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Graystone Quarry || Nashville, TN || Alyson & Ben

Sunny Graystone Quarry Wedding with a First Look

I have shot two other weddings at Graystone Quarry. One couple did a first look, but it monsooned the whole day. It was a great day to challenge myself, force myself to step out of my comfort zone, and be creative with indoor locations, but at the same time, I wasn’t able to take advantage of this GORGEOUS wedding venue. The second wedding was a beautiful, sunny day, but the couple didn’t do a first look so there wasn’t as much time to really adventure around the property to different locations. Last Thursday for Alyson and Ben’s wedding, however, the two worlds collided. There was beautiful weather. A first look. TONS of time to really take advantage of the full property. My goodness, am I totally head over heels in love with these photos.

One of my favorite moments of Alyson and Ben’s wedding day was their first dance. These two absolutely killed it. In the sneak peek post I made the night of their wedding, I actually talked about how awesome it was, but I want to elaborate on that a little. It was a choreographed dance, but it wasn’t just box stepping and twirls. There were a couple lifts, dips, spinning, twirling, kissing…pretty much all the things. They talked about how they were worried about doing it in Alyson’s big dress while we took portraits, and I mentioned her train would be bustled so I was sure it would be fine. Then when I saw the extent of their dance, it made total sense why they were worried. It was not just an ordinary choreographed dance. But the dress did fine, they did great, and it worked out amazingly.

I could seriously go on and on about how sweet this bridal party was and how beautiful Alyson was and how much I loved Ben’s midnight blue and black suit. I could talk for days about how absolutely precious Alyson’s first look with her dad was or how pretty their Ketubah was. But I will save you from that and just let you start scrolling because there is so much goodness to see!

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Venue: Graystone Quarry

Videographer: Peerless Films

Florist: The Enchanted Florist

Cake: Dessert Designs by Leland

DJ: Josh Hearing

Hair & Makeup: One10 Beauty

Wedding Dress: The Vow Boutique

Wedding Dress Designer: Hayley Paige

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie

Men’s Attire: The Black Tux

Calligrapher: White Ink Calligraphy

Second Photographer: Jamie Pratt Photos


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