Julie and Robert had the most rocking wedding on the winter solstice this past December. When this fun couple first told me their wedding date was to be the day of the supposed Mayan apocalypse – December 21, 2012 – I had a good laugh with them and knew I’d enjoy photographing their wedding.
They were married at the Epic Center in Gallatin, TN, with a ceremony officiated by Elvis himself! The pinup and rockabilly touches were a fantastic way to pull the decor together. Everything was seamless, from the vintage Chevy truck, to the music by local favorites Hillbilly Casino, to the tattoo-inspired cake by Signature Cakes by Vicki, and the milkshake-style table centerpieces. Of course the gorgeous bride’s style really shines. Check out that homemade brooch bouquet, which was such a hit. A bride with two dresses and a birdcage veil is after my own heart! Other fun stuff included the custom Jones soda bottles, the DIY melted record flower bases, and their impressive choreographed dance performance that everyone enjoyed.
My favorite part of photographing their wedding was seeing their big families come together. It was truly a special evening to be a part of and I’m so happy to finally be showing off these photographs. Enjoy!
Photography assistant: Vickie Carter
Bride and Mother’s hair and makeup: One10
Bridesmaids hair and makeup: Ryan Gray
Elvis Officiant: JD Wiggins
Favors: Local raw honey by the Butterbean in Gallatin, TN
Bride’s Bolero: Chuletin Designs (etsy)
Flags: VintageBabyDoll (etsy)
B&W Dance Floor: Liberty Rentals
Brooch Bouquet: DIY
Flowers: Beverly’s Bouquets Florals and Gifts
Bride’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Irregular Choice
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Stop Staring
Special thanks to videographer Brandon Roaton from MVP for lighting fill!