I almost titled this post “A Cinderella Wedding at the Historic Riverwood Mansion in Nashville, TN” because Jane was a stunning real-life version of Cinderella standing next to Steven in his uniform. I was lucky enough to get to hang out with Jane multiple times before the wedding and it made shooting her wedding feel like I was shooting a friend’s wedding. It also allowed me to be a calming presence when Jane was worried that Steven might accidentally see her before the wedding. Her gown was stunning, she looked like royalty, and she wanted the fairytale moment of him seeing her for the first time as she walked down the aisle to him. They had so many friends and family travel to see them be married and it was exciting to keep her hidden from sight as guests arrived early. My second shooter and I had to channel our inner Burt Macklin/Secret Service skills and get her tucked away!
I wish you could have seen my face as I was shooting Jane’s bridal details and the groom’s brother walked by. I did a literal double take and then I probably startled him as I said “Whoa!” out loud. The groom has a TWIN! I had no idea! It was probably really comical to see my face as I watched him walk by. Oh, and you’re going to see a lot of photos of his adorable little boy and girl. They were the cutest little flower girl and ring bearer.
Steven and Jane’s entire wedding party was so sweet and awesome the entire day as we shuffled from one event to the next to make sure we were getting everything before the rain moved in. We were really really blessed that day. The forecasts had been calling for rain all week and there must have been a lot of family and friends praying because the rain held off until after we were done with portraits and tucked into the reception.
I also want to mention that this was my first wedding at Riverwood Mansion and I was blown away by this beautiful venue and the amazing staff. They did such a great job with all the details of the day and were so helpful and hands-on whenever I needed something. Steven and Jane’s wedding was absolutely stunning and I hope that I get to shoot there again.
Steven and Jane, I’m so glad that I got to be your photographer for your wedding. Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your love and I hope that you love this sneak peek blog post of my favorite moments.
Just look at that ceiling! So gorgeous!
I just love all of her girls’ reactions to seeing her in her dress for the first time.
This ivy tunnel is just beyond amazing!
I loved that they gave their new mothers roses. It was a surprise to the moms and it was so so sweet.
She married her prince charming!
VENUE & DECOR // RIVERWOOD MANSION
FLORALS // ENCHANTED FLORIST
VIDEOGRAPHER // PATRICK MAKES
BRIDE’S DRESS // ESSENCE OF AUSTRALIA
GROOM’S ATTIRE // JOS A BANK
BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP // BLUSH AND HONEY
CAKE // 8 LAVENDER LANE EVENTS
CATERING // 8 LAVENDER LANE EVENTS
DJ // CHRIS FAULK
PLANNING // JACEY CARLISLE AT RIVERWOOD MANSION
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