Take a stunning bride and groom + their seriously adorable son, a handful of ecstatic family members and a crazy cool art gallery setting like Gallery FiftySix and what you have is an intimate wedding bursting with sophisticated details and some of the chicest moments you’ll ever have the privilege to see. It’s glittery gold hues meets awesomeness from Lindsey Lissau. See it all in the full gallery.
And feast your eyes on this gorgeous film from Undertone Pictures.
From the Bride… Ryan’s favorite quote has always been, “Energy and persistence conquer all things,” and it definitely proved true in our case. We met when I was his server at Old Venice Pizza in Memphis, and he pestered me for months before I agreed to go on a date with him! Four years (and a baby!) later, he proposed on the rooftop of the Peabody Hotel. His excitement was apparently so infectious that several members of the management were waiting in the dark with champagne for toasting and pictures!
We were engaged for 15 months while I planned pretty much every possible type of wedding. But, when it came down to it, we both wanted to do something a little less involved than a huge wedding, and a lot more special than the courthouse. Our solution? A private ceremony with our parents and son , Grayson (well, we tried to include him, but he promptly fell asleep 20 minutes before our ceremony!). It was so intimate and special and really allowed us to soak in every last moment of the day.
We were married on July 11th at a small art gallery full of graphic black and white abstract pieces, which set the overall “feel” for our ceremony. Clean and simple, yet subtly detailed. Thank goodness for our day-of coordinator, Becky Best… she made sure everything was exactly where I envisioned it. The ceremony itself was short and sweet, with the PERFECT message by Rev. Sarah Taylor-Peck. She surprised us by involving our parents in our ceremony and asking them to surround us and pray over our new marriage; it was such a heartfelt and personal moment that I’ll never forget. After our vows, we were able to immediately turn and hug our parents before a quick celebration in a smaller wing of the gallery. The men in our families are the criers, and our wedding was no exception; both of our dads gave the sweetest, most heartfelt toasts, which brought us all to tears.
After the ceremony and celebratory toasts, our parents headed home to snuggle Grayson, and Ryan and I headed downtown to a friend’s speakeasy for a few moments of solace and, of course, cake! When we finished at the Blind Bear, we decided to take a walk back to our hotel in downtown Memphis, with a quick detour by Aldo’s Pizza on Main Street.
Every detail was so personal, down to my custom gown by Shareen., and we are so incredibly lucky to count every person involved in our wedding as a friend; from our musician that I’ve known since I was 15, to our hair and makeup stylist that was my first college roommate, to our photographer that I met in April.
Photography: Lindsey Lissau | Cinematography: Undertone Pictures | Wedding Dress: Custom Gown By Shareen | Cake: Yolo Bakes! | Invitations: Elegant Noveau By Elli | Invitations: "Elegant Nouveau” By Elli | Ceremony Venue: Gallery FiftySix | Reception Venue: Blind Bear Speakeasy | Shoes: Sam Edelman "Lorissa" | Hair And Makeup: Studio 78 | Accomodations: The Madison Hotel | Groom's Attire Pocket Square: The Snappy Sapling | Jewelry & Accessories: Lolly And Lou | Ring Bearer's Suspenders + Bowtie: The Snappy Sapling | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother