Katie and Marshall, Nashville Wedding

Marshall and Katie’s wedding was a special one, and we are honored to see it in Sophisticated Living Magazine. Read below to hear about the day from the bride herself!

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What made you choose your ceremony or reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you?

We chose Marshall’s mother's house for our venue. It is actually the very spot where we first met 8 years ago. Where we stood in our ceremony was the exact spot where we first hugged each other and met for the first time. We have so many cherished memories there, and we could not imagine having it somewhere that didn't have any significance to our love story. We feel blessed to have had that opportunity.

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For the groom - what do you admire most about your wife? Her patient heart.

For the bride - what do you admire most about your husband? His fun loving spirit. And how much he makes me laugh.

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What is your most memorable moment from the wedding day?
The most memorable moment was definitely the ceremony. Marshall and I talked it over and it was both of our favorite part of the day. It was the most time we got to spend together all day. We really enjoyed reciting our own vows, and having his sister officiate for us. We were also surrounded by our best friends and family in a circle around us. It was one of the most spiritual things I have ever experienced. How often do you get to stare into the eyes of your loved one for 20 minutes with no interruptions? We were able to mindfully live in the presence of a sacred moment.

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Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line?

We chose to write our own vows because we have always enjoyed being at weddings where couples chose to do that. It really feels more meaningful and intentional. For me, my favorite part of my vows to my husband were: "You have given me the highest honor that anyone can give to someone- and that is, the safekeeping of their vulnerable heart. I do not take this lightly. And from this day forward, I will protect your heart."

 Marshall's favorite vows to me were: "I love you, but more so than that I am in love with who you are and who you can be.”

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What was it like being in front of my camera?

Being in front of the camera felt easy and natural. Except for when we were taking pre wedding and family photos, I really forgot Rachel and her assistant were there. You have so much adrenaline that day that everything just falls into place and you don't have time to be nervous in front of the camera. Rachel is very calming and makes you feel comfortable. It also helps having your hair and make up done so you just feel amazing anyway.

Photographer: Rachel Moore, 2nd photographer: Lauren Stewart

Planner: Emily Piepenbrink with The Happy Ginger Co.

Florist: Stella Rose Floral

Invitation suite: Tenn Hens Designs

Ceremony Musicians: The Corwin Trio

Lighting: Bright Event Productions