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Valerie & Steven | 6.2.12 | Knoxville, TN

I don’t know if it was the amazing windows of the church or the gown she wore that stole me heart…. possibly it was the awesome bridal party or the unique reception location… maybe it was the beautiful partly cloudy skies or the simply sweet love story of the day. Seriously? How much do I love thee (a.k.a this wedding day??) *sigh* Let me count the ways…

I’m running out of fingers. For reals.

Let’s be frank.. It was probably just everything. The fact that I’ve known Val since my college days just adds some sugar to the honeypot. I met this adorable lady what seems like forever ago but feels like yesterday. Where has all the time gone?!

When she asked me to photograph her and her man, Steven, I was exuberant. Love her!

She raved about their adorable vintage ceremony location (Laurel Theater in Knoxville) , and we conversated via email about how we couldn’t wait until June. Finally, the day had arrived and I was up that morning bright and early like it was my first day of Kindergarten. I couldn’t wait!

Sure enough, Val described the awesomeness of her day to a T. I was just in love with the symmetrical panes of the downstairs windows just as much as the colored designed ones upstairs. It was a sight, and I was just tickled pink to get to shoot in such cool mixed lighting.

After the ceremony, we headed to their super cute reception location at Sassy Ann’s. The vintage lamps paired with antique-y dark wood created one beautiful way to top off their wedding day in this three-tiered house of “Holy cow I love my brides and their amazing taste.”  Sassy Ann’s is nightlife get together spot for Knoxvillians, and having actually met there for the first time ever- this spot couldn’t be more fitting for the day at hand.

Their sentimental smiles as we photographed their newlywed photos seeped into my big ole hopeless romantic heart. You know me. I am a fool for a good love story, and theirs was just perfect.

All this chit-chat has me excited to show you some photos. Congrats Val & Steven!

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