Kayleigh and Talon's Big Day at Dara's Garden

What do you get when a former student contacts your husband and you to photograph their amazingly beautiful fall wedding? An awesome experience, that's what! We are so honored to have been chosen to capture Kayleigh and Talon'swedding and reception at Dara's Garden.

A beautiful venue just off Alcoa Highway, Dara's Garden boasts gorgeous stone pathways around the property, a covered tent perfect for events in any weather, various ceremony locations (although we loved that Kayleigh and Talon chose the draped pergola), and perfectly manicured grounds that offer gorgeous scenery for the couple and guests alike. We love the classic nature of this venue, but we also love that there are so many ways to make a wedding unique here.

Kayleigh and her bridesmaids spent the morning in the bridal suite, laughing and singing, but what we found to be so noteworthy is the love clearly evident amongst this group of girls. The sweetest moment occurred when Kayleigh, who slipped into her dress with only her mother in the room, shared a first look with her best friends (check out their sincere and heartwarming reactions below). Tears continued to flow as Talon met his mom for a first look as well outside by the stone fountain at the back of the house.

This couple is so fun loving, and we were happy to oblige their request to have some shots prior to the ceremony reenacting the classic scene from "Say Anything." Although the dress and decor appear fairly traditional, Kayleigh and Talon actually incorporated some really unique and modern elements with their unity painting (when both poured paint onto a blank canvas together), a lip sync battle between the bride and her bridesmaids versus the groom and his groomsmen, and did you see those amazing converse Kayleigh was sporting? Too perfect!

We are so thrilled to share this naturally beautiful bride and her handsome groom's special day, and we hope you love these shots from their garden wedding.

Ceremony: Dara's Garden
Reception: Dara's Garden
Food: Rothchild Catering
Pie: Rothchild Catering

DJ: Drew with Ogle Entertainment
Wedding dress: White Lace and Promises
Bridesmaids' dresses: WomenLand on Etsy
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
Flowers: Caitie McCallum

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