Nashville Rooftop Wedding by Kate Murphy Photography
March 16, 2011

It's Wednesday morning which means we have a FULL day of pretty weddings up our sleeves – everything from rooftop soirees to backyard shindigs and maybe even a ranch wedding or two. There's nothing like a mid-week pretty fest to get the blood pumping. And if the sneak peak of images makes your heart pitter-patter, just click on the gallery to see the whole wedding and a lot more pitter-pattering.

We are going to start things off in Tennessee and to say we have a major crush on this rooftop wedding is a total understatement. The second you throw a skyline view and dining alfresco into the mix, everything just seems a bit more fabulous. Kate Murphy was the genius behind the lens and captured many a great moment of this Nashville beauty. Crushing too? You can find the FULL wedding in the gallery.

Rooftop Wedding

Rooftop Wedding

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Click here to see the full wedding!

From the Bride... As soon as my now husband proposed, I knew I wanted to have our wedding in my hometown of Nashville, TN, despite the fact that we were living in New York City at the time. I wanted to show all of our Yankee friends the charm and musical soul of Nashville. The only other thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to walk down the aisle to Phoenix's "Love Like a Sunset Part II." So I based the rest of the wedding around those two factors! I chose The Aerial on Broadway because it seemed perfectly "us." It's a rooftop modern urban venue (nod to NYC and our East Village lifestyle) with gorgeous views of Broadway and most of downtown Nashville (nod to our Southern roots!).

From there, I let the venue guide me. I chose glass-top tables, minimalist chairs, crisp white couches, and a color scheme of pewter, champagne, and deep red. I found great bridesmaid dresses at Anthropologie that felt cute and fresh and I chose my dress because it was light-weight and mod dramatic. I had my friend and designer goddess Meagan design a wedding logo for us that I used on the invites, signs, and even as a huge decal on some of the glass windows. We tried to incorporate lots of Southern charm with our wedding slogan "It's true love y'all!", lots of sweet tea, and good Southern food. My friend Rachel from Zync Music provided us with great instrumental versions of our favorite Indie bands like Phoenix. Born Ruffians, M. Ward, and others for the ceremony and our band, The Respectables, kept the dance floor jumping and even let my cousin join them with his trumpet! We found a great baker who was able to make a gluten-free wedding cake for us to cut (I have celiac's) and special UNC tar heel cupcakes for our groom's cake!

We started the wedding day off by putting the bridal party on a Nashville Party Trolley to take pictures at Union Station, the Frist, and the Shelby Street Bridge before formal pictures at Aerial. Then we snacked at Merchant's before the ceremony. There were plenty of mishaps that day--our gift table briefly caught fire, almost no one took their favor CDs, a table shattered during the change over--but none of that mattered when I walked down the aisle with the sun lighting up the rooftop deck and married the love of my life. Our photographer Katie Murphy and videographers from DMSNC did an amazing job capturing the spirit of the day.

Wedding Photography: Kate Murphy Photography / Wedding Cinematography: DMSNC / Wedding Gown: San Patrick / Wedding Shoes: J. Crew / Wedding Venue: Aerial Nashville / Wedding Cake/Cupcakes: Crumb de la Crumb / Catering: A Dream Come True / Flowers: Miller's Florist / Hair and Make-up: Debbie Dover of John David Agency / Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie / Wedding Band: The Respectables / Logo: Meagan Bennett of Shy, But Interested / Ceremony Music: Rachel Jones of Zync Music / Transportation: F.A.D.D.S Party Bus / Film Work: Richard Photo