Archive for 'Weddings'

January 09, 2015

Nestled just a few miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee is the beautiful land of the Cumberland Plateau.  Located at the foothills of Lookout and Signal Mountain, this piece of paradise is breathtaking.  I am lucky to also call this place home.  As  little girl, I remember playing on these rolling hills, looking for arrow heads the Cherokee and Creek tribes used hundreds of years ago, and occasionally finding Civil War relics as well.  It’s a land filled with history and beauty.  And, my heart will always belong there.  Needless to say, I was beyond ecstatic to photograph a wedding here.

In November I had the honor of photographing my cousin’s, Evan, and his gorgeous bride, Kelsey’s, wedding at The Barn at High Point Farms in Flintstone, Georgia.  Barn and farm weddings are all the rage right now, and if you’re looking for a perfect venue for this type of wedding I highly recommend this beautiful piece of paradise.    The venue is complete with a beautifully restored pre Civil War farmhouse (somehow spared from Sherman’s march through the South), a converted goat barn for the reception, rolling hills and gorgeous scenery and, my favorite, resident goats and horses more than willing to participate in the day.  The owners converted this working farm to accommodate weddings and they are a delight to work with, so gracious and helpful.

The decor was a rustic, chic and the colors, turquoise and red, the bride choose for her attendants were perfection.  The brides nephews were ring bearers and their attire was about as cute as it could get-those overalls were the cutest!  The bride and groom also had very adorable flower girls and I loved the wagon for the smallest one!

Kelsey and Even were an absolute delight to work with and I loved their sweetness and adoration for one another.  When we did a special moment where the couple held hands across a wall before the ceremony, everyone started to tear up, it was precious.  It was so great to see my mother’s side of the family again too.  My twin uncles and their families were a huge part of my life growing up, so this particular wedding held an extra level of sweetest in my heart.

Congratulations you two!  I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! ~ Melissa





























Check out their sweet wedding slideshow here:

Wedding Team:

Ceremony and Reception Venue:  The Barn at High Point Farms, Flintstone Georgia

Photographer:  Tangled Lilac Photography

Video:  Arc Studios

Makeup:  Rhonda Jones

Hair:  Kristi Bloodworth

Catering:  Pigeon Mountain Grill

Floral Design:  Chickamauga Florist

Cakes:  Sweet Angel Cakes Bakery

Wedding and Bridesmaids Gowns:  David’s Bridal

Officiate:  Jessica Fleming, friend of the groom

January 08, 2015

Amy and Andrew were married at the gorgeous Arizona Snowbowl Resort this summer.   Living in Northern Arizona, we’re so blessed with such amazing venues for weddings.  We love this venue for so many reasons, the spectacular view from the deck, the romantic meadow with amazing sunsets, the magical aspen groves and the rustic vibe of the lodge.   Their ceremony was so sweet and heartfelt, we loved being a part of the day.   Congrats Amy and Andrew!

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Wedding Team:

Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Arizona Snowbowl Resort

Floral Design:  Celebrations Floral and Event Design

Wedding Cake:  A Touch of Sugar

Entertainment:  Ray the DJ

Invitations:  Wedding Paper Divas


January 07, 2015

This special couple traveled to Sedona from the mid west to say I do and honeymoon. Karen and Steve love the outdoors and hiking so they thought Sedona was the perfect spot. The only requirement was that there had to be water involved:) Karen & Steve had their intimate ceremony with red rock views and then strolled along the creek at Crescent Moon Ranch. Congratulations Karen & Steve, we hope you have a blast at your reception back home!



January 07, 2015

Over labor day weekend I had the honor and pleasure of being a Maui Hawaii wedding photographer for my dear friends, Kelly & Jordan. The Maui locals had their outdoor ceremony and reception at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. This venue was a perfect, the architecture and landscape showed off traditional Hawaii. Kelly was a stunning bride with her light flowing dress and sparkly flip flops. Overall it was a perfect day in paradise! I wish Kelly and Jordan a lifetime of love and happiness!

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September 19, 2014

Lauren and Adam were married along the banks of beautiful Oak Creek at L’Auberge de Sedona.  This venue is simply enchanting with the sounds of the water and lush greenery and makes every ceremony romantic and gorgeous.  Lauren choose a beautiful beaded and chiffon gown which made this already gorgeous woman even more beautiful.  The bride works for Kendra Scott and the earrings she choose complimented the dress to perfection.  The traditional Jewish ceremony was so meaningful and every step was explained by the wonderful Cantor Melissa Berman.  My favorite touch was the couple’s dogs being part of the wedding party and the heirloom blanket of Lauren’s grandfather used in the ceremony.   The outdoor reception was amazing and Bliss Floral flocked the tables with ivory linens, gold chargers and ivory, pink and green flowers.  We even loved the succulent details of her bouquet!  Overall, it was a magical day.  Thank you so much Lauren and Adam for having us capture your memories!  We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

















Wedding Team

Ceremony and Reception:  L’Auberge de Sedona

Hair and Make-Up:  Giselle Von Schell

Bridal Jewelry:  Kendra Scott

Bridal Gown:  Tadashi

Floral Design:  Bliss Extraordinary Floral

Officiant:  Cantor Melissa Berman

Deserts:  Sedona Cake Couture 


September 15, 2014

Angela and Kyle were married at one of our favorite venues, Sky Ranch Lodge, in Sedona, AZ.  We’ve always said they have some of the most beautiful views in the whole town, but every time we go there, it literally takes our breath away.  Angela looked stunning in her lace and silk gown and her bouquet was a perfect blend of lavender, orange and white flowers, created by our friends at Bliss Extraordinary Floral.  Kyle and the men wore classic suits and the bridesmaids looked stunning in their orange chiffon creations.  This couple was a joy to work with, so full of laughter and sweetness for each other.  We loved that Kyle could make Angela giggle just by looking at her a certain way, and the tenderness they demonstrated for each other made all our our hearts melt.  It was a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony led by Susanne Loo McCoy of Intimate Sedona Weddings.  There were a couple of sweet hiccups in the ceremony, Kyle’s wedding band wouldn’t go on and the couple forgot the glass for the breaking of the glass ceremony, but Angela and Kyle only laughed and said it made for great memories.  We’re so blessed to have such kind, loving and sweet clients like this.  We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!  Mazel tov!


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Wedding Team

Ceremony Site:  Sky Ranch Lodge

Reception Site:  Hilton Sedona Resort

Officiate:  Susanne Loo McCoy of Intimate Sedona Weddings

Floral Design:  Bliss Extraordinary Floral

Photography:  Tangled Lilac Photography

Videography:  Taltos Productions

Entertainment:  Ray the DJ