Your Adventurous Wedding: Why Day-Of Timelines Help Your Wedding Day Run Smoothly

Your Adventurous Wedding: Why Day-Of Timelines Help Your Wedding Day Run Smoothly

Today on the blog, we’re moving away from recent sessions and weddings and chatting about a super important wedding topic- DAY OF TIMELINES!

One thing that I love to include in all of my wedding packages — no matter if it’s a shorter elopement or a full-day celebration— is offering to assist in creating a day-of timeline for each couple. I know that usually this is the first time a couple has planned a wedding and understand that it can be tricky to put together a schedule for everyone to know where to be and when, coordinate where the photographer should be, and just how the day is going to go in general! When I help my couples create a timeline, I try to make things easy for everyone and try to keep their ideas and wishes in mind.

It all can be overwhelming, but it’s a super important part of the day, and here’s why!

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Your Adventurous Wedding: 5 Reasons Why You Should Have a First Look

Your Adventurous Wedding: 5 Reasons Why You Should Have a First Look

Day-of timelines are pretty important for planning your wedding day, and that includes deciding on having a first look or a more traditional timeline. From a photographer’s perspective, and having been a bride myself, I am personally a huge fan of first looks! My husband and I decided to do a first look for our own wedding and it was the best decision. We have never regretted it! With wedding season around the corner, I thought I’d share my top 5 reasons to why you should consider having a first look on your wedding day!

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Abingdon, VA: Michelle + Johnny's Rustic Outdoor 4H Center Wedding

Abingdon, VA: Michelle + Johnny's Rustic Outdoor 4H Center Wedding

Michelle and Johnny were married at the Southwest Virginia 4H Center, at an amazing, rustic, outdoor amphitheater in the woods, surrounded by friends and family. The weather was absolutely perfect for their day- it was sunny but the air had a slight chill and was one of the first days that felt like Fall. These two had dreamed of throwing more of a party for their guests, than just a wedding celebration, and I can tell you- their dream came true! 

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Roan Mountain, TN: Mallery + Josh's Intimate Fall Mountain Wedding

Roan Mountain, TN: Mallery + Josh's Intimate Fall Mountain Wedding

Mallery and Josh's intimate Fall wedding on Roan Mountain was magical, to say the least! Josh and Mallery had chosen a spot close to the parking lot at Carver's Gap so that a few of their closest family members and pup, Charlie, could easily be a part of their intimate wedding ceremony. The two said their vows at the most perfect place- right on the Appalachian Trail (a few hikers had even passed through), under a canopy of pine trees.

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Rogersville, TN: Amanda + Kenny's Backyard Wedding

Rogersville, TN: Amanda + Kenny's Backyard Wedding

I can easily say that I had been counting down the days to Amanda and Kenny's wedding. After finally meeting Amanda and Kenny at their engagement session and witnessing the genuine love between the two, I just knew their wedding would be nothing short of amazing. Amanda and Kenny said their vows to each other at Amanda's grandparents home and backyard, creating such a beautiful garden inspired, mint and pink, backyard wedding!

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