Suzanne McNeil - Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga Wedding Photographer | Brandon and Morgan - The Lighthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee

Brandon and Morgan - The Lighthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee

July 11, 2016  •  6 Comments

I love all weddings! However, when the bride is a special person to me, I get weepy thinking about it. I met Morgan when she was one of my students at Halls Elementary. Anyone who knew Morgan at that age would quickly agree that she was the such a sweet, kind and petite girl. Fast forward a few years to high school. Brandon and Morgan met during their freshman year at Halls High School when they found themselves in the same English class. Brandon though Morgan was cute and innocent while Morgan noticed Brandon's "beautiful blue eyes" under his shy disposition. After dating for several years, Brandon decided to propose to Morgan in Panama City Beach, Florida while on vacation with her family. All of Brandon's ideas (going to a special pier where Luke Bryan filmed a video) were scrapped when Morgan got sick early in the week. On the very last evening of their vacation, he convinced a sick Morgan to go down to the beach at sunset for pictures. Morgan said, "He asked me to do the pose where he gets down on one knee and I sit on the other leg that's propped up and then when we got done taking picture, I got up to see how it turned out to find him still down on one knee with a ring box in his hand." The rest was history!

I always love to hear more about a bride's dress...why she chose a particular dress, etc. Morgan said that her wedding dress was a taffeta A-Line silhouette with a Sweetheart Neckline from David's Bridal. It was the 3rd dress that she tried. She only tried it on because her granny loved it. That particular silhouette was not the look was going for. However, she quickly fell in love the beautiful intricate beading detail all over the dress and veil!



I asked Morgan about how she was doing emotionally on her wedding day. Morgan said, "I'm so thankful for how I felt on the wedding day. I definitely had God's peace with me the whole day and was so calm and excited. The bridesmaids started getting emotional before walking down the aisle, and I was the one calming them down. The most emotional moment of the wedding day for me was walking down the aisle to see the room packed with everyone we love and care for most that were there just to support us on our big day. There was just so much love in that room, and I could feel it. Also, seeing Brandon for the first look was pretty emotional, too, because I was just soooo excited."




Photography: Suzanne McNeil Photography

Venue/Food: The Lighthouse Event Center

Wedding Dress: David's Bridal

Hair: Ashlond Fraker

Makeup: Chesni Ballanger

Wedding Cake: Publix

Flowers: Jimbo's Central City Florist

Videography: Good Focus

Photobooth: Gigglebox

Drapery: Above the Rest



Your documentation of their love is so beautiful. I love the sparkler exit
Married at a lighthouse? I love it!! And they got engaged in my home town! That's so cool! Beautiful photos.
Molly Sanchez(non-registered)
What a cool venue ! Love the light house! and the couple is super cute! Congrats
Sarah Marie(non-registered)
Love the light house and sparkler photos. Great work.
Susan Beth Breuner(non-registered)
Oh my, everything was so beautiful! And I love what Morgan said about her wedding day and her emotions!
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