I think the best way to describe Morgan and Chad’s Graystone Quarry wedding is a complete fairytale! This wedding was filled with so many laughter and tears–I often cry at weddings, but I’m pretty sure every single guest teared up as they read their hand-written vows to each other. Morgan could not have looked more beautiful in her Hayley Paige gown, and Graystone Quarry created a stunning, classic backdrop to their elegant wedding. Probably my favorite detail from the day was Morgan’s jumpsuit she wore during the sparkler exit. It was made from her mother’s wedding dress! How amazing is that!
One of the things I loved most about this wedding is how many loving, genuine moments filled the day. Morgan and Chad call each other “sweetie” all the time, and they truly are sweethearts! I hope you feel the love, joy, and laughter that filled Chad and Morgan’s wedding celebration as you look through these photographs.
If you connect with the work you see here, I would love to talk with you about being your wedding or elopement photographer. Contact me for details!
Colling Films created the most amazing video of Morgan and Chad’s day. Make sure to watch it, and have some tissues handy!
Amilia Photography is a Destination and Nashville Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing vibrantly emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Nashville, Tennessee and destinations all around the world. Amilia Photography documents beautiful outdoor weddings, engagement sessions, elopements, and anniversary sessions.
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Venue: Graystone Quarry
Florist: Enchanted Florist
Videographer: Colling Films
Wedding Dress Designer: Hayley Paige
Bridal Shop: The Dress Theory
Caterer: Chef Penelope
Hair & Makeup: Brynn Boyd
Cake: Desserts by Leland
Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Jumpsuit: Only One Tailoring
Graystone Quarry Wedding Photographer
2016 was a really crazy, busy year. For much of the year, I felt like I was just desperately trying to keep up with everything–school, grad school applications, my thesis, engagement sessions, weddings, and so much more. It was SO good in so many ways, but also exhausting! I finished out my wedding season feeling tired and a little burned out. Self care is so important for every field–it’s emphasized a lot in my social work profession, but creatives don’t talk about self care enough.
I’ve learned how important it is to create personal projects throughout the year that are just for the pure joy of creating and making beautiful and meaningful work. I decided to take on two of these personal projects this December/January. The first was to create a small Christmas tree farm styled elopement. Christmas tree farms are my happy place, so it felt so fun to do a session there. The second was to start learning film photography.
Film photography is making a comeback among wedding photographers. I’ve been wanting to learn to shoot film for a long time, I just haven’t had the time! The last time I shot film was my freshman year of college. I was a member of the Photography Club, which basically just meant I spent hours along in the dark room trying to develop film. I wasn’t very successful but I had fun doing it. So this December I borrowed a film camera from a fellow photographer and got a crash course on shooting medium format film. I had several engagement sessions in January (6 to be specific!) along with the mini styled shoot I planned, so I decided to shoot some film at a handful of my sessions. I am so grateful for my sweet couples who were so patient as I dragged out the massive Pentax 645n and struggled through shooting a roll of film (or loading another roll of film!).
It will probably be quite a while before I’m good enough with film to really incorporate it into my professional work, but I’m going to keep with it this year! So if you’re one of my 2017 couples, you might see me pulling out a film camera at your session or wedding and shooting a roll or two :)
Only a handful of the images I took really turned out, but I know with more practice I will get better! I shot Portra 400 film, rated at 320, on a Pentax 645n. These were developed and scanned by The Find Lab, who did an awesome job. The black and white images were edited by Mastin Ilford Presets.
Amilia Photography is a Nashville Wedding Photographer and Destination Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing vibrantly emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Washington D.C., North Carolina, and other destinations all around the country.
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I had the privilege of photographing a number of gorgeous styled shoots this year, and this was one of my favorites! The details, styling, location, and completely in love couple captivated my heart. I am so excited to get to share with you some of my favorites from this Mint Springs Farm wedding inspiration. Our beautiful day was featured over at The Perfect Palette. Here’s what they had to say:
“With gorgeous captures by Amilia Photography and event styling and florals by Mint Springs Farm, everything about this wedding inspiration is elegant, classic, luxe and utterly romantic.
Mint Springs Farm is a stunning, high-end wedding venue just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. And with so many gorgeous spots on the property? As you can imagine selecting just one was almost impossible. That’s why this dream team ended up showcasing not one but two gorgeous locales on this day. Inspired by soft blush and lavender tones, accented by blackberry and red wine, the first scene was setup on the porch on the Mint Springs Farm’s house.
Soft, draped fabric was a big highlight of the table scape and mirrored the beautiful movement of the bride’s Hayley Paige gown. A mix of roses, ranunculus, hydrangea and chocolate cosmos brought so much color to this tabletop and how gorgeous is this gold flatware? And these beautiful place cards? Swoon.
The second gorgeous location was rich with overflowing, blooming hydrangeas and overlooked the water–the perfect location to eat dinner and dance the night away with an intimate guest list. As the sun started to set, the bride and groom twirled under romantic bulb string lights, cut their lavender and silver-brushed wedding cake, and sipped on blackberry-infused champagne.”
Enjoy some of my favorites from this luxurious wedding inspiration and get in touch if you’re having your own Mint Springs Farm wedding! I would love to be your wedding photographer.
Amilia Photography is a Mint Springs Farm Wedding Photographer and Nashville Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing vibrantly emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Nashville, Tennessee and destinations all around the country.
I would love to talk with you about photographing your engagement session and wedding! Contact me for details and to book:
email@example.com | 615.686.8854