Kim started her wedding day with her mom and a few of her bridesmaids in a hotel room where they prepped for the big day.

One on the bridesmaids, Dani, perfected Kim’s makeup while Christmas music (Kim’s absolute favorite) played in the background.

I’m in love with Kim’s unique vintage ring.

After hair and makeup we headed to the lovely Ashton Gardens, a great new wedding venue in Corinth.

Can I just say that every single moment of this day was filled with laughs and smiles. Call it cheesy, but that is precisely why I love doing wedding photography — people are at their happiest.

After Kim slipped on her wedding dress, her dad came in for a peek at the bride.

As I mentioned in my earlier post of Kim and Vinnie’s first look, I was second shooting at this wedding for Stephanie Rose. This meant that at times that Stephanie was directing large groups of wedding party or family I would step back (or sometimes closer) and capture details and the in-between moments.

Now it’s time to finally meet the groom, Vinnie. He’s the one leading the pack of groomsmen.

Kim, you are absolutely stunning.

Because Kim and Vinnie did a first look (which you can see here) we were able to snag lots of shots of them together before finishing up the full wedding party and family shots before the ceremony. I would highly recommend a first look to couples to whom photography is an integral part of their wedding day.

Before the ceremony started I grabbed some details shots of the reception area.

These two are actually a combination before and during the ceremony. Kim and Vinnie used the tree as their guestbook for guests to  write notes on the paper ornaments before hanging them up on the tree.

I was greeted at the ceremony entrance by the sweet flower girls passing out programs.

Because the venue only had the middle aisle, I took shots from the balcony of the musicians and aerial shots of the ceremony while Stephanie took care of the shots on the lower level.

I love this wider shot of the entire aisle as Kim and her father near her groom.

Then it was on to the reception and I have never seen a bride and groom receive a warmer grand entrance than the guests gave Kim and Vinnie.

I believe the two young children in the photo below are the flower girls eagerly trying to capture the grand entrance on their pink iphones. I thought this was comical . . . I hope that’s ok.

It was when I saw the MASS of people swarm to take the newlyweds’ photo that I lol-ed behind my camera. But honestly, this is just a small picture of  how absolutely loved and adored Kim and Vinnie are by each and every single person around them.

Their dj, Intelligent Lights & Sound, was one of the best that I have had the opportunity to work with — great lighting and great music. Here he had the newlyweds play a quick, fun game on the dance floor before dinner was served.

Literally the second the floor was cleared after the mother-son and father-daughter dances a legitimate conga line was formed. This reception was such a vivacious celebration up until the very end.

This was the best reaction I have ever seen a groom have to taking his bride’s garter off. Hands down.

Gosh. Look at that face. It’s a face that would rather be right there. Holding that woman. More than anything else in the world.

Kim and Vinnie were sent off with bells rang by all their friends and family.

Kim and Vinnie, please know how completely and utterly supported y’all are. I saw it in every face at your wedding.


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