Real Wedding: A Traditional Fete in Memphis, Tennessee!

Bride Natalie knew that her Tennessee wedding day would be an emotional day for her father. She’d been a daddy’s girl all her life, and she wasn’t just heading down the aisle, she was heading out-of-state, too. In order to make the transition easier for them both, she developed a plan of events that would make both her dad and groom feel special. That morning, Matt Kennedy Photography captured beautiful photos of Natalie and her fiance Matt as they exchanged sweet letters that had them both in happy tears. Then, Natalie surprised her daddy with a first look portrait session and enjoyed some quiet moments alone with him before the hustle and bustle began. Soon after, she shared a magical first look with her hubby-to-be, too. We’re still smiling from his reaction to seeing her on the church steps in her lace gown! When the ceremony began, Natalie walked to the altar on her beaming father’s arm and then exchanged vows with Matt as their family and friends looked on. A lovely reception full of dining and dancing followed. Once again making dad feel like a star, Natalie and her father joined together for an upbeat daddy-daughter dance that had the crowd on their feet. Matt followed suit with a sweet slow dance with his mom. As the reception came to a close and the guests headed outside to prepare for the big sparkler send off, the newlyweds lingered inside for one final dance, where they could take in the last moments of the day alone together. Finally heading outside, Natalie and Matt waved goodbye to their guests and hopped into a darling pumpkin-shaped carriage that whisked them off into the night!

red brick church by Matt Kennedy Photography
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lace wedding dress hanging on church doors by Matt Kennedy Photography
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letter from bride to groom by Matt Kennedy Photography
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groom reading letter from bride by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bride reading letter from groom by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bride having her makeup done by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride helping bride into wedding dress by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bridesmaid buttoning bride's dress by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bride looking over her should as bridesmaid buttons her gown by Matt Kennedy Photography
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portrait of bride in wedding dress with lace sleeves by Matt Kennedy Photography
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rose boutonnieres by Matt Kennedy Photography
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father and bride first look by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bride hugging her father by Matt Kennedy Photography
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groom in grey suit standing outside church by Matt Kennedy Photography
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first look outside of church by Matt Kennedy Photography
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portrait of bride and groom hugging by Matt Kennedy Photography
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wedding party portrait on church steps by Matt Kennedy Photography
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portrait of bride laughing with her maid of honor by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bridesmaids posing with bride on church steps by Matt Kennedy Photography
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portrait of bridal party showing off their shoes by Matt Kennedy Photography
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wedding party portrait in front of church by Matt Kennedy Photography
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little wooden house wedding box by Matt Kennedy Photography
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purple and white wedding sign by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bride walking down church aisle with dad by Matt Kennedy Photography
Photography by: Matt Kennedy Photography
bride walking down church aisle on dad's arm by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bride and groom exiting church wedding ceremony by Matt Kennedy Photography
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wedding portrait on church alter by Matt Kennedy Photography
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portrait of bride on outdoor trail by Matt Kennedy Photography
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portrait of bride and groom walking together outside by Matt Kennedy Photography
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portait of bride and groom on red bridge by Matt Kennedy Photography
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portrait of bride and groom beside brick wall by Matt Kennedy Photography
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portait of bride and groom on bridge by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bride and groom's first dance by Matt Kennedy Photography
Photography by: Matt Kennedy Photography
bride dancing with her dad by Matt Kennedy Photography
Photography by: Matt Kennedy Photography
bride dancing with her dad by Matt Kennedy Photography
Photography by: Matt Kennedy Photography
bride dancing with her dad by Matt Kennedy Photography
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came with Nikon camera topper by Matt Kennedy Photography
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wedding cake with monogrammed cake topper by Matt Kennedy Photography
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white wedding cake with purple and white roses by Matt Kennedy Photography
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bride and groom sharing a dance alone in ballroom by Matt Kennedy Photography
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wedding guests with sparklers by Matt Kennedy Photography
Photography by: Matt Kennedy Photography
sparkler wedding sendoff by Matt Kennedy Photography
Photography by: Matt Kennedy Photography
bride and groom in pumpkin-shaped carriage by Matt Kennedy Photography
Photography by: Matt Kennedy Photography
bride and groom in pumpkin-shaped carriage by Matt Kennedy Photography
Photography by: Matt Kennedy Photography

Thank you Matt Kennedy Photography for sharing Natalie and Matt’s beautiful wedding day!

~Audra

Photographer: Matt Kennedy Photography//

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