Tara and Taylor’s Ritz Charles Wedding

There is not enough room in this blog post for the amount of good things I have to say about Tara and Taylor!!!! October 5, 2018 was seven plus years in the making… these two started “talking” in college (I remember late night chats with Tara over den pops in our sorority house where she’d tell us that she just KNEW Taylor would be her husband one day!!) Call it female intuition because here we are, these two are finally married!

Tara’s bridesmaids all agreed – this girl was born to wear a white dress and a veil. She was the most stunning and classic bride I think I’ve ever seen. I lost count through the day how many people I heard gushing how radiant she looked (let’s be real, Tara could make any old wedding dress look fabulous, but her choice of a Stella York tulle gown was truly breathtaking!!!)

This wedding was so thoughtfully planned and filled with beauty, and being the one to capture it made my heart SO FULL!! From the bridesmaids’ soft purple gowns, to the elegant florals, to the chic white reception tent twinkling with string lights and chandeliers, every single detail wowed me. And boy was this day a CELEBRATION! When their pastor finally pronounced Tara and Taylor husband and wife, the church erupted in wide grins and cheers. That energy carried late into the night as friends and family celebrated and loved on these two hard. Tara and Taylor are all things wonderful and you just can’t help but be fans of their love. It’s a connection so so special, one that you just know will go the distance.

Tara and Taylor, thank you for allowing me to be the one to tell your love story and for making me fall even deeper in love with this job. Enjoy a few of my favorites from this beautiful Ritz Charles wedding!!

Second Photographer – Lindsey Taylor Photography

Venue – Ritz Charles

Florist – Graceful Hands Floral Design

DJ – DJ Connection

Baker – Ritz Charles

Bride’s Dress – Stella York

Hair – Kathryn’s Bridal Bar

Makeup – Renee Fisher

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