Ty and I were engaged inside Middle Bay Lighthouse five months prior to our wedding day and wanted to find an equally romantic venue. We chose a plantation-style mansion to set the scene for our evening wedding. The ceremony was held outside of century-old Riverwood Mansion on a cooler day in late-July. Old oak trees and green leaves provided a frame and a barrier from East Nashville. Guests were ushered into the outdoor ceremony by a string trio playing classical hymns, and were asked to sign a hand painted guest scroll artistically drawn by the Ty’s mom.
With the scene set, my dad escorted me down the aisle to Be Thou My Vision in the first dress I ever tried on - a gorgeous silk and lace dress made by Paloma. The dress was accented by a floor length Italian lace veil handmade by my grandmother. My mom and her sister also wore the veil at their weddings. Bridesmaids looked stunning in knee length one-shoulder dresses in Seaside blue by Alfred Sung, accented by coral and white flowers. The men wore traditional black tuxes with coral boutineers. Ty’s father performed a sentimental ceremony at sunset before we entered the mansion for a cocktail-style reception, complete with a string trio, heavy hor d'vours and high top tables draped in cream linens.
We toasted to our nuptials, and enjoyed a mint and gold colored cake.
The wedding was elegant, intimate, and classic.
After tossing the bouquet, we drove away in a 1947 Ford Coupe restored Ty’s grandfather.
We landed at the historic Hermitage Hotel to complete our wonderful wedding day.
Hold on to the Good.
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Many thanks to our photographer Brandon Chesbro.
Our wedding is also featured here.