Cheekwood Botanical Gardens Wedding – Lauren & Jeff

October 7, 2014


Hello, everyone!

The beautiful fall weather made it’s way into Nashville just in time for Lauren and Jeff’s Cheekwood Botanical Gardens wedding this weekend, and it could not have been more perfect! We were so excited to celebrate with these two and their friends and family, especially after getting to know them better throughout the wedding planning process. Lauren and Jeff met on the day of THE Nashville flood back in 2010, at Jeff’s brother’s wedding shower. Lauren was friends and pledge sisters with the bride to be, and also knew Jeff’s brother. They didn’t start dating right away, but hit it off, and Lauren eventually moved to Nashville! They both love the outdoors (our kind of people!), and Jeff actually did an Ironman the weekend before the wedding! How awesome is that?!

Lauren and Jeff had their ceremony at Christ the King in Nashville, and it was such a sweet celebration. I love that while they planned a wonderful celebration with all their friends and family, what they were most excited about was standing before God and starting their lives together! Lauren was an absolutely stunning bride (and her dress was the first one she tried on!), and the way Lauren and Jeff looked at each other all day would just melt your heart! The reception under the stars at Cheekwood was so much fun, and the emotional speeches by Lauren’s dad, Jeff’s twin brother, and Lauren’s sister really showed how much these two families have come together.

On to some of our favorite images of the day!


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The excitement after Lauren got dressed was incredible! See the look on the right? That’s definitely the “Ahhh I’m getting married!!” look! So sweet.

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An emotional moment when Lauren saw her dad after getting dressed.

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So gorgeous.

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Lauren & Jeff- CONGRATULATIONS on an completely perfect wedding day! You two have a truly inspiring relationship, and we are so glad to know you both! Have an amazing time in Costa Rica!

Huge thanks to the amazing team who contributed their awesomeness to the day, including: Wedding Planning: Ellen Baum Hollis | Ceremony: Christ The King | Reception: Cheekwood | Floral Design: Caroline Jones Floral Design | Tuxdeos: Street Tuxedo | Catering: Flavor | Dress: Kelly’s Closet- Atlanta, GA | Dress Designer: Liancarlo | Reception music: The Entice Band | Rentals: Music City Tents & Events | Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting | Wedding Cake: Dulce Desserts | Transportation: Matchless

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week, and thanks so much for stopping by! We’d love to have you join us on Facebook to keep up with the latest adventures!

Happy Fall!


  1. Amy Cherry says:


    Seriously. so. incredible.

  2. Street Tuxedo says:

    Absolutely stunning! Awesome couple, beautiful wedding, fantastic shots!

  3. Angela says:

    Beautiful as always- you guys are awesome!

  4. Lauren says:

    Finally returned from Honeymoon so I can get an ever better look! Jen and Chris- you’ve blown us away!! These photos are magic- seriously incredible! Thank you for doing a perfect job capturing the love and happiness of our wedding!! We could not be more pleased!!

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At home in nature. Ever-focused on exploring the light and joy in the in-between; found in the grounding moments that are a touch point of "you are here" in this journey of life. 

16 years of documenting weddings has taught me that a wedding day is so much more than just what it looks like. It's what it feels like. It's having the people who mean so much to you in one place. The intermingling of a life well lived, and the celebration of the next phase of your journey. It's my goal to create an impeccable experience for you, so that together we can create the stunning, heart-felt images that will support your memories for a life time to come.

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