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

Wedding Stories: Jessica & Jack

This beautiful couple had an equally beautiful wedding day! For Jack and Jessica's wedding, I wore a very different hat from what I usually do. I was their day-of-coordinator, and it was certainly an adventure. Here is Jack and Jessica's wedding story!

It was an absolutely gorgeous May morning and I already had a huge to do list. I met with Jessica, the bride, as well as her family and bridesmaids for breakfast. We also did a final rundown of what was going to happen that day. After enjoying a delicious breakfast, I headed over to the venue, The Lighthouse in Hendersonville, TN, to begin setting up all of the decorations.

I put all of these together, and hung them up from the ceiling, myself!

I put all of these together, and hung them up from the ceiling, myself!

Antique windows that Jessica, the bride, collected herself. 

Antique windows that Jessica, the bride, collected herself. 

Luckily, the venue is already beautiful, so there wasn't a whole lot to add. Except for the dozens of paper lanterns, antique windows and homemade cookie favors (made by the bride herself!) Jack, the groom, was sweet enough to come and lend a helping hand.

Homemade cookie favors and sparklers for the grand exit! 

Homemade cookie favors and sparklers for the grand exit! 

After getting the venue ready, the bride and her bridal party showed up, as well as the amazing photographers, Psalm 27 Creative. They did an amazing job, and they certainly made my job for the day much easier! I was running around making sure all of the other vendors were accounted for and assuring that everything was set up according to plan. 

I snuck a quick picture before the ceremony! 

I snuck a quick picture before the ceremony! 

Jessica's precious niece and flower girl, Story

Jessica's precious niece and flower girl, Story

Finally, it was time for the ceremony to start. To the glorious strains of music played by violinist, Kristin Weber, the guests began to show up in all of their early summer wedding finery. Needless to say, it was a stunning wedding. I got quite emotional, as both bride and groom are close friends of mine. It was amazing to see them finally become husband and wife! 

A delicious dinner, catered by The Lighthouse, was served after the cocktail hour. Each table was graced with gorgeous flower arrangements by GreenFinch Floral Design. Dinner was followed by dancing, music provided by j'adore DJs, and scrumptious cakes by The Rolling Pin. The guests and newlyweds danced the night away, paper lanterns swaying overhead and a summer breeze drifting through from the veranda. 

Delicious cakes, provided by The Rolling Pin, and flowers provided by GreenFinch Floral Designs

Delicious cakes, provided by The Rolling Pin, and flowers provided by GreenFinch Floral Designs

The bride and groom's first dance! I apologize for the dark and blurry picture! 

The bride and groom's first dance! I apologize for the dark and blurry picture! 

A sparkler exit topped off the evening of what was one of the most delightful weddings I have ever attended. Even though I had much more responsibility heaped on my shoulders this go around, I would not have changed that evening for anything. Congratulations to the happy couple, Jack and Jessica. 

If you have not checked out their engagement story, you can do so here

With love, 

Whitney