Emily and Sean were married in a traditional church ceremony at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary followed by a reception at Houston Station in Nashville, Tenn. on July 12. “It was the one for us because we knew we could make the space our own,” Emily said. “It has its own unique feel with the wood beams and brick walls; yet, at the same time, it was such a transformative space. We loved the coffee shop in the venue, Noteable Blends. It was also minutes away from downtown.” The bride wore a silk ball gown with an illusion lace neckline, accessorized with her hair in an updo, floor-length veil, and a pair of jeweled Ivanka Trump peep-toe high heels, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a matching bow tie and cumberbund. Bridesmaids wore long purple chiffon dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, anemones, astilbe, and dusty miller wrapped in ribbons. “I cannot stop thinking about when they opened the doors at the church to begin the walk down the aisle,” she said. “It was such a flood of emotions seeing my soon-to-be husband and all of our loved ones there to witness our matrimony. Sean and I waited to see each other until this moment, and once I saw him, it was truly worth the wait!” Fun fact: a live artist painted the entire scene! Cocktail hour began with an assortment of spirits. Dinner came shortly thereafter inside the renovated train station. Tables were decorated with gray linens, white napkins, mercury glass centerpieces, and votive candles, surrounded by chiavari chairs. “It’s hard to pick just three details,” Emily said. “The flowers were stunning and classic. They seemed to accent the space so well, and they were fresh, crisp, and light. The arrangement of them throughout was beautifully done. They were accented around a hanging menu by the buffet line, below and around my cake, and also draped across the long head table.” Even a monogrammed gobo was projected onto the dance floor! The newlyweds’ best advice? “Keep your focus on what is important,” she said. “The purpose of your wedding is to marry the love of your life. The details, logistics, and families can be tough and stressful at times, but focusing on the fact that your wedding is the start of the rest of your life together is so important. And if you can, get a wedding planner! It can make a difference in the planning a great experience and a not-so-great experience. It certainly did for me.” At the end of the night, they jetted off to their honeymoon in Antigua.
From the Photographer: “Erica & Aaron wanted a fun, unique wedding, unlike any they’ve seen. The are from Mississippi, but decided to get married in Nashville because they love the city. The venue they chose was gorgeous (an old automobile factory that has been transformed into a center for performing arts), but they started decorating with an empty room. She hunted all over antique stores, thrift shops, and even borrowed items from her Grandmother, to pull together the look she did.”- Photography by Susie
From the Bride: “In planning the event, I scoured the internet for inspiration, bookmarked favorite things and gathered inspiring images. We began to see patterns of things that we liked – and things that we loved – and went from there. The event was held in a beautiful rustic art gallery in the historic village of Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. Surrounded by beautiful sculpture and paintings, we decided the table should be simple as everything around us was alive with color and texture. We met with Laura at Southern Events to talk tables, tablecloths, dishes and the like and left there excited having chose wooden looking chargers and crisp white dishes. We knew we wanted to have one long table with everyone on both sides but I couldn’t get a grasp on tying it all together. Brian wanted white hydrangea with leaves wrapped in the vases on the tables, and so when I found green and white cloth napkins at a local store, I was excited to see this bright spring green and white scheme begin to come together. The punchy shade of green is exactly what we built on. It made me think of spring and how the world around was waking up from winter, just as Brian and I were renewing & reviving our commitment to each other. It felt like spring in our relationship too.”