Hello, everyone!

This is the week for gorgeous fall sessions on the blog, and we are excited to share Melissa and Dustin’s Arrington Vineyards engagement session with you today! We had such a great time hanging out with these two in Franklin and at Arrington, and it was great to spend some time with them in person since we had only chatted via Skype so far! Melissa and Dustin currently live in Dallas (with their English Mastiff), but will be getting married in Nashville, where they met. They worked for the same company, and both started out in Colorado–Melissa’s home state, and where Dustin landed after an epic adventure of a road trip. They both were moved to Nashville, where they finally ended up meeting! They both love sports, love to travel, and are always up for an adventure (which of course, we love!).

These two are so in love, and love to laugh together! My favorite sessions are ones where our couples are just hanging out, enjoying each other’s company, while we happen to be there to capture it. And Melissa and Dustin were great at that! Melissa says one of the things she loves most about Dustin is his kind heart, and how caring he is. It’s easy to see how much he loves and cares for Melissa! They are truly excited for their marriage, not just the wedding day, which is so sweet to see!

Here are a few of our favorite images! How stylish are these two?!

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So cute.

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I appreciate these mums cooperating with our color scheme ;-)

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Gorgeous fall sunset over the Tennessee hills!

Melissa & Dustin-thanks so much for hanging out with us! We had such a great time with you both, and enjoyed our conversations over wine! We absolutely can’t wait for your wedding next spring!

Thank you all for stopping by the blog, and I hope you have a great rest of the week! We’d also love to have you join us on Facebook or Instagram (@jencreed & @chriscreed) to keep up with the latest adventures!

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So we’ve got something a little different to share today! I was excited to be chosen as a Fossil fall style partner, and really love these items from their fall line! I’ve always been a Fossil fan (in fact, if you’ve seen me over the last three years or so you’ve probably not seen me without my trusty Fossil watch the Chris got me for Christmas in 2010!), which makes it extra awesome:)Working from home, my personal style from day to day more often than not consists of leggings and sweatshirts haha. But when we are out of the house, we could be doing anything from climbing mountains to meeting with clients, so I like to have some flexibility between casual and professional!

I’m definitely not used to being on this side of the camera, but hey, it’s good to get out of your comfort zone every once in awhile, right?! And Chris of course did an awesome job behind the camera:)We decided to take a few images before and during our sailing day trip with family on the Chesapeake Bay a few weeks ago, which was SO fun!

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I’m seriously in love with this watch, which has over taken my old one for daily wear! But the Preston tote definitely comes in as a close second favorite! The sparkly accent on the bottom and sides is perfect, and it’s been great for hauling around anything I might need–including my stack of photo prints from some of our summer adventures!

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The indigo dyed sweatshirt is the perfect mix of comfortable and stylish, and I love the contrasting edginess of the necklace!

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Once we got a little farther into fall and the weather cooled down, it was great to have this blazer to layer on to the look!

Thanks to Fossil for such a fun opportunity, and thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog! In case you missed it, be sure to check out Lauren & Jeff’s Cheekwood Botanical Gardens wedding, and keep an eye out for some favorites from Melissa and Dustin’s engagement session later today!

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  • October 9, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    Mary Jo - The sailing thing becomes you! Sailing vessel ‘Serenity’ is ready for another Fossil shoot.

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!!

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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.