2020 has been an unprecedented year. We’ve faced challenges like none other. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 pandemic, the wedding industry completely stopped for a few months. Kristen and Darius, like so many couples had to reschedule their wedding originally scheduled for May.
After conferring with the venue and their creative partners, Kristen and Darius decided to reschedule their wedding. The setting was a beautiful August brunch wedding in the Nashville City Club. NCC sits on the 20th floor of the Chase building in downtown Nashville. Amidst a sea of pink (a nod to the bride’s sorority) and gold, guests witnessed the love between Kristen and Darius.
The brunch setting is special to them because they loved having brunch when they met in law school. They wanted to bring this tradition over to their wedding day.
The talented duo of Roots of the Rose Photography was there to capture it all.
Before the ceremony, the guys opted to be in a “man cave” hideaway to relax and get dressed. The girls enjoyed laughing, eating and having their face beat by Flawlessly Fierce and Foxx Beauty at the Fairlane Hotel.
Wedding ceremonies are special but Kristen and Darius’ ceremony was even more special because her dad had the pleasure of not only walking her down the aisle but also officiating the ceremony.
I’m a big fan of details at weddings and events. Not only did their hostess preform temperature checks, they also had fun wrist bands for guests to choose indicating their comfort level in regards to social distancing.
After the ceremony, the reception was full of energy the entire time. From the sounds of DJ Casper Entertainment who kept everyone on the floor, to the delicious plated brunch meals prepared by Nashville City Club to the florals designed by Rachael Ann’s Event Design to the beautiful and delicious cake and dessert bar created by City Girl Treats. And, we can’t forget the singing of their sorority and fraternity songs plus the strolling afterwards.
At the end of the day, the ribbon wand exit awaited the couple as they drove off with huge smiles on their face to enjoy their happily ever after.
Their instagram photos of their honeymoon in Mexico made me extremely jealous but I’m so happy they enjoyed their first vacay as Mr. and Mrs.
Thank you Kristen and Darius for allowing me to coordinate your beautiful day. Kristen wrote this review of my services.
The absolute best! Tanza went above and beyond for our wedding! When we hired her we had no idea that COVID-19 would force us to reschedule, but we had no worries as Tanza jumped into action and handled EVERYTHING! When our day finally came with so many modifications she rose to the occasion and made it nothing less than perfect! I would hire her for any event b/c she made our dreams come true! Thank you, Tanza!
We want to thank our other creative partners who made the day special for Kristen and Darius.
- Linen rental – Linens By Mercedes
- Videography – MaryMac Films
- Ceremony music: Sarah Smith and Torri Weidinge
- Flower wall: Magnolia Rose Flower
- Chairs – K’La Boutique
Other photos of their day can be seen here.