A Rainy Chattanooga Wedding at The Edwin Hotel | Candace + Kyle | Taylor English Photography

It was February 2019. It had rained for 11 weeks straight. The rivers were flooded. The birds were waterlogged. There was no end in sight. Their guests would have to arrive by rowboat.

Okay, okay - it wasn’t quite that dramatic. But it had been raining for almost 3 months straight, and the river really was flooded. It made for the most glorious, overcast, foggy, moody wedding vibes. I loved every minute of it. The Edwin Hotel with it’s modern retro decor, complete with record players, wall murals, blue velvet chaises, and leather armchairs only intensified the intimate and cozy nature of a Saturday trapped inside by weather.

Candace and Kyle exchanged private vows inside The Whiskey Thief lounge, after sharing a first look where Kyle was floored by just how beautiful Candace was in her Hayley Paige Lulu gown. Tears, hand-holding, and soft smiles and laughs as they shared privately everything they loved about the other and whispered promises and vows overlooking downtown Chattanooga, while rain splashed against the windows. Just thinking about it gives me chills - so romantic.

The ceremony was held inside, and followed by a reception full of dancing, Hutton and Smith brews, King Cake, and eventually two photographers who left their car keys and camera gear inside the honeymoon suite right after the bride and groom had locked themselves away in that room… ask me about that story in person *sheepish grin*. I don’t think it could have been a more perfect rainy wedding! Thank you Candace + Kyle for having us there to capture it and celebrate with you!

Oh hey - side note! If you book your wedding with The Edwin Hotel, ask about having your ceremony on the Walnut Street Bridge! This was C + K’s original plan, but obviously the weather refused to cooperate!

Creative Team |

Venue | The Edwin Hotel + Whiskey Thief

Gown | Hayley Paige

Florals | May Flowers Chattanooga

Entertainment | Scenic Event Solutions

Groomsmen Socks | Handup Gloves

The wedding couple embraces during their first look together

Yep, you better believe we’re going to get real into it when Bohemian Rhapsody starts playing!

Taylor English

Wedding + Portrait Photographers for the wild at heart, capturing connection and genuine stories. Available for worldwide travel + rad couples + adventure.