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A Classic Southern Wedding at Saddle Woods


February 10, 2016


We were so ecstatic to be spending the day with Jessica & Taylor. They are so incredibly sweet and just an absolute blast to be around. Jessica’s smile is so radiant and with just one small glance you can see how deeply she loves Taylor. And he, clearly, could not be more happy to call her his wife. When we arrived at Saddle Woods we immediately understood why they fell in love with the space and wanted to tie the knot there.2016-01-19_0013

2016-01-19_0017Jessica had all of her girls in this super cute shirts that had personalized monograms. We always recommend wearing a buttondown shirt during the getting ready process so it’s super easy to slip out of and into your dress flawlessly without brushing against your hair & makeup.2016-01-19_0019One of the things we love about Saddle Woods is that they have a fabulous space for both the bride & her ladies to get ready as well as the groom & his guys. And both of the spaces are huge! The gentlemen have a patio space, living room, a billiards room, and more! The girls have a kitchen, spacious living room, and a secondary sitting room that is perfect for hair and makeup.

2016-01-19_00182016-01-19_00082016-01-19_00072016-01-19_00052016-01-19_0028We had an absolute blast with the guys during groomsmen portraits! Taylor could not have picked a better group of men to be standing beside him on his wedding day. The flasks that he got the guys were a big hit!2016-01-19_00262016-01-19_0016Taylor and Jessica opted to not do a first look and to instead do a traditional ceremony. And his reaction to seeing his almost-wife walk down the aisle was absolutely priceless. The instant she emerged from the barn with her father, Taylor immediately broke down. It was such a sweet moment that made the entire family tear up.

2016-01-19_00042016-01-19_00152016-01-19_0014After the ceremony we headed to the front of the farm for photos of the two of them. We adore the portraits with the beautiful classic white fences surrounding them.2016-01-19_00032016-01-19_0002Taylor is a firefighter so we were thrilled to be able to incorporate the firetruck into their portraits. It’s such a person touch to their lives. We captures some photos in front of the firetruck during the daylight & then slipped away in the evening for a few more with the lights turned on.

2016-01-19_00102016-01-19_0023The guest favors were these cute little custom drink cozies. We love the slogan on the back ‘Cheers to the firefighter and his flame’. In the background you can see the awesome guestbook that they had! It is a wrapped firehose in a wooden frame that allowed guests to write on the canvas hose. Such a cool guestbook for a firefighter & his new wife!

2016-01-19_00222016-01-19_00202016-01-19_00212016-01-19_0027Inside the barn at Saddle Woods is absolutely stunning. Rustic elegance. Taylor cut his groomscake (a firefighters hose) with an ax. The ax had their names and wedding dates on it. How sweet is that?2016-01-19_00062016-01-19_00242016-01-19_00012016-01-19_0012This was such a fabulous way to end the evening. We slipped away, just the 4 of us, shortly before the reception ended to take some beautiful night portraits featuring the firetruck. We absolutely love the way these turned out!

2016-01-19_00092016-01-19_0025WEDDING VENDORS: Venue: Saddle Woods Farm | Event Planner: Sweet Magnolia Rental | Floral Designer: Melissa McNeal | Bridesmaids Dresses: The White Room Too | Wedding Gown: The White Room Too | Hair & Makeup Stylist: Lindsey Grider Salon | Stationary: Zazzle| I-Spy Centerpiece Cards: Etsy | Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse | Bridal Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero | DJ: Fed Hinajosa | Catering: Bonzo and Todd Bond | Favors: Favors


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  1. Valerie says:

    What a beautiful wedding. The light in those bride and groom shots is amazing and I love her bridesmaid dress colors!

  2. carmen says:

    Beautiful wedding! Looks like everybody had a wonderful time!

  3. karen says:

    Those bride and groom portraits are gorgeous and I see why you love the fence!

  4. Tiffany says:

    How awesome! I love getting to do firefighter weddings. You captured the essence of the firefighter wonderfully! And her dress change?!? Smokin’ 🙂

  5. Oh my goodness, what an awesome wedding!!!! I love the ax for the cake cutting, haha!

    • Isn’t it perfect? With the groom being a firefighter, he simply had to cut his groomscake with an ax! And it was a surprise for him – they had it engraved with their names and wedding date. 🙂

  6. Nina Lara says:

    Beautiful wedding love the bridal party shots.

  7. Beautiful!!! Love the fire truck!!

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