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Weddings That Give Back: Tammy & Nathan- Pittsburgh, PA

Who said good things can’t happen on Friday, The Thirteenth?  Today’s featured wedding couple went out of their way to show kindness and intentional love with every aspect of their wedding day planning! The couple opted for a charity registry, instead of ‘more stuff’, and choose to support a local Pekingese Rescue where they adopted their dogs from. They also had a dollar dance and the money collected was donated to a rabbit rescue. They hired a farm to table caterer with a 90% vegetarian dinner and skipped unnecessary decorations. The only vendor the couple hired outside of the venue’s vendor guide was our very own BSB Vendor, Sandrachile, specifically because she is an ethical and charitable business owner. Let this story of collective generosity take root in our hearts and breathe life into actionable kindness today! 0001-DSC_0001-jackie 0001-SCP 0135-SCP_3776-Tammy0014-SCP_3660-Tammy 0020-SCP_3666-Tammy  0096-SCP_3742-Tammy 0254-SCP_3889-Tammy 0547-AAA_9957-Tammy 0580-AAA_9979-Tammy 0635-SCP_4199-Tammy 0673-SCP_4234-Tammy 0744-SCP_4305-Tammy 0763-SCP_4324-Tammy 0794-SCP_4355-Tammy   0882-SCP_4443-Tammy 0905-SCP_4466-Tammy  1126-SCP_4679-Tammy 1199-SCP_4752-Tammy 1251-SCP_4796-Tammy 1309-SCP_4854-Tammy 1410-AAA_0028-Tammy 1416-SCP_4939-Tammy 1421-SCP_4944-Tammy 1509-IMG_0075-Tammy 2190-IMG_0494-Tammy_1 2264-IMG_0532-Tammy 2352-SCP_5278-Tammy At the end of the night, once all the fun was had, Sandra (the photographer) went out of her way to deliver all of the wedding leftovers to the local homeless neighbors surrounding the area. This is the example we want to set, am I right? Sandrachile2 sandrachile Participating Vendors:  Photographer (BSB Vendor): Sandrachile | Venue: The Morning Glory Inn | Dress: Glitter and Grit, Designed by Antonio Gual | Shoes: BHLDN  | Groom’s wear: Todd Snyder  | Florals: The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers | Caterer:  Fish Hawk Acres | Cake: Gluten Free Goat Bakery  | Musician: John Parrendo | Wedding favors: Burdick Chocolate | Makeup artist: Hillary Shields | Hairstylist: Tara Mueller | Wedding Band: Samantha Skelton

Pet-Friendly Stylized Inspiration Shoot with Purpose: Riverwood Mansion, TN

Today’s styled wedding shoot was inspired by the vibrant and artistic East Nashville community that is home to Riverwood Mansion and incorporates the couple’s love for animals. With a casual, intimate ceremony under the shade of a 200 year old magnolia tree, and Southern front porch cocktails, the invitation was open of guests to bring their furry best friends. Eclectic decor from the hands of local artisans set the tone for a creative celebration of love. The doggie details were thoughtful and cohesive with the overall vision while fulfilling our heartfelt mission to find our couple’s foster pup, Etta, a local rescue dog, her forever home. The best part of this shoot is all the dogs were a part of a local rescue group and have since been adopted. MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot409MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot131 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot3 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot6 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot17 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot25 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot315 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot34 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot36 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot56 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot60 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot87 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot226MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot90 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot93 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot108 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot109 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot118 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot330 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot342 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot351 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot358 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot365  MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot126  MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot137 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot144 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot154 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot157 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot166 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot174 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot184 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot195 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot212   MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot236 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot254 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot258 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot269 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot271   MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot324 MandyWhitleyPhotography_styledshoot280 The best part of this shoot is all the dogs – especially the star of the day, Etta, who was (at the time) a part of a local rescue group – she has since been adopted. Photographer:  Mandy Whitley Photography//Caterer: 8 Lavender Lane Catering & Events//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Artisan East//Model:Asher Wilkinson//Model:Darrin Nelson//Other: East C.A.N.//Officiant: Elope in Nashville//Dress Store: Fabulous Frocks of Nashville//Model:Gabi Sutton//Equipment Rentals: Grand Central Party Rentals//Event Designer:Megan Sanders & Casey Todd//Model:Mollie Wilson//Apparel: Otis James Nashville//Specialty Foods: Pickers vodka//Reception Venue: Riverwood Mansion//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: The Dog Spot//Makeup Artist: Wonderfully Made Beauty//Cinema and Video: Yanay Films//