Last weekend Chris and I traveled to NYC for Liz and Ernest’s destination engagement session, and it was such a beautiful weekend to be in the city! The trees and flowers were blooming everywhere, the skies were a gorgeous blue, and the sunsets and light were just to die for. Add in some amazing food, visiting with some old friends, and getting to spend a day with Liz and Ernest, and it really couldn’t have been any better!

Liz and Ernest both grew up in small towns in Kentucky, and are both University of Louisville alumni. But they didn’t meet until they were both living in NYC, through a U of L alumni event. They talked the night away, a mutual love of travel, people, bourbon, and of course the Cardinals bringing them together. Their first official date took place at the Met (so of course we had to stop by there for some photos)! Getting the chance to explore with these two and hear their stories was just incredible. Hearing about Liz’s work in Africa and on political campaigns in the states, and about Ernest’s family and his time working in the city painted a picture of two people with incredible hearts, who I know are going to change the world together! We strolled through Central Park, made our way to Lincoln Center, made a short stop at their apartment, walked through Eataly (one of their favorite spots!), and explored the West Village (observing some interesting characters!) before ending the evening.

Here are just a few of our favorites from the day!

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engagement photos at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

walking through Central Park on a spring day

spring engagement photos in Central Park

Bethesda Terrace engagement photos

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Trefoil Arch Central Park

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couple outside Lincoln Center

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couple in midtown NYC apartment

midtown NYC rooftop photos

Empire State Building in black and white

engaged couple in front of the Flatiron Building

Flatiron District engagement photos

crowd outside Eataly Gelato

Eataly Focacceria

Eataly foccacia bread

fresh pasta from Eataly

long haired girl waiting for cab

couple crossing the street in NYC

light and shadows engagement photos

blooms in West Village NYC

West Village engagement photos

couple in West Village NYC

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Apple watch

Afore-mentioned Characters in the West Village: Above: The day of our session was the day Apple Watches shipped. This lady was very excited to show hers off! 😉  Below: A gentleman was enjoying a martini on his front porch, then wandered off to talk to a neighbor, leaving his martini behind.

martini on window sill

spring in West Village NYC

Liz and Ernest–Thank you so much for showing us around the city, and for being so awesome! We loved hanging out and creating for you guys:)Congratulations!

Thank you all for stopping by the blog, and I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

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  • April 30, 2015 - 11:50 am

    william thompson - Those New York City prop pieces before which your photographer posed you were simply amazing.

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    Brenda Dupree - love the pictures!

Nashville barn wedding

Hello, everyone!

Today we are sharing some favorites from Dorsey and Todd’s sweet and colorful Nashville barn wedding at Saddle Woods Farm! Dorsey and Todd share our love for the outdoors and hiking, and I thought it was perfectly fitting that they said their vows under a canopy of trees, surrounded by those who love them! They have such a peaceful, sweet love, which was reflected throughout their wedding day. There was a threat of rain all day, but the small storm that blew through prior to the ceremony couldn’t put a damper on the festivities! Their guests were SO excited to be there to celebrate them, and there were many emotional moments, especially with family. The highlight of the reception was square dancing led by the Hog Slop String Band, who are absolutely incredible! Joy was just overflowing from every part of the day, and it was a dream to be there to document every moment!

trees on a sunny day

bride getting makeup done

white horse on a wedding day

groom adjusting tie

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first look outdoors

bride playing with veil

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pastel bridal bouquet

groom in gray suit

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bride with dad laughing

dad walking bride down the aisle

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bluegrass band for wedding reception

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draping and lighting for barn reception

square dancing reception

bride and groom square dancing

ribbon streamer exit

bride and groom leaving reception

Congratulations, Dorsey and Todd!! We have so loved getting to know you both, and are so happy we got to be there to celebrate with you on your wedding day! Everything was so gorgeous, and we are so happy for you all!

Big thanks to everyone who helped make everything perfect for Dorsey & Todd: Planning, Styling, & Floral Design: Big Events, Inc. | Venue: Saddle Woods Farm | Hair & Makeup: Blush + Honey | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Rentals: Visual Elements and Music City Tents and Events | Ceremony Music: Sam Levine | Reception Music: HogSlop String Band | Cake: Dessert Designs by Leland | Catering: G Catering and Events | Dress Shop: Village Bridal | Groom’s Tux: Street Tuxedo 

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! Hope you’re having a great week!

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destination wedding photographer

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”— John Muir (The Mountains of California)

Today we are excited to share some images from our adventure inspired Boho Glam style shoot. We collaborated with some of Nashville’s best to create a wedding setting for couples who feel drawn to the wilderness, who understand the peace that comes from being in nature, who want to celebrate with those closest to them surrounded by nature and under the stars, while still incorporating a sparkling style!

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gold chiavari chair with pink lace tie back

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adventure wedding photography

Photography: Destination Wedding Photographers Jen & Chris Creed | Styling & Planning: Krista Chapman | Venue: Pine Halls | Floral Design: The Enchanted Florist | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Rentals: Southern Events | Hair & Makeup: Amy Lynn Larwig | Paper Design: Designs in Paper |  Bridal Shop: The Bride Room | Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Lace Dress Top: Augusta Jones | Bridal Accessories: Paris by Debra Moreland | Tux: Street Tuxedo | Models/Real Couple: Elise Iannuzzi and Steven Charny

We truly cannot thank this amazing team enough! There’s something wonderful about putting an idea out into the world, and having people get behind it and say “Let’s make it happen.” And then completely blow it out of the water, on an incredibly short timeline! Seriously amazing.

Thank you all for stopping by the blog, and hope you’re having a great week!

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  • May 19, 2015 - 6:31 am

    Pendant Lighting for Boho Glam Style Shoot - […] Jen + Chris’ blog has even more dreamy details as does the Ruffled Blog feature a few weeks back. Thanks again to everyone who made this shoot possible! […]

Hello, friends!

I’m so excited to be sharing some favorites from Rachel and Bill’s fun loving Nashville wedding, our first wedding of 2015! We are just so excited about everything coming up this year, and Rachel and Bill’s wedding was just the perfect way to get it started. We’ve gotten to spend some time with these two in the months leading up to the wedding, and they are seriously amazing, fun loving, adventure taking, awesome people. They also introduced us to rock climbing (LOVE)!

Rachel and Bill both work in theater, with Rachel currently on the education side and Bill on the technical side. They were working at the same place when they met, but Rachel noticed Bill first! As Rachel puts it: “We both met each other through different circumstances and at different times, but came to the same conclusion and that’s all that matters.” These two love to have fun together, and play is a major theme in their life. So it was the perfect theme to carry through to their wedding! They had games set up as guests arrived to the ceremony, a post ceremony dance party, games set up around the reception (including a giant Jenga set, hula hoops, Twister, jump ropes, and my favorite, a parachute!), pedicab rides from the ceremony location downtown to the War Memorial Auditorium, and Jeni’s ice cream served instead of a cake. So delicious! During the ceremony, they had a ring warming, where the rings (which were carved by Bill!) were passed around for all the guests to touch and put their good wishes into, and a literal knot tying with a climbing rope. Every single detail of the day was so perfectly and naturally them, which we just loved! I overheard a guest telling Bill they had never been to a wedding where everyone was so encouraged to be themselves, which I think is just the perfect compliment for the day.

groom getting dressed

groom in gray suit

bride doing makeup

first look at Cumberland Park

paper flower bouttoniere

blush BHLDN dress

Rachel’s BHLDN dress. I am seriously obsessed!

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bride in BHLDN gown

So beautiful. The bouquets and boutonnieres were made by Rachel’s friend, who happens to be the fabulously talented Meredith of Amaranthus Paper & Floral

Nashville pedestrian bridge wedding photos

bride and groom laughing

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flower girl and ring bearer

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ring bearer joke teller

bridesmaid adjusting bride

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ring warming ceremony

tying the knot ceremony

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mom clapping after wedding

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post ceremony dance party

downtown Nashville wedding photos

rock climbing wedding photos

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candid wedding photos

War Memorial auditorium

unique wedding photography

Nashville pedicab

wedding pedicab

first dance at War Memorial

wedding toast

friends toasting bride

bride with parachute

Jeni

bride with hula hoop

groom in conga line

custom wedding lighting

bride and groom dancing at reception

just married sign

Rachel and Bill: CONGRATULATIONS! We are just so thankful we got to be there to celebrate with you on such a beautiful day, and for your friendship! Here’s to many many years of play and adventures!

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! It’s going to be a great year! We’d also love to have you join in and follow along our adventures on Instagram!

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