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Christ Church Episcopal and The Rutherford Wedding | Cayce + Daniel

12.12.2020 meant wedding day for Cayce and Daniel!!!  After being introduced through mutual friends and dating for a few years, wedding day finally came!!!

Cayce and I met in 2015 when she was a bridesmaid in Megan and Eric’s wedding.  When I first spoke to Cayce in March (pre-covid) she knew she wanted two things.  Christ Church Episcopal for her ceremony and me as her photographer – she even reminded me of it on Saturday while she was getting ready!  She and Daniel knew the season they would like to get married in and checked on the church’s availability and mine.  I say all that to say even with Covid restrictions she still managed to have a beautiful ceremony at Christ Church and I am beyond grateful I was able to experience and tell their story through photography!!  If you are planning a wedding, make a short must-have list and let that shape your planning.

Cayce and Daniel decided to do a first look at Christ Church!  It was so special for them to finally be together!!!  We did all of their family portraits and wedding party portraits on the beautiful grounds of the bicentennial church.  After portraits, immediate family stayed for an intimate ceremony.  At The Rutherford, Cayce and Daniel held an outdoor ceremony with their wedding party and guests followed by an amazing reception!  Their reception was filled with delicious food, treats, and an exhilarating live band experience!

Now as you start to scroll, you must stop and look at the image below of their crest.  Daniel’s mother designed and watercolored a crest complete with deer antlers, mulberry leaves, their initials, and their wedding date.  I admire the intentionality of detail with each element!!  You will see this design incorporated throughout their wedding day.

Hello, Brackish bow tie!  This is the perfect touch for a sophisticated sportsman.

There was a lot of anticipation for the first look!  Daniel and Cayce had us all laughing in no time!

Just look at this gorgeous group of friends and family!

Somehow we kept sneaking in slivers of romantic portraits.  I love it and it kept getting better with each chance we got!

Cayce and I have connected over the loss of our fathers.  Mine 13 years ago, hers 1.5 years ago.  While her loss is fresher, I can still feel the sting.  Living with loss is difficult, celebrating milestones like a wedding adds another difficult dynamic to grief.  I admire her family for being free with their emotions as moments and tears came.  Even the toasts at the reception paid a great honor to her Dad.  With the odd warm weather in mid-December we couldn’t help but think it was a hug from Heaven.

Their intimate ceremony at Christ Church Episcopal.

I can always count on Daniel to ask for a serious pose.  Seriously, they are stunning no matter what they do!

This is another fun set of portraits we snuck in after their were married!  I love this light and the last colors of Fall.  Please notice how Cayce’s dress evolves through the day.


Daniel surprised Cayce with a getaway car!!

It wasn’t a minute or two after they pulled out of the parking lot that the rain started to fall.  Another hug.

What a day!  It went off without a hitch thanks to amazing planning by Cayce and execution by these vendors!

VENUE: Christ Church Episcopal, The Rutherford
CATERER: Holmes Catering
FLORIST: Gregg Foster
COORDINATOR: Sara Dill, Coordinate Your Date
DJ: Emerald Empire Band
CAKE: Buttercream Bakehouse
MENSWEAR: Mens Warehouse: Kenneth Cole
Bow Tie: Brackish
HAIR: Tabatha Dearybury
MAKE UP: Paige Moore
BAR: Southern Libations
INVITATIONS: Bride designed, printed Southeastern Printing
CREST + WATERCOLOR: Lauren McCullough (Mother of Groom)

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