My brother Shaun and his new wife Kecia had one of the most unique weddings I’ve ever been to. Shaun, a pilot, had connections to a private air strip with an open-air hangar, and the weather couldn’t have been better for this stunning outdoor wedding. It was autumn in Nashville, and the leaves were in full color, and vintage planes flew overhead. Kecia, an architect, designed the wedding. I’m not fully dressed without my camera, so you get a peek into their big day…I included more detail shots than usual, so the DIY brides out there can steal her brilliant ideas. Check out the twig centerpiece with paper flowers, there were ten or so and the twigs were collected from the forest by the airplane hangar. The wedding had a honky tonk band playing Johnny Cash and old country from the back of a pickup truck bed. The big dipper hung over the sky. The vintage planes glimmered beyond a massive bonfire. And I have a new sister!
I knew Jacqulyn & Michael’s wedding would be incredibly elegant. It was at the Cherry Creek JW Marriott, with an outside wedding and ballroom reception. Every detail – from the programs to the perfectly planned color palette – was exquisite. Even the parts they didn’t plan (for instance, the colorful walls I stumbled across) were incredible. But as much as I love having beautiful things to photograph at a wedding, the best part is always the people. Jacqulyn, Michael and their families were a blast to be around, keeping me energized all day. And their reception had some of the best dance moves I’ve ever seen!