Ali & Reaves Chattanooga Wedding at Manker Patten Tennis Club

In Chattanooga wedding season typically begins in March.  The weather is usually mild, warm enough for an outdoor wedding. It rarely snows here, if it does then it’s two inches in December or January. By February it’s springtime again. As you can see from the photos – spring had arrived. The trees were blooming, the grass was green. However, on the day of Ali & Reaves wedding – it decided to snow, it was cold, the wind was insane. Their friends and family were simply amazing. Not one person complained or stopped smiling all day even when taking photos in knee-length dresses while braving the snow and the cold.

Ali and Reaves are a beautiful couple, inside and out. Their wedding day was simply beautiful, filled with emotion and love. They chose Manker Patten Tennis Club  for their wedding and reception because it had meaning to Reaves, who played tennis there the majority of his life. I love the colors they chose, the gorgeous pink lace dresses that the bridesmaids wore. Ali looked simply stunning in her Vera Wang gown. The look on Reaves face when he saw Ali walking toward him down the aisle was simply priceless. It’s a moment I won’t ever forget. So many moments – tears, laughter, family and friends grinning from ear to ear. Havoc from the wind as the unity candles blew out time and again and Ali’s veil decided to attack her. A beautiful reception with family and friends, dancing, food, and so much excitement and genuine happiness for the couple. Incredible details – the Wedding Libs are one of my favorite reception ideas I’ve ever seen.

Happy First Anniversary, Ali & Reaves. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!


Much love,

Your Wedding Photographers,

Melody & Mike


Vera Wang Wedding Dress

Wedding Day Details

Getting Ready

Beautiful Bride Cherry Blossoms
manker Patten Wedding Mad Libs

Snow Outdoor Wedding
Wedding Party Photos
Groom Wedding Day Details
Wedding Ceremony
First time Bride Sees Groom Wedding Ceremony

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony manker Patten
Emotional Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Manker Patten
Funny Wedding Moment
Snowy Outdoor Wedding
Manker Patten Wedding
Snow Cherry Blossoms Wedding Photography Manker Patten
Wedding Reception at Manker Patten
Sparkler Exit Wedding Manker Patten Chattanooga



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Melody Hood