December 20, 2017
He couldn’t stop smiling, even before he saw her. The anticipation shot through him like a bolt of lightning. He waited beneath the great willow tree, so eager to see his bride. She approached in her stunning modern gown, one of the most beautiful I’d ever seen, and paused before touching him, letting him know it was okay to turn around. And when he did, that smile grew even wider. And their day together could finally begin.
Hallie and Mitch are the kind of people that just make your heart melt. They bring joy wherever they go, and I was so excited when Hallie reached out about photographing her wedding. She was a bridesmaid in Caroline’s wedding last year, and I absolutely adore this entire group of girls I’ve gotten to know over the years. It means so much to be invited in to their special days.
And Mitch and I are both from Michigan, so it was fun bonding over the Great Lakes and Michigan State. He and his boys had the best spirits and personalities. I love guys who support each other and are good sports on the wedding day. And he just adores Hallie. I love the way these two look at each other.
Hunt Phelan was the absolute perfect venue for their wedding. The Hardin House came in and made magic that week with coordinating and Bennett’s flowers did such an amazing job with florals. So thankful to all the vendors involved, and so much love to Hallie and Mitch for having me along. Congratulations to you both!
They were married in October, so they decided to do a first look so we could get portraits of them, their families, and their bridal party in good light, and everyone could head to the party after the ceremony!
The bridal party was so happy for this sweet couple. They were excited and spirited, helpful and amazing throughout the day.
Hunt Phelan was a gorgeous venue to shoot in. It had everything the couple needed and stunning backdrops for our photos. I could have shot there all weekend!
Photography: Steph Smith Weddings / Planning: The Hardin House / Florals: Bennett’s Flowers / Dress: Julian Gold, Amsale / Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids, Bari Jay / Rings: Diamond Brokers of Memphis / Makeup: Kasey Acuff / Hair: Lydia Meeks / Cake: Old Towne Bakery / Catering: Gus’s / Band: Razz-ma-tazz Entertainment Group Inc.