Kelly + Chad | Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables

Kelly and Chad planned the perfect day to celebrate their commitment to one another. To say it was a hot day, would be wildly understated. I would suspect most couples and their respective bridal parties would have a thing or two to say about being outside and taking pictures in 90+ degree temps, but not this group!! They were such supportive friends who laughed and smiled their way through the heat and sweat to help make Kelly and Chad’s day extra special. And it was!

I noticed right away all the carefully thought out details and preparation Kelly did to turn this venue into her very own. They had their own personal touch on everything. I absolutely loved the mismatched bridesmaid dresses and the textured bouquets. Chad and his groomsmen looked dapper in their light gray suits and may or may not have multi-purposed their pocket squares to keep the sweat off their brows. Ha!

Kelly and Chad were surrounded by so much love and support from their closet friends and family. It was so sweet when the DJ announced a special dance to honor Kelly’s parents and Chad’s mom and step-father. I loved getting to know the parents, as they were all so incredibly kind. Both the moms stayed with me as we did the bridesmaids and groomsmen portraits. They didn’t want to miss a single moment and it was a pleasure having them with me for most of the day! There was another special someone who didn’t want to miss out on the fun, and that was Kelly and Chad’s sweet pup, Remmy! I loved that they invited their dog to be a part of a few portraits on their big day, and he was definitely camera ready!

One of the best moments from the day was when Kelly gave Chad her surprise gift. Chad, currently being an assistant college football coach, was gifted a leather bound book, full of letters from some of the most prominent college football coaches in the country. Kelly reached out on behalf of her fiancé, to ask these coaches to write some words of encouragement for Chad to presented to him on his wedding day. All I kept thinking was, WOW! What a special and most thoughtful gesture!

Now that the day has come and gone, I am thoroughly enjoying reliving all the special moments as I continue to edit their gallery. I had more than just a few favorites that I can’t wait to share with you all! So enjoy! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Byers. I hope you’re enjoying your relaxing honeymoon in Cancun!!!

Venue | Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables

Florist | The Faded Poppy

Planner | Beth Guyton

Caterer | Hank’s

Desserts | Hermitage Bakery

Hair and Makeup | High Tech Salon

Videographer | Southern Distinction Cinema

DJ | Guyton Mobile DJ

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