Spencer and Lindsey, Scarritt Bennett Wedding

These two are the real deal. So genuine, so joyful, so loving and caring. They value their family, their faith and their friends. This day was such an honor to be a part of and Lindsey and Spencer made us feel like we were there as their friends. This a special one that I’m excited to share. Excerpts below are from the bride, Lindsey, telling about the day in her own words.

Spencer and I love the beauty of Scarritt Bennett. We both wanted to get married in a church setting, and since our church does not meet in a traditional church building, Scarritt was the perfect choice for us! Spencer grew up going to Richland, and we thought it was the perfect place to celebrate our marriage with our closest friends and family.


Q. For the groom - what do you admire most about your wife?

A. I admire Lindsey’s kindred spirit. She could have had a terrible day at work, but when she comes home, she shuts out this bad day she had and focuses on me. She is intentional and caring towards other people. She doesn’t give up easily and expects the same attitude in return. She pushes me to be the best version of myself that I can be.


Q. For the bride -- what do you admire most about your husband?

A. I always knew that Spencer was thoughtful and intentional, but I’ve seen those qualities in him even more since we have been married. Whether it be packing my lunch the night before I work, preparing dinner when he knows I’ll be coming home late, or making me laugh when I seem stressed, he is so attentive to me and those around him.


The most memorable moment for me was definitely seeing Spencer and my walk down the aisle. Since we chose not to do a first look, we both had so much anticipation and excitement leading up to the ceremony that it made for the sweetest and most memorable moment! His reaction is something I will never forget!


Q. What was it like being in front of my camera?

A. Rachel is the absolute best! Spencer and I are no experts in the photography department, and one of the first things I told her during our engagement shoot was that “we have no idea how to pose.” Rachel made us feel comfortable and relaxed without feeling like we were “posing” for the camera! During the ceremony and reception, we hardly even realized she was there (which made for the best pictures!). I was very picky in choosing my photographer, and I would choose her again any day!


Our favorite detail of the reception was the band! From the first dance to the last song, we had so much fun dancing the night away with everyone we love.


Q. What's next for you as a couple?

A. Right now, we are settling in as a married couple and planning lots of trips together! We want to focus our time by growing in our relationship with each other and with God. We also wouldn’t mind getting a puppy in the near future.

Photographer: Rachel Moore, Associate photographer: Lauren Stewart, Venue: Scarritt Bennett, Planner: Weddings by Helen, Flowers: Knestrick by Design, Calligrapher: Shelby Reece Design

Josh and Hillary's Refined, Timeless, Southern Wedding in Atlanta, GA

What made you choose your ceremony or reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you?
We picked the reception venue, Piedmont Driving Club, first. My parents are members at this club, and as soon as I walked through that ballroom, I knew it would make a beautiful space for a wedding reception! I really only had three requirements when looking for space for the ceremony - a church setting, stained glass, and a pipe organ! Ever since I was little, I knew I wanted to have organ music as part of the ceremony. The music was beautiful and set an exciting, joyous tone. 


For the groom - what do you admire most about your wife?
I love that she's a go-getter who doesn't shy away from anything! She's never afraid to go after whatever projects are in front of her and does great work. 

For the bride - what do you admire most about your husband?
I admire his ability to handle whatever life throws at him with grace and peace. He does a wonderful job of leading us closer to one another as we grow in our relationship with God. 


What was it like being in front of my camera?
You helped make this time so calm and easy! We felt extremely comfortable and relaxed in front of your camera. It's very refreshing to work with someone like you who is both create and detail-oriented. Thank you for capturing the beautiful moments of our wedding weekend!


Being married in a church was important to us - we wanted God to be at the center of our ceremony. Also being surrounded by family and friends was very important to us. The pastor who married us has been part of my family's life for 20 years, all four of my grandparents were able to attend the wedding, and so many of our friends made the trip down from Nashville to celebrate with us.  


The moment that stands out to me the most is the pause right before I walked down the aisle. The doors opened, and I felt a wave of joy, gratitude, and most importantly confidence before undergoing one of the most sacred events of my life. For Josh, our first look stands out to him the most. The look on his face when he first saw me is something I will never forget. I'm so happy we have that moment in time captured on film! 


I will never forget walking into our reception for a sneak peak before our guests! Seeing something that had been so carefully planned for many months come together and be better than what you expected is surreal and magical. I'm in love with the escort card display, the details of lattice throughout the design (bar fronts, menu, watercolor invitation lining, balcony in the ballroom, patio & ballroom chair backs, etc), and how lush our flowers turned out. Molly's design really captured the look we were going for: refined, timeless, southern, and inviting! The candle light throughout the room and on the stage added a warm glow, which matched everyone's spirits. And when the band started up their first song for dancing - everyone rushed to the dance floor!


We took dance lessons together beforehand, which was really fun. Even after all the practicing, I still had butterflies dancing in front of everyone. Our reception was the most fun dance party, ever. We even got my dad singing Don't Stop Believin' with the band!


What's next for you as a couple?
We're continuing to fix up our early 20th century bungalow in Atlanta! We're slowly but surely turning this house into our home and taking on a lot of DIY projects.

Nashville Wedding Photographers: Rachel Moore, Nashville Photographers, Photographers in Nashville, TN, Nashville Photography

Wedding Video: https://www.joshgooden.com/2018/07/04/piedmont-driving-club-wedding-atlanta/

Planning, Design & Coordination: Molly McKinley Designs,  https://www.mollymckinleydesigns.com/

Florals: Flowers by Yona, https://www.flowersbyyona.com/

Hair & Makeup: Jennifer C Nieman, http://www.jennifercnieman.com/

Paper Goods: Foglio Press, http://fogliopress.com/

Chargers: Peachtree Tents & Events, http://www.peachtreetents.com/

Furniture + Seating Chart: Sejour Events, http://www.sejourevents.com/

Linens + Drape: I Do Linens, http://idolinens.com/

Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church, https://firstpresatl.org/

Reception:  Piedmont Driving Club, http://www.drivingclub.org/

Band: The New Royals

Cake & Cake Pops: Piedmont Driving Club

Trolley: Marietta Trolley, http://www.mariettatrolley.com/

Videography: Josh Gooden, http://www.joshgooden.com/

Spencer and Lindsey - Natchez Trace Engagement Session

Our inspiration for this Engagement shoot was a drive down the Natchez Trace in the fall. If you live in Nashville you know that it's hard to beat. I really enjoyed getting to know these two and can't wait for their wedding at Scarritt Bennett!

When did you know that he was the one?

"This is going to sound so cheesy, but I knew that I was going to marry Spencer after our very first date in college. There was just something about him! Even though we broke up and got back together a few times throughout our several years of knowing each other, I always knew that Spencer was the man I was supposed to be with. I guess the saying “when you know, you know” was really fitting here!"


I know that part of your dating relationship was long distance, what did that teach you?

"Long distance was so hard and I’m so glad it’s over, but looking back I am so glad that we had to date that way for a year! We learned so much about communication. Between me working night shift and Spencer being an hour ahead in Cincinnati, we truly learned how to cherish every minute that we were able to talk to each other and didn’t take any second for granted! I think we really grew as individuals and also learned to love each other better."


What are your favorite qualities about each other? 

"Spencer is hilarious. His personality and smile can light up a room, and he always knows how to make me laugh. He is also very sensitive and thoughtful. Spencer always thinks of others and puts them before himself, and I really admire that in him. He pushes me to be a better person."

"Lindsey has a sweet disposition. She goes out of her way to help others. She’s kind and steadfast in her beliefs. She’s fun-loving and always up for an adventure. She loves the Lord and it shows in how she treats people."


Any advice for others planning a wedding?

"Don’t sweat the small stuff (I’m still reminding myself of this in the months leading up to our wedding)! Enjoy being engaged. After Spencer proposed, I remember feeling so overwhelmed trying to pick everything out and making decisions so quickly. We had to step back and refocus on the fact that the most important thing was that we were going to be married, and that it wasn't worth it to freak out over something silly like the color of the tablecloths—nobody is going to remember that anyway!"

What are you most looking forward to about marriage?

"We recently bought a house in Sylvan Park, and neither of us have moved in yet. Seeing it all come together as our little home makes me so excited for us to move in and start our life together! We are so excited for what lies ahead and to grow in our relationship with each other and the Lord together."

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Lunden and Katie, Schermerhorn Symphony Wedding, Nashville Wedding Photography

As seen in Nashville Lifestyles Weddings Magazine:

Katie and Lunden met in 2011 at Texas Christian University. In the summer of 2016, both of their families went on vacation to St. John. On the fourth night before dinner, Lunden took Katie on a walk down the beach and popped the question. Lunden is an accountant for HCA PSG and Katie is the owner of Pure Barre Franklin. The newly-weds reside in Nashville, TN.


Katie and her mother brought a suitcase of thoughtful details and meaningful heirlooms for us to photograph. I know each one has a story. I love that Katie brought these to honor her family tree on the day that she's starting her own.

After numerous weddings at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, I was stuck with the task of how to make this one different. Katie trusted me to create an indoor arbor to be placed in the center of the concert hall. The large estate head table placed beneath seemed to go on for a mile. I was especially thrilled to incorporate a plethora of unique and colourful flowers. An exciting change from the years of shades of white and blush which have engulfed the nuptial world. Stunning chesterfield tufted banquettes flanked the perimeter of the room as guests dined under additional chandeliers we installed at the perfect height. Tall, leafy green trees worked especially well in this space creating a sense of warmth as well as height and coverage. They came in handy as we masked the stage with a combination of crepe myrtles and boxwood wall installations. The overall look was achieved and the bride and groom felt as if we had created a home for one night just for them.
— Hugh Howser of H Three Events

Planner: H3 Events, Venue: Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Florals: Branches, Wedding cake: Dessert Designs by Leland, Wedding dress: Pronovias, Photographer: Rachel Moore, Second Photographer: Lauren Stewart

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Lee and Camille, Cannery One Wedding, Cannery Ballroom Wedding, Nashville Wedding Photographers

Lee and Camille got married in ONE  with their reception in the Cannery ballroom downstairs. They loved that the building had a lot of character - exposed brick, worn wood, big beams, and high ceilings. They wanted to have a relaxed, approachable style to the wedding that also balanced elegance. "Basically, the same style as Nashville - you can walk into any nice restaurant and still see someone wearing a flannel shirt." -Camille

Both my grandmother and mother wore the dress on their wedding days. I’m so glad it held up for me to wear too! 
— Camille
Lee and I met in business school - friends first, then started dating our second year in the program. We’re opposites but balance each other out perfectly! He was born and raised in Manhattan, and I was born and raised in Memphis. He’s a finance mind, and I’m more of a creative. But we both still have so much in common - like our love for our pup Mya!
— Camille
Most memorable moments (because I have a few):

1. The kiss I gave Lee before our officiant Payne gave the go ahead! Lee smashed the glass to symbolize our union, then I jumped in and kissed him - couldn’t help myself. So I guess we had two ceremony kisses

2. Moment of comic relief to keep my from getting more emotional than I was during the ceremony: My dad slipped on my veil seconds before we walked down the aisle. It was one of those slow motion catches that cracked me up! Only the two of us had the pleasure of witnessing it. So glad he didn’t bust it

3. The moments when my mother and then my grandmother saw me in their dress. So special!
— Camille

Getting ready location: The Thompson Hotel, Planner: Southern Touch Events, Venue: ONE at Cannery and Cannery Ballroom, 2nd photographer: Kristen Fields, Hair/Makeup: One 10 Beauty, Florist: Lauren Marie Atkinson Nashville Photographers, Photographers in Nashville, TN, Nashville Photography

Reese and Shea, Classic Ballroom Wedding in Nashville

When these two college sweethearts tied the knot, they planned around the concept of "classic elegance with a touch of glam." And from the ceremony under the oak tree to the stunning ballroom reception, their day was one for the storybooks. As seen on Style Me Pretty.

Reese and I met while we were in school at Auburn University. Luckily for us our fraternity and sorority were always together, so we had lots of mutual friends. Through attending football games and date parties together, we both fell for each other quickly. We have been together ever since, through college, long distance, new jobs, and new cities. This year marks six years we have been together.

I randomly decided to attend Auburn University after attending one college day visit. I’m still not sure why I was so convinced Auburn was the school for me without knowing anything about it or anyone there, but now looking back it makes complete sense. I am so thankful for Auburn, Alabama because it led this Georgia girl to a boy from Tennessee and was the perfect place to start our story.
Our wedding was at 6 in the evening outside Belle Meade Country Club under the huge 200-year-old tree. At 5:30 it was still raining and dreary, like it had been all day. We took a chance and did not move the ceremony location. At 5:45 the clouds parted, and it became the most beautiful day that was complete with a rainbow.
It was important for Reese and me to have the day focused on the love we have for each other, and the love we have for each person that was there that day. It was also important to have a wedding that was elegant, yet inviting. I loved that we had a seated dinner in a gorgeous ballroom filled with all white flowers and linens, and then moved to the tent where the band, décor, and lighting provided the perfect atmosphere for a memorable party.

Photography: Rachel Moore, Planner: H Three Events, Venue: Belle Meade Country Club,

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Martin & Jane, Nashville Engagement Photography

"Martin is the best person I know. He is smart, always thinks before he speaks, funny without trying, understanding and sympathizing. He truly challenges me to be and do better everyday. I am more of the talker in our relationship. I've never known a stranger. I like to think I'm a good friend, loyal and honest. I love my family and can't wait to start one with Martin. "


How did you two meet?

"Martin and I met at a discover Vanderbilt MBA session in February 2015. Neither of us were 100% on attending, but we ultimately decided on the school. Following a pre-orientation trip to Costa Rica, Martin took me on our first date - to Love Circle then to Rumors East - on August 11, 2015. Three years later to the day, we're tying the knot!"


What's the proposal story?

"Martin picked me up for a holiday party we were (supposed) to attend. He wanted to drive by the Christmas lights on the way, which I agreed. We were driving around Hillsboro Village and started to head to towards Love Circle. Martin suggested we go up to the top to see if we could see any Christmas lights from up there... I begin to get a little suspicious because he took me there before our first date. We got to the top of the hill, where there was a blanket set out with champagne. He got down on knee and the rest is history. It was perfect in every way - so romantic and so us."


What's your vision for the wedding?

"My vision for the reception is having all our loved ones in one room where they can see the dance floor. I want people to have FUN and celebrate our once in a lifetime love. I also want to be able to spend time with everyone because when else will our favorite people in the universe be under one roof? As far as details, I want a formal, elegant affair. I want things to be timeless and not trendy. I'm thinking black tie preferred, white dinner jackets for the groom and groomsmen, and simple pale pink and white flowers."


Photographer: Rachel Moore, Nashville Photographers, Photographers in Nashville, TN, Nashville Photography, Nashville Wedding Photographers

Bri & Tom's Cedarwood Wedding - Nashville Wedding Photographer

Tom and Bri are the type of people you just want to be around; they're kind, thoughtful, appreciative, genuine and joyful. After just photographing Bri's older sister's wedding last summer, we arrived to their wedding feeling like family friends. 

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Bri and I met at Mississippi State University, she was a Freshman and I a Sophomore. Her personality is gold, and her kindness will give you a hug figuratively speaking. She has a love for music, nature, animals and making me smile. She’s an all around encouraging individual, and I feel as if there’s no getting enough of her.
— Tom, the groom
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Tom has the biggest heart, contagious faith and is very easy going. Tom loves the earth (Environmental Scientist), camping/rock climbing, playing guitar, and makes everyone cry with his letters - he just has this thing with words.
— Bri, the bride
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Tom and I love the outdoors so when we came across Cedarwood we immediately fell in love with the relaxed layout and gorgeous landscape. To us, the venue had a hint of Mississippi and a hint of Tennessee feel to it which was a perfect fit and combination of where we are both from.
— Bri
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Southern Garden Luxe only begins to describe Bri & Tom’s dream day. They combined some of our favorite wedding elements: garden luxe styling, watercolor paper goods, the Cedarwood Outdoor Cathedral, and a warm and rich palette of ruby and gold-toned hues. Tom describes Bri’s personality as ‘gold’ and the rich reds (representing Tom and Bri’s alma mater, Mississippi State) are ‘at home’ with Bri’s love of earth tones and ‘anything floral.’
— Ashley, Cedarwood stylist
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During the ceremony, there was a big yellow butterfly that kept landing on the bridesmaids’ bouquets. My mom and I had just talked the day before about how we draw to ourselves what we seek out. Her example of this was how she had once focused on looking for yellow butterflies and was amazed at how much she noticed them over a period of time because she was purposely looking for them. Seeing the yellow butterfly just confirmed if you focus on positive feelings you will draw that to yourself.
— Bri
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Having all of our friends and family in one place was such a humble feeling and made the day extra special - especially to see everyone dancing and enjoying themselves!
— Bri
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Bri & Tom embraced southern garden style incorporating Bri’s love of flowers from their custom watercolor floral invitation suite to seed packet favors. An overflowing bouquet bursting with roses, ranunculus, dahlias, and amaranths made for a swoon-worthy bundle the bride couldn’t put down! To sweeten their night a casually elegant barely there cake from Patty Cakes was dolled up with pops of romantic blooms surrounded by candlelight and true love.
— Ashley, Cedarwood stylist
Tom and I are living in Nashville and look forward to continuing to explore the city. We’re excited to travel together, grow together, and see what life has in store for us!
— Bri

Photography: Rachel Moore, Second Photographer: Lauren Stewart, Venue, Floral, Planning and Design: CedarwoodPaper Goods: Designs in Paper , Cake: Patty Cakes , Catering: Dream Catering & EventsBridal Store: The White Room 

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