05.14.2012 Marielle

Sutton & Pete. Brentwood, Tennessee Wedding.

She said that when she met him that things just felt right. So right, in fact, that Sutton said that when she first met Pete, she felt like she was home. The comfort she felt when she was with him…the way he put her at ease & made her feel happy…just felt like home to her. And on a beautiful, overcast (and very cold!) day in Brentwood, Tennessee, Sutton & Pete promised to love each other…to cherish each other…through thick & thin. Through the words of the ceremony, they smiled at each other because at last they had found a person with whom they could be themselves with…they had found someone who loved them unconditionally…and they had found that home in each other. As Sutton & Pete were pronounced husband & wife, they simply couldn’t have been happier.

The grey sky loomed over the Wolf Den farm as the horses & alpacas chewed the yellow flowers. The wooden chairs were decorated with bouquets of baby’s breath flowers & the arch was draped perfectly with burlap.  To say I was obsessed with the location would be a complete understatement. Someone there told me that they loved the location because it just “felt like Tennessee.” Neon green grass, wood fences, a lovely barn, horses & alpacas, rustic pathways & incredible greenery everywhere you looked. It was a perfect, PERFECT location for Sutton & Pete’s perfect, perfect day. After the ceremony, the guests partied all night to an amazing band, ate incredible food (I ate life-changing grits!!!), devoured not one but THREE wedding cakes, and danced the night away in masquerade masks. To put it simply…had the time.of.their.lives celebrating Sutton & Pete’s new lives together as husband & wife. Denise &  her team from Big Events wedding made sure every detail was in place & even surprised Sutton & Pete with a vintage getaway truck! I loved the bold blue tones in the decor, the lace details throughout, Sutton’s cafe colored dress (and Valentino shoes!!!) and the rustic details throughout. Without a doubt, it was a night to remember for everyone who was there. You can see an amazing video of the wedding HERE.

I had never been to Tennessee before & I just have to say that it is definitely one of my new favorite places! The people there are sooooooo kind, so genuinely caring & the food is down-right ridiculous. Sutton & Pete-you two are simply adorable together. It is so cute to see how you both just light up when you look at each other. To say you make each other happy would be such an understatement! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing me out to Tennessee to capture your incredibly amazing wedding. I loved being a part of your special day to document your wedding….but more than anything, I am blessed to call you both my wonderful new friends! With much love & gratitude, XOXO, marielle.

Starting out the wedding day with a pair of amazing Valentino shoes…I’d say I was pretty darn happy…

Sutton & Pete opted to see each other before the ceremony…I LOVE when couples do this because it gives me time to capture sweet moments like this…

And then we have lots & lots of time to capture beautiful photographs without feeling rushed…

Sutton’s sweet father walked her down the aisle…and was beaming the entire time…

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Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (4)

  1. You did a beautiful job capturing their wedding! We had so much fun working with you. And I’m glad you got to experience grits, they are life changing. 🙂

  2. Karla Smith

    Marielle. This wedding is BEAUTIFUL. You did a great job capturing it.

  3. To say these pictures are amazing would be an understatement!!!! You did an amazing job capturing the love Sutton and Pete share. It was a pleasure meeting you, take care!

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