Christine and Jansen are both local to Nashville and their families are both here, and that is so rare these days! Because of this, I got to spend a lot of time with the parents of the bride, and it was such a delight to join them on this adventure. We had the best time making this event absolutely gorgeous and seriously could not have asked for better weather. It was a perfect day for these two newlyweds and we were so honored to have been a part of their day!
I remember meeting Hillary a year before her wedding date and thinking, “that girl is STRONG”. Hillary and Sebastian are triathletes and competed in a full Ironman the fall before their wedding. Right before she was about to go down the aisle with her dad, she looked at me and said, “My legs are shaking so badly from nerves, I don’t think I can walk”. Even Ironwomen get nervous apparently! She made it down the aisle, right into Sebastian’s arms. I am so happy Hillary and Sebastian have found each other, I hope to see more Ironmans in their future!
When you look at these two you know they appear to be perfect together. But when you talk to them and get to know them, you know they actually are perfect together. They are the perfect yin and yang, they balance one another out and still have the most fun from across the states. Now, they are officially united and living in the same place. At last, I feel so fortunate to have helped send them off into their future as newlyweds across the country!
I’m not sure if there is much of a classier venue than The Hermitage Hotel. And for someone who likes all class, this was the perfect venue for Blair to get married. We had such a wild ride planning this wedding with Blair and her mom, from changing from a quick 4 month engagement to 9 months, it felt like we had all the time in the world to get things done! And that is why the day felt smooth and like a breeze! I mean, look at these pictures as proof!
You know those days in Nashville where weeks out it’s saying it’s 100% chance of rain on a date, and it says it every day that you look for those two dates? And the date approaches and that morning it say 90% chance of rain all day. And you get a little drizzle. But you move your entire ceremony inside because the day still says 90% every hour. And you take pics outside but still plan for that rain … And then finally, when the wedding party starts down the aisle, the rain starts, and you thank God that you moved the ceremony inside, even though you’ve doubted yourself for the past 8 hours. Yep, that was this day.
So even though we had the whole day inside, it was absolutely gorgeous and high spirits and the most flawless day we could ever ask for! And for two amazing spirits like Susan and Coyn, and their sweet, supportive families, it could not have been a better day!
When you meet some people they just have a magnetic and welcoming personality; that is Jen. She was my husband’s co-worker when we moved to Nashville, and she welcomed us (and eventually our two boys) into her big and colorful life. It is no wonder that Joe’s charismatic and crazy personality matched her easy-going vibes, and they make the life of the party wherever they go. Their love of one another and their friends is so true, and there is no mistaking that the feeling is mutual when you see the crowds of people that surround them. We’re just lucky to be a little part of that.
After looking at all feasible venues in town with these two, we had the opportunity to book a brand new venue that was at the start of major renovations. This could not have been a more perfect fit for two architects who love modern and clean design, and everything about construction. And thus, became a fun filled journey full of planning and lots of decisions and changing our minds … but most importantly, fun, laughter and hilarious jokes and sarcasm all around. The night could not have been more perfect and we were so sad to see our journey together! But now they are two best friends and co-workers, and one team as husband and wife.
Along the dance floor, vendors tend to stand to the side and people watch between working and checking on things. I believe it was a unanimous decision that this group of guests were an elite group of tall and beautiful people. Maybe that’s just because I’m 5’3″ and wear flat Vans throughout the day. But we just couldn’t believe the crowd this night; they all just ran in beautiful people circles – and they killed it on the dance floor. And that is going without saying that the bride herself, literally looked like an angel fairy of some sort, so beautiful and so incredibly full of life and ready to be married and dance. That was the most important thing, and they nailed it. So thrilled to have gotten to be at this exceptional day and epic party!
It is hard to come across such an optimistic person as Allison. All wedding planning can be stressful or challenging at times, or just have it’s moment of stumbling across some annoying factor. But Allison is my first, ever, bride to break her foot just two months before her wedding – and then gracefully shrug it off and say “what can you do?”! It is her true grace and character that came through at this point. She didn’t let this stop her from having a magical night and walking down the aisle (very carefully) in heels and then swapping back to put on her boot. She laughed and cried at moments through-out the day along with her enthusiastic groom, Daniel. They made this night memorable and remarkable for everyone, and we were so grateful to get to join them on this journey.
We had all been waiting for this day for quite a while, as Alexis and Kyle hired me two years before their big day! Sounds a little crazy, but she was finishing up med school and they were living in different states at the time. It just made sense for them to schedule their wedding for when she was done with school and off to residency, so they could go off happily married and finally live in the same place! Alexis is ever the planner, and thus began the beautiful process of these two. Kyle who truly cared so much about Alexis’s happiness, and Alexis who had an eye for details and wanting this day to be delightful for each an every person in attendance.
Even though it rained – I mean who can predict that two years out, the mood was a joyful one and all the pictures were even more stunning … and those shoes … she even had Kate Spade sneakers for the reception! Gotta love a girl who loves the details!!