I don’t even know where to start with Noah and Tori. They are one of my very favorite couples of all time. It was such a joy to get to know them throughout their engagement and leading up to their fall wedding day at The Witt House. It all started when Noah reached out to me about photographing his surprise proposal to his long time girlfriend, Tori. We first met a few days before he proposed. At the time, Noah was in his master’s program at Auburn and Tori was in Nashville.
Noah and I came up with a game plan and he proposed to Tori on the rooftop of the JW Hotel. She was ecstatic and had no idea. It was during this moment where I first witnessed how much they loved each other and it made my heart swell. Noah and Tori are such amazing, kind, genuine people, and are 100% meant to be. I am so thankful I was able to squeeze Noah’s proposal into my packed fall schedule, because it has been such a joy to witness these special moments in their relationship.
After photographing their proposal, Noah and Tori loved their experience with me so much that they booked me for their official engagement session and wedding. Over the course of the year, I got to know them well as we chatted over SEC basketball, wine, and certain wedding details. We truly became friends through this process, which is something I cherish. At the end of their wedding, they gifted me two bottles of wine since they know I am a level 2 sommelier. It was such a sweet gesture and they made me feel so loved.
They were my last wedding of the year, and can I just say, WOW! Their wedding was a dream. It was a perfect fall day with a little chill in the air and orange leaves still hanging on to the branches. The whole day was emotion packed – with an overflow of happiness! I cried during their first look, as you could just feel how happy they were. The first look was also their most anticipated wedding moment. Noah surprised Tori with a live painter for their wedding. The moment she saw it after the first look, her face lit up.
After their first look and wedding portraits, we reset for their wedding ceremony which took place outside on top of the steps of The Witt House. It was a beautiful ceremony with timeless wedding details. Their adorable dog, Bruce, was also there as the best dog of honor. Their signature cocktail, a Bruce-arita, was named in his honor. Bruce’s face also appeared on the signature drink sign and their custom drink koozies.
Having a classic, elegant wedding with timeless images was very important to Noah and Tori. They wanted to be able to look back on their images decades from now and not be able to tell how much time had passed. They both valued photography and love pictures. I was happy to provide them with timeless wedding photos they will treasure for years to come.
At the reception, they had a photobooth where guests could paste their pictures in a book, rather than a traditional signed guestbook. I love that in addition to their wedding photos, they will have this fun book to look through, filled with candid images of their guests as a visual reminder of all the happy memories shared on their big day.
Tori and Noah, it has truly been an absolute pleasure working with you both. It has brought me so much joy and I am incredibly grateful for the friendship we formed. Cheers to you both!
Photography: Kéra Photography
Venue: The Witt House
Catering: JW Steakhouse
Florist & Day of Coordinator: Jeannie Pirtle
PhotoBooth: Sigh Photobooth
Hair & Make Up: Halee McKenzie
Flower Wall Rental: Courtney Burton Events
Lighting & Cold Sparks: Metropolitan
Cake: Heather Thompson
DJ: DJ Jeremy
Transportation: Destination Huntsville
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