Annmarie and Taylor’s friends and family travelled from both coasts—and everywhere in between—to celebrate the couple’s Nashville nuptials. With personalized details abound, the celebration at The Hermitage was planned and designed (including florals!) by Honeybee Events and included custom stationery design by Authentic by Frank, a stunning cake by Nashville Sweets, Bar Magnolia‘s retro mobile bar and a gorgeous vintage teal getaway car. The details made for some pretty gorgeous images, but as you can see in these gorgeous images from Sarah Nichole Photography, it’s the couple’s joy that really shines.
What made your wedding special & unique?
It was so amazing to have our friends and family travel from all over the country to celebrate our big day with us. We had guests from the west coast, east coast, and everywhere in between! It was so special to have all of our people in one place.
Tell us about the gown and where / how you found it!
I found my gown at The Dress Theory in Nashville. I wanted something unique, modest, and most importantly – I could dance in it! I decided on Julia by Flora. I really fell in love with the lace cap sleeves, and the long train and deep-v back were the icing on the cake and it was perfect for the dance floor!
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
I come from a Filipino family, so we opted to include the Filipino veil, cord, and coin traditions after our vows. The cord and veil were the same ones my parents used in their wedding 31 years ago, and my mom bought the coin set for us when she last visited the Philippines. I think it was a really special moment for everyone. Another favorite part of our wedding was choosing the vendors we admired the most. It was such an honor to share their work with our guests. We were part of every step and all the details felt very true to our personalities.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
There was a short moment after we exited the church doors right after the ceremony where it was just me and Taylor. It was a feeling I can’t really put into words. I cried the most then.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
We met through mutual friends in college. My girlfriends and I went out one night and Taylor was there. I didn’t know him very well at the time, but he said hey to me, gave me a hug, and kissed me on the forehead. Then he started to walk away and turned around and said, Sorry, I’m not sure why I did that…I just felt like doing it! I won’t ever forget that! It was very funny and sweet. After dating for years, Taylor proposed to me on a trip to Colorado. We hiked up to a waterfall and he got down on one knee. It was a gorgeous day and it couldn’t have been any more perfect!
Photography: Sarah Nichole Photography // Wedding Planner: Erica Kloke from The Hermitage // Event Design / Styling/ Florals: Honeybee Events // Stationery & Calligraphy: Authentic by Frank // Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Hermitage // Wedding Dress Designer: Flora // Wedding Dress Shop: The Dress Theory Nashville // Veil: Sara Gabriel Veils // Headpiece: Untamed Petals // Videography: Cardboard Films // Hair & Makeup: Hannah Farmer Creative // Cake: Nashville Sweets // Ceremony Musicians: Viva La Strings // DJ: Bobby Cool & the Nashville Players // Groom’s Attire: Street Tuxedo // Groom’s Boots: Tecovas // Caterer: Carolyn Berry // Bar: Bar Magnolia // Photo Booth: Nashville Smile Bar // Officiant: Rev. Todd Ketner // Rentals: Honeybee Events // Rentals: Liberty Party Rental // Wedding / Engagement Rings: Portland Gold & Diamond