We feel so lucky and blessed to work with the best couples as we capture all the memories from their weddings. When it comes to being the sweetest, though, this couple takes the cake (and the donuts, too, in this case). Stephanie and Matt are truly some of the kindest, most down to earth people we have had the pleasure of getting to know along their adventure to the altar.
This couple chose Heartland Meadows for their venue, a beautiful East Tennessee location perfect for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Although the original plan was for the two to wed outside beneath the shade of a tree, the high risk for rain moved the ceremony into the barn with lovely wooden pews for seating. We know the bride, groom, and their guests appreciated that this alternative was available just in case, even though the rain miraculously held off until we finished Stephanie and Matthew's couple's photos. The most impressive aspect of this venue is the large reception barn with gorgeous wooden tables and a spacious dance floor to party the night away. The covered patio also provides additional seating as well as a place for guests to remain outdoors but also escape the summer heat, and the back patio was perfect for the oversized yard games the two brought along for their guests' entertainment.
One of the most important decisions for a wedding day is choosing the bridesmaids and groomsmen to stand beside you, as these friends and family become part of the entire process. We can't say enough about the amazing ladies and gents Stephanie and Matt were surrounded by on their wedding day. Despite the heat, the groomsmen played along with all of our requests without a single complaint, and Stephanie's girlfriends were by her side, helping her with every request and need throughout the day. It is, after all, the people that love the couple that help make the day so special and meaningful, and we were consistently impressed with how caring and fun this bridal party turned out to be.
These two planned the perfect day together, and we loved how involved Matt was throughout the process, even designing the invitations for guests himself. Heartfelt speeches, vintage place settings, and Duck Donuts were just a few of the detail highlights from the day, but it was the raw emotion evident from the first look to the last dance to the sparkler exit that made us fall so in love with the love in these images. We hope you enjoy these photos from Stephanie and Matt's summer wedding!