Downton Abbey at Allandale Mansion

If you’ve ever seen the show, Downton Abbey, you can probably recall the opulence and refinement of the English manor house which the main family called home. From there, they hosted extravagant dinner parties in honor of visiting VIP’s, lounged in luxurious clothing, and spent their days existing in a scene of dramatic elegance. What better inspiration for a romantic wedding than that of this bygone era?

Vendor Spotlights, Weddings

Sometimes our best plans for a wedding day are foiled by the one thing we can’t control: Mother Nature. But that doesn’t mean the day is any less special or perfect, it just means we have to adapt and if anything, it reminds us of how much those around us care about the success of the day.


Breanna + Coleman: The Camp at Buffalo Mountain

Hopefully Sabrina & Josh feel the same way, but from my point of view, this was literally the perfect day!


Sabrina + Josh: Destination Wedding at the Historic Tipton-Haynes Site

Just in time for the spookiest day of all, Jamie & Brad celebrated their wedding this past weekend with a Halloween themed reception at Meadowview Convention Center & Resort . This bride loves the Halloween season so, after a proposal during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, it was only fitting that they plan an epic costume party for their wedding reception!


Jamie + Brad: A Halloween Wedding

“Day-After” Sessions are great ways to celebrate your wedding in a truly unique way. The idea is that, instead of being confined to your chosen venue or to limited portrait time, you can choose to create your wedding portraits in other meaningful locations, on your schedule, without the stress of the strict timeline of the wedding day. (Plus, they give you another reason to wear all those “nice clothes” again!)

Couples, Weddings

Tennessee Wedding: Hunter & Amber’s Newlywed Photo Session

Let me start by saying how wonderful it is to photograph multiple weddings within the same family! After spending so much time with them during such emotional events, each wedding becomes like a little family reunion for us! It’s always so great to catch up with our previous brides and grooms, see the same parents and grandparents again, and enjoy the company of familiar faces. This wedding was no different.


Christina + Rees: A Wedding with Memories throughout the Tri-Cities

With sunny days and spring flowers in bloom, there was no time more perfect for this bridal session. But it wasn’t just a normal photo shoot. In fact, we didn’t even have a real bride!

Vendor Spotlights, Weddings

International Storytelling Center: Garden Bridal Session

You can tell it’s been a busy spring wedding season for us because the last thing I blogged about was Camille & Aaron’s engagement session! But now they’re married and it’s time to share some of our wonderful memories from their wedding day!


Camille + Aaron: Married in Greeneville, Tennessee

So here’s a fun fact: if you choose The Modern Heart to document your wedding, and if you’re getting married at Storybrook Farm Bed & Breakfast, it will rain on your wedding day.


Jonathan + Jane: A Spring Garden Wedding in East Tennessee

A wonderful team of wedding vendors come together for a styled wedding at The VENUE at King’s Centre, in Johnson City, Tennessee. This labor of love and creativity was built around a theme of modern elegance, full of bright greenery and layered whites, wood and metallic elements, and loads of romantic lighting.

Wedding Planning, Weddings

An Urban Wedding at VENUE: Johnson City, Tennessee