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Disney Fairytale Wedding at AnnaLee Acres

January 14, 2019


Kayleigh and Brenton had the wedding that dreams are made of! Their love story began back in 2013 when they spent time together as friends, but everything was leading to winter of 2015 when they reconnected at a mutual friends wedding and after months of closer friendship they finally officially began to date in May or 2016. Brenton knew Kayleigh’s love for Disney and gave her a fairytale proposal while ice skating. Their Disney-inspired theme carried through in every imaginable aspect of their planning—from the dazzling princess tiera Kayleigh wore in her hair, to the enchanted forest greenery throughout the reception, to the Mickey Mouse guest favors, and so much more! Kayleigh’s lovely bouquet even featured a hidden Mickey face within the blooms! The bride and groom were married in the elegant sanctuary of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Murfreesboro, surrounded by brilliant red holiday poinsettias and golden ribbon which marked the 11th day of the Christmas season.
Kayleigh’s sequined Madison James gown was perfectly fitted from Posh Bridal and featured a stunning full length lace cathedral veil, which made for a jaw dropping walk down the aisle, and for Brenton’s first look at his lovely bride. We especially loved that Kayleigh’s dress bodice had just the right flare below the knee to create some fabulous video footage of her dips and twirls during the couple’s first dance! Rockvale TN-based AnnaLee Acres hosted the wedding reception, and once every arrived after the ceremony, we were treated to one of the prettiest January days imaginable. The sunshine and warm breezes, along with a perfectly timed sunset provided a happy light-kissed backdrop to all the wedding portraits.
Inside the reception, Disney elements were found on nearly every detail! Each table featured a unique Disney couple name plate and centerpiece; a dessert table that went on for miles tantalized with Mickey-shaped chocolates, candy, and cookies; and Disney-inspired signs were placed throughout the room. And the bride and groom thoroughly enjoyed cutting their three-tiered, forest-themed Sleeping Beauty cake, baked and decorated to perfection by Simply Buttercreme. Every single moment truly was a dream come true!

WEDDING VENDORS: Ceremony – St. Rose of Lima Murfreesboro | Reception – AnnaLee Acres | Bridal Gown – Posh Bridal | Gown Designer – Madison James MJ520 | Bridesmaid Dresses –  Bella BridesmaidsBill Levkoff, Wine, 1214 | Cake – Simply Buttercreme, Deb Stevenson | Formalwear – Street Tuxedo | Invitations – Invitations by Dawn | Limo – A-List Limousine | Catering – CJ’s | DJ – Dandy DJ | Makeup Artist – R&Co Bridal | Nails – Bella Nails in Murfreesboro | Rings – Shane Co & Jude Ridge | Officiant – Deacon John D’Amico #tyringtheknot

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  1. Tara Hollis says:

    So happy that I got to witness this beautiful day! Pictures are amazing!

  2. Dee Hollis says:


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  4. Angie Lehr says:

    A beautiful Bride, a handsome Groom , beautiful Bridesmaids and Groomsmen. A fabulous winter day. It all went so fast , I’m glad we have these to remember it.
    Beautiful Wedding.
    Love you.

  5. Frank lehr says:

    I hope your life is as beautiful as the wedding but cheaper love you.

  6. Toni Holder says:

    Enchanting! Beautiful!

  7. David Holder says:


  8. Toni holder says:

    Oh the memories!

  9. Henry Ledee says:

    It was a magical night.

  10. Pam Tyring says:

    Great pictures. Glad there is a picture of Brenton looking at Kayleigh walking down the aisle because I was to busy watching the beautiful bride walking down. Lots of fun moments captured on film.

  11. Rachel Johnson says:

    It was a beautiful wedding. Wonderful pictures. Wishing the happy couple many years of beautiful pictures and memories.

  12. Larry Tyring says:

    Beautiful wedding. Many happy moments to remember from that day. Can’t wait to see more pictures. Wishing Kayleigh and Brenton many years of happiness

  13. Abbie davis says:

    The most fairytale wedding I’ve ever witnessed.

  14. Stephanie Bond says:

    These pictures are breathtaking as was the wedding.

  15. Vicky Martin says:

    Totally AMAZING pictures

  16. Ann Lester says:

    Beautiful wedding. Wishing you a long and happy life together❤️

  17. Shala Dunaway says:

    Magical moment captured through stunning pictures. Beautiful princess and her handsome prince. Congratulations ❤️

  18. Kathy Donnell says:


  19. Willie and Peggy Shafer says:

    Wish we could have been there.the pictures are great and such a beautiful bride! We wish them a wonderful marriage! Love to you both! Willie and Peggy Shafer

  20. Lou says:

    Great wedding and pictures!

  21. Linda Ferraro says:

    Loved everything about the wedding. Beautiful!

  22. Malisa Bell says:

    Love the pictures. Congratulations!

  23. Susan Hoppe says:

    Beautiful Bride and handsome Groom! Congratulations!!❤️

  24. Jeremy Tyring says:

    Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day

  25. Joey Field says:

    Love the pictures. Amazing ❤️❤️❤️

  26. Marie Robinson says:

    This is do Beautiful , I love how the groom and his mom are looking at each other

  27. Anne Fleming says:

    Pictures are beautiful. Everyone looks so very happy.

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