Make It Personal: Emma & Payton Blend Classic & Creative Touches In Wedding At Private Family Home

Read all about this elegant summer wedding below:


Emma & Payton
Wedding Date | June 6th 2014
Ceremony Venue | Bride’s Parents Home
Reception Venue | Bride’s Parents Home (After Party) Stone Fox
Guests (#): 425



Wedding Team

Day of coordinator | Julie Fletcher
Photographer & Videographer | Jim & Ilde of SheHeWe Photography
Gown | Jenny Yoo (online)
Veil | made from lace and tulle brought back from a trip to Instabul, Turkey with my sister, mother, & grandmother 
Men’s Attire | Gray seersucker suits from Lodge 210 in Rome, GA
Tie | Tie Bar 
Bridesmaids’ Attire | BHLDN lace and gray satin with light pink ribbon sashes
Hair | Meredith Sands from Sam & Co Hair Salon
Makeup | Dhante Alderson, BazaarFaceBeaute
Stationery | Invitations from The Paper Place in Nashville; Bride created imagery for the fan programs and guest welcome packets
Caterer | Kathy Ross of As You Like It
Cake Artist | Neeley King of The Sweet Life
Floral Designer | Dawn of Lively Florists
Ceremony Musicians | Bluegrass band from Nashville, TN led by Christopher Capozzoli
Reception Musicians | The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker
Rentals | DJ Rentals


Wedding Details

How would you describe your style as a couple? 

Because Payton is a musician and I’m an art teacher, we appreciate creativity, but are still fairly traditional.

How did you incorporate that style into your wedding?

Payton found all the musicians to play at the reception and after party with the help of some friends in Nashville.  Our friend Drew Beskin sang the first dance songs. I created the artwork for the programs, hotel packets, and coozies. We chose to have the wedding at home and the Nashville after-party at the Stone Fox because they are places we know and love.

What was your (or your guests’) favorite aspect of your wedding?

We really loved how personal the whole thing was. It incorporated our interests, style, and favorite people & places.

Where did you splurge?  Where did you save/DIY?

We splurged on a great band for the Stone Fox and on the food for the reception.  We saved by creating the artwork and website ourselves and by not using a wedding planner.  Also, the tablecloths were linens from my mother, grandmother and Aunt.

Did any Nashville wedding vendors stand out as exceptional?

We LOVED working with SheHeWe.  They are a wonderfuly laid back couple who make you feel at ease from the beginning.   We could not have been happier getting to know them and having the beautful photographs from that entire weekend.

All of the people involved with the weekend were amazing.  We would recommend each and every one involved for wedding events or any occasion!

Now that the wedding day is over, is there anything about your planning process you feel you could have done differently?

I wish that I took more time to sit back and take it all in.  Everything moved so quickly that we blinked and were in the car leaving the reception. It goes by very quickly.

In one sentence, what words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning?

Don’t worry!  If you didn’t think of it, odds are your guests won’t either and everyone is just there to celebrate you two.


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