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{Just Married} Kayla + Tony

The wedding invitations dubbed the upcoming nuptials of Kayla and Tony as “Best Day Ever,” and I can’t disagree with that!


 

Firstly, there are a couple of things to know:

  • I have traveled to different states to photograph weddings before, this is my first time going out of the country for a wedding! Kayla and Tony live in London, so that’s where their wedding took place.  Also, it was my first time attending a wedding in England, full stop. So cool!
  • I shot the whole thing on film. As much of a film enthusiast as I am, digital is usually my medium of choice for weddings. Not this time though. Between the fact that I don’t normally take digital cameras with me when I travel to England, and the fact that I just felt as if Kayla and Tony’s wedding would best be captured on film, well…these are all film photos! 

Kayla and Tony were married at the beautiful Islington Town Hall in London. There were readings by some of the happy couple’s nearest and dearest, music sung with lilting vocals and ukelele accompiament by a talented friend of Kayla’s, and even a few laughs during the ceremony (such as when the ring bearer decided he wanted his grandfather, Tony’s brother and best man, to give the rings to the bride and groom during the exchanging of the rings portion of the ceremony. Hilarious!)

The wedding was 100% true to who Kayla and Tony are (which is to say: lovely individuals!) Probably because the amazing Kayla did it all! From the wedding cake to the bouquets and floral arrangements, it was all Kayla! Not to mention the design of the invitations, too!

Though the wedding was in a grand room, it felt like a very intimate setting due to the warmth and love felt by everyone in attendance.

Seriously. SO ADORABLE!

Maid of honour, Jenny, holding on to her own bouquet and the bride’s as well

The happiest of couples!

Essential photo of the wedding couple’s shoes 😉

Tony, Kayla, and Baxter make a beautiful little family, don’t you agree??

Seeing a bride and groom walking from the town hall to the restaurant where the reception was being held gave onlookers a something to smile about!

In lieu of the guestbook, guests signed little wooden hearts and placed them in a keepsake frame

Kayla and her wonderful maid of honour, Jenny

Wedding cakes made by no other than the bride herself

<3

Dancing to “Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay

Super candid, but I love this one of the newlyweds, their little guy, and Kayla’s mom

They sure did!

Kayla and Tony’s wedding day was marvelous. You can just see that those two ADORE one another, and really, I could see how much their union meant to all their guests on that day. Much love to ya’ll!

Photos taken with a Fuji GA645i, on Fuji Pro 400H, Kodak Portra 400, Ilford XP2, and Ilford HP5+. Whew!

{Just Married} Jessica + Dustin

After giving you a bit of a sneak peek with some film photos of the day, I’m so happy to finally share Jessica and Dustin’s wedding photos with you!

Jessica and Dustin’s wedding took place on a rainy Sunday afternoon at a FABULOUS venue in Memphis, The Atrium. And what a fun wedding day it was! 

I started the day photographing Dustin and his groomsmen. I think it’s safe to say that they were enjoying themselves.

Then I got to go see JESSICA! She looked truly stunning.

Jessica’s bridesmaids, her friend Madison and sister Rebecca, helped Jessica get ready in the pretty little private room at the Atrium

So cute! Jessica and her mom!

Jessica’s nephew was the ring bearer/scene-stealer

Jessica gets a look at the room where her wedding will take place in a short while

More baby-chasing 😉 

Jessica pins on her father’s boutonniere 

As I explained when I posted their engagement photos, Jessica and Dustin met at a drive-in movie. There were some fun nods to that on their wedding day. 

Guests arriving

The lovely trio who played for the ceremony

Dustin and his groomsmen, waiting for the ceremony to begin

Jessica’s mom and nephew

Dustin hugging his mother before she takes her seat

“Wherein the baby tried to give the ring box to everyone as he walked down the aisle”

Such a sweet look on Dustin’s face as he sees his bride enter the room

(and Rebecca’s tears – it was very touching)

I loved how much laughter was shared during the ceremony! 

Exchanging rings

The kiss!

And now they’re Dr. and Mrs. Temple! Jessica was excited.

Waiting to be announced at the reception

Hey! It’s Dr. and Mrs. Temple!

It was hard to pare down the “first dance photos” to post here – I took a million because Jessica and Dustin were just precious as they danced to “All of Me”!

Cheers!

Enjoying the little ones during the reception

It wasn’t long before the dancing commenced!

Time to toss the bouquet!

After the reception, the newlyweds’ friends and family lined the steps leading out of The Atrium to bid them adieu.

Byeeeeee Jessica and Dustin! 

Just kidding. They came right back and danced some more. 

More dancing ensued. Including a soul train line. I think a good time was had by all!

And then, with little fanfare, Dustin and Jessica were on their way. But there was also a group hug with their friend Dylan before they drove off to begin their lives as husband and wife.

Congratulations to Jessica and Dustin! It was a wonderful day, and I hope I was able to convey that with my photos!

{Just Married} Jessica + Dustin, the bonus shots

I’ll be posting more photos from Jessica and Dustin’s beautiful wedding very soon, but first I wanted to share some of the snapshots I made of their wedding with my Fuji GA645i.

The Atrium • Memphis, TN
Fuji GA645i • Kodak Portra 400 BW, expired 2003, shot at 1000 and push processed

 

 

(Pardon the graininess of the photos – I like to shoot expired film sometimes 🙂 )

{Just Married} Kat + Thomas, Part B

Picking up where Part A left off!

Kat and Thomas’s reception was held at Felicia Suzanne’s, located in downtown Memphis.

First things first: This is the wedding reception for the (IMHO) Queen of local desserts and her Eat Local Memphis husband – the food was going to be GOOD. Want to see the desserts table? All desserts from Muddy’s, of course! Gentle reader, I sampled these desserts so I could report back on their deliciousness – just for you. Everything was delectable!

rhubarb lemon bundt cake

tower of mini lemon and vanilla cupcakes

mini Pucker Up (lemon) cake as the “wedding cake” – glitter heart!

yummy cherry heart cookies

♥baby strawberry balsamic pies♥

Chocolate chess pie

lemon thyme butter cookies

Charming hand-written signs by the bride herself

thumbprint cookies

peach pie

Even the little ones had pretty little drinks to sip on!

Wedding cake!

You can take the girl out of the bakery, but you can’t take the bakery out of the girl – Kat, slicing up desserts for wedding guests

Some of the beautiful floral arrangements at the reception

And now, there shall be dancing! First dance as a married couple, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, free for all, line dancing. ALL THE DANCING!


*dance break for a little peppermint ice cream*

♥ Heart sunglasses kicked the fun factor up another notch ♥

Lil Oscar had to take a disco nap

I thought the yellow rain boots were such an iconic part of Kat’s wedding weekend attire, that ending on a shot of her boots filled with giant pink flowers was quite appropriate

I really hope that these photos were able to convey how much happiness – and, well, FUN, was felt and had by all who were a part of Kat and Thomas’s wedding celebration. And that all the rain that came down that weekend truly does indicate the amount of luck Kat and Thomas will have during their married life. (Because that “luck” came down by the buckets!)

♥♥♥

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