Ayesha + Daniel's Cultural Nashville Wedding at Cheekwood | Nashville - Nashville Bride Guide

Ayesha + Daniel’s Cultural Nashville Wedding at Cheekwood | Nashville

Tradition meets modern day. Ayesha + Daniel celebrated their wedding with a nod to their Indian and Nigerian heritage at Cheekwood. Bright colors, elegant draping and grand chandeliers created the mood of the day. From their first look to the crowded dance floor, to their final wedding exit. The couple mixed modern style with traditions from each of their backgrounds. How so? Lindsy of Music City Events gives us a peek into their day – read more from her below! Bonus – keep scrolling to check out photos from their rehearsal dinner at Ruby, too!

Ayesha + Daniel



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Tell us about the couple!

Lindsy of Music City Events: Ayesha and Daniel met in medical school and it was love at first sight. At least for Daniel. Ayesha's beauty and charm drew him in and Daniel's sweet smile and kind eyes kept Ayesha's attention long enough for them to fall hopelessly in love. Planning a wedding during their residency in Birmingham was no easy task. Ayesha implored the help of her parents and they hired Lindsy Read of Music City Events to carry out their vision : a romantic ceremony in Cheekwood's Perrenial Garden follow by a luxe party in Massey Hall for their 250 guests. While their event was predominately Western, Ayesha and Daniel incorporated elements of their Indian and Nigerian heritages. Ayesha and her bridesmaids wore saris from her native India while the groom and groomsmen looked sharp in classic black tuxedos. Daniel's family members wore their traditional Nigerian aso ebis and ankaras. Guests enjoyed an array of drinks and appetizers on the patio of Massey Hall for cocktail hour. The Emerald Empire Band had the entire crowd dancing all night with everything from Tina Turner, Adele and Bruno Mars with a few Indian tracks thrown in.

Lindsy of Music City Events: Elegant, neutral with pops of peach and soft florals were Ayesha's favorite and made for a glamorous and romantic reception.

You’ll also DEFINITELY want to check out their wedding video by With This Ring! Here’s the link. And thanks to Lindsy of Music City Events for sharing this gorgeous wedding and rehearsal dinner with us! 


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Since 2016, Alyssa has combined her loves to become the owner and editor of the local wedding blog, Nashville Bride Guide! The online publication showcases weddings, engagement sessions, styled shoots, vendor spotlights and advice posts from all across the Middle Tennessee area. Read more...