When drummers get married – Zach & Kelly – Faith Promise Church, Knoxville

When I think of traditional churches, I think of arches, pews, bad carpet and even worse lighting. But when you photograph a drummer’s wedding who, like Zach, has strong ties to his contemporary church and performs most weekends on a concert-ready stage, church weddings get much more interesting! My lenses felt right at home with the haze and moving lights.

It rained on and off all day, but the weather ended up beautiful although quite gusty “on the hill” at Faith Promise Church. Luckily, Zach & Kelly were an easy going bride and groom, and we rolled with the wind and worked around the rain throughout the day which ended with a photographer’s dream sunset.

Zach & Kelly’s color scheme of coral and gray was echoed throughout the decor alongside fun details like snare drum card holders and a yummy ice cream sundae bar. The couple chose not to have a wedding party, but included their close knit families as Zach’s father performed the ceremony and Kelly’s twin sister gave a heartfelt reading.

What a joyous day for two young hearts to promise forever to each other!

Congrats K/Z and #cheerstothecarringers !

wedding rings on bride's heels

Metallic wedding heels like these are everything right now.

Alfred Angelo lace wedding dress

Wedding Dress by Alfred Angelo.

Metallic wedding shoes heels, teardrop earrings

wedding rings on bride's bouquet

Bride Starbucks coffee cup

Gotta have the Starbucks cup with “Bride” on it!

Bride getting hair sprayed, reflection in mirror

Kelly’s beautiful braided updo by Alli Cantrell.

Bride getting makeup

Kelly has flawless bridal skin! Makeup by Amber Cantrell.

Sister zipping bride's wedding dress

Bride giggling

Mirror reflection of bride and sister

I love this sweet image of bride, Kelly and her twin sister Courtney making her sash perfect. Presh!

Tying bow on bride's dress close up

Father typing groom's tie, mirror reflection

Bride on mountain, natural light, Kelly Stratton Carringer

Pink and white bridal bouquet

Flowers: Toni Scott

Bride on mountain, natural light, Kelly Stratton Carringer

First look redbud trees

First look amongst the redbud trees.

First look redbud trees

First look redbud trees, closeup of hands

First look redbud trees

bride and groom, mountaintop, knoxville, tn

Sorry about about that windblown look, Zach!

bride and groom, mountaintop, knoxville, tn

bride and groom, mountaintop, knoxville, tn

bride and groom, mountaintop, knoxville, tn

bride and groom, mountaintop, knoxville, tn, faith promise church

Coral pink white table bouquet

engagement photo matted guest sign in

A matted print is a great alternative to a traditional guest book.

snare drum wedding card holder

Snare drum card holders. Very creative!

Contemporary church state wedding ceremony, Faith Promise Church

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Contemporary church state wedding ceremony, Faith Promise Church, kiss

Contemporary church state wedding ceremony, Faith Promise Church

Bride and groom at beautiful sunset, mountaintop

Bring on that dreamy, wedding day sunset!

Bride on mountain at sunset, knoxville

Bouquet, harsh light at sunset

GroomBride on mountain at sunset, Zach Carringer

Bride and groom at beautiful sunset, mountaintop

Bride and groom at beautiful sunset, mountaintop

First dance, forehead kiss

Guests dancing at wedding reception, cha cha slide

Guests dancing at wedding reception, the wobble

Bouquet toss

little girls catch bouquet

Uh oh…who gets to keep the bouquet?

First dance

Coral and white wedding cake

I could smell the icing throughout the entire church. Yum!

Cake by Sarah Stapleton.

Coral and white wedding cupcakes

Customized monogrammed ice cream sundae cups

Customized ice cream cups–great idea!

Reception ice cream sundae bar

Paper confetti for wedding exit

confetti exit at reception

Shanell
Shanell
Knoxville, TN based wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer.

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