January 4, 2021
I am so excited to share Cortney and Tyler’s Childress Vineyards wedding day with you! There were so many emotional moments and sentimental details. We created a beautiful collection of meaningful images from their day.
Cortney was a dream to work with. She and I share an appreciation for the small but meaningful details that make up a wedding day. As a designer, she has impeccable taste! She brought a touch of elegance and purpose to all of the elements of their wedding. As the new Ingolds, they incorporated gold into their décor, a sophisticated but cute play on words that I can appreciate!
Tyler and Cortney chose to get married at Childress Vineyards, a place that was so special to the couple. When I say every detail of their wedding was meaningful, I mean every detail, location included. Cortney mentioned how magical and perfect it was to be getting married at Childress, adding to their collection of wonderful memories here.
The wedding party members were such a joy to be around. You could tell they mean the world to the couple. During the getting ready portion of the day, there were so many sweet and supportive exchanges between friends and family. Cortney put together thoughtful gifts for her wedding party. For the flower girls, she gifted beautiful sashes and a precious trinket they can save for their own wedding day. She helped them tie on their new sashes, and teared up a little. Thinking of their future and making sure even the smallest members of her wedding party were well appreciated shows just the kind of sentimental person Cortney is. I am so thankful we were connected so I could capture these moments for her!
Her engagement ring is one of my favorites I have ever photographed. Along with it, her dress and accessory ensemble were perfectly coordinated. Putting on her gorgeous dress, she shared a sweet moment alone with her mom. Then, instead of a first look with Tyler, she chose to do a reveal with her bridal party. Their reactions say it all! The group excitement for her was over the top and just the kind of energy you need right before your wedding ceremony.
One of the things that stands out most about Cortney and Tyler is the way they care so much about each other. While that’s true of many of my couples, these two have a way of showing it that makes everyone around them feel that warmth and connection. Tyler is generally pretty stoic, but he was wiping away tears when his bride walked toward him that day. The two exchanged sweet vows and sealed their promise with a sand ceremony. After they were pronounced husband and wife, they shared a kiss which ended in an explosion of happiness and huge smiles, especially from Cortney.
During their portrait time, we got to explore the gorgeous grounds of Childress Vineyards some more. Even though it was overcast and windy most of the day, the weather cleared up and we were blessed with an incredible sunset for their first portraits as husband and wife. As a wedding photographer, it’s basically a dream come true when you get to work with a sweet couple, designer bride, and have an amazing golden hour. *cue my happy dance!*
They continued with gold accents throughout their reception décor, including an amazing cake display and a super fun ivy wall photo booth, featuring their new name. All the details of the day were tied together so well!
Their wedding reception at Childress Vineyards was a truly joyful celebration! Their guests came ready to celebrate and dance. Toasts to the new Mr. and Mrs. ranged from hilarious to extremely sentimental. The couple shared a beautiful first dance, accompanied by live guitar. They had the absolutely best time with their family and friends, making memories that they will treasure forever and ever. We ended the day with a grand exit where guests waved glow wands and blew bubbles. There was lots of cheering to celebrate that these two are now husband and wife!
It was an absolute joy to photograph this wedding. I am honored when couples select me to witness their wedding day, and I’m so happy I could give these meaningful images back to Cortney and Tyler. I hope you enjoy these images! Please scroll to the end to see all the wonderful wedding vendors who helped make their day perfect.
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