Our 2018 wedding season ended with the pretty and timeless wedding of Laura and Stephen in Arrington at Kings Chapel. The beautiful fall colors and leaves still lingering on the trees served as the backdrop for some gorgeous photos snapped by Erin Lee Allender. This natural backdrop became an added addition to the rustic chic wedding colors of natural and greenery. A Village of Flowers designed some lovely florals to compliment the wedding colors along with the white washed chiavari chairs and other rentals from Liberty Party Rental.
Laura and Stephen met after Laura was encouraged to hang out with her friends at a local hot spot in Nashville. It was there she met Stephen. And as the saying goes, the rest is history.
Before the ceremony, the ladies enjoyed laughing, talking and getting beautified by Mandy Davis (makeup) and Glory Coats (hair) at the house next door to the venue. The guys’ pad was downstairs in the venue with a bar, pool table and TV. Just the right atmosphere for them.
Surrounded by over 100 of their family and friends, guests witnessed their commitment to each other officiated by Chris O’Rear. Laura walked down the aisle in her beautiful gown from Madam Trousseau to her handsome groom awaiting in a nice tailored blue suit. Noel Pittman, a friend of the bride sung beautifully during the ceremony accompanied by a cello, pianist and violinist. Since the groom served in the Marines, he was surprised with the Marine Corp song for the recessional.
During the cocktail hour, guests were treated to bubbly champagne and spirits by Wine Chap, tasty passed appetizers prepared by Chef Penelope’s Catering who also served the scrumptious food later in the evening. No dinner is complete without dessert so Katelin Hayes Desserts made the delicious wedding cake and cookies. You really should try her strawberry cake!
The turned up sounds from the DJ booth came from Brandon of Entertain TN. The dance floor remained full the entire night. I don’t think guests wanted to see the reception end. Laura and Stephen didn’t have a “formal” exit but continued the party at the house next door.
All photos in this post taken by Erin Lee Allender.
Stay tuned for our next Sunday School lesson for Engaged Couples. We will continue discussing all things reception.