real wedding:: destination nashville

Y'all, I don't know how a wedding could get any more quintessentially Nashville that this one! For Jersey-yielding Nashville-philes Lori & Donny, a destination occasion in their favorite city was exactly what the doctor ordered for their Memorial Day weekend wedding. With an almost 100% out-of-town guest list, we packed up some downtown hotels with guests and had a raring good time. 


Lori's dress was downright perfect -- sweet and drapey with adorable Swiss dots and a thin gilded belt. She swapped out her pretty tan strappy heels for some cowboy boots for a couple of pictures to show off her inner country.

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center might be my favorite place to plan weddings here in Nashville! With its stunningly gorgeous gardens to the marble architecture, it is unfailingly a showstopper.


Erin H. (the photographer du jour) traipsed all around downtown Nashville with Lori & Donny after the ceremony to catch some pics at their favorite Broadway haunts. A wedding dress in a honky-tonk? Absolutely fitting.

Dulce Desserts created several gorgeous and delicious cakes for the reception at Aerial. Everything from strawberry to chocolate chip was featured and gobbled up by happy guests.

Designer bride Lori created all of the signage and paper goods for her wedding. I adored these little menu-printed biscuit bags which adorned every place setting, as well as the escort card tags we tied onto mason jars for guests to drink from.


The views from Aerial were absolutely spectacular! The whole reception felt like one giant outdoor al fresco dinner party -- guests were serenaded by the insanely talented Tootsie's house band as they looked out onto the rooftop views off Broadway. You've got to love the giant D + L Bright Event Productions hung up, too!

Planning | Kelly Dellinger Events
Florals | Fresh Nashville
Makeup & Hair | Parlour 3
Rentals | Music City Tents
Catering | Merchant's
Ceremony Trio | Lauren Conklin & Benjamin Johnson
Reception Band | Tootsie's House Band (Ben Shirk Band)
Wedding Cake  |  Dulce Desserts
Ceremony Venue | Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Reception Venue | Aerial

Photography | Erin H Photography
Lighting | Bright Event Productions