Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lindsay & Nick's Wedding

First, I would like to thank Lindsay & Nick for being so patient as I processed their images.
Our unexpected trip to Cleveland slowed me down a bit this week.
On to the pictures!!!

Lindsay & Nick had a beautiful wedding at the Parish Patch Inn located in Normandy, Tennessee, on May 10th.

Lindsay looked beautiful before she even started getting ready.
Recognize the Best Man? Yep, that's Tyler!
He and Nick had some serious matters to discuss before the wedding.

Lindsay & Nick decided to see each other before the ceremony. I cannot stress enough what a fabulous idea this is. It makes things so much easier as we try to get all of the wedding party & family shots before things get going.
Most importantly, it gives the bride and groom time to see each other and have some private time before the busyness of the day starts. It also gives more time for the special and important bride and groom portraits.

Nick looked great as he waited for his beautiful bride.

Sweet moment.

After their quiet time together, Lindsay had to call for a bridesmaid to help her move to the grass.

The guys looked great.

The flowers were beautiful. I loved the colors.

I was so glad Brittany was there with me to get shots like this.

Lindsay was SO MUCH FUN! She was very laid back (ha!) and let us do anything we wanted.
And doesn't Lindsay's brother, Kevin, look nice holding her bouquet?!
The Happy Couple

Lindsay's wedding coordinator and Brittany did a great job getting things situated.

Lindsay was a beautiful bride.

Thanks to Britt for these next three shots.

One of Lindsay's bridesmaids brought some refreshments since it was HOT.
I think this should be in a Coke ad!
A quiet moment before the ceremony begins.
I love how Lindsay's dad, Greg, is looking at her here.

The ceremony was held in the beautiful chapel located at the Parish Patch Inn.

Mr. & Mrs. Nick Franklin

The moms' reactions after the ceremony cracked me up.

The details at the reception were perfect. Be sure to check out the slideshow link below for more details including the birdseed flowers.
Looks like we have some wedding photographers in the making...

I absolutely LOVED this little guy. I watched him forever. He would take a picture (notice you have to hold your tongue just right!), take a peek, and crack up. PRECIOUS!

Lindsay & Nick even had a wedding pinata!

Lindsay & her mom before Nick & Lindsay's departure.
I know so many thoughts were going through their minds at this moment.

Lindsay took off her shoes and they RAN!

After Nick & Lindsay left, Mrs. Ann said, "She left me with these GUYS! I told her not to do this to me!" :)

Lindsay & Nick, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day.
Brittany, thanks for ALL of your help! You are the best!

Enjoy Lindsay & Nick's SLIDESHOW.
Be sure to check out all of their images on PICTAGE.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wesley's Mamaw and Our 3rd Anniversary

The picture above is from our wedding day-3 years ago today.
I am so thankful for this picture because it's the only one we have of us with Wesley's whole family at the time. Since this picture was taken, we have lost two special loved ones.
Most recently was Wesley's Mamaw, Pauline Hardwick, who passed away on Saturday.

I wanted to share a few pictures of Mamaw.

Here is Mark & Wesley with her.
Wesley & Mamaw at her 90th birthday party.
This is my favorite picture. I love how Maggie and Mamaw are staring so intently at each other.
Mark Grissom, the funeral director, put this as the last picture on the slideshow at the funeral home. I think it was absolutely perfect.
Mamaw was one month short of her 93rd birthday, June 20th (also mine).


Today is our 3rd Anniversary. I was reading my post from last year about our 2nd Anniversary earlier this morning. I laughed out loud because last year I said it seemed like only yesterday was our wedding day. Monday I told Wesley, "I can't believe we've been married 3 years. It doesn't seem like it was yesterday but it doesn't feel like 3 years."
I guess this has just been a long year! :)
You can look at last year's post for more of our wedding pictures, but this is my favorite of the two of us.

A lot of exciting things happened over this past year of our marriage-so here are a few highlights.

Our sweet niece Maggie was born!

We love being Uncle Wesley & Aunt Denise!

Wesley started pharmacy school. This was from his White Coat Ceremony in August.
We survived Wesley's first year of pharmacy school!

Our first snow in Johnson City-and we BOTH got out of school!

We FINALLY sold our house in Christiana.
We bought a foreclosure and did an amazing amount of work to move in in a week!
Wesley did most of the work. I am so thankful that he has so many talents.
We're enjoying our new home!
Happy 3 Year Anniversary to US! I think it's about time for us to have our own photo session. That will take some work to convince Wesley, but maybe over the course of a year I can do it!
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband who loves me so much. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us for our next year of marriage.

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend.
We are now at home again so off to work I go!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sneak Peek # 2

Lindsay and Nick and their families are being so patient with me as I continue to work on their wedding.
School is finally out and I can devote all of my time to editing!
I can't wait to share them all, but here are a few more to share from their beautiful day!