Black Tie Wedding

An Annesdale Mansion Wedding | Kailan and Tyler | Memphis, TN | Destination Fine Art Wedding Photographer

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There are certain days that remind me what a privilege and joy it is to do what I do…photograph such special moments in another person’s life. Kailan and Tyler’s wedding was one of those days for me. This day was literally perfect in every way. A forecast calling for rain on their day turned into a cool, breezy mid 70’s sunny day. This day was filled with so much joy and it was contagious. From their amazing bridal party to their wonderful parents and families to their beloved guests, everyone radiated so much love and joy. We were all overjoyed to witness these two childhood friends become husband and wife! Read more about their love story and how they met here!

There are endless highlights about their gorgeous day that I could share, but the one that stuck out to me (and the other vendors participating with this moment) the most was their first look. I personally adore first looks and have witnessed so many precious ones, but this specific first look goes down in the books as my favorite. Their first look had me, the videographer and our second shooters all in tears. I think it is most brides’ dream for their groom to react the way Tyler did when he turned around and saw Kailan for the first time in her dress. It was so genuine and sincere. His eyes welled up with tears and he fell to his knees not once, but three times! Tyler was completely blown away by the beauty of his bride. Once we all got ourselves together, (lol) they then read out loud the letters they had written to one another. (cue more tears from us vendors). Afterwards, Tyler surprised Kailan with a gift. He gave her a thick, leather bond journal - 150 pages - to be exact. Each page filled with hand written entries to her. Every day, for 150 days leading up to their wedding, over his lunch break, Tyler sat down and wrote to his future bride. Their first look and Tyler’s gift to Kailan was one of the most romantic gestures I’ve witnessed.

Kailan & Tyler! Your willingness to give me extra time for your portraits make me LOVE YOU FOREVER! Thank you so much for having me be your wedding photographer and trusting me with your memories! I truly feel like the luckiest to have been the one to capture your special day!!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from this gorgeous Annesdale Mansion wedding!

xoxo, Mary Kate

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Vendors:


Venue - Annesdale Mansion
Ceremony Venue - Wilson Chapel at Christ United Methodist Church 
Photography - Mary Kate Steele Photography
Videography - Twenty-Two Magnolias Productions
Second Shooter - Morgan Cowles Newsom
Calligraphy - Rachel Fisher Calligraphy
Dress - Anne Barge at Bustle
Cake - Karen Woodlee with Cakes & Candies by Karen 
Rentals - White Door Events
Florist - Kacie Cooper Floral Designer
Coordinator - Amy Tyler
Hair - Deborah Parker
Makeup - Laura Elizabeth Zerwig & Heather Sappenfield
Spray Tan - Jordan Smith with Glo Spray tans 
Caterer - Cindy Krag Catering
Band - Nick Black
Ceremony Music - Rachel and Tony Fisher- vocals
Anna Pearson- violin 
John Palmer- organ
Bus - Tennessee Limousine Service

A romantic, black-tie wedding at the Mill at Plein Air | Hillary & Alden | Oxford, Mississippi Wedding Photographer

Saturday's Oxford, Mississippi wedding day was a high of 37 degrees, overcast with some drizzles and "could've" been you average dreary day. I think I speak for everyone that we are ready for this Spring weather to show up and stay! However, Hillary and Alden, along with their families, bridal party and friends did not let the sad weather dampen the joyful day! If anything, I'd say Hillary and Alden's contagious joy, love and sweetness was all our sunshine! The rain and cold did not stop them for one second of enjoying the incredibly special day in their lives. 

Hillary found me on Instagram (thanks Insta for the inquiries!) and we quickly felt like bff's while planning all the details of her gorgeous black-tie wedding! Hillary really is a ray of sunshine. Her joy radiates and she makes everyone she meets feel so special and loved. 

The details of Hillary and Alden's day were beyond perfect. Hillary put so much time and thought into her wedding day! I especially loved the magnolia leaf wreaths that hung outside the chapel and along the front pews inside. I love when a bride really puts thought into her bridal details. Hillary had gorgeous details that made photographing them so much fun! 

Scroll down to see a taste of all the lovely details and the gorgeous wedding day I had the honor to capture for Hillary & Alden! <3 

xoxo, 

MK 

Vendors: 

Venue - Plein Air

Photographer - Mary Kate Steele Photography

Wedding Coordinator - Anna Purvis 

Dress - Town and Country Bridal (New Orleans)

Party rental - Details Speciality 

Floral Design - Dana Ross

Ceremony music - Dr. Riggs and Strings Reception

Band - The Party Jammers

Videographer - Samantha Doyle 

Live Painting - Heirloom 

Hair/Make Up - Madison Dennis (MHD Beauty) // Blo Dry Bar 

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Elegant, Plantation Wedding at Hillwood at Davies Manor | Griffin & Alyssa | Professional Wedding Photographer

Alyssa and Griffin's wedding was absolutely beautiful. There was such a sweet aroma throughout the entire day. This wedding in particular was full of many precious "in-between" moments -- I love capturing those unplanned moments at Hillwood at Davies Manor. Alyssa and Griffin are such a sweet couple. They know how to have fun and don't take themselves too seriously, -- I really like that. ;)