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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Nashville Wedding! Clover & Emerson - The Hermitage Hotel & West End United Methodist

Brace yourselves - this is a big blog! :)

What do you get when you combine an artist with a med student? A beautiful couple and a beautiful wedding!

We had the honor or shooting Clover & Emerson's wedding this weekend and it was fantastic! The rain held off and everyone and everything went so smoothly :) What a great group of people and a wonderful celebration!

Enjoy the images!

The beautiful wedding flowers you will see throughout this whole blog were done by Bonnie of Belles Fleurs Custom Floral Designs. Gorgeous! The bride also had a slammin cool wedding dress!

All hair and make up was done by Harlow Salon of Nashville, TN.

Have to let some of the fun faces come out every now and then! :)

In the cool church in the background is West End United Methodist Church of Nashville, TN.

Love the short stylish bridesmaids dresses!

Great bridesmaids shoes too (photo by Jody the hottie)!

Love the lily boutonnieres!

We shot some of the groomsmen shots right across the street on Vanderbilt because most of them attended the college.

The groom and groomsmen all went to Vanderbilt together and wanted to shoot there.

Elaine, the super wonderful wedding planner with Clover right before the ceremony begins (more on Elaine below!)

For those photo geeks out there, this image was taken at 6400 ISO and looks AMAZING! Canon 5D mark 2, you are my hero.

Love the walk down the isle! So classy!

Bride and groom portraits are our favorite!

The reception was held at the elegant & beautiful Hermitage Hotel. Joann & her staff did an amazing job and the place looked great!

This shot was in the main Lobby of the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN and has the most elegant ceiling you have ever seen!

This gorgeous wedding cake was made by Dulce Desserts!

Ahhh... the bride and grooms first dance...

Of course, these guys hired the best band in town - Blue Tone Music

Fun time with the wedding rings!

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Time to share a bit on Elaine!

Elaine Roberts of
Events By Elaine played a great part in this wedding. For Clover & Emerson, her role was helping Clover find some of her vendors, and then do rehearsal & day of wedding coordination. As much as Elaine tried to avoid being in the shots we took - we nabbed a few of her!

ALL BRIDES LISTEN TO US CAREFULLY- as much as you may like to plan everything all on your own and think you don't need a coordinator - YOU DO! No bride who we have ever worked with has EVER regretted the investment of a coordinator. They are lifesavers! If you don't want to do the full-blown option of having a coordinator through the whole planning process, there are coordinators like Elaine, who offer week-of or day-of coordination. Better to have your planner managing all of the little things that come up the week and day of than your mom or other family who is supposed to be enjoying the day!

Getting off the soap box now.. :)

Clover & Emerson - you two are wonderful and we can't wait until we see you again!!!!!!

Enjoy your honeymoon!!!!!!!


  1. The ring shots RING my bell.... ya'll are so gifted

  2. AND... I dig the b&g portrait in front of the church. classy!

  3. Stunning photos as usual! Great advice regarding wedding coordinators!!!

  4. ok. so i LOVE this wedding. and seriously, how cool are their names? great work you two!

  5. Thanks everyone! This wedding was such a blast and we are really having fun with the shots we got!!

  6. Good stuff Zach & Jody! Too many to comment on individually, but I'm really enjoying seeing you guys work more PJ into your sets!

  7. Awesome pictures you guys! That was a great reception site for photos, it is so beautiful.

  8. Thanks You Guys for putting the tidbit about wedding planners! :) Another AMAZING wedding by the Gray Team!

  9. UNBELIEVABLE....actually, it is believable considering the talented photgs behind the lenses.....GREAT WORK!!!!

  10. This is such a great wedding. I really love the bridal in front of the church and the ceremony shots. The reception location is also really awesome. Nice job guys!!

  11. These are SO super gorgeous! And the LOCATION!! How lovely. All around freakin' awesome.

  12. I've been following you since you left a nice comment on my blog, and I usually don't leave a comment here, but these are amazing! Location, dress, people, you got it ALL! I honestly think the shot of the bridesmaids' shoes is the best one I have ever seen. And I am LOVING the bride and groom's names! Clover and Emerson, how cool is that?! Beautiful work!


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