courtney + phillip: an arrington vineyards engagement


I’ve known Phillip and Courtney for quite some time now. Phillip is the amazing creative genius behind Phillip Ashley Chocolates, and his creations will blow you away. Seriously, go grab a box right now. I’ll wait. He comes up with such unique flavor combinations, and they always go so well with wine and/or cocktails. Brides, you will want to consider him for wedding favors – your guests will thank you for it!

Phillip is a big part of the Memphis wedding community, so I was so honored to be chosen as his wedding photographer when he decided it was time to tie the knot himself! They are huge wine connoisseurs, and had originally wanted a Napa Valley wedding. In the end, they decided having their family present was more important, but they still wanted some photos to represent their love of travel and wine. So we decided that Arrington Vineyards, just south of Nashville, would be the perfect location for their engagement photos.

Due to traffic and a few other unforeseen travel issues, we only had about 10 minutes before sunset to actually do the photos. I may have been sweating a bit under the pressure, but Courtney and Phillip rocked those 10 minutes, and we came away with beautiful photos! Afterwards, we joined the throngs of picnic-goers on the lawns, drank some wine (duh!), and chilled out to an awesome jazz band. It was a perfect evening!

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Courtney and Phillip, thank you so much for spending an evening in the vineyard with us. And for making the 3 and half hour drive for 10 minutes of photos. I know we will be going back!

Here’s to wine. And travel. And an amazing, romantic sunset. Cheers!

  • Aunt Cleo
    Posted at 16:07h, 29 May

    –seemed like a fun weekend and a great day for picture taking
    grand times look forward to them!

  • Cousin Mia
    Posted at 16:28h, 29 May

    Such a beautiful couple and the pictures are magnificent. I am proud of you both.

    Happy Honey Moon!

  • Cousin Jarred
    Posted at 16:41h, 29 May

    I really like the pictures. You look so happy together. I can’t wait to see you on your wedding day. The vineyard is a really cool place.


  • Bride to Be
    Posted at 16:42h, 29 May

    Thank you Amy for such a wonderful experience and shout out to Ed for being an amazing trooper as well. I see another trip in our future…..

  • Sonja Perry
    Posted at 16:55h, 29 May

    Beautiful pictures!! Im so excited for you guys!! Love yall!!

  • Patricia
    Posted at 17:15h, 29 May

    The pictures are lovely. You and Phillip look very happy together. I feel like a proud mother marrying off another daughter. Can’t wait to see you walk down the isle in that beautiful dress that brought tears to my eyes at the fitting. Your mother would be so proud.

    Love you both

  • Kemicia
    Posted at 17:21h, 29 May

    Awl, beautiful pictures!! A picture can say a thousand words; and those are saying Love, Compassion, Trust, & Forever! Congratulation to the new bride to be & groom

  • LOJ
    Posted at 17:24h, 29 May

    I love the pictures. Congratulations to you both.
    I wish you love, peace, and happiness.

    Enjoy life!

  • Little Brother 2 (Sean)
    Posted at 18:00h, 29 May

    Lovely in every way.

  • Harry
    Posted at 18:05h, 29 May

    Wow! The pictures are nice and you look very
    happy. May god bless your union and you have
    many years of happiness.

    Your uncle

  • Vonetta
    Posted at 18:05h, 29 May

    Great job!! I love the talent displayed in the pictures!! Congrats Courtney & Phillip, we wish you guys a lifetime of joy & happiness!!

  • Sharon
    Posted at 20:46h, 29 May

    Awesome photos!!!

    We love you Court and Phil.

  • Iesha
    Posted at 10:16h, 30 May

    I absolutely LOVE these pictures, you couldn’t have picked a better theme. I wish you and Phillip nothing but happiness!! God Bless!! Love you!

  • Cheryl Hurley
    Posted at 15:14h, 30 May

    Small world! I blogged about his chocolates when I covered this event. They’re truly amazing!

  • Tamala Lynette
    Posted at 08:52h, 01 June

    Beautiful from every angle! Beauty in the pictures and also the portrayal of LOVE. I wish you guys many, many years of happiness.

  • Lila
    Posted at 06:05h, 04 June

    You two look so natural and REAL in these photos! I am loving your theme and you guys truly look amazing together! I wish you peace and happiness in your future marriage! Love you both! Congratulations!!!

  • Sharon
    Posted at 08:15h, 05 June

    Wonderful couple!!!

  • Cousin Camille
    Posted at 11:00h, 05 June

    I am so happy for the two of you. You all make such a beautiful couple and you give me hope!!! The pictures are wonderful. God bless you two. Love you both lots!!!! Congratulations!!!

  • Phil Rix
    Posted at 15:30h, 05 June

    You guys look awesome together. Can’t wait to welcome Courtney into the family. I know you will have a wonderful life together in your chocolate paradise. Congratulations. Love Dad

  • christine
    Posted at 09:51h, 06 June

    Beautiful, Congratulations

  • Olga J Williams
    Posted at 19:02h, 11 June

    I have known Philip for quite sometime now, i first met him on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. We crossed passed years later and I told him how much I hated his guts then, we laughed about it, still do. Well needless to say we have come to be great friends and I am truly happy for him and wish he and Courtney all the best in their new life together. I pray they have a long, happy, and blessed union.

  • Margaret
    Posted at 07:47h, 09 June

    You two look so happy together, I wish you many years of love and happiness, pictures are beautiful.