Chattanooga Intimate Wedding | Amanda & Chad

June 23, 2020

Oh goodness, guys! Where do we even begin?! You are in for such a treat today! After an unexpected break from weddings due to COVID-19, we officially kicked off our summer wedding season last week, and we could NOT have picked a more perfect way to start! Amanda & Chad’s Chattanooga intimate wedding was a total dream.

Amanda and Chad proved that you don’t need a fancy venue, 300 guests, and flowers from wall to wall to have the perfect wedding day. Because of COVID, Amanda and Chad had to scramble a bit before their wedding day to keep things on track. Their venue canceled on them only a month before. We remember talking to Amanda on the phone on the way back from our own wedding honeymoon, trying to figure out a plan. Throughout it all, Amanda & Chad were beyond thoughtful, kind, and understanding for us and their situation.

Amanda and Chad are two of the sweetest, most joyful people we’ve ever met. They both radiate joy and kindness. From the moment we meet them, we knew they were going to be a special couple, and all our suspicions were confirmed. Amanda’s laughter is infectious, and when you combine it with Chad’s kind and cheerful spirit and the way these two love each other, it’s all we could ever ask for!


As soon as we met their families on their wedding day, Amanda and Chad’s personalities quickly made so much sense. Their family and friends were so unbelievably warm and kind. They welcomed us with open arms and made us feel a part of their celebration. We’d been looking forward to their wedding for quite some time, especially because it was our very first wedding after a long break.

Even though we love photographing weddings in the variety of venues around the Southeast, it was a beautiful and fun change to trade our marble and stone buildings and forests for their family’s intimate and gorgeous property. Amanda and Chad were such amazing sports about exploring their property to get to a photo spot we fell in love with, and didn’t even flinch when we asked them if they’d be up for the challenge. On a day that was originally planned to look completely different, it felt absolutely perfect. It was a gathering of close friends and families, there to witness the coming together of this beautiful couple. If you ask us – it was even better this way.

Amanda and Chad, thank you for reminding us why we constantly feel so blessed to get to do what we do. It’s couples like you that make this the best job ever.

Chattanooga Intimate Backyard Wedding
Chattanooga Intimate Backyard Wedding
Chattanooga Intimate Backyard Wedding
Chattanooga Intimate Backyard Wedding
Chattanooga Intimate Backyard Wedding

Chattanooga Intimate Backyard Wedding

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Michael Rizza Photography is a Chattanooga and Atlanta wedding photography & videography team capturing timeless wedding memories. We photograph and document weddings in Chattanooga, Atlanta, and beyond. We are available to travel across the country and worldwide to document weddings as well! If you’re looking for a photographer and/or videographer for your Chattanooga Intimate Wedding or wedding anywhere at all, get in touch here!

The Vendors that made it possible:
Coordinator: Tracey Weddings
Photography: Michael Rizza Photography
Florist: Lang Floral Designs
H&MU: Erica Alvey and Ashlyn Moore
Dress: All About the Bride
Suits: Hardwick and Co.
Caterer: Taqueria Food Truck
Videographer: Josh Wilson
Cake: Sweet Angel Cakes
DJ: First Verse Productions