Okay Erin, from one bride to another: your lace-embellished Melissa Sweet gown (“Fern,” for all you need-to-know brides!) has been one of my all-time favorite dresses since – like – forever. And, girl, you are rocking that dress and veil! SW favorite Skip Hopkins photographed the couple’s nuptials at the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee. The groom looks like he stepped right out of a fashion shoot in his silk neckerchief and feather-embellished boutonnière, and I’m loving the father of the bride’s low-key Southern look. They’re all so darn good-looking, in fact, that I’m still not convinced this a real wedding, though Emily promises me it is. Check back soon for more details from the reception!
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Adam and I met at a non-profit charity event for diabetes in Nashville the third week I moved to Nashville.
Describe the proposal. Adam took me to the hotel where we met for Christmas dinner. After dinner we wanted to walk around the hotel and reminisce about the night that we met. I especially wanted to see the rooftop again since the view is amazing and as it was where we shared our first dance. When we got up to the roof, there was a table with roses, candles, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries…. I knew something was up. Adam got down on one knee and asked me to spend my life with him.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The gorgeous setting. There is nothing like it. The garden was so beautiful!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: Being in the wedding industry for so long, I always knew exactly what I wanted. Finding that in Nashville was another thing entirely! I had a photo on my desktop of Melissa Sweet’s “Fern.” It was the perfect dress! After a bit of hunting around the internet, I found that a local Nashville boutique carried the line. It was meant to be!
Describe your wedding flowers: We used beautiful white ranunculus, gorgeous mums, large garden roses and peonies and green berries.