What an amazing, beautiful, and sentimental wedding this was at Historic Potter Farm. I first met Lea and her parents when they came to Nashville to meet with some of their vendors and enjoy the city. I knew this was going to be a special wedding as soon as we all sat down together to and I learned more about this family and Lea + Elias's story. They met by 'the grace of God', and he just happened to use Instagram to make the connection. They immediately bonded over their love for God and music. Elias is a banjo player and Lea plays the fiddle.
A few months before the wedding I received a disheartening phone call from Lea's mom letting me know that her husband had unexpectedly passed away in a tragic accident. I'm always blown away at the level of intimacy my job entails and consider it an underserved blessing. Holding back the tears, I listened as Stacie described how they would be incorporating Lea's father into the ceremony. He was a minister and had performed a wedding in the past year or so. The audio from that wedding was used for the ceremony so Lea's father could still play a part in uniting this wonderful couple. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen at a wedding.
I'm so excited for this couple and can't thank them enough for letting me capture such a unique and beautiful day.