Rachel and Tyler met in school at Vanderbilt. They’re amazing dancers, Disney fanatics, and so very much in love. I was able to shoot their gorgeous wedding day at a hidden gem of a venue in Lakewood, and alongside the amazing Julia. 

Trying to find the venue was a bit confusing. I kept doing circles around the block, thinking my GPS must be off. I finally noticed the small sign that said Baldoria on the Water, and knew I was in the right spot. Spoiler alert: it’s right next door to Chipotle. 

Regardless of the surprising location, this venue is INCREDIBLE.  The staff told me that it was a Marie Callender’s restaurant in the past. It has an old, beautiful, castle-like feeling inside. Some areas have skylights lined with ivy. The ceremony site overlooks a small pond with a fountain (and some slightly aggressive Canada geese that just wanted to protect their babies). The venue was a perfect location for the Princess and her Prince. 

VENUE/CATERING/BAR SERVICE: Baldoria on the Water
OTHER PHOTOGRAPHER: Julia Renae Photo

 

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