Here are a collection of images from an April wedding that I did. Allison & Brad’s wedding day was perfect- partly cloudy and just the right temperature for mingling outside during the cocktail hour before heading inside to dance the night away. Let’s start at the beginning:
What a great photo of Allison. I love this expression of pure joy. She looks like the quintessential bride on her wedding day, realizing that after months of planning this is actually happening! Allison and her bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done by Amy Lynn Larwig and her team. The girls looked flawless, and chose a natural look for the day.
Here the bride is receiving the finishing touches on her ensemble, courtesy of her mother and maid of honor. This is such a special image because it represents her with two of the most important women in her life. Jen was able to capture this moment so beautifully.
The color palette was white, blue, with sprinkles of metallics mixed in. We went with white flowers to keep the palette neutral, and they really popped against the bridesmaids’ cornflower blue dresses. The groom, groomsmen, and ring bearer wore classic black tuxedos with gray vests underneath (save the groom, who wore white). How adorable is that little ring bearer in a tux?
The flower girl had a headband made of coordinating flowers, instead of carrying a bouquet herself. This candid image of the wind blowing in her hair is so lovely.
Their wedding ceremony was held at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, and was stunningly classic. They opted for white flowers at the alter and bows on the pews, letting the natural beauty of the location speak for itself. This is the new Mr. and Mrs. walking down the aisle during their recessional.
During the cocktail hour, guests mingled in the beautifully uplit courtyard. This venue is right in the center of downtown Nashville, and has a great energy. As their wedding was in the evening, we chose to have several bars outside, along with passed appetizers to satiate guests until they entered for the reception. The potted trees were brought in by us, and warmed up the stone courtyard, giving it a softer feel.
As the strings played their final songs, guests were ushered into the main reception space. The lighting, floral decor, and linens provided quite the breathtaking backdrop for this wedding reception. Guests gasped as they saw the room before them. We elected for large centerpieces, but made sure they were narrow in the stand and high enough as to not interfere with guest conversation.
Here is a close up of what guests found at their table. An elegant and classic table number corresponded with their seating card, and helped guests easily find their assigned tables. The large centerpieces were accented by scattered votives around the base. This gave a romantic look to the table and softened up having one large arrangement.
The food was served family style and guests were treated to a delicious meal of several courses. One of the most exciting catering elements was the Bananas Foster station. Guests enjoyed seeing the catering staff create desserts made to order, and of course flambee elements are always a fun surprise! *As this was a historical venue, we were required to have the Fire Marshall on site because of the open flame. Ensure you’re meeting all safety requirements in your ceremony and reception venue*
The bride and groom were moving to New York City shortly after their wedding, for the groom to begin his residency. As such, they chose to play New York, New York as their last dance, and guests began to make their way outside as the song was concluding. After family and friends had lit their sparklers, we sent our newlyweds down the steps for quite a grand exit!
All images were taken by Jen & Chris Creed– Wedding Photographers