It was a GORGEOUS Fall day for a wedding! April and Brandon’s sweet southern affair took place at the beautiful, quaint Kings Chapel. I can’t count the times I’ve driven by it on my way down HWY 96/Franklin Road…and never knew it was there…an oversight for sure as it’s simply marvelous!
The couple and their party got ready at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Cool Springs, and we then took the short drive out to Arrington Vineyard to grab a few pre-wedding images. The challenge of getting the Bride past the Groom in the car without seeing each other was made plausible by the use of a car sun shade…which while it gathered some hilarious looks from passersby worked splendidly. It was an absolute dream weather day for a wedding photographer…the sky was picture perfect!!
April and Brandon are a couple after my own heart…from seating of the grandparents to their first kiss as husband and wife may have taken 15 minutes! The lovely chapel ceremony was lit beautifully by golden hour light flooding through the vintage feel white paned windows, and the light they walked out side to was even more amazemerizing. I couldn’t wait to get their first images in such ridiculous Fall light.
There were a few notable Football games going on that Saturday, and this football loving crew, He’s from a large Florida Gator loving fam, meshed well with me…the groomsmen and guests were keeping me up to date on the scores 😉
Once we wrapped Bridal Party pictures everyone headed inside to the reception hall. All I have to say is THIS.CREW.CAN.DANCE! Best reception of 2012 right there…the bar has been raised party rockers! They brought out a little “Satruday Night Fever”, A Soul Train Line…complete with The Sprinkler, The Shopping Cart, annnnnd the Worm which was preceded by a pretty stellar Patrick Swayze “Dirty Dancing”-esque knee slide!
To cap the night they made a super fun sparkler exit with Gator flags waving proudly…they’d just won the game!! A fitting wedding day victory for such a wonderful couple!
Here’s to April+Brandon…the new Sanders family! I wish you a lifetime of wedded bliss, and thank you for allowing me to join in on your sweet day!
Fabulous Wedding Vendors who made this day possible:
Venue: Kings Chapel
Wedding Planner: A Magical Affair
DJ/Sound: Disc Jockeys Now
Cakes: Danna Thomas
Catering: Barbara’s Home Cooking
Flowers: Bride’s Mother