Casey & Derek | The Bradford Wedding

You all know that we at Blest are all about the unpredictable, inimitable, and completely non-self-conscious emotions unique to couples. Those are the moments we live for, because even though months and years went into planning – those moments are utterly unplanned, and we get a window into the realest, most authentic parts of a couple. 

When the wedding ceremony ended for Casey and Derek, I was expecting the turn-to-the-audience, polite smile, hand holding and walking down the aisle. What we got was Derek sweeping up his new bride, arms raised like he had won Olympic gold, while Casey was unrestrained in her laughing. It was just awesome. In that moment (as well as many others during the day), it was so plain that these two weren’t just happy to be married to each other – they were over-the-moon thrilled. 

Throughout the day, I sensed an amazing amount of gratitude pouring from them – for the day, their guests, and each other. It was beautiful to see. And a warm fall day spilling into an evening under the stars made it all the more palpable. 

Casey & Derek, I wish you two a lifetime of thankfulness for each other, and way more than a lifetime of the joy you put on display for your wedding. Thank you for letting us be a part of it. 

Second Shooter: Zach Taylor

Venue: The Bradford

Wedding Planning: A Lovely Affair Weddings and Events

Flowers: Ronnie Hobgood

Hair & Make-Up: Shannon Anderson

Catering: Rocky Top Catering

DJ: Craig Grimmett

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