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The concept of Fun and Fancy Free came to me on my back patio one day, as Callie and I were sitting in the blazing sunlight sipping on lemonade. If that isn’t the perfect beginning to this all-American summer editorial, I don’t know what is! My heart and inspiration behind this shoot was to simply share with brides that they can choose to do anything on their wedding day to make the experience fun for their guests. Food trucks, bathing suits, sprinklers, bonfires… anything! And it can still be just as beautiful and classy as ever!

We had a blast working with the incredibly talented Amber Housley, who worked so hard making sure that every detail was perfect and lovely. I am so, so grateful for her, for the Cedarwood team, for the incredibly patient boys and girls who waited and got all dressed up to be our models, for Latrice who made those models beautiful, for all the vendors listed below who dedicated their time and effort to make this day such a success. Oh I’m so grateful!

Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography
Videographer: Nicholas & Keaton
Venue, Styling, Florals, and Signage: Cedarwood Weddings
Coordinator, Designer, and Paper Goods: Amber Housley Weddings
Watercolor Map: Simply Jessica Marie
Catering: Poppy’s CafeLegato GelatoThe Peach Truck
Cakes: Patty Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Tara Thomas and Gina Putnam of Studio BBC
Fashion Stylist: Opulent Couturier
Bride’s Gown: “McCants” by LulaKate
Reception Dress: “Organza Striped” by LulaKate
Bridal Salon: The Bride Room
Bride’s Veil and Hair Accessories: Beatrice Couture Designs
Ladies’ and Kids’ Accessories: Charming Charlie
Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate
Bridesmaid Dress Salon: Bella Bridesmaids Nashville
Menswear: Street Tuxedo
Bow Tie: Otis James Nashville
Men’s and Kids’ Accessories: Land of the Thread
Kids’ Clothing: Gap Kids Green Hills Mall Nashville and Chaps Ralph Lauren

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Oh Nancy – what a fun pic you captured of Rhys! Thank you! Your pictures are amazing and you were so wonderfully sweet! xo

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