tom + tara . the wedding {chattanooga wedding photographer}

The day of Tom and Tara’s wedding could not have been more perfect. We have been having some crazy weather this month. It has been either insanely stormy or brutally humid and pretty much nothing in between. Well, Tom and Tara’s day started out the latter, extremely humid, however half through their day a summer sprinkle came through that made the remainder of their evening perfectly comfortable. All of this happened right before their first look. I had just scouted out an alternate first look location that would have sheltered them from the rain when the weather turned. It became perfect. . .everything about it.

Tom, completely enamored by his bride, was speechless when he laid his eyes upon her. Immediately, the largest smile spread across her face. It was her wedding day and she knew she was a beautiful bride and indeed a beautiful bride she was!

Congratulations to an awesome couple! We enjoyed your wedding day *almost* as much as you guys did. Thank you for inviting us to be a part!!

Behind the Scenes:

Venue: Bessie Smith Hall
Hair: Lilia Rutkevich
Makeup: Candace Hernandez
Wedding Coordinator: Julie Wolff
DJ: Chattanooga DJ
Catering: Elegantly Tasteful Catering
Cakes: Sugar Lips Custom Cakery
Florist: Bobbie’s Florist
Shoes: Nina & Guess


Hope you guys enjoy your slideshow! Click HERE. Forewarning: It’s a long one :)


Their invitations were so much fun! They headed to Vegas for their honeymoon (ask them their cool Vegas dating story sometime :) and notice how the back of the card resembles a playing card :)

Hair and Makeup came to Tara. We started at Bessie Smith Hall and ended the evening their as well. It made the day extra relaxing for the bridal party getting to stay in one place :)

Tara’s shoes were hot hot hot! Loved them!

Ascending the stairs to go meet her groom!

If you know Tara then you know this face! Love this girl!

These are the fun gold shoes by Guess that Tara’s bridesmaids wore. They took a test run around Nashville for Tara’s bachelorette party too…so fun!

Tara’s jewelry: necklace, vintage blue bracelet (something blue), weddings rings and the ring on the right shoe is on she wears on her right hand as a constant reminder of her parents that have passed away. Their birthdays are inscribed on the ring.

The gorgeous florals and you gotta love Tom’s AC-DC guitar pick boutonniere. He likes them just a little bit. :)

Seriously Tara . . .you . . .

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. . .and Tom, you are not too bad yourself :)

Loved the four little guys that were in the wedding!

These two handsome guys walked their mommy down the aisle!

Tom started getting a bit emotional when his new his bride approached.

It was Tara’s turn to get emotional when a moment was taken during the ceremony to remember her parents.

A ceremony filled with smiles. Everyone noted how Tom spoke with such clarity, authority and strength during his vows. He was declaring to Tara and everyone in the room that he was ecstatic to be marrying his bride!

Love this moment between Tara and her father-in-law!

Love this image! You guys are amazing! So timeless and classic!

Did I mention this groom like AC-DC just a little bit, well maybe well enough to include them in his grooms cake :)

The couple was very excited about their exit via a vintage Bentley! I was excited too and love the pictures we got with it!

Love this one!!! I could not think of a better image to end on!! :) Hope you guys had an amazing time in Las Vegas!!! xoxoxo

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