KARI + RYAN [murfreesboro TN]
One hot, muggy June afternoon, Kari + Ryan got married in Tennessee. <3
I’m so grateful that I to got to know Kari at college – as acquaintances, then coworkers (at two jobs!), then friends. We worked a pretty difficult job together, but Kari always met her class and work challenges with a smile. Plus, she gave me chocolate for no good reason, wrote silly notes to make me smile, prayed with/for me, and went out of her way to make my day a brighter place.
I was SO excited when I heard about her and Ryan’s Christmas-time engagement — and even MORE thrilled when she asked me to be their engagement photographer and wedding photographer!! I can’t wait to share these images with you, because they’re bursting with sweetness.
Kari’s father passed away a few short weeks before the wedding, so Kari wanted to remember him somehow in some special way. She asked her mom for her dad’s wedding rings, but her mom kept putting it off…
In a way, her Daddy did walk her down the aisle.
Actually, I did cry. Which is very unusual for me.
Kari and I have kept in touch since graduation and the wedding. Today we traded emails, and when I asked how life was going: “Married life is a blast, I highly recommend it. Being able to be with your bestest best best friend every day for forever is ah-mazing!”
I’ve definitely saved some of the best for last.
notes from the new Mrs. E…
wedding venue: Franklin Road Baptist Church
portrait location: Old Fort Park
hair + makeup: friend of the bride (“who I think might be part magician!”)
bride’s dress: StoreDress
bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
wedding rings: Overstocks
groom’s tux: Men’s Warehouse
flowers: ordered from Sam’s Club, styled by “my every incredible seeeester!”
cake: Publix Bakery
hand lettering: groom’s cousins
music: playlist by the bride – “I put that bad boy together!”
decorations: bride’s “patient, out-of-this-world” family
So good, Hannah! And that b&w bridal by the window is just stunning.