Jun 23, 2011Wedding :: Genevieve Hanisek & Seth Hagler :: Southern Back-yard Wedding :: Part ONE
Congratulations to Genny and Seth! I am just thrilled to share the photos from their beautiful Tennessee back-yard wedding. If you like your tea sweet and your chicken fried then you will swoon over this gorgeous southern wedding. And this is only part one because I couldn't fit all of this lovliness into just one post.
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Bridal Jewelry: Eleni Polytima
Bridal gown: Blue by Christina Kara in SoHo, NYC
Bride’s Shoes: Toms
Hair and Make-up at Barnes and Barnes
Lisa Foster Floral Design
Lake Hills Presbyterian Church
Genny's gown was designed by Christina Kara of Blue in SoHo, New York. It was inspired by a dress that Genny saw in a magazine and fell in love with. It was unique and perfect for Genny.
Alongside of Sara and I was Olivia Wood
... my new super lovely intern. She will be shooting lots of weddings with me and Sara this summer so keep an eye out for her work . She has a very clever eye for details!
After a lovely brunch thrown by Genny's Aunt Andi the ladies went over to Barnes and Barnes in Market Square for hair and make-up. Also, just a note about the detail on the right: Genny is an art teacher and the print on the right was done by Genny when she was 8 or 9 years old. I spotted it in the house that morning and fell in love with it. The title is "Irish Jig" ... of course I love it!
The morning of the wedding was so relaxed. Once Genny was dressed and ready she just headed down stairs and turned the corner ...
And she just happened to run into the groom. It wasn't planned but it was perfect.
We did plan some time for portriats before the ceremony. The wedding took place at the beautiful home of the bride's mother, Dian. It made a perfect setting for this event and held significance because its where the bride grew up. What better place to begin portraits than on the front steps of this stunning southern home.
Genny's three adjectives to describe the wedding day were : swift, beauitful, and loved-ones-filled. Its all true ... and especially the "swift" part. Its unbelievable how quickly a day can pass after you spent so much time planning and preparing.
For a bride and groom ... moments alone together on the wedding day are precious and fleeting. This is one huge benefit of making time for portraits before the ceremony. I just love these sweet moments between Genny and Seth. (my image on the left and Sara's perspective on the right)
One of the biggest challenges for Genny and Seth was planning their wedding from two different cities (Seth in Nashville and Genny in Knoxville). I can relate to that!
He actually proposed in Birmingham on a surprise trip. After trying to throw her off track, he popped the question at the Highlands Restaurant downtown during a meal prepared by Chef Frank Stitt, a James Beard award winner.
Genny's wedding band was significant because it belonged to her great-grandmother and was engraved with her great-grandparents' initials. I absolutely love it when couple include family heirlooms and heritage into their wedding day.
Gorgeous flowers by none other than Lisa Foster Design
... anemone, peonies, freesia, sweet peas, roses and ranunculas ... xoxo!
Genny's jewelry was hand crafted by Eleni of Polytima
also in SoHo.
Genny comes from a long line of school teachers so it was only fitting for there to be two large yellow school busses to transport the guests from the church to the yard for the reception. What a clever way to handle the parking ... and it made for some adorable photos!
Genny's most memorable moment of the wedding day: Riding in the school bus from the church to the reception and seeing all of our friends and family there to greet us.
And it truly was an adorable reception that I can't wait to share ... stay tuned!!!