Reilly and Kyle were married on a beautiful Saturday in October. They had an intimate ceremony in the Griffin Chapel in Brunswick, TN.
Kyle’s Mom actually found me online and forwarded to my information to Reilly, and by pure happenstance I was available on her wedding day. It was the very last day in October that I had open in my calendar! I met Reilly and her Mom a few nights after speaking on the phone and I knew it was meant to be. I had been keeping that date open for one of two reasons- to kick back with my feet up and enjoy an October Saturday or to photograph a really cool couple’s wedding. Within the first 5 minutes Reilly totally secured her spot in my calendar. She (and her mother) both understood my northern dislike for the word Ma’am, my odd sense of humor, and my love for all things puppies. I think we spent more time during our meeting cutting up and sharing photos of our babies than talking all things wedding.
A Quiet Saturday In The Woods
Reilly and Kyle decided on an intimate wedding at a chapel in the woods. I had never been to Griffin Chapel for a ceremony but have driven past it a few times and thought how cute it was. Reilly reminded me a lot of myself when I got married. She wasn’t about the hustle and bustle of the day. She just wanted to wear some kick ass shoes and get married to her sweetheart. And that she did.
The couple opted for a traditional wedding with the groom not seeing the bride until she walks down the aisle. Kyle is military (thank you!) and was decked out in his dress blues. Reilly wore a sweet, simple, and elegant lace gown and some amazing blue stilettos. The ceremony was traditional with the joining of sand, handwritten vows, and lots of love and smiles. Her bouquet featured lace from her Mother’s wedding gown. She also had something that I’ve never seen done before- she tied her bouquet with the collar of her beloved and gone too soon pet. It was so sweet!
Life’s Waiting To Begin
After the “I do’s” we ventured into the woods for photos and things got a little weird, but in a totally fun way. There may or may not have been a moment where they screamed an obscenity at me and cracked up for one of my favorite images. I’ll let you guess which one that is. They did a lot of cuddling, a lot of smiling, a little kissing, and a lot of basking in the newness of marriage.
Afterwards they headed to Germantown for a small reception surrounded by their friends and family. There were some sweet toasts with some guitar playing and a play on “You Are My Sunshine” since that’s the bride and groom’s song. We ended the day with a great shot of the two with Reilly’s parent’s dogs. Because if you know the bride then you know that pets are everything.
I’m so excited for these two and I can’t wait to see where their journey takes them.
Check out some of my favorites from their day.
Griffin Chapel Wedding Brunswick, Tennessee