdeos: Street Tuxedo | Catering: Flavor | Dress: Kelly’s Closet- Atlanta, GA | Dress Designer: Liancarlo | Reception music: The Entice Band | Rentals: Music City Tents & Events | Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting | Wedding Cake: Dulce Desserts | Transportation: Matchless

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week, and thanks so much for stopping by! We’d love to have you join us on Facebook to keep up with the latest adventures!

Happy Fall!

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  • October 7, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    Amy Cherry - SPEECHLESS.

    Seriously. so. incredible.

  • October 7, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    Street Tuxedo - Absolutely stunning! Awesome couple, beautiful wedding, fantastic shots!

  • October 10, 2014 - 5:48 pm

    Angela - Beautiful as always- you guys are awesome!

  • October 14, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Lauren - Finally returned from Honeymoon so I can get an ever better look! Jen and Chris- you’ve blown us away!! These photos are magic- seriously incredible! Thank you for doing a perfect job capturing the love and happiness of our wedding!! We could not be more pleased!!

mountaintop wedding

Hello, everyone!

So can I just say, I’m pretty sure everyone should get married in the mountains. Chris and I had such an amazing time celebrating with Felicia, Brian, and their friends and family this weekend at their intimate mountaintop wedding in the Great Smoky Mountains! We drove in on Friday and got to spend some time hiking and enjoying the mountains (absolutely amazing!), and the whole weekend was just so refreshing.

Felicia and Brian were introduced during Felicia’s junior year of high school, by Brian’s cousin! They live in Pennsylvania, and love the outdoors and hiking. They decided to plan an intimate destination wedding in the Smoky Mountains with just their family and closest friends, and everything was perfect! They rented out a trio of cabins up in the mountains for everyone, and all the details Felicia planned out from hundreds of miles away came together beautifully! Their sunset ceremony was followed by a reception with a private chef, a visit from a bear (more below!), and tons of fun! We felt like family by the end of the evening, and are so thankful to everyone for letting us be a part of the celebration!

On to a few of our favorite images from the day!

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Their first look, with the mountains in the background, was so sweet and emotional! Love the way they look at each other!

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So sweet.

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Felicia did a phenomenal job planning everything, especially considering they did all the planning from 10+ hours away!

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I absolutely adore this setup!

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Story time! So some time after the first or second dinner course, we hear the chef start yelling “Bear! There’s a bear down here!” Cue everyone jumping up to look over the railing. Sure enough, a bear had swiped an empty pan from where the food was being assembled and made off into the woods with it. So crazy! He returned a little later, trying to find something else to eat, which is when we snagged the blurry, Sasquatch-like photo on the right haha. He also later made off with a tote full of spices! Everyone hide your picnic baskets;-)

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Felicia & Brian-Congratulations! Everything was absolutely beautiful, and we are so happy we got to be there with you all! We wish you many more adventures (and fewer bears) as you officially start your lives together!

Big thanks to everyone who helped make the weekend wonderful, including friends and family who helped with the setup, the Swimming in the Clouds Cabin, Chef Ray at Fruitful Vintage Chef, In White bridal boutique, Lisa Foster Floral Design for the bouquets, and to Aaron (cousin-in-law!) who baked all the delicious pies!

Thanks for stopping by the blog everyone! We’d love to have you join us on Facebook or Instagram (@jencreed & @chriscreed), if you would like to keep up with the latest adventures!

Have a great week, and happy fall!

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  • September 30, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Kim Cornish - You did a awesome job! I can not thank you enough! Glad you enjoyed yourself. ((Hugs)) Thank you again!!!

  • September 30, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    Barbara Schwarz - Thank you for the wonderful pictures, loved meeting you and Chris, It was a amazing wedding. and the Bear visit was great too.

Manhattan skyline engagement session

Hello, everyone!

Chris and I just got home from our NYC engagement session with Jessica and Eric, and we are so excited to share some of our favorite images! We had an absolutely amazing trip, full of wonderful sights, perfect fall weather, and getting to see new and old clients who live in the city. Seriously such a great trip!

Jessica and Eric are both from the same small town in Indiana, but actually met on a plane to Colorado. They ended up sitting next to each other and hit it off, chatting the whole way! They didn’t exchange numbers, but later tracked each other down through Facebook and finally went on their first date in Indiana. When Jessica was moving to NYC for grad school, they decided to move together, and are currently loving life in the city along with their English bulldog (who I can’t wait to meet!)! I love how sweet and easy-going these two are together, and the way that they are so intentional about living their lives. They don’t plan on living in the city forever, so they have a bucket list of things they want to do while they are there that they are making their way through! And the Brooklyn Bridge was one of Jessica’s, which we got to check off on Sunday :)  They were excited to document this time in their lives, as a young couple living in the city; we were so happy we had the opportunity to photograph them! We loved every minute of exploring the city with these two, and absolutely can’t wait for their Tennessee wedding later this year!

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Jessica and I had been watching the weather for weeks, and at the last minute, the forecast for Saturday turned to rain. We rescheduled for Sunday and we seriously could not have asked for a more perfect, fall day!

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Love this so much!! The light, their outfits, the way Jessica is looking at Eric…so sweet!

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Chris and I visited Brooklyn for the first time a couple days before the session, and fell completely in love!

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After a delicious dinner (Bill’s Bar & Burgers…highly recommend!) we wrapped up the day in Times Square to enjoy the chaos and the lights!

Jessica & Eric-thank you so much for hanging out with us and being so awesome and up for adventuring all over the city! We had such a great time getting to know you both better, and seriously can’t wait for your wedding!

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! We’d love to have you join us on Facebook, where you can stay up to date with all the latest adventures! Have a great week, friends!

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  • September 29, 2014 - 6:03 pm

    Bob & Cindy Skaggs - Great pics!

Hello, everyone!

Last Saturday we left clouds and rain behind in Nashville and traveled to Huntsville for Becky and Joe’s engagement session! They wanted to do something a little different than what is normal for the Birmingham area, and suggested shooting at the aviation camp where they met, when they were both counselors. How fun is that?! This was the first time we had met in person, and let me tell you, these two are so sweet together, and obviously love to laugh and have fun! They are planning a Nashville wedding for later this year, and we absolutely can’t wait to celebrate with them and all their family and friends!

Here a few of our favorite images of the day!

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Joe’s daughter came along to the session, so of course we had to include her in a few photos! She is seriously the cutest!

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Love this!

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Even though this one’s not technically perfect, I love this moment! Becky has the most contagious laugh!

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But she can also totally rock the soft smile. So gorgeous!

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Becky, Joe, and K-thanks so much for hanging out with us and showing us around the camp! We had an absolute blast, and can’t wait for your wedding!

Hope everyone is having a great week, and thanks for stopping by the blog! As always, we’d love to have you join us on Facebook or Instagram (@jencreed @chriscreed) to keep up with all the latest adventures!

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  • September 9, 2014 - 9:17 am

    linda - What an amazing job of capturing who they are as a couple!