After my first meeting with Amber to discuss her wedding at Old Glory Distilling Co., I knew that I was going to be counting down the days to her wedding. I left that meeting on a wedding photographer’s high! Amber’s mother works for PSR Events in Clarksville and they were going to be doing all the wedding coordination, decor, and florals for Amber and John’s wedding so I knew it was going to be absolutely beautiful.
Amber and John got ready at John’s parents’ house, which I think is so special and made the getting ready photos so meaningful. I loved listening to the guys holler out random facts about John’s childhood bedroom and tease him as we were taking some of his photos. We could not stop laughing! To say that this bridal party was a blast is an understatement. We had so many inside jokes by the end of the day!
I love that Amber and John were able to have their first look under the crepe myrtles behind the house. It was just a beautiful setting and that spot will always be special to them now. It really does make my heart happy to think that one day they’ll probably get to watch their kids play in that same little spot that they first saw each other on their wedding day. I can just picture two little boys running around playing football back there.
The Blick family’s big backyard with tall trees was a lifesaver for all of the bridal party photos. It was hot hot hot that day and the shade made it so much more bearable. John’s dad even had these huge fans sitting out by the trees to help with the heat that day. (THANK YOU MR. TERRY!)
This was my first wedding at Old Glory Distilling Co. and I wasn’t really sure what to expect when it came to decor. HOLY COW did PSR Events just blow me away with how beautiful everything was. I think I said “oh my gosh it’s just so pretty” a million times that day. All of the greenery and pastel tones had the entire space feeling so elegant and timeless. And I always love it when my couples do a long family style table for the bridal party at their reception. It’s beautiful and it keeps your closest friends up there with you so you can talk and have fun while eating!
Definitely one of the coolest parts of this wedding was the “filling of the barrel”. At Old Glory, you can fill a barrel with bourbon on your wedding night! You’ll have to scroll down to see the photos of Amber and John filling their barrel. If this venue had been around back when my husband and I were married, he totally would have booked our wedding at Old Glory JUST for this! I’m not even kidding.
Amber and John, I hope you enjoy reliving your amazing wedding day through this blog post!!! It was such an honor getting to be your wedding photographer!!!
I love that all the girls had these matching monogrammed robes from Marley Lilly
Amber’s wedding gown was so gorgeous! She looked like royalty!
Amber’s first look with her step-dad was so sweet. I love his smile so much!
Are they not just the sweetest?! Amber had to take a few moments before she could tell John to turn around. The love that these two have for one another was so sweet to get to photograph.
I definitely wanted to make sure that I got a few photos of John with his family while we were still at their home since it was so special that they were able to get ready there.
I just love these photos of the girls steaming Amber’s dress right before the ceremony.
His face is just priceless here!
How cute is this frame that was decorated for photos?!
I just loved this bridal party! Some of them got really into their entrances into the Reception.
I can’t NOT give a little background on these next photos. John’s grandfather was asked to give the blessing for the meal and it somehow morphed into this epic blessing/toast where story after story of John were told. We all couldn’t help but giggle at the longest blessing ever and it was truly amazing! We all loved it!
Sneaking out during the reception for sunset photos with the Bride and Groom will always be a favorite.
They had the most beautiful sunset over their day.
Showing off their new bling!
He definitely shoved cake up her nose!
The filling of the barrel!!
Below are some of the Vendor links that were a part of making this wedding a dream come true for Amber and John. If you click on the company name, it will take you to their website.
Venue | Old Glory Distilling Co.
Wedding Coordinator | PSR Events
Florals | PSR Events
DJ | Van Herndon
Videographer | Patrick Robinson
Ceremony Musicians | Brio Strings
Wedding Dress | Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bill Levkoff
Groom and Groomsmen Attire | Mens Warehouse
Cake | Walmart