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The Perfect Back Drop for your Wedding (or special event) Photos


I read somewhere that a wedding photo is more than just a picture, it's a Promise, a Memory, Passion, Joy and Love all captured in one moment.


Wedding photos have come a long way and they are no longer just stiff family photos taken at the church; they portray the theme of the wedding and the couple themselves.


Before you even meet with photographers, it's a good idea to make a check list of photos you'll want, such as groups of family and friends.  You may also have some fun ideas, like this jumping wedding party. 


jumping wedding photo  


The list will help your conversation with the photographer and help you pick the right one.

 There are many good checklists on bridal websites or in planning books. Make sure you consider unique shoots with different back grounds.


Here at Tennessee Gardens we have a variety of different back drops for your photos (visit our website to see some examples). 


We just created a new feature in our garden that is sure to become a favorite photo spot.  It's a 6 foot water fall that flows into the pond. Along with the pond/water fall, we have a bridge that makes a great place for tiered wedding photos, the gazebo, a three tier fountain, a rose arch and several others.  We've even had couples go out onto the old railroad tracks behind Tennessee Gardens for unique photos.



Hope you've gotten a few ideas and tips for making you wedding photos truly special.  

Blueberry Lemon Pie

1cup flour
1tablespoon sugar
6tablespoons butter cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 1/2 tablespoons water

5 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Juice of 3 lemons &2 limes
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon each grated lemon& lime rind
2 eggs & 2 egg yolks
optional  1 tablespoon Jack Daniels

Topping & sauce
1pint blue berries
1 egg white
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
Optional. 1 1/2 table spoons jack Daniels

Put all ingredient in to a food processor. Processes with short cycles until dough just comes together.  Refrigerate dough for 30 min.

cream butter, add the rest of ingredients mix well

Roll out pastry into a 8" pie pan. Prebake the shell 10 min. @400
Fill with lemon filling and bake until golden brown about 15 min. Let cool

Take 1/2 of the blueberries , dip in the egg whites and roll in 2tablespoons of sugar.
Arrange around the outer edge of pie

Take remaining blueberries & sugar, cornstarch , and lime, cook into a thick sauce
Serves over slices of pie

This  Month's CAKE WINNER:

 Kim McLeod


Wedding Cake 

of The Month:   feb cake



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