Sweet Morgan! Oh my goodness, the kindness and consideration that came out of this darling bride and her mother was beyond comprehension – I swear I think they sometimes were more concerned with how I was doing than how the wedding was coming along! They are such thoughtful and enjoyable people, there was no doubt in my mind that this day was going to be fully loved by everyone who was there. One of our favorite venues to work at, Belle Meade Plantation was a hot beauty on this July day, and we loved every minute of it!
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!
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!
It isn’t uncommon that I only get to meet the groom at the rehearsal, and this was no exception. So when I met Corey and his fun-loving personality, and I could just see how it was so perfect for Leslie, I knew this was going to be a beautiful marriage. In fact, watching them take photos, I could quite literally see Leslie glowing in the sunlight, as the sky came perfectly through the trees and lit her beautiful (and annoyingly perfect at all times) hair like a halo. The details that she chose were just lovely, and it was clear her taste was top notch all around! Such a beautiful wedding that we were happy to be a part of!
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!
Right from the first phone call I knew these two were going to be an amazing time, and I was right, all the way down to the cocktails! Working in the liquor industry has some perks, and this crowd knew how to party!
But it is the internal spirit of these two that was totally beautiful. In Nashville, there are pretty high odds of rain at any given time of year. So when the forecast was showing 50% chance all wedding week, the two decided to take their chances and go ahead with Plan A all the way. For them, there was no Plan B (ahem, we still had one up our sleeves), and that is the way they will continue to live their lives. Walking right into the moment, smiles on their faces, rain or shine.
PS. It was a perfectly gorgeous day without even a rain drop! Enjoy these sweet pics by Abigail Bobo Photography!
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!
Sometimes a whirlwind romance will just take you over! And Jessica and John are that exception. They met and just knew, married at the gorgeous Belle Meade Plantation a year later, with family and friends by their sides. I had such a fun time choosing all the details with Jessica and her mother, where we could focus on the pretty little details and watch an exquisite team of vendors pull it all together! It was a perfect day.
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.