Wedding at Coopers Cove Townsend TN Outdoor Wedding Venue
There are times when a couple contacts you and you just immediately get really good vibes from them. Maybe you will fall in love with their love story, maybe they are the exact fit with your brand and interests, or maybe they are just so kind and praise your work. Whatever these good vibes are, it gets you pretty excited to work with them. And what is even more exciting is when the couple has a very unique wedding planned.
Over the years, I have shot some fun international weddings that incorporate unique cultural aspects into the ceremony or the reception time. Often times the décor, clothing, and food are very different at these weddings. But in the summer of 2020, I got a call from Jason, and he had something special in mind.
Jason was planning to marry his best friend Amy at Cooper’s Cove at Heritage Park in Townsend, Tennessee. The wedding was going to be on October 30, 2020, and it was going to be Halloween themed! I was floored! I have never shot a themed wedding like this. To be able to tell their love story with a little creative freedom, I couldn’t wait!
Jason and Amy prepped me a little on some of their wedding plans, but I was blown away by the attention to detail and all of the fun that went into the day. From the skeletons hanging around the dessert tables to the dry ice making smoke roll off the top of the glasses of wine at the bar to the zombies haunting the guest from outside the barn, to the “Thriller” dance performed by the groom and zombies, we ALL had a lot of fun!
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Here are just a few of the pictures from the amazing day! Wedding at Coopers Cove
OK, for starters though, check out that dress! Have you ever seen a bride wear a black dress to a wedding? Seems odd right, but it could not have been more perfect for the day. Look closely and you will see the skull in her hairpiece.
This evening Wedding at Coopers Cove TN was right at the time of day when the sun was dipping down behind the mountains so there was no direct sunlight to compete with. For me as the photographer, that was nice. With my “moody” editing style, the lower light allowed me more flexibility to play with the color tones and exposure to match the “creepy Halloween wedding look” they were going for. Unfortunately, this outdoor wedding, two days before November and in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, got pretty cold! Wedding at Coopers Cove
After the wedding, I went to congratulate the couple and make a plan for “post-ceremony” photos. Amy’s arms were covered in goosebumps. She was a champ though. Pushing right through the cold to get the shot. No matter the cold, we all had fun! The Bridesmaids all carried their witches’ broomsticks during the ceremony.
Once we had taken all of the wedding party shots, it was time for my favorite moment of the wedding day… the couple’s photos. If you read many of my blogs or talk to me long, I will always mention that this is my favorite part.Wedding at Coopers Cove
After the build-up of all of the stress for the months of planning, trying to figure out guest lists, and worrying about a pandemic (for those of you in 2020), this is the perfect moment to take a breath. A moment, albeit a short one, that you and your significant other are able to look each other in the eye as a married couple, and say “hi.” It actually feels pretty good. Ha! And without anyone else there to look on, I am able to capture your love in a special way and create an image that can embody the emotion that you are feeling in that moment.
Gorilla skeleton? Sure, why not for this Halloween themed feast! I am a sucker for finger food, so this guy became my best friend through the night! 😉
These guys were a hoot! It was such a pleasure to be able to work with them. Honestly, though, they made me feel like one of the guys! Wedding at Coopers Cove