We’re hedging our bets and declaring that this Derby day celebration in on track to win every wedding award in the book. It’s a long-distance love story come full circle and thankfully Cassidy Carson Photography was on hand to capture it all to share. From their stunning outdoor ceremony (complete with Jenny Yoo gowns), to the romantic indoor reception, we’ve got every first place detail waiting for you in The Vault!
From the Bride…Ryan and I met in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. It was apparent right away that somebody incredibly special had just walked into my life. I know Ryan felt the same way because about an hour later he proposed (for the first time) and uttered the words “I love you.” I laughed it off at the time but a week later, our long distance, whirlwind love story really began.
Over the next year we spent all of our weekends back and forth from Washington D. C. To Denver or meeting in various cities across the country. We even made it to Alaska, biked the Golden Gate Bridge and Ryan proposed (for real this time) atop beautiful Aspen Mountain. Our biggest adventure thus far arrived at 12:29 pm on December 22, 2014 in the form of a squishy baby boy named Beckett. Becoming parents opened our hearts to a whole new kind of love and happiness.
Every single cliche feeling people tell you about becoming a parent is true. Our sweet little family was bursting with joy so we knew we wanted our wedding day to reflect that. Ryan and I are blessed with the most incredible family and friends on earth so we wanted our wedding to not only be a celebration of our love, but also of the wonderful people we have in our lives.
To bring things full circle, we hosted our rehearsal dinner on Broadway in Nashville to kick things off. Our ceremony and reception took place at Mint Springs Farm and the whole day could not have been more calm or perfect. The birds were chirping and the breeze was just right as we exchanged our personal vows and said our I Do’s. The reception ‘Derby Day’ details were simple and subtle, and our Edison bulb chandelier tied the whole feel of the evening together. We danced the night way to our favorite local band, Burning Las Vegas and celebrated all the love we have been so fortunate to share.
Photography: Cassidy Carson Photography | Cinematography: Lynn Productions | Floral Design: Mint Springs Farm | Wedding Dress: Lela Rose | Cake: Signature Cakes by Vicki | Invitations: Rock Paper Scissors | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: The Chef And I | Calligraphy: Claire Cohen Lettering | Band: Burning Las Vegas | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Mint Springs Farm | Groom's Bow Tie: Brackish Bowties | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals