Leah and I have literally grown-up together. God never gave me a sister by birth, but He gave me one by heart! She’s younger than me, and since we’ve lived beside each other since she came in to this world I consider her my little sister. No matter what life has thrown at us we’re always there for the other when needed…somehow knowing without a word being said.
I shot their Engagement session this past early Spring and then her Bridal Portraits in downtown Nashville, TN when I planned her Bachelorette weekend there in the Summer. Check the Bridals out here. Back last November we’d discussed me shooting the wedding AND being the Maid of Honor…a task I was somewhat familiar with as I’d just shot and been a Bridesmaid for another friend’s wedding in October. But as crunch time came down to it there just simply wasn’t going to be enough time for me to do it all with “just a little help” from a second shooter. So, she booked a wonderful photographer to shoot in my place!
The wedding was held at a favorite wedding spot of mine, Whitestone Country Inn, in Kingston (near Knoxville) Tennessee. It’s insanely picturesque even on cloudy days…which we were met with on our Thursday arrival for the Friday ceremony. You can see some stunning images from their Bridal Fair this past Winter here. It was pouring, and according to the radar was supposed to continue that pattern for the next 24 hours! We ALL began to pray…especially me…even though the ceremony and reception were indoors, because it’s just to gorgeous of a location to not be able to grab outdoor pictures…and if there’s one thing that you must have for wedding pictures…it’s outdoor shots!
We woke up Friday morning to a few sprinkles, had a delicious breakfast from their buffet, and had manicures before we headed to our room to get ready. By about lunch time the clouds were parting, and I just knew it was going to be amazing weather. Hooray!
The photographer, Britt, arrived while we were getting ready, but allowed me to shoot here and there…of course when I wasn’t IN the shots! Lol! Here are a few of the goodies I got to capture from My Best Friend’s Wedding! I wish these two wonderful loves the happiest and most wonderful marriage God can grant…Lord knows they deserve it! 🙂 Love ya’ll!!!