Lizzie was a freshman when I met her. Full of spunk and fashion, even then. I loved her desire for life and always loved when she was around for an event, a breakfast, or a high school football game. It was a joy to spend time with her during her high school years and have significant conversations as well as share a lot of laughter along the way. Imagine my delight when she asked me to come to Roanoke, meet her fiancee, Franklin and photograph their wedding. Truly an honor and joy to be with these girls on their wedding days.
Lizzie and Franklin met at Sewanee, but did not start dating until after they were both living in Nashville. It was so fun to watch the Sewanee crew celebrate at the wedding since Sewanee holds a special place for me as I finish up my MFA from the School of Letters.
Their wedding was a beautiful black tie affair with a ceremony at 2nd Presbyterian followed by a rocking reception at the Roanoke Country Club. Lizzie looked stunning in her Oscar de la Renta gown and Franklin’s reaction when they first saw one another was so sweet and real, it made me fall in love with weddings and photography all over again. One of my favorite parts of the night was the rap Lizzie’s sisters, also dear friends from their high school days, performed for her. There are a few photos showing Lizzie and Franklin’s reaction that you have to see to get a feel for the rap. Hilarious.What a joy to be there and see Lizzie and Franklin unite in marriage, see many wonderful old friends, and meet some new!
I am so grateful to have been a part of the day – and excited for these two as they build a life together in Music City.
I am deeply grateful for Carrie Michelle’s assistance and art as a wonderful second shooter and Andrea Ferris Events for all the amazing coordination. Thank you so much! More information on the details of this day below.