The Wedding at Reece's Ridges
This was one of our favorite weddings to capture of 2020, and it comes with a great story!
Follow along below!
Meet Kennah and Cameron! We met this lovely couple back in 2017, and let me tell you - they were adorable!
Cameron proposed and Kennah of course said yes, and we were honored to be asked to capture her wedding day!
When December rolled around, we were off on our next adventure to Flag Pond, TN (located outside of Erwin, TN) to start the wedding day!
To kick off the day, the girls were getting ready at The Pond House. This super modern, Airbnb is the perfect location for photoshoots, and getting ready with a small bridal party! The white walls with gorgeous wood accents, barn doors, and even a Christmas tree in December made it so cozy!
It's also called the pond house for a reason - there's a pond with stocked fish, too! The deck had a hot tub, and string lights, plus there's an adorable bridge and mill! See our photos below (though we apologize - we couldn't pick just one!)
This full day coverage wedding had so many events going on to make their day perfect! Kennah had her wedding hair by Veronica Craig , and they made it such a personal experience! After snacking, laughing, and little girls counting the fish it was time to get dressed.
You want to know our favorite thing in the world? Chill brides - and Kennah was 'go with the flow!'. Nothing ever goes 110% right on your wedding day. Kennah and Cameron were so excited to marry each other, that the few hiccups along the way didn't seem to matter.
So the girls finished their finishing touches, had a sneak peek with the bride, cried at the sneak peek with the father, and we were off to the ceremony!
Let me preface these three pictures above with this - at Reece's Ridge, there is a gorgeous gravel hill where the wedding party comes down to the ceremony. But, instead of having you walk through their newly laid grass, there's a guy name Gary. We think he should run for president because he grove us down a steep hill, and into a creek like it was Talladega Nights without flinching.
Up next was one of the sweetest moments in history - the love letters.
When two people love each other above all standards and expectations, these moments are surreal and quite emotional.
Kennah's parents waiting at the bottom of the hill on one side, while the wedding party was on the other. Meanwhile, in the middle there were two grown photographers with waterworks in their eyes because of how beautiful this moment was!
When we say we LOVE love, we mean it. Somehow, we get so connected and in the moment with our couples. It's truly a Blessing!
We had these cuties close their eyes, put their foreheads together, and take a deep breath to really breathe in the moment. (they didn't have a first look so this was super intimate and beautiful)
Finally, they departed - anxiously waiting for the ceremony to begin!
The ceremony was in the huge field at Reece's Ridge, right beside the creek! A gorgeous floral arrangement hung on the chandelier off of the tree. There were candles in mason jars hanging off of every limb, and hay bales for seating. Kennah and Cameron did an especially intimate ceremony with worship music and a foot washing ceremony. It was absolutely gorgeous!
There's always something funny that happens in the ceremony that we find out about or sometimes get to witness. Want to know the kicker? There was one hay bale that caught fire at the very end of the ceremony. (no one was harmed, unless laughing uncontrollably is harmful)
We finished the ceremony, had family portraits, wedding party photos, and the sweetest bride and groom session!
On the Reece's Ridge site, there is a gorgeous reception tent, camp sites, the creek, tons of parking with golf carts to chauffer you to the site!
The reception was a party! There was so much love in that room from both family and friends! They had an amazing arrangement of soups, hot drinks, and of course cake for their reception!
Inside of the tent, there was a great DJ with a light show called, Magical Productions DJ and Lighting.
Cameron's brother wrote a tear-jerker song for his mother and son dance, and followed it up with his toast stating "statistically, you're marrying the person that is most likely to murder you" (mic drop).
Kennah and her dads first dance was beautiful and we all cried - let's just admit it.
Kennah and Cameron also had their first dance, which you could tell they practiced like they were going to be on dancing with the stars, Kennah's sister also made the sweetest toast to Kennah and Cameron on their love and the sisterhood that will never be broken.
So we cried a lot. That's the summary here. But we also laughed A LOT too! When it was time to cut the cake, Cameron made it more like a cake smash for Kennah. Then when it came to the garter toss? We told Cameron he could be a little more adventurous and use his teeth if he really wants to get the crowd roaring and well... he did!
We had a beautiful and slightly rainy send off with sparklers and sent the happy couple on their way! Now, we're just guessing here, but these two will definitely live happily ever after like a Disney movie. Because this love is wayyyy too perfect!
We can't wait to share more weddings with you this year via our blog and tell you the crazy-fun stories that we experience! Thanks for reading!