Wedding Stories: Sara & Scott

This lovely couple had an equally lovely wedding in the beautiful fall foliage of Nashville, Tennessee. From planning through the big day, it was just such a pleasure to work with them. Planning a wedding from out of state can be tricky, but they did it with such skill you would think they were pros! It is my pleasure to tell you the story of Sara and Scott's wedding day. 

 Photo Courtesy of Whitney Fletcher Photography

Photo Courtesy of Whitney Fletcher Photography

The whole process started with a phone call from Chicago. Sara and Scott live in Chicago, but they met here in Nashville on New Year's Eve. They thought it would be far more special to get married in the place where they met, and I couldn't agree more! If you want to read more about their story as a couple, you should check out their Engagement Story

 Riverwood Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee

Riverwood Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee

The day of the wedding could not have been more perfect. It was a beautiful October day, with nary a cloud in sight. We arrived at the venue, Riverwood Mansion, early to set up and were amazed at how picturesque everything would be for Sara and Scott's big day. 

 The beautiful ceremony at Riverwood Mansion - Whitney Fletcher Photography

The beautiful ceremony at Riverwood Mansion - Whitney Fletcher Photography

The ceremony was short and sweet. Walking down the aisle to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri, Sara was a vision in white and her future husband was all smiles. 

After the first kiss, the bridal party recessed down the aisle to Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. It was a wonderful, celebratory moment that certainly captured the spirit of this sweet couple.

While the bridal party and families did pictures with the extremely talented Whitney Fletcher Photography, my band and I made our way over to the reception venue, Watermark Restaurant in The Gulch. 

 Cocktail hour at Watermark Restaurant - Whitney Fletcher Photography

Cocktail hour at Watermark Restaurant - Whitney Fletcher Photography

We got set up for the cocktail hour and then played jazz tunes in the fall breeze on Watermark's terrace. Lovely drinks and hors d'oeuvres were passed amongst the guests while they lounged, awaiting the newlyweds arrival. The strains of such tunes as At Last, Just Squeeze Me, and La Vie En Rose kept the mood light and airy. 

 Cocktail hour at Watermark Restaurant - Whitney Fletcher Photography

Cocktail hour at Watermark Restaurant - Whitney Fletcher Photography

Once the lucky couple arrived, we began the first dances. Sara and Scott shared their first dance to the tune of Mean to Me by Brett Eldredge. It was a perfect moment. Followed by a father-daughter dance to Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman, and a brother-sister dance to Then They Do by Trace Adkins, there were certainly plenty of happy tears being shed by all, including myself! 

 First Dance at Watermark Restaurant - Whitney Fletcher Photography

First Dance at Watermark Restaurant - Whitney Fletcher Photography

 The happy couple! - Whitney Fletcher Photography

The happy couple! - Whitney Fletcher Photography

A more beautiful couple could not be found that day. To Sara and Scott - I wish you two all of the happiness in the world. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day. It was an honor and a privilege to be a small piece of your love story. 

If you would like to learn more about Sara and Scott, check out their Engagement Story

With love,

Whitney