I could tell from our first phone call that Sam had a free spirit and that she couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle to meet Joey. These two really have beautiful, creative souls that are warm and welcoming, and you could see that throughout each of their family members that helped put together this beautiful soiree! I truly love how their personal style showed through – I mean, the dress still kills me it’s so amazing, we felt so honored to be a part of this beautiful day!
I had the pleasure of going to Turkey 3.5 years ago, and I fell in love with the country. The people were amazing, the food was delicious and the sites were breathtaking. I think my husband loved their coffee the best and I loved the turkish delight and the views. So it was such a joy when I got called from the mother of the groom, saying that her son was marrying a native Turkish woman and they wanted to have their ceremony and reception in Nashville! I love multi-culture relationships, so I was on board from the start! It was amazing how Gizzm really wanted to enjoy our local customs and traditions vs. her own, and so gave her a beautiful and memorable day. Even though our outdoor ceremony got rained out, the day couldn’t have been more beautiful for these two.
I had been waiting for this one. Right when gay marriage was legalized in Tennessee, I got a call from Eric to go to lunch. I had my hopes up but didn’t want him to know it because I didn’t want to pressure him into thinking he had to ask me to do his wedding. The moment he hinted at it I was filled with excitement and jumped on the opportunity! I love these two men, as their kind souls and ridiculous humor clicks perfectly with my sense of honesty and sarcasm. It was such a fun year getting to work side by side with them to make this day beautifully minimal and classic, and about uniting a family. I’ll miss this time together!
From the moment I got the phone call, I knew Mansa’s wedding was going to be so much fun! She is one of those people with an infectious laugh; no matter the scenario, she is going to take things in stride, laugh about it, think about it … think about it some more … and then stick right by her decision and not look back! This was one great party, and I was so thrilled to work with Mansa over the past year to see this day come to a beautiful fruition! Congrats Mansa & Fred – you make a perfect couple!
The story behind this lovely couple is so inspirational. They didn’t meet in some high-end club and catch one anothers’ eye from across the room, they didn’t meet at a cocktail party, and they definitely didn’t meet using online dating… they met one another fighting for our country. That’s right, they met one another across the world serving in the United States Army. Despite the circumstances, they managed to find love amidst the battle.
I am so honored to be a part of such a beautiful marriage!