Wedding at the Pink Palace in Memphis by Nashville Photographer – Matt Andrews

Bethany and Ryan were married on November 3, 2012 at the Pink Palace in Memphis, Tennessee.
It was an ideal day for shooting because at the beginning of the day it was sunny and pleasant and a bit windy and as the day progressed clouds started to roll in which made for a wider variety of photos. Just before the ceremony was set to begin a storm rolled in and we got some really striking shots under the ominous sky. The Pink Palace would have been a beautiful place for an outdoor ceremony as you can see from their first look pictures below, but it turned out to be an amazing place for an indoor ceremony and though it wasn’t the original plan. It was a really unique, intimate, and fun location and everyone agreed that the storm was a blessing.

I made the bus pull over when I saw this gritty underpass with its colorful texture. I knew it would add some fun variety to spice up the overall deliverable.


We had an abundance of gorgeous window light at the Pink Palace as you can see from the portraits above. Below you can see what I meant about the clouds making the photos more interesting. 

Bethany’s grandfather officiated the ceremony.

The original plan was to have the ceremony outside but as those storm clouds rolled in there was a last minute decision to set up inside. It was definitely a good decision as we heard cracks of lightning throughout the ceremony and the downpour of rain outside. I loved that the groomsmen had a polar bear looking over their shoulders.

Glow sticks on. Lights off.

 Fun and Stylish Weddings at the Pink Palace in Memphis and Destinations Worldwide | Matt Andrews Photography

Autumn Wedding at Front Porch Farms

Ian and Kelly were married on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Front Porch Farms.

The flare above was completely natural and not added or enhanced in Photoshop. I love it when that happens!

We lucked out with some beautiful golden light that afternoon.

It was nice and cozy inside the reception pavilion but it was really cold outside after the sun went down so I was pretty surprised to see the groom and one of his groomsmen jumping into the pool at the end of the night. Kelly almost jumped in herself but got talked out of it!

Fun and Stylish Weddings at Front Porch Farms and Nashville | Matt Andrews Photography

A Halloween Party with a Wedding Theme at Belle Meade Plantation

Erin and Matt were married at Belle Meade Plantation on Saturday, October 27. They decided to go all out for halloween and turn their reception into a masquerade ball.

The ceremony was held in the stables and the reception in the carriage house. In keeping with the halloween theme, they lit their unity candles with a magic wand! 

We managed to capture the post ceremony formal shots in a hurry to take advantage of the last bit of light at dusk. Its my favorite time to shoot because of the great color you can get in the sky.

A Nightmare Before Christmas wedding cake!

I set up a photobooth with a dark backdrop so the snow from my snow machine would show up a little better.

 Following are a few of the bridal portraits we captured before the wedding date. We started at Rippavilla Plantation and shot the last half at Mt. Olivet Cemetary.

A few from Rippavilla Plantation

You might as well get a little ghostly and dramatic if you are shooting in a cemetery.

Wedding on the Beach and Portraits in the Ocean – Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Shannon and Chris – October 20, 2012 Wedding in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

In lieu of a honeymoon, Shannon and Chris invited their friends and family to stay in two gigantic beach houses for a memorable week of swimming, grilling, and wild nights in the lead-up to their wedding. They held their ceremony on the beach at sunset and the reception was poolside at the larger of the two beach houses which all the residents of the neighborhood referred to as simply “the party house”.  It was a beautiful ceremony and an epic party!

Fun with Pumpkins and Photobooth at Riverwood Mansion

October 13, 2012 Wedding at Riverwood Mansion for Stephanie and Chase

The girls got ready in the pink room upstairs before we headed outside to take advantage of the amazing weather for some pre ceremony portraits of the wedding party.

This was such a colorful wedding! Just check out the ring bearer’s purple suspenders and the bride’s bouquet.
I had a little too much fun with the pumpkins as props but if you are going to have an October wedding you might as well do a headless horseman pose.

My goal is always to get un-boring photos and when I look at these expressions I think I accomplished my goal. I love a fun wedding party!

This was the first time that I brought my snow machine for the photobooth and I thought it looked great on the colorful background! The photobooth was set up in the pavillion near the dance floor so it stayed pretty busy all night long.

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