The result was a beautiful, joyous wedding that celebrated their love, showcased their personality, and treated their guests to a fun-filled day.
Let their wedding story inspire you to be not just a stunning, but a smart couple as you plan your Nashville wedding.
Sarah + John
Wedding Date: May 24
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Homestead Manor
Budget: $10,000 – $20,000
Photographer | Erin at The Collection
Gown | Handmade from Etsy store
Bride’s Accessories | New Pandora bracelet from sister; earrings from late step-mother
Men’s + Women's Attire | J. Crew
Hair | Erin at Country Chic at the Loft Salon
Makeup | Friend
Stationery | Wedding Paper Divas; addressed in Calligraphy by Molly Marget at Esque Script
Caterer + Cake Artist | Homestead Manor
Florals | Sam’s Club, designed by sister-in-law
Ceremony Musicians | Friend
DJ | Friend
Rentals | Southern Rentals
How would you describe your style as a couple?
We are laidback. We try to be simple but classy.
How did you incorporate that style into your wedding?
I really wanted something that was going to promote movement and fun amongst the guests, but also something that would be classy and elegant.
What was your (or your guests’) favorite aspect of your wedding?
They really enjoyed the food and the various activity “stations.” We had a football, cornhole boards, a photo booth, and plenty of dancing.
Where did you splurge? Where did you save/DIY?
We splurged on our wedding photographer and the venue. We really wanted the day to be captured by someone as great as Erin and we wanted the setting to be memorable for our guests and us.
Now that the wedding day is over, is there anything about your planning process you feel you could have done differently?
I would not change a thing about our wedding. Two things I am happy that we did were to get married beforehand and to postpone our honeymoon. We were technically married on the beach with just our parents in March and then had our big wedding in May. This made the big wedding MUCH less stressful. I also got the advice to postpone the honeymoon and I’m so glad we did. We went a couple of weeks later in June. We had something else to look forward to after our wedding, and we had much more energy to explore the island and do some excursions for which we may not have had the energy.
Very smart! In one sentence, what words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning?
Make the wedding an extension of your personality!