Once a bachelorette, Lauren Bushnell’s heart was captured by country singer Chris Lane. Their proposal and love caught the hearts of many, with Chris getting down on one knee to a song he wrote and dedicated to the beautiful bride-to-be. And as if we weren’t swooning over their engagement enough, Lauren Bushnell and Chris Lane’s wedding at 14TENN has us gushing. The open floor plan of the venue made for an atmosphere that was beyond elegant with help from expert planner, Ninth & Everett. Their reception design included candlelight and an abundance of greenery, while their personal style included a custom-made Olia Zavozina wedding dress for Lauren and Chris in a suit also by the Nashville-based designer. The two look beyond in love in these gorgeous photos by Victoria Bonvicini. If you aren’t already, prepare to be obsessed as you scroll through this romantic wedding day!
Lauren + Chris
Guests ~ 160
Tell us about the couple.
Josiah of Ninth & Everett: Lauren & Chris were two of the kindest people that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Their love for each other is so apparent and was so beautiful to see. The entire planning process was fun! Lots of laughs with these two.
Tell us about the couple’s vision.
Josiah of Ninth & Everett: Lauren loved 14TENN’s open floor plan, she loves white and wanted to keep things very clean, elegant, timeless and simple. When I found out that Lauren grew up in the pacific northwest I wanted to bring some of the elements and textures of that geographical landscape into the design of the wedding. We did so by incorporating slate chargers, and live trees as centerpieces in addition to all of the vines and floral installations by Danielle, the owner of Stella Rose Floral.
What was their theme and what inspired it?
Josiah of Ninth & Everett: Timeless and elegant are two words that Lauren said over and over again throughout the planning process. It all started with her dress, which was custom from Olia Zavozina. It was simple, timeless and elegant. We wanted to carry that same theme over into the design of the wedding.
What details were used to create their theme?
Josiah of Ninth & Everett: We used a lot of different wood textures, in addition to the slate chargers, concrete floral vessels, stunning floral arrangements and greenery hung from the ceiling, light fixtures and climbing up the beams throughout the venue.
Can you share any special moments or highlights of their wedding day?
Josiah of Ninth & Everett: There was a moment just after Lauren had changed into her dress where her grandmother, mother and sister were all there with her. To see all of the women in her family laughing and smiling together, it’s something that you would “think” I would see at every wedding I plan, but thats not always the case. It was such an incredible and beautiful family to meet and work with. I also will never forget how happy and blown away Chris’ face looked when he turned around to see Lauren for the first time that day. Again, like I said before, their love for each other shows so strong. It’s beautiful.
This is true LOVE! Huge thank you to Victoria Bonvicini for sharing the most beautiful photos of this day. We are over the moon happy for these two! Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs.! Lauren Bushnell and Chris Lane’s wedding at 14TENN is one for the books!
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