Opera Memphis Wedding

Temi + Michael: Joined | an Opera Memphis Wedding

By the time their wedding day came, Temi and Michael had really already been married for nearly two months. They had a traditional Nigerian wedding… in Nigeria. So they may have been legally married, but Temi had to return to her home in the states, and Michael remained behind to tie up loose ends in Nigeria. So, while they were technically married, they still didn’t have much time together, nor were they even in the same time zone!

When I walked in and saw Temi on her wedding day, she looked beautiful! I asked her how she was feeling, and she said she was feeling good, but since they were already married, the day didn’t seem to be as big a deal as she was expecting. That changed as soon as she was walking up behind Michael to see him for the first time. Dressed in her gorgeous white gown, carrying her beautiful flowers, she saw him standing there waiting for her, and it all hit her. She got emotional and tears welled in her eyes as she realized she was about to confess her love for this man… all over again.

Opera Memphis Wedding

I loved Temi’s wedding gown! It was beautiful, and so perfect for her! Just the right amount of lace and sass!

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

It took two pairs of hands to get all those buttons done!

Opera Memphis Wedding

Meanwhile, Michael was getting ready his own way, including stylish cufflinks and Chanel.

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

I love this photo Ed captured right before their First Look.

Opera Memphis Wedding

Temi and Michael chose to see each other before the ceremony, and I’m so glad that they did! This small moment of privacy and anticipation gave Temi just what she needed to realize the importance of this wedding day. Their First Look was intimate and sweet!

Opera Memphis Wedding

Ed got the perfect shot of Temi’s face as she was overcome with emotion.

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

Temi’s ladies all looked lovely in coral – perfect for a fall wedding!

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

The guys were quite dapper too, and entertaining all day long!

Opera Memphis Wedding

This ring bearer was so cute!

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

I always love the moment when a groom sneaks a peek at his bride after she walks down the isle!

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

I love this photo so much because it perfectly shows the joy on Temi’s face, and how much FUN she was having after being married!

Opera Memphis Wedding

After the ceremony, we took a little time for sunset portraits before their Opera Memphis reception began.

I have already edited my favorites from this wedding for my blog. I know we are still in the boarding process, so I left those as edited in the catalog (marked with 5 stars). Please note that the catalog includes images from both me (file names starting with AMY_XXXX) and my second shooter (file names starting with IMG_XXXX). Let me know if you have questions or need feedback! Thank you!

I am, clearly, very funny.

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

Temi, you were the most gorgeous bride!

Opera Memphis Wedding

Michael made for a very handsome groom. Don’t they look so good together?

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

I always love Ed’s perspective. This one is a favorite!

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis looked lovely, dressed all in shades of blue and coral.

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

Opera Memphis Wedding

I loved Temi and Michael’s entrance! They danced into the room, between two lines made by their bridal party. It was so fun, and these two know how to party!

Opera Memphis Wedding

Ed’s shots of the First Dance were my fave!

Opera Memphis Wedding

But I do love this one of them, in their own little world, just enjoying being married!

Opera Memphis Wedding

Temi and Michael, thank you so much for allowing us to capture your day! It was beautiful in every way, and your happiness was infectious! We were so glad to have gotten to know you!

A special thank you to everyone who made this day so awesome:

Cheers!

 

4 Comments
  • Michael
    Posted at 10:59h, 20 January

    Hey Amy,
    We are glade to have you cover our wedding, you are awesome!!!

    • Amy
      Posted at 22:04h, 20 January

      Thank you so much, Michael! We had so much fun and it was an honor to be there!

  • Bawo
    Posted at 12:04h, 20 January

    Looking at these pictures takes me back to the genuine moments of true love on that day especially the first dance.
    Michael & Temi I wish you both the best.
    These photos are lovely.

  • Franque
    Posted at 01:23h, 21 January

    As soon as I realised I want going to make it to the wedding, I knew I’d be missing a lot. These photos tell me just how much.
    My best wishes to this beautiful bride and her charming prince.