a Memphis Winter Pink Palace Wedding | Kate + Sean

I’m so excited to share this winter Pink Palace wedding today! I absolutely adore holiday weddings, and Kate and Sean’s entire day was so beautiful, from beginning to end. The weather was amazing and unseasonably warm. The colors were perfect – gold with a splash of red and pink. They were the perfect holiday colors without being too Christmas. And the flowers… oh, these flowers! I probably posted way too many photos of the flowers, but they were too gorgeous not to! Keep reading to see all the beautiful goodness, and you won’t want to miss the groom’s peanut butter and jelly cake!

Kate and Sean have such a special, giving relationship. They are friends with and part of the same church as Amy + Sam, so we knew right away that they would be awesome! They are perfect for each other – a wonderful mix of humility, humor, and fun!

We are so lucky as photographers that we get to see every part of a wedding day. One of my favorite moments of Kate’s day was right before the ceremony. All her girls and both moms circled around her, held hands, and prayed with tears and joy. Each of them spoke about how wonderful Kate is and how thankful they are to have her as a friend. They prayed that the guests would be reminded that this day was about marriage, and they prayed that Kate and Sean would only grow in their love for each other. Lastly, they prayed that the reception would be a rockin’ party and that everyone would have a great time. I am happy to say that all their prayers were granted!

Kate and Sean started the day at the Pink Palace, and every detail was pure perfection, especially Kate’s Maggie Louise gown!

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Kate gifted Sean with some very special personal journals.

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The winter light on this December day could not have been more beautiful as Kate dressed with her mom and maids of honor.

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Kate and Sean chose to see each other before the ceremony, and I’m so glad that they did! Not only was Sean’s reaction to his bride priceless, but it allowed us to take all of their portraits during the day in the amazing winter light! Their ceremony was after dark, so there would have been no other way to get these beautiful portraits.

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Kate, you made a stunning bride!

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I was thrilled to find this jewel of an image on Ed’s camera.

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After we finished up portraits of the bride and groom, Kate had a First Look with her bridesmaids. I love this shot as they see her for the first time!

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Seriously, though. Those flowers!

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Gotta have a break for a wedding day selfie!

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Kate and Sean have some amazingly good-looking friends. All the guys were dapper…

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And all the gals were gorgeous!

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We had to get one more in front of the mansion, right at sunset.

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I loved this prayer moment so much!

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Married!!

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The Pink Palace looked amazing, all dressed up for a winter reception.

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Some of the prettiest arrangements I’ve ever seen. Kevin Griffin truly outdid himself!

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Sean and his brothers were practically raised on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It’s a favorite of his to this day! So much so that he perfected the recipe for this pb&j cake himself! Krystle Wolfe did an amazing job turning it into a masterpiece. And just like their engagement shoot, Kate and Sean served doughnuts and milk at the end of the night.

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Kate and Sean don’t do anything half way. They had an entirely choreographed and polished First Dance!

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The party literally went all night long. I’ve never seen so many guests left (and on the dance floor!) at the end of the night! So many people were present and delighted to celebrate with the happy couple!

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Kate and Sean, words cannot explain how honored we are to have celebrated this day with you! Nothing makes us happier than a couple who focuses more on marriage than the wedding. I know you have to wait on the honeymoon due to Sean’s residency schedule, but I know you’re enjoying your first week of marriage already!

A very special thank you to the wonderful people who pulled this day together:

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16 Comments
  • Nancy Foster
    Posted at 11:32h, 10 December

    It was a pleasure to work with you and we love the photos!!

  • Melinda Rhett
    Posted at 15:41h, 10 December

    These beautiful photos captured this wonderful wedding celebration so well!

  • Flo Seger
    Posted at 18:26h, 10 December

    Wow! How fun to celebrate your wonderful wedding twice with these fabulous photos.

  • Eddie Foster
    Posted at 20:10h, 10 December

    Photos captured well the spirit of that event.

  • Marie McCall
    Posted at 06:33h, 11 December

    I enjoyed looking at these wedding photos. I missed the sparkler exit, but it looked FUN! One of my favorites is Sean’s touching reaction of first seeing Kate in her wedding gown! Kate was so poised & happy – not an easy feat.

  • Lucy Foster
    Posted at 09:36h, 11 December

    I loved seeing these! Thank you so much for capturing such a fun day for our family!!!

  • Nancy Frakes
    Posted at 10:17h, 11 December

    I would like to see the pictures of the families taken after the wedding.

    Nancy Frakes

    • Amy
      Posted at 12:58h, 11 December

      Hi Nancy! This is only a sneak peek of the wedding photos. When all the photos are done, they will be available for viewing in Kate and Sean’s gallery. You can sign up for a notification when the photos are ready by adding a guestbook entry here: http://clients.amy-hutchinson.com/ks-guestbook

  • Natasha
    Posted at 14:02h, 11 December

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like a fairy tale wedding.

  • Linda
    Posted at 17:27h, 11 December

    These photos are beautiful! So happy for Kate and Sean- you captured the joy on their faces.

  • Les Johnston
    Posted at 20:08h, 11 December

    Eddie and Nancy, Beautiful day! Rejoicing with you all.

  • Pat Lindsey
    Posted at 07:52h, 12 December

    Beautiful pictures captured the wedding perfect!

  • Michele Kelley
    Posted at 09:03h, 12 December

    Thanks for sharing theses beautiful pictures! Beautiful bride and setting.

  • Rachel Walker
    Posted at 10:25h, 12 December

    Loved seeing these pictures and cannot wait to see more! A beautiful bride, a beautiful wedding and a beautiful reception – all wrapped in a beautiful day!

  • Krystle Rolfe
    Posted at 23:06h, 10 January

    Hi, Amy! Thanks so much for sharing these! Beautiful work! Also, thank you for tagging me on the groom’s cake…it might be one of my favorite creations to date! Is there any way you could correct the spelling of my name to Krystle Rolfe and add the link to my Facebook page? It’s https://www.facebook.com/ButtercreamDreamCakes/ Thanks so much!!

    • Amy
      Posted at 11:51h, 11 January

      Done! It was such a fabulous cake, Krystle!