After many schedule changes due to her fiance' living out of town, Christina and I decided to change the engagement shoot to a bridal shoot. So we went to the Riverdale School where they would be getting married in late July. I had never been to this area before and it is stunningly beautiful, like most of East Tennessee. The school was built in 1938 and is now renovated as more of a small community center and there is a couple who do own it and live there. The building and grounds are gorgeous, and there is a church next door that hasn't been used in over 20 years with ivy growing all over it and paint falling off.... a photographers dream!!! She didn't have any flowers so her friend who came with ran and pulled some off of a nearby bush.. and presto - a bouquet.
The dress was altered by Christina and the lace is a simple, yet gorgeous cover. I have to mention Christina's mom. What a great lady. I am honored to have met her. She was a huge help to Christina for bridals and the wedding, but the funny part, is that whenever anything was needed, she would run - really take off and run and go get it :)