Jenna

February 18, 2020

Emmalee & Rory

Photographer: Jenna, Weddings

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I am so excited to share about Emmalee & Rory! There’s lot of amazing things I want to say about their wedding itself, but I first want to talk about the kind of people Emmalee & Rory are. Emmalee is a beam of joy and lightheartedness. And Rory is amazing partner for her; he is kind and gentle. Together, they are fun and carefree! And totally in love.

It was such an honor to be their Sutherland Estate wedding photographer. I feel like you really get a good glimpse of who someone is when you see how they react in a high pressure or a less than ideal situation. From the second I stepped into the bridal suite at The Sutherland, Emmalee was bubbly and cheerful. It was pouring rain outside on her wedding day, but she had the best attitude and all the excitement in the world. I promised her beautiful, romantic portraits regardless of the weather and I think we did just that! Emmalee & Rory were good sports and snuggled under their umbrellas all day and I love them for that. They both work at a YMCA camp together and weren’t afraid of the rain! Emmalee wasn’t afraid to get her dress wet either. These two are super into each other and my camera loved it!

Also, The Sutherland has some of the most beautiful porches for portraits. We crammed wedding party and family portraits on those porches and had the best time doing it! Emmalee & Rory’s day was also full of so many gorgeous details. When The Sutherland is your wedding venue, you really don’t need much. It’s stunning as is. But Emmalee planned so many lovely details in the Pavilion. Beautiful florals, greenery, and so much candle light. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic, and I absolutely loved it! Emmalee & Rory have such an obvious friendship, love, and respect for one another. It was a true joy to be their Sutherland Estate wedding photographer!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Sutherland
Photographer: A.J. Dunlap Photography
Coordinator: The Sutherland
Florist: University Florist
DJ: DJ Bunn
Caterer: Catering Works
Cake Artist: Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar
Hair Stylist: Makeup by Ashley Mooney
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Ashley Mooney
Rentals: CE Rental & Table of Contents
Lighting: CE Rental
Bridal Gown Shop: Lana Addison
Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids Gown Shop: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank
Groomsmen Suits: Jos. A. Bank
Wedding Stationery Designer: Shutterfly
Transportation: White Horse Transportation
Live Painting Artist: Emily Dolce

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