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Madison and Lucas – A Romantic & Rustic Wedding

From the bride:
Lucas plays guitar for country singer Michael Ray. At one of their shows 4 years ago I was front row and Lucas caught my eye when he walked out. Like a millennial I followed him on Instagram. That night he messaged me saying “I couldn’t find you after the show, you are the girl I couldn’t stop staring at.” We talked nonstop and 2 months later I drove 8 hours to Nashville where I ended up spending a week with him. Then a month after, I moved there! After a year and a half of dating, he popped the question. And now the rest is history..

What was suppose to be a daytime garden ceremony got rained out and delayed by an hour to an evening ceremony under the twinkling Edison bulbs where our reception was held. Out of all the chaos it turned into our perfect day and I wouldn’t change a thing.

 We had about 120 guests, and we wanted an intimate wedding. We have large families and wanted close friends so 120 was the least we could do.  I was close to my grandparents who passed away and I wanted to make sure they were incorporated in every way possible. From a memorial table where Lucas’ grandparents were also remembered , to my bouquet holding a locket of their picture. The main diamond of my engagement ring was my grandmothers and Lucas was sweet enough to customize a band to go around it.


I’m not big on bright colors so I wanted only greenery with some white flowers for bouquets, and for our reception tables gold candles, with greenery strands on dark brown wooden tables. I went for a romantic but elegant theme. To go along with the neutral theme I had my bridesmaids wear dark navy dresses.
When looking for my dress I knew I wanted lace, form fitting and sexy with a little bit of sparkle. Once I tried on my dress from Essence of Australia I knew it was the one.

Vendor Love

Venue: Cheekwood Botanical Garden
Lights: Bright Event Productions
Photographer: Captured By Mary
Dress: Essence of Australia
Greenery: Genys Nashville

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