It all started last September when I got an email from Ashley, a bride-to-be. She had found my card at one of her (and my) favorite shops, The Green Wagon. Ashley really wanted to have a local, eco-friendly wedding. She was curious about my commitment to sustainability and fine art. A phone call and meeting later, we were set.
Fast forward to a warm, clear, beautiful Saturday in May. We started at Trumps Salon in Green Hills with her and her bridesmaids hair appointments.
She, Jack and the rest of the wedding party got ready at the church, East End Methodist, where his mother is the minister. Her shoes–something blue–were fashioned by a friend.
We started by the river and toured through East Nashville stopping on a few streets and alleys near where they work. Ashley and Jack were a blast to be with. They’d trade jokes and keep us all laughing. Even after an hour+ in the 90 degree heat, they were still smiling!
The flowers for the bouquets and ceremony came from a local, organic flower farm: Turnbull Creek. As Ashley and her dad walked down the aisle, she flashed Jack one of the sweetest smiles. A few minutes later they were pronounced husband and wife!
The reception was a beautiful backyard affair with hanging lights, pool, lemon and twig centerpieces, and margaritas. The cake, gluten-free wedding cake, came from a local baker.
For favors, Ashley and Jack gave out local, organic honey from family friends at Just Bee. The party ran well into the night fueled by funk legend Regi Wooten and his band.
Ashley and Jack, you had a beautiful wedding. It was such a joy being being around you two! And if your love for each other is any indication, I expect many wonderful years for you to come.