Sep 4, 2009Wedding :: Gilley Wedding
Kimberly Lassiter and Aaron Gilley were married on August 1st. I really loved photographing this wedding because there were so many beautiful details. In addition to that and more importantly Kim and Aaron's wedding was really about the two of them and their marriage to each other. I love it when that really is what the day is all about. Their ceremony had a very honest and intimate feel which had me in tears behind my camera.
Here are some of my favorite details from the day:
A word from Kimberly and Aaron on the vendors that made their day happen:
Flowers: Anna Marie's Florist
They did a wonderful job; they took everything we envisioned for our flowers and made it better than we expected. Most of the compliments we received had to do with their beautiful arrangements. Aaron has used this florist for years, so it was an easy pick for us.
Cake: My Cake Art
Margie did a great job with our cake. It was beautiful, tasty, and very reasonably priced! The owner's daughter is a friend of Aaron's from graduate school.
DJ: Big Time Entertainment
Our DJ did a great job with entertaining the guests. He was easy to work with, and he had lots of great ideas for fun games.
Reception/Catering: Carnegie Hotel and Wellington's
Our reception site was beautiful, and the Carnegie staff was very helpful in assisting us with our reception. Their on-site catering, Wellington's, made some great food for our guests and the bridal party. Their event coordinator was helpful throughout the entire planning process, suggesting lots of different vendors and calming our nerves.
Transportation: Fantasy Limo
They took us from the church to the reception in style! The company had a wide variety of autos to choose for our big day. The driver was courteous and prompt.
Church: Grandview Christian Church
Grandview was the perfect setting for our ceremony. It had a short aisle, which was nice for Kim because she had fewer chances to fall! The open windows in the sanctuary provided a gorgeous backdrop for our guests: the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee.
Photos: Julie Roberts Photography
Nothing more needs to be said! Julie Roberts did a fantastic job with our photos. We really like what we have seen so far.
Video: Tee Jay Productions
This Ohio based production company did a fantastic job with our videography. They were there from start to finish and captured all of the great moments from our wedding. We are super excited to see the finished video and share it with all of our friends and family. They were very professional and we are very pleased with this vendor. We would recommend this vendor to everyone. They did a SUPER JOB!!!!!
Aaron and Kim met in school at Milligan College. Aaron was a New Student Team Leader, and Kim was a freshman on his team. They quickly became friends, but didn't keep in contact much over the next year or two after Aaron graduated (unless Kim or her friends needed to borrow his truck). In January 2007, they happened to drive by each other at Blockbuster one evening, and they rekindled their friendship over coffee at Starbucks that week. Their relationship grew over the next year or so, and they fell more and more in love with one another.
Aaron went home with Kim for Christmas in 2008. Aaron had moved to Virginia for a new job the previous summer, and Kim only got to see him about twice a month since he left. On Christmas Eve, after a beautiful ride through the Maryland countryside, Aaron dropped to one knee outside Kim's parents' house and asked her to marry him. At a loss for words, Kim finally mustered up an "Of course I will marry you!" Seven months later, they were joined in Holy Matrimony on August 1st, 2009.