Laiken & Dillon exchanged vows surrounded by mountains at the stunning Agota Springs in Kingsport, Tennessee. Their original wedding plans were changed due to COVID, and their large wedding became a beautiful intimate ceremony surrounded by 50 of their family members. Dillon is a photographer himself, so I was especially honored when he reached out to me asking if I would document their day. The 3 of us went to college together but didn’t cross paths much, so it was the best getting to actually know them and hear their story!
A lot of their dating life was spent hiking in the mountains so it was absolutely fitting that the Appalachian mountains were the backdrop for their ceremony. (Right after their wedding they moved out to Salt Lake and are currently surrounded by mountains 24/7…jealous!)
The day started out beautiful and sunny without a chance of rain in the forecast. As the afternoon went on, it started getting a little cloudier, but the chance of rain was ever so slight. We moved forward with the plan to have the ceremony outside (so glad we did), and as if on cue, the rain started to come down as soon as Laiken started walking down the aisle. Everyone began to nervously laugh and it started to come down harder and harder. Needless to say it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have witnessed, and I was absolutely SOAKED afterwards. Laiken and Dillon embraced it to the fullest and became husband and wife under a blue umbrella a dear guest was able to grab for them in the midst of everything.
Immediately after the ceremony the rain stopped (what else did we expect) and we were able to get some stunning portraits around the Agota Springs property. They ended the night with a short celebration reception at Laiken’s church, where the rest of their friends and family joined them!
I’m so thankful for these two, and I hope they’re living the life out in Utah.
Venue: Agota Springs // Florist: Elizabeth Dean Styled // Dress: Southern Belle Bridal // Hair: Avondale Springs Salon and Spa // Bakery: Petite Sweets