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We all know there is so much planning that goes into a wedding: the look, the details, and, especially in the South, making sure guests feel welcome and have a fabulous time. And, while I’m all for Southern hospitality, reading through Kelly and Austin’s sweet interview, I was most struck by how they felt. Your wedding day is filled with so many emotions and it goes by so quickly that it’s sometimes hard to remember everything, but reading that Kelly and Austin felt like the “luckiest people to be loved by so many incredible people” made my heart skip a beat. I remember feeling exactly the same way on my wedding day, and despite any snafus, marrying your best friend is always the best day ever!

Thanks to Alea Moore for capturing this beautiful day!

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: It’s hard to choose, because every time we turned a corner, there was something else to admire, but my favorite detail was probably my bouquet. I never imagined that I would have something so beautiful and special at my own wedding, so I seriously cried when I saw it.

Did you decide to do a first look? Why or why not? It was a hard decision because having a first look can make pictures a lot easier and save time during the wedding, but it just didn’t feel right for us. I explained to Austin that when I imagined seeing him for the first time on our wedding day, he was standing at the altar waiting for me. There is this really powerful moment when you see each other for the first time after all of the anticipation, and we wanted that moment to be a part of what made the ceremony special. Seeing each other in that moment is one of our favorite memories from the wedding.

We wrote our own vows, and it was the most challenging and meaningful thing we did for the wedding. When you have to sit down and really decide what you can promise to someone, you realize to a greater extent what marriage really is. We did’t hear each others vows until we were at the altar, and it was so powerful hearing what God had laid on our hearts separately as a vision for our marriage. There were so many similarities, it was pretty evident that He had already started preparing us to become one. This was my favorite line, adapted from Ephesians 3:20 “…today, I enter into this covenant with hopeful expectation that God will do immeasurably more with our marriage than all we could ask for or imagine, according to His power and not our own.”

How did you plan for your marriage while planning your wedding? The absolute best and most valuable thing we did while being engaged was going through pre-marital counseling. We got connected with a professional counselor through our church and spent six sessions with her trying to prepare for situations we would encounter in our marriage. Honestly, we went into the first session thinking “We’re a great couple… will there even be anything to talk about?”, but we were shocked when it ended and we still had so many things to talk through. We learned so much about each other, about ourselves, and about how to communicate through those conversations. When we finished the last session, we were actually sad that we wouldn’t get to go anymore, but we left feeling a million times more prepared for whatever marriage will throw at us.

We stumbled upon the Engine Room by chance during our venue hunt, and we knew from the moment we stepped inside that we would get married on those old wood floors, with natural light pouring in through the huge windows.

When we realized how much money it was going to be to cater a wedding for 240 people, we were in shock. We had to cut down the cost, so several friends suggested looking into food trucks, and that idea ended up saving us thousands of dollars! Since they don’t come with all of the extra staff, linens, dishes, etc., you are pretty much just paying for the food. To cut back on lines and add more selection, we got two trucks and had our own little food truck park for our guest to go up to and order their dinners. The trucks did’t just save us money, they also added a fun element to our wedding, and people have been raving about the food ever since.

We wanted simple cakes decorated with buttercream and fresh flowers. We couldn’t decide on a flavor, so we got several small cakes in different flavors from a cute bakery in Athens. The star of the show was this amazing tres leches cake that I still have dreams about eating.

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? At the end of the wedding, we walked past all of our friends and family with sparklers, shouting congratulations and saying goodbye. Since we were moving away, it really was “goodbye” to so many of the people we love, which made the moment very bittersweet. When we got in the car and drove away, we were so overwhelmed that we barely had time to get out of the parking lot before we burst into tears. We got a few miles away and then pulled over the car and just cried together. We cried for how much our lives were about to change, for this scary new adventure, and mostly, for how every single aspect of our wedding was made perfect by all of the people we love and by the God who made it all possible. The only thing we could really say at that point was that we are the luckiest people in the world to be loved by so many incredible people, and that was by far the best day of our lives.

Don’t miss Kelly + Austin’s highlight film from Imagine Video Productions!

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. Austin and I lived just minutes from each other in Woodstock, Georgia without crossing paths for almost 18 years. When we finally did meet, we spent most of the summer together, becoming close friends. At the end of the summer, Austin left for his second year at UGA, and I prepared to start my first semester at Georgia Tech. To me, Austin was the older guy who had everything he needed in Athens, but for some reason, he showed up at Georgia Tech almost every weekend over the next couple of months. Little did I know, Austin had started liking me over the summer, and had been patiently waiting all of those months to ask me on a date when I was ready. Finally, Austin came to Atlanta and told me that he really liked me, but I needed to “stop leading him on” if I wasn’t interested…and if I was interested, he’d like to take me on a date. I replied with a “maybe” and made the poor guy wait a MONTH before officially accepting his offer, but his patience paid off. After a year of dating long distance, Austin decided to join me in Atlanta and there was no looking back. I began to realize that the crazy love that Austin had for me and the things he was willing to do for me paled in comparison with the lengths that God is willing to go to show me His love. When being with someone teaches you that, you know that they’re a solid choice for a husband.
Tell us all about the proposal! In his fourth year of school, Austin was offered an internship with Boeing in Charleston for the upcoming summer. When he accepted that internship, Austin forwarded me an email they had sent him that was an invitation to a weekend in Charleston to get to know the city and his future managers (all expenses paid!), so he invited me to accompany him. On our second day, we went over to Middleton Plantation from our hotel, and spent the morning walking through the beautiful gardens and taking video footage (because Austin wanted a montage of the trip, obviously). At one point, Austin sent me down between the ponds overlooking the marshes as he set up the camera for another shot. As he walked down to meet me, he had the biggest smile on his face, said he had something to give me, and pulled out a letter. It was when I opened it that I realized that this was no ordinary letter. It began with “To my fiancé…” and as I read the rest (with tears in my eyes), he explained all of the reasons why I was the woman he had been praying for. I finished the letter and Austin got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Obviously, I said “yes,” and we just stood there in the freezing rain, crying and laughing and enjoying the moment. Austin then explained to me that the entire Boeing trip was a big lie! After asking my parents for their blessing, Austin had spent months designing my ring, sending me fake itineraries, and even helping me pick out a “business appropriate” outfit for the meeting with his managers. Since we didn’t have any meetings to get to after all, we spent the rest of the weekend calling friends and family with the big news. It was something I will never forget!
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 240
Describe your wedding flowers. The flowers at our wedding were heavenly. Lindsay Coletta did everything without much guidance from me and on very short notice, but somehow, the florals were better than I could have even imagined. She did lush greenery down the long guest tables, whimsical arrangements for the head table, and the most amazing bridal bouquet I’ve ever seen. Because of my smaller budget, I asked for quality over quantity. That was the best decision I made, because having a smaller amount of flowers that were breathtaking was way better than having a ton of flowers that were just blah.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Our location was definitely a very Southern aspect of our wedding. Monroe is a tiny, charming town, kind of out in the middle of nowhere. The venue itself is an old cotton mill that is brimming with Southern charm and history. Bistro lights over the dance floor, s’mores by the fire pit, and a ton of people dancing gave our big wedding a hint of that casual backyard feel that makes the South such a great place to call home. And we can’t forget one of the best elements, a food truck entirely devoted to macaroni and cheese.
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-$50,000
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? After our wedding, we moved to the charming city of Charleston. Austin works for Boeing as a Database Administrator, and I am preparing to apply to Physician Assistant school. We’re really looking forward to getting to know this city and making it feel more like home. We hope to spend the next few years going on adventures, eating gelato, and taking advantage of living at the beach.

Photographer: Alea Moore Photography / Videographer: Ryan Lindsay / Planner: It Takes Two Events / Venue: The Engine Room at Monroe Cotton Mills / Florist: Lindsay Coletta / Cake Baker: Cecilia’s Cakes / Caterer: Happy Belly Food Truck and Mac the Cheese Truck / Rentals: I Do Linens / DJ: Mike Zarin / Paper Products: Allee Rodenbaugh and Minted / Bride’s Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Hair and Makeup: Megan Neary / Bride’s Shoes: J. Crew Factory / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: RenzRags / Groom’s Attire: “Napoli” by Suitsupply, “Clifton” by Allen Edmonds, J. Crew Factory, H&M, and Daniel Wellington / Groomsmen Attire: J. Crew Factory / Photo Booth: Classic Photo Affair / Bartender: Lyght House Cocktails / Engagement and Wedding Bands: Solomon Brothers

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar carolyn reply

    I love that this bride ROCKED her glasses on her special day :)

  2. avatar Yours Truly Wedding Albums reply

    Gorgeous choice of colors and I love the location!

  3. avatar Loverly reply

    We are loving this bride’s bouquet! Great color combo.

  4. avatar Amy reply

    Just beautiful – perfect pictures, gorgeous wedding. Enjoyed it all.

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A proposal at the White House practically demands a patriotic red, white, and blue wedding, and thanks to their Southern summer picnic inspiration, Amy and Kenny’s big day was the epitome of all-American joy and fun! Along with tables nicknamed after favorite Washington DC landmarks, a darling sweetheart table, and the prettiest Rice Krispie treat cake (yes, cake!) I’ve ever seen, Amy and Kenny’s wedding was full of family and friends having a great time and lovin’ on each other. That’s definitely what makes summer so sweet to me!

Hugs to Jillian Zamora for sharing this happy day with us!

Tell us all about the proposal! Kenny is quite the romantic and he couldn’t have chosen a more perfect way to propose! Kenny is from northern Virginia and has a special place in his heart for DC, so when he took me back home to meet his family over Thanksgiving, we planned a mini trip for just the two of us in DC. He knew I wanted a memorable proposal, so he chose the White House as the location. As we walked through the White House, Kenny analyzed my every move and comment in each room, trying to decide which was my favorite (all the while, the ring was burning a hole in his pocket!). After moving through all the rooms, he took me back to the East Room, and as we were standing in front of the painting of George Washington, he proposed with the most beautiful, heartfelt speech. I couldn’t believe it, and neither could any of the other tourists! One of the Secret Service agents even let us go behind the ropes to take a picture to capture the special moment. I still tear up thinking about that amazing day, and I can’t believe he managed to sneak the ring through security!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I found my wedding dress at the first store I went to. It was the third dress I tried on and it fit perfectly–no alterations needed! It fit my personality and style so well–sophisticated and classic, with a touch of spunk. It was a strapless ball gown with a sweetheart neckline, and the top of the dress had ruching to give it some interest. There was also a line of buttons down the back that extended down the train of the dress. We added a sash that had some unfinished edge, fabric flowers, and just the right amount of beads to give it some texture and shine. I paired it with red and white polka dot kitten heels and an elbow-length, unfinished-edge veil to play up my style!

I chose Für Elise as the song that the wedding party and groom walked out to. I grew up playing the piano and that is one of my favorite songs I ever played!

Our wedding colors were red, cream, and navy, so that was the focus for the flowers. I wanted all of the florals to look natural, a little wild, and not too perfect. My florist did an amazing job combining flowers like blue thistle, anemones, daisies, and garden roses with natural greenery, and it was absolutely beautiful. My bouquet couldn’t have been more perfect!

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: We loved our “Picnic for Two” sweetheart table. The rosette tablecloth, the greenery draped across our chairs, and the chalkboard sign made our little area the perfect place for us to enjoy some time alone and look over the reception. I also loved that each table was named after a monument Kenny and I visited on our trip to DC. It was a unique way to tie the proposal into our wedding.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Being that Kenny and I are from Virginia and Texas respectively, a Southern wedding suited us perfectly! Some of the Southern details we incorporated included an iced tea bar (with a sign that said “Our love is as sweet as the sugar in our tea”), a summer picnic theme with Southern “cookout” food, Americana-inspired decor with a focus on beauty in simplicity, an engraved baseball and bat guest book (go Rangers!), and Southern foods with a twist–like pecan pie pops!

Our first dance was to Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” I always knew the right man would come along, but never thought I would be 30 before he did! It’s a big joke between the two of us that I waited a long time for him, so this seemed to fit. Probably the most special part of the night was Kenny and his daughter Ashlynn’s special dance. They started off with Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl,” but much to the crowd’s surprise, they switched halfway through to Run DMC’s “Tricky” and totally rocked it out! They had practiced for a couple months beforehand and it was the biggest hit!

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. Kenny and I actually met on eHarmony. I had joined the site because I was finding it hard to meet someone in the area, and Kenny was looking for someone who was ready to settle down and didn’t mind that he already had a little girl from his previous marriage. I loved Kenny’s profile–it was witty, charming, and mature. It took us a little while to actually meet in person, but once we did, it didn’t take long for us to realize that we were meant to be!
When did y’all get married? June 28, 2013
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? About 90
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We did not write our own vows. Instead, we went with something special our pastor had prepared for us. I don’t think I would’ve managed to keep my emotions in control if we had written our own!
Describe your wedding cake or dessert. A few buzz words we used to describe our wedding were family-focused, casual, fun, summer picnic, and sophisticated. To play up the fun and summer flair, we decided to go with a dessert bar. We had pie pops, macarons, moon pies, s’mores, lemonade tartlets, and a rice krispie groom’s cake! No one could get over how tasty and cute all the little treats were.
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? If so, do tell! I had all of these covered! My something old and borrowed was my great-grandmother’s wedding ring. Her husband didn’t have the money to buy her a ring when they were first married, so he hammered it out of a quarter and she wore it for most of her marriage. I am so honored to be able to keep this special piece of jewelry, and I wear it almost every day. My new and blue was a stunning diamond and aquamarine bracelet that my parents gave me on my wedding day. I couldn’t believe it when I opened the box! My birthstone is aquamarine and I always have a hard time finding jewelry with it, so it’s definitely something I will wear every chance I get.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? I think the biggest challenge while planning was discussing decisions with Kenny. As a bride, I wanted to be selfish and make this day about me and what I wanted, but that wasn’t fair to Kenny! I really had to step back and think about what his vision of our wedding was, and in the end, I think it turned out just right, thanks to our amazing wedding planners!
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? I loved them all, but I have to go with my wedding planners. Rayven Walker and Jen Rios were absolutely the key to getting the wedding of my dreams. With Rayven keeping me on track with budget and vendors, and Jen designing each little detail, they make quite the team! I know there are many things they did to help each other make it such a special day for Kenny and I, and I couldn’t be happier that I chose them!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The first look was probably high up on the list, but getting to spend our special day with family and friends was the most memorable part. I didn’t get to talk to everyone as much as I would have hoped, but knowing that they loved us enough to travel to our wedding makes me feel so incredibly blessed!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? The first order of business must be to get a wedding planner that you trust. Just knowing that they can add touches that you wouldn’t think about or find vendors that you can’t (or may stress yourself out trying to find) is worth it. Also, soak in every part of the day. Take a minute or two here and there to step back and enjoy the view. Sneak a moment alone with your spouse or by yourself to really see and feel everything about the event! And one last thing: make sure to eat!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? Next is probably kids, as is with lots of couples. Kenny’s daughter, Ashlynn, is such a big part of our lives and I couldn’t imagine a sweeter child to have as a stepdaughter. I would love to add a child of our own to the family. I am looking forward to just loving each other and our families for many years to come!

Photographer: Jillian Zamora Photography / Planner: Jen Rios Design / Venue: Hickory Street Annex / Florist: RLove Floral Designs / Dessert Baker: Cakewalk Bakeshop / Caterer: Two Sister Catering / Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen / Rentals: Love Dove Rentals and Gifts / DJ: Jordan Bell of Spin Productions / Bride’s Gown: WToo / Bridal Salon and Veil: White Gown Workroom / Paper Products: Val Marie Paper / Hair Stylist: Cyndi Burk of Serenity Salon / Makeup Artist: Rayven Walker of Beauty & the Blush / Bride’s Shoes: VANELi / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Gianni Bini / Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

lisa Written with love by Lisa
  1. avatar Ivy Ellen reply

    I love Amy and her bridesmaids’ wedding shoes. They are so stylish! Also such a good idea to have a second going away outfit. Two amazing dresses to wear in one day! Congratulations to you both ~ Jen

  2. avatar Lindsay Colvin reply

    What a DARLING theme for a wedding. Incredibly creative, I love it!

  3. avatar Emily reply

    I adore their tables and dessert bar – such sweet details! And that is the classiest rice krispees cake I’ve ever seen! :)

  4. avatar NC Wedding Planner – Orangerie Events reply

    I love the pop of color in this wedding! Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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Y’all know how much a city wedding gets my heart pounding, and Anne and Eric’s Nashville nuptials are no exception. I could go on and on about how much I love their gorgeous fall color palette (charcoal, portobello, champagne, garnet and ivory–yes please!) and their modern loft reception space, but all of that pales in comparison to how I imagine this wedding must have felt. After debating whether to elope or throw a wedding (which they knew would have to be big, no getting around it!), Anne and Eric decided to take advantage of the opportunity to have all their loved ones together. Sure enough, 290 of their 300+ guests traveled from far and wide to Nashville to celebrate their wedding. That is so much love in one room!

Thanks so much to The Studio B Photography for sharing Anne and Eric’s wedding with us!

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. We are both alumni of Florida State University. As students, we were members of an organization for campus leaders, which is unique in that its membership continues beyond graduation. Although we were not at FSU at the same time, we met at the organization’s summer retreat. I was living in Phoenix, and Eric was in Tampa. We spent the following year as great friends, communicating and traveling together, but without any romantic advances. During one Sunday “marathon call” (as we called our regular multi-hour phone conversations), Eric mentioned that he would like to come visit me in Phoenix. Since Eric had mentioned in a previous “marathon” that he hadn’t yet visited his brother in New York City in the three years he’d been living there, I declined on the grounds that he “needed to go visit his brother before coming to see some girl.” “Fine,” Eric responded, “But if I’m going to NYC, then you’re coming with me! And just to be clear, I want to take you on a date when we get there.” So, in August 2010, one calendar year later, we met at our annual retreat and departed for New York at its conclusion.

The wedding colors were charcoal, portobello, champagne, garnet and ivory. The garnet was used sparingly as an accent, and was the primary color of the flowers. What a statement! They were a stunning combination of mokaras orchids (which are special to Eric and I), cymbidiums, spray roses, garden roses, calla lilies, safari sunset, amaryllis and kangaroo paw. The bouquets were tied in a champagne satin ribbon. At the reception, the floral arrangements were hung, soared on top of ottomans and billowed on tables, making the most dramatic and gorgeous impact. Paired with the soft lighting and the linearity of the space, the textures and hues were a show-stopper!

Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? Eric and I were blessed to be married by repeating the same vows that have married so many other amazing couples before us!
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? Old Testament Reading: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; New Testament Reading: 1 John 4:13-19; Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:13–16

We decided to do a first look for a variety of reasons, but most importantly was this: of our 320 guest, more than 290 had traveled to Nashville for our wedding from out-of-town. We wanted to spend as much time with our families and guests as possible. We chose to do bridal, couple and family shots before the wedding, going straight to the reception after the ceremony. This was the groom’s favorite moment of the wedding–the moment where the hard work had ended, and the fun began.

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: We loved the layout of our reception. There was one long bar, a variety of table sizes and heights, and a number of soft seating arrangements. Also, I requested a “kid’s area” with a private dance floor, activities and appropriately-sized furniture as a special haven for the children who were invited. It was a lovely space, and one that lent itself to reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones!

Describe your wedding cake or dessert. I am a designer, so I elected to make the design decisions, while Eric was responsible for the “taste” decisions. We had a seven-tier lemon cake with buttercream icing. The tiers were a combination of round (top five layers) and square (two base layers), and combined smooth and textural icing. This design was selected as a representation of the juxtaposition of the glamorous and structural elements of the reception. Eric chose the lemon-flavored cake because it reminded him of his favorite desert that his mom made as a kid: lemon icebox pie. He also felt it would be refreshing in late July, which was absolutely true.

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? When first engaged, we discussed whether we wanted to elope or have a wedding. We knew that if we had a wedding, it would be a big one–there was no way around it. Ultimately, we decided to have the big wedding, because it would be the one opportunity to have all of our friends and family from all over the country in one room at the same time. And now, every memory that we reminiscence about from our day circles back to that initial goal.

Tell us all about the proposal! As we were coming up on two years since our first date, Eric wanted to go back to New York for a “rendition of our first date.” Since we had talked about getting engaged, I naturally thought the trip was planned around a proposal, and was honestly disappointed in the lack of creativity of a “first date-inspired proposal.” Little did I know, the vacation was merely a ploy to focus my energy on getting engaged in New York, so that he could surprise me and do it sooner. So, when Eric gave me an address, asking me to meet him for a “surprise” in Miami, I didn’t think much of it. The address was the Miami Seaquarium, and the surprise was a swim with the dolphins! At the end of the swim, as we were exiting the water, the trainer told me that Ringo (appropriately named!) had something for me. The dolphin swam to the edge of the pool with a buoy in his mouth. As I bent over to pick it up, I saw that it said “Will You Marry Me?” on it! Laughing, I turned around to tell Eric that I was engaged to a dolphin, finding him on his knee behind me with a ring. The photographer, who had been carrying the ring in his pocket, took dozens of pictures as I said “YES!” And, yes, we did go to New York the following weekend, recreating our first date. The trip ended up being an encore celebration rather than the main event!
When did y’all get married? July 27th, 2013–four years after we met, three years after our first date, and one year after we got engaged
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 320
Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I had a grandiose idea to bring my mom, sister, grandmother and mother-in-law-to-be to Orlando to shop for wedding dresses. Instead, I allowed a sweet saleswoman to talk me into trying some on while casually looking at bridesmaid dresses in Nashville with my mom. I tried about ten, and we agreed the first dress was “the one.” We decided to keep it simple and buy the dress on the spot. Good thing, because the style was soon discontinued!
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. We had our first dance to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”; my dad and I danced to “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride; Eric and his mom had their dance to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.” Since we had so many families at the wedding, we conjured up an idea to share the dance floor with other fathers and daughters, and mothers and sons who were attending. Having never seen or heard of anyone doing this, we needed to get creative to execute it well. Working with the band, we decided to pre-record a special message to our parents, using that as an opportunity to welcome the other families to join in the rare moment. It became one of the most special events of the evening as the dance floor was filled with examples of love and family: one friend danced with his 8-month-old baby girl, Eric’s brothers joined in surrounding their mom, my dad stole a dance with my mom. One dear friend came up to me, with tears in her eyes, exclaiming, “You gave me my first dance with my son!” What a special moment!
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Being in Nashville, our wedding was inherently Southern. We were married in the church that I grew up attending and where I was baptized–a gorgeous Episcopal church. On the Friday of our wedding weekend, the groom’s parents hosted a welcome reception for all of the wedding guests in the Rotunda at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Not to mention, our families had just eaten their rehearsal dinner at a local favorite, a restaurant called Southern!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? The biggest obstacle of the wedding was planning remotely. Our hectic work schedules only allowed weekends for preparation and meeting with vendors, flying to Nashville on Friday nights and traveling back to Orlando on Sunday evenings.
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? We can’t possibly narrow it down to one: our photographers were the most amazing, easy to work with and fun team we could have asked for. The band absolutely killed it–people are still talking about them! We also just adored the flowers and can’t stop looking at pictures of them.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Our advice is to simply listen to your heart while you are planning your special day. From the colors to the emphasis on prayer, family and love, to the atypical way food was served and dances were danced, no one could deny that our wedding was perfectly designed specifically for us.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? We are happy to be living together for the first time, sharing life as a team. We are looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store!

Photographer: Rebecca Enslein / Videographer: Jonathan Roberts / Planner: Alice Hendry / Ceremony Venue: St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville / Reception Venue: The Pinnacle at Symphony Place / Florist: A Village of Flowers / Wedding Cake or Dessert Baker: Jay Qualls Cakes / Caterer: Jim Hagy at Chef’s Market / Rentals: Visual Elements / Lighting: Bright Event Productions / Band or DJ: Blue Tones / Special Details: BBJ Linen / Bride’s Gown: Village Bridal / Paper Products: K & M Paper Designs / Hair and Makeup: Altra Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Village Bridal

lisa Written with love by Lisa
  1. avatar Caitlyn | The Aerialist Press reply

    Love everything about this! Such an amazing loft venue.

  2. avatar Lena reply

    Wild about this wedding–the flowers and the beaming newlyweds are irresistible!

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    Love the sleeves of Anne’s dress — so pretty!

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