There’s an old saying, that it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day. The reason behind this, is if a knot gets wet, it’s impossible to untie. Lauren + Jake were married on top of a mountain in Tennessee at the stunning Magnolia Venue. Mother nature definitely threw us a curveball, but this amazing couple and their guests gracefully rolled with the unexpected circumstance. So much so, that everyone gleefully helped in setting up their ceremony outdoors so that Lauren + Jake’s dreams of a mountain top view could come to life, despite the rain.

When I blog, I always pick one moment from each wedding day that stood out to me the most. But for this particular day, that seems nearly impossible. Every moment, from the relaxed morning of getting ready, to their first look, and even playing in the downpour during their portraits, brought tears to my eyes. When Lauren walked down the aisle, my hands were shaking and I could barely keep back my emotions as I looked around at all the people there to watch this magnificent moment. Jake + Lauren wrote their own vows, and I swear there was not a single dry eye on top of that mountain.

As the night went on and the reception started, watching Jake + Lauren’s loved ones dance the night away was definitely a highlight for me. From their crazy dance moves, to the heartfelt speeches, and the delicious food.. it was a night I will NEVER forget!

I am SO proud of my friends, and unexplainably grateful that they chose me to document the biggest day of their lives. Lauren + Jake, may every raindrop that fell on your wedding day be a reminder of these three things: the love you have for one another, the support you have of those around you, and another year celebrating this very moment. <3 Congratulations Mr. + Mrs. Walters!!!

Xoxo,

Mel.

Photographer: Mel Anne Photography LLC

Venue: The Magnolia Venue

DJ: Smokey Mountain Sounds

Florist: Melissa Timms Designs

Caterer: Chef’s Catering

Cake: Catie Cakes

Bartender: Pour Guys

Videographer: Thomas Keller

Transportation: Valet Guys

Officiant: Jim Eastin

Hair: Christi Piontkowski

Makeup: Kristen Davenport

Wedding Coordinator: Absolute Wedding Perfection

Day- of Director: Kenzie Carlson

Assistant Photographer: Meghan Lynch

Gown: Jenna In White

 

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Day Two: Since it rained almost the entire wedding day, I convinced Lauren + Jake to take some fun portraits the following evening! We had so much fun exploring Tennessee, and ended the session in the BEST way possible!! (scroll down to see!)

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