Hayley and her mother, Lisa, were so much fun from the moment we met, we all knew we were going to have a blast planning and partying on this wedding day! Hayley is one of those people who’s energy is contagious, and it’s no wonder why Richard fell for her before he even really knew her. The high level of spirit and easy-going nature she exudes let’s you know that no matter what, even if the wedding was in the rain or in a box or in a shed, she would have a great time and so would everyone around her. Fortunately, we had some pretty amazing vendors and the rain-filled clouds even parted on this day – so despite having lost her voice, she shook her tambourine and danced the night away! Such a memorable night, loved getting to be a part of this vision!
Meeting these two was just meant to be! Our team was already at Belle Meade Plantation setting up for a wedding, when a lovely bride walked into the venue with her parents in tow. I believe it may have been the father of the bride who asked me for my information first, since he saw me running around and likely figured he didn’t want that to be him a year from that month! From there it was such a great time getting to know and love the energy of this entire family. They were such a joy to be around and had such enthusiasm over everything, there was just no way this day could have gone anything but perfectly – even when a downpour started and we moved to Plan B at the last minute!
Sarah is a very independent, driven business woman who knows what she wants – and her wedding is no different. We met in a Women in Business networking group, hit it off, and she excitedly told me that she had an inkling she was to be engaged soon enough! As only someone like Sarah knows, within weeks she was engaged and I was on the phone setting up a time to meet with herself and her sweet fiance, Drew. Sarah had her vision right from the start – a winter wedding, and she had all the ideas in her head ready to implement. We were so happy to be at the beautiful Noah Liff Opera Center to help execute her big day, it turned out to be a gorgeous, winter wonderland that smelled like an evergreen forest! Congrats Sarah & Drew!
I love a good 6 degrees of separation game. So when this darling bride called me, she told me she know who I was because she was roommates in NY with one of my husband’s friends, in the same building – 10 years ago – then two years ago moved to Nashville, fell in love RIGHT when she got here, and was marrying the man she saw across the bar and knew she wanted to date. What?? Now I have to give her props, first of all, because I know this crazy roommate of hers, and I knew I had to love any girl who could live with someone as wild as him! And second of all, because she and her mother have extraordinary taste. I was so thrilled to be a party of this gorgeous wedding, I think we all just have to thank her groom, Dillon, for letting us go with things and make it truly exquisite. Thank you, Kristin, I loved getting to work with you!
These two beautiful souls were brought to me by a friend of mine. He barely even knew the couple, just that they were engaged and looking for some guidance throughout their process. I feel so lucky that he was in the right place at the right time to refer me, because the pure, youthful love and glow that these two have is truly worth admiring. Emilijah and Josh are the picture perfect heart-eyed emoji. Just the way they look at one another or talk and laugh and even contradict one another, is why they will make a beautiful marriage that lasts. You can see it captured in the images below by the talented Jordan and Alaina. If only I could show the full lot! Many thanks to the fate that brought us together. Happy to know these two.
Sometimes when you meet a person, you can tell they radiate an energy that draws people towards them. That is Kat, and in no doubt, why Alex fell for her when they were just friends. Kat and I clicked immediately because she is from Nashville and moved to SoCal; we think we swapped places, both loving things about our new homes and missing things about our past. She was my gateway back to a California breeze and I just adored the vibrant spirit of hers. Kat and Alex had a beautiful Ojai elopement and then opted for a low-key, Nashville roots reception after the fact. The Loveless Cafe Barn was the perfect location for a little good, old-fashioned Southern get together. I hope we see each other one day in an airport as we pass ways!
One of my favorite moments with these two had nothing to do with their wedding at all. In fact, I was working a different wedding, and heading into the front entrance of a large hotel downtown. Walking towards me and laughing were two people with ridiculous hats on backwards and sideways, a sun tan and a buzz from the local beer festival; it was Amber and Will, laughing and having a good time – they were just as surprised to see me! It is these organic moments of seeing my couples having fun and loving life that makes me remember why I do this. Because watching two people truly in love and having fun is what it’s all about. Needless to say, they had an awesome party with a packed dance floor!
One of the coolest parts of Nashville is the history that lives in this city. In the midst of a regular street, you can come upon the most beautiful glimpse into the past. Kylie and Collin’s wedding was at the historic Riverwood Mansion, where the property transports you to another time full of seclusion and greenery.
Kylie and Collin recently moved to Nashville and are taking the city straight on, with energy and enthusiasm and love to conquer all! It is their amazing spirit that made this day even brighter – even when we thought there might be rain, they kept moving forward like nothing was going to stop them. It is so refreshing to see such laughter and excitement – a gorgeous wedding that is going to turn into a beautiful marriage. So honored to be there to witness it all!
It is so much fun to work a new venue, especially one that isn’t even done being built yet! Kelly and Ren chose the Old Glory Distilling Company while it was still missing walls, and just trusted that it was going to turn out amazing – and it did. This takes the kind of client with a little vision and a lot of trust, not to mention a free spirit to go with the flow.
And that is how we would describe this wedding. With free spirited florals and classic neutral tones, mixed with the modernity of cement floors and a band made for a party – this wedding was a melting pot of all things amazing! So in awe by our teams hard work and the team of vendors who brought it all together, I think it was a pretty spectacular night for this fun and vibrant bride and groom!
One of my favorite venues in town is Belle Meade Plantation. It is so classic and timeless, and the bright eyed bride came up with ideas that were a perfect contrast to bring together the old and new. I think we bonded because she lives in my beloved San Francisco, and I in their hometown of Nashville. Talking to her felt like I was at home part of the time.
With a gorgeous bride and handsome groom, Sarah and Will kept their styles traditional for this event. But the design, oh the beautiful design, brought in a bit of new with bright bold colors, and a bit of old with vintage napkins and gold silverware. It was a perfect blend of two families coming together to celebrate this union.