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You never think that rain on your wedding day is ACTUALLY lucky. But this wedding proved that wrong! The beautiful bride and her husband celebrated in a beautiful venue in Franklin, TN on a wonderful, romantic rainy day.

I can’t tell this wedding story, without sharing my backstory with Cassie (the bride). I met Cassie my Freshman year at Belmont (nearly 9 years ago!!) through our mutual friend Amanda. Cassie’s confidence and tell-it-like-it-is personality were immediately intriguing to me.

“This story SHOULD begin on August 3rd, 2013…Michael and Lexie both attended a pool party that day; Michael with his roommate, and Lexie with some church friends. Although there were probably only 30 people there, they didn’t meet. Yet.”

Their beautiful wedding was host to a multitude of stunning moments. We’re especially in love with their bride and groom portraits after the ceremony! The day was bright and clear, and between a dramatic bridal session in the windy field

“My favorite moment was approaching the ceremony,” Chelsea says.  “As I looked at all of the faces of my best friends and family in the moment, it hit me hard! People that I love and have known for so long, all in one place to celebrate love, then seeing Jason standing at the end of the aisle…So many emotions started to rush to me. At that moment I had to say to myself…

This was our first time at The Fontanel and we can’t wait to go back! The Inn was spilling over with southern charm and it was so peacefully nestled between Tennessee hills. There were bicycles for guests to ride throughout the winery and expansive grounds where golden light flooded in — I wanted to stay all weekend!

It’s always a joy to shoot at Riverwood Mansion. Not only do we love the stories contained within those walls, but the design ethos is incredible!

“After all the pressure, planning, and business of dealing with the wedding, the first look was a intimate/private moment the two of us got to share alone,” Courtney describes. “He also may have shed a few tears that he would not have wanted everyone else to see. During the first look,

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