When it comes to Anse and Allie, I feel like I could write a novel. It all started for us when I was shooting Shaquera and Brandon's wedding and found myself seated at the same table as Anse. We became fast friends but it was solidified when he stole my backup camera while I was photographing the dance floor and he took selfies of himself and everyone at the table. I loved his sheer audacity and he loved the fact that I thought it was hilarious. We talked photography over facebook in the following months and when he was ready to propose to Allie we began scheming.
We decided he'd tell her they won a "free photo session" and the adventure began. I loved Allie the moment I met her and knew she was the perfect fit for Anse. She knew how to keep him in line while bringing the biggest smile to his face and he could make her laugh or swoon with just a certain look. We hiked halfway up Carver's Gap to the perfect spot and I gave Anse the queue (taking Allie's headshot) and when she turned around he was on a knee and the rest is history.
I have never seen such an outpouring of love as I did this weekend. I had the privilege of rooming with Allie and her party Thursday night after the rehearsal (complete with "Never Have I Ever" and fun stories about the bride) and again with almost the whole wedding party at Anse and Allie's new home Friday after the wedding. It says so much about their character that sooooo many friends and family poured out their time, hugs, gifts, special skills, dance moves, and love to see to it that these two had the most perfect memory of the best day ever. They wanted to spend every last minute with their people, like savoring the last drop of a fine wine. It was such an incredible experience.
You guys, thank you so much for this memorable weekend, I hope you love these images, they were SO hard to choose! You guys had so many great moments!
The day was made possible by the following vendors:
Photography: Cynthia Viola Photography
Coordinator: Marvyl Triscritti with Team Wedding TN
Brides's Dress: White Lace and Promises/Stella York
Groom's Attire: Belk / Old Navy / Tie Bar / Menlau
Groom's Ring: King Will
Perfume & Cologne: Light Blue Dolce and Gabbana for him and her
Bride's Hair: Amanda McIntyre
Officiant: Harry "Butch" Hodges
Catering: Peggy Jacobson - Out of This World Catering
Donuts: Duck Donuts
Linen/Chair/Tent Services: Rockin' L Rentals
Favors: Light sabers!