Tricia and Mark: A Loflin Yard Wedding

Hey heyyyyyyyyyy!

I can’t believe Monday is ALREADY here! But thankfully, it’s ALMOST over! lol

So, to help you get over those Monday blues, I have a brand spankin’ new wedding to show you!

Y’all remember Tricia and Mark, right?! I had such a great time photographing their wedding at Loflin Yard!!

I LOVED working with these two for their big day! The day was fun, entertaining, snappy casual, and full of the looooooooove. Couples are so unbelievably in love on their wedding day, and it’s amazing to watch, let alone photograph! Looking back over the photos, there’s so many emotions throughout the day. There’s nervous excitement/anxiety everyone feels before the ceremony…. Then there’s the sweet expressions from the first look with both Mark and Tricia’s mom. The weight and importance of the ceremony, and then the relief when it’s over. And of course, there’s everyone having fun and bustin’ a move during the reception. Let me just say that some of their guests could really dance! LOL!

Anyways, some general information about their day! It was my first time shooting a wedding at Loflin Yard, and luckily, not my last!! 🙂 The venue itself is pretty unique from other venues in the vibe it has. The texture on the walls, a stage with an American Flag as a background, train tracks out back…. It’s a combo of a barn/warehouse/bar and backyard, which was pretty awesome! And from a photographer’s standpoint, I loved their string lighting on the inside  of the Coach House and lining the aisle outside. Any lighting like this makes for some nice sparkler photos, as well as bokeh (the blurry light effect) during the reception! But enough talk, let’s see the photos. 🙂

So, presenting, Mark and Tricia’s Wedding day…

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Those shoes……♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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Congrats again, Allmons! 🙂

I want to send out a special thanks to my second shooter, Emily! Loved your reception shots AND your couples shots!! As always, I had such a great time working with you! 🙂

For all of my Brides-to-be, here is Tricia and Mark’s wedding vendor list!

Venue and Caterer: Loflin Yard

Photographer: Madison Yen with Maddie Moree (duh….)

Cake: Cakes by Lucy

Florist: The bride and her family did most of the flowers, but Deedra Stone did the bouquet.

DJ: DeepBlu

Makeup/Hair: Chelsea Prince at Empire

Dress: BHLDN from Anthropologie

Photo Booth: Photo booth Bling

Till next time, y’all! 

xoxo

maddie

June 19, 2017

Andrew and Sarah Hunter: A Lichterman Nature Center Wedding

Hey heyyyyyyyyy! It’s Friday, y’all.

So, as you’re counting down the hours…minutes…until you can clock out, I have a brand NEW wedding to show y’all from the Lichterman Nature Center!

Meet Sarah Hunter and Andrew! 🙂 They’re so cute, right?!?!

So their wedding was on the Saturday of the storm, BUT luckily, we made it through the ENTIRE day without rain. In fact, it was partially sunny and mostly cloudy. It was awesome! Now before we move onto the photos, let me tell you a little bit about their day.

Sarah Hunter and Andrew opted for a First Look, which is ALWAYS my recommendation. They also had a second shooter, which makes for great side shots of wedding party, bride/groom portraits, ceremony, and reception. In general, by having a second shooter, you’ll have more photos. Who wouldn’t want that?! Additionally, they had TWO exits! One from the ceremony, a bubble line exit (I love the bubbles), and a flower petal exit for the night time. I also loved their cocktail hour with lawn games! That was a huge hit with the guests.

Anyhoo, enough talk…let’s check out the photos!! Introducing, Sarah Hunter and Andrew’s Lichterman Nature Center Wedding!

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Bubble exit! 🙂

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Reception details!! 🙂 I LOVED the centerpieces and pinterest-worthy rustic décor!! <3

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So, there was a chair dance……and they DROPPED Andrew!! Luckily, he had some cat-like reflexes and landed on his feet!! Haha!!

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Congrats again, you two!! I wish y’all MANY years of love and happiness!!

A special thanks to my second shooter, Emily!! Loved your reception shots! They were on point!! 🙂

And for all my brides-to-be, here is Sarah Hunter and Andrew’s wedding vendor list!

Venue: Lichterman Nature Center

Photographer: Meeeeee, Maddie Moree

Caterer: Paradox Catering

Cake: The Cake Lady

Florist: Holliday Flowers & Events

Band: Jamie Baker and the VIPs

Wedding planner: Betsy McKay with Salt Style and Events

Makeup: Heather Boutique

Hair: Lisa from Mane Street Hair Group in Collierville

Dress: BHLDN

 

Till next time!

xoxo

maddie

June 9, 2017

Morgan and Zack: A Great River Lodge Wedding

Howdy, y’all!

It’s a little gloomy today, weather-wise, but I have something to cheer y’all right up!!

A really gorgeous lake wedding, of course! Meet Morgan and Zack!!

Morgan was actually a bridesmaid in Victoria and Jonathon’s wedding…and super small world, Zack’s mom was my softball coach when I was, like, 5! Haha! So needless to say, being at this wedding was definitely comfortable! 🙂

I LOVED working with Morgan and Zack! Morgan was the epitome of a bridechilla (opposite of a bridezilla), especially with the rain situation. I give both of them major props for being so laid back and focusing on the most important part…tying the knot!

Ok, so before we move on to the actual photos, I wanted to talk about their venue. They got married at the Great River Lodge, which is about 20 min from downtown Memphis in Proctor, Arkansas. This was my first wedding there, but not my first time shooting there. Oh my gosh. This venue. SO versatile. Lakes at literally every corner of the property. Had it been not raining 20 minutes before photos started, we would have had even more options to shoot. For all of my future brides looking for a rustic lake venue close to Memphis……….I HIGHLY recommend this one. Food was awesome. The venue didn’t tell me to say that or anything. I’m just telling you that, as a photographer, I LOVED shooting there. Anyways, enough of my blabbin’…On to the photos, y’all!

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Sometimes, it’s nice to have a little side perspective from the second shooter. You can get the same shot, but a different angle.

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This little brick walkway with all the greenery! <3

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I really loved this shot Emily, my second shooter, got of the flower girl. LOVED it!

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Can you believe this ceremony setup? I’m in love!

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I thought this was a really cool idea! Morgan and Zack had a a gorgeous wood table that they branded at the reception! It was fun to watch, and I’ve never seen that before! Points for creativity, y’all!! 🙂

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So not only did Zack’s dad officiate the ceremony…he also played in the band! One man, many hats! People were bustin’ a move ALL NIGHT LONG!! I would highly recommend them! They were AWESOME!

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I had such a great time at Morgan and Zack’s wedding. It was gorgeous! Even with rain, their day was perfect! So happy to be a part! Congratulations!!

A special thanks to my second shooter, Emily! Great job!!

And for all my Brides-to-be, here’s Morgan and Zack’s wedding vendor list:

Venue: Great River Lodge

Photographer: Me!! Maddie Moree

Caterer: Great River Lodge

Cake: Carolyn Chrestman

Florist: Southern Bloom, Kelly Freeland

Band: Snearly Ranch Boys

Makeup/Hair: Rachel Clements

Dress: Revolve

Till next time!

xoxo

maddie

May 4, 2017

Srikanth and Anne: A Botanic Gardens Wedding

Hey hey y’all!

I have some newwww wedding photography to show you from the Memphis Botanic Gardens!

This one was really special because it was an amazing combo of Indian and American traditions, more so Indian than American. I loooooved all of the colors against the greenery at the Gardens, the traditional clothes, the jewelry…and of course the couple!! Meet Anne and Srikanth! It’s actually a funny story because we met at my friend’s birthday party AFTER they had already started talking to me about their wedding. They actually recognized me from my headshot on my site and introduced themselves. Memphis is such a small town…lol!

Anyways, I want to mention a few things about their wedding. Even if you are planning a Western ceremony, I think we can definitely incorporate some of these aspects! AKA: more bling, more colors…yes, please!!!!! And don’t forget the dancing! Ahhhh! Anne and her friend, William, even prepared a choreographed dance for her bridesmaids! It was ridiculously amazing!! The whole day was an awesome celebration!! I’m so glad I was there for their day! It’s my favorite part of being a photographer…hanging with my couples! I become so emotionally invested in their day, and now I’m sad it’s over! But anyways…

Enough of Maddie gushing. Let’s check out the photos!

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Congrats again, Anne and Srikanth!

A special thanks to my second shooter, Emily! I loved your details and perspective! <3

And for all my brides-to-be, here is Anne and Srikanth’s wedding vendor list!

Venue: Memphis Botanic Gardens, Rose Garden and Goldsmith Room for Reception

Photographer: Meeeeeee, Maddie Moree

Caterer: Bombay House and Simply Delicious

Cake: Kipp’s Cake

Florist: Kacie Cooper

DJ: Jordan Rogers through CK Soundz

Wedding planner: Haley Williams with the Gardens 

Makeup/Hair: Tiffany Bishop and Tiffany Wilson 

Dress: Handmade with a bajillion crystals from Manyavar in Chennai, India

Photo Booth: Maddie Moree! Did y’all know I have a photobooth?? Send me an email for more info: maddie@maddiemoree.com

Hope y’all have a fabulous rest of the day!

Till next time!

xoxo

maddie

April 18, 2017

Ryan and Allison: A Memphis Zoo Wedding

Hey hey, y’all!!!!

It’s Wedding Wednesday, and I have a brand spanking new wedding to show you from the Memphis Zoo at Teton Trek!

Meet Allison and Ryan! I love their goofiness! Maybe you remember them from their engagement session last year!

These two cuties got married at St. Louis Catholic Church, and then we headed to the Memphis Zoo for their reception!

The reception was at Teton Trek, which is more of a lodge-style venue. It was a perfect fit with their theme! The ladies were in boots, and the décor was rustic-chic. 🙂 A few things to note. They decided on a first look, which I allllllllllways recommend. They also had a second shooter, which really makes a difference in the first look and during the ceremony to get some different angles!

I loved working with these two, and I’m sad it’s over!! Luckily, we’re buddies, so I’ll get to see them again! 😀

Enough talk, let’s get to the photos!!

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I thought this was a really cute idea! The bridesmaids all had signs of where they first met Allison!

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I want to give a special shoutout to Katie, my lady!! Thanks for all of your help!! <3

For all of my brides-to-be, here’s Ryan and Allison’s Memphis Wedding vendor list!

Ceremony Venue: St. Louis Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Teton Trek at the Memphis Zoo

Photographer: Moi, duh!

Videographer: Erin with Meant to Be Productions <–love this chicka. 

Caterer: CFY Catering <–so tastyyyyyyy

Cake: Cakes by Carolyn

Florist: Lynn Doyle <–Michael, they were gorgeous! 

DJ: Tyler Banko with TAB Entertainment

Wedding planner: Michael Doyle (did y’all know he does wedding planning/coordinating on top of being a floral extraodinaire?!)

Makeup/Hair: Hair: Zac with Stella Reed Makeup: Kyndall Covington at Goulds

Dress: Barefoot Bride

Photo Booth: Hardin House Photobooth

Till next time!

xoxo

maddie

April 12, 2017

Jordan and Katelynn: A First Evan Wedding

Hey y’all!

I have some new wedding photography to show youuuuuuuuuu!

So let me just tell you a few things about this awesome couple. Not only were they amazingly sweet, they were also possibly the easiest couple to pose…ever. Their love was so apparent, it about brought tears to my eyes. As Katelynn was on her way to see Jordan for the first time, I asked her if she wanted her bouquet for it. She said, “No. I want to hold him with both hands.” *tear* (So stinkin’ sweet!) There was no anxiety or nervous energy. They were just ready to be married.

That pretty much sums up the rest of the day. Smiling, laughing, kissing, holding each other…with their closest friends and family. 🙂 The day was full of genuine emotion, and I’m so happy that I got to be a part of it!

We started out at First Evangelical Church for the getting ready and ceremony portion. Then we made it downtown for the Balinese Ballroom for the reception!

As a total side note, I’ve been playing around with some new presentation ideas.

Now that we have officially started the “wedding season,” I’m looking for ways to share a better story. And what better way to share the wedding day full of love and moments than with a video and some music?!

These are new, so I would love some feedback on them! Do you prefer the old way of blog posts or this way?? Comment below!

I want to send a special thanks to my second shooter, Amy! Thank you soooooooo much for helping out!!

 

For all of my brides-to-be, here’s Katelynn and Jordan’s wedding vendor list!

Ceremony Venue: First Evangelical Church

Reception Venue/Catering: Balinese Ballroom

Flowers: Snap Dragon Floral Designs

DJ: Jimmy with DeepBlu

Photography: Meeeeee!

Till next time, y’all!

xoxo

maddie

March 31, 2017