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Real Nashville Wedding Story: Dad Plays, Couple Wed at aVenue

Sunday, September 20, 2009

This wedding really stands out because they allowed their family and friends to participate and to really make the wedding intimate.  From the priest who baptized the bride as a baby who then acted as their wedding ceremony officiant to good ole' dad who played in the band, it doesn't get more special than that.

Thanks Lauren and Austin for letting me feature your wedding!

Bride - Lauren of Brentwood, TN

Groom - Austin of Lowell, Michigan

Our wedding details - June 27, 2009 5pm

Ceremony location - Church of the Redeemer in Nashville, TN

Reception location - aVenue


Guests - 200

Wedding Style:

My wedding style

Young, fresh with a special elegance My colors and why I choose them Summer colors - the bridesmaids wore light blue dresses, the flowers were more pinks and blues and the reception had vibrant flowers. They were all summery and fun.

My theme

Fun and elegant Personal touches My dad's band played at the Reception and when the guests arrived we had pink lemon drop drinks waiting for them with a little flag that read "all you need is love".

Wedding wow factor

We had many important people to us incorporated in our ceremony. One priest that performed part of the ceremony had been my families lifetime friend and had even baptized me as a baby. The other priest was from England and are best friends with Austin's parents. And the final priest was the home priest of my church. We also had a family friend play the cello in the ceremony. It was just nice to let everyone participate and it was awesome watching my dad's band play and have everyone enjoy them.

Favors Candy table and individual candy boxes



Gifts for bridesmaids / Groomsmen Bridesmaids received necklaces and monogrammed jewelry bags and Groomsmen got a gerber multi-tool. What I did for the kids in my wedding My flower girl got a shirt and Bear from build a bear and our ring bearer got a gerber multi-tool as well.

Most special moment for me? Obviously marrying the guy I love, but also having all my friends and family there and seeing everything that we worked so hard on come together.

My Wedding Vendors: Planner and Design: Randi Events, Laurie Hardman Florist: Branches; Caterer: Chef's Market; Photos: Tiffany Dupree and Felicia Franklin; Wedding Cake: Bille Mochow; Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting; Carriage: Sugar Creek Carriages; Linen: BBJ

My Wedding Rewind: What I would do differently if planning again? I would let Laurie have helped with everything from the beginning! I didn't realize they had connections with any type of person/service you could want or need.



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Ashley King

Hey - I'm Ashley! I started to give Nashville brides, or folks planning a Nashville wedding, a local resource for inspiration and resources. Hope to see you at a bridal show soon! Until then, Find me on

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