Tennessee Backyard Wedding | Elizabeth + Colton

Tennessee Backyard Wedding | Elizabeth + Colton

I’ve got something a little different today. This Tennessee Backyard Wedding happened in the rain!

The weather started off sunny with a few clouds. Just as it was about to be “ceremony thirty” the clouds came in and let loose scattered rain drops. Guests retreated to the porch to wait it out. The rain let up and Elizabeth decided to just continue as planned, rain or not! It was  beautiful!!

Colton watched Elizabeth walk down the aisle as claps of thunder sounded in the distance and a steady drizzle came down. They said their vows with rising fog and mountains as their backdrop!

Colton and Elizabeth, I have loved getting to know you, your families and your friends.
I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to be a part of your day!!! I hope you enjoy reliving your day through your blog post! It was such an honor to be trusted as your photographer!

Gray and white Backyard Wedding Inspiration

gray and white wedding detail inspiration

girls outside wearing long gray skirts

bridesmaids wearing long gray tulle skirts and white tops

firefighter badge. and groom in fireman dress uniform

bridesmaids in long gray tulle skirts with groomsmen in dark blue suits in front of mountains in Tennessee

girls outside twirling in long gray dresses under a tree

fireman groom with groomsmen in navy vests under a tree

groomsmen outside in the smoky mountain backyard wedding

outdoor backyard wedding ceremony with whisky barrels and a vintage roll of fire hose

gray and white bridesmaids standing outside in the mountains

backyard wedding in a pop up rain shower in tennessee

bride getting rained on outside at her wedding

smoky mountain backyard wedding ceremony in the rain

fireman broom saying hivows in the rain

firefighter helmet. and bride and groom in fireman dress uniform

guest table decorated with a family quilt and diy details

red faded fire hose roll in front of a whisky barrel

spring backyard wedding photos with mountains in the background

With the surprise thunder storms that came through, the sparklers ended up getting wet. Elizabeth’s mom appeared with Plan B, Bubbles! These weren’t any old bubbles, these were the good bubbles! The kind that work really well for everyone. The grass was still a little damp and that helped the bubbles just sit there on the ground without popping. I really like bubbles for exits when there’s still daylight. They make great photos and there’s no clean up afterwards.

Afterwards we went out for some bonus evening/night photos.

For this photo I wanted to use this driveway. I liked the way the light was, I thought there was a good photo here. I asked, Do you know these people? Are they friends, do you think they’d mind if we go up here for a photo?

They laughed and said it was family and perfectly fine.

 bride and groom dance outside at night at their backyard wedding

We ended the night with my favorite photo of the day. Just look at these two!

Nerdy camera settings for this photos: 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO-2000. OCF behind them at 1/8th power and on- camera flash at about 1/64th power.

Special Thanks to the creative team that made this beautiful day so special

Ceremony Venue: Their Family farm

Reception Venue: Family farm

Bride’s wedding dress designer: Stella York

Wedding dress shop: White lace and Promises

Groomsmen attire: Prestige Tuxedo

Hair: Hair by Misty Minton of  Urban Salon

Makeup: Summerlynn Beauty

Florist: Misty Schmid

Wedding coordinator: Debbie Connor

DJ: Spot Lyte Entertainment

Catering: Wright Stuff Catering

Bridesmaids dresses: Etsy ShopLoveTanya

Invitations: Shutterfly

 

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