Memphis Wedding Photography – Dorie + John’s Rehearsal Dinner

Hey, y’all – I’m in Memphis! I have the distinct honor of spending the weekend in Elvis’ hometown to photograph Dorie and John’s wedding. The wedding is tomorrow (or today, depending on which timezone you’re in), but today the festivities started with a really great rehearsal dinner. I don’t get to shoot rehearsal dinners a lot, so this was particularly fun for me. It’s really wonderful to get to meet close family and friends before the wedding so that on the big day, people who know I am and they’re already comfortable with me and my camera. Love it!

It’s definitely out of the norm for me to blog images the day they were taken, but I wanted to rest up before the wedding and there’s not much else to do in this hotel room, so of course I had to spend the evening processing photos. :)

I went to the wedding venue to check out the grounds while Dorie, John and their wedding party were there rehearsing. I can’t wait for the real event!

Memphis wedding photography

I loved the details Dorie and her mom put together for the dinner. All of the tablecloths are vintage and belonged to Dorie’s grandmother. They were beautiful and were such a great way to personalize the tables.

Memphis wedding photography

Memphis wedding photography

Here’s Dorie doing her best Elvis impersonation ;)

Memphis wedding photography

But then this guy tried to show her up. I have to admit, he gets extra points for the outfit.

Memphis wedding photography

Memphis wedding photography

I discovered babies are skeptical of Elvis impersonators. Go figure.

Memphis wedding photography

Memphis wedding photography

Memphis wedding photography

Memphis wedding photography

Memphis wedding photography

John is a musician – as are several of his friends – so to close the evening out, guests were treated to some acoustic songs by candlelight. Even though it was pitch black out, I purposely didn’t use my flash in order to capture the mood and ambiance of this impromptu concert.

Memphis wedding photography

Memphis wedding photography

Dorie’s dad was totally feeling it.

Memphis wedding photography

Memphis wedding photography

I am so excited for Dorie and John’s wedding tomorrow – it’s gonna be amazing!

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