Marco Island Wedding

As the temperatures drop below freezing here in Nashville (btw, what happened to fall?) we are warming up just looking at pictures from this GORGEOUS Marco Island wedding. Last month Dan traveled to Marco Island, FL to capture Megan and Alec’s destination wedding at Marco Beach Ocean Resort– a favorite spot of ours. For those of you who don’t know, Dan’s parents live on Marco Island and we love to get down there as often as we can. Especially for a couple as amazing as these two!

The Bride and Groom

Megan and Alec truly had a modern day romance. They first met on Match.com and immediately bonded over a shared love of their pet Beagles. Both of them are easy going, and as you’ll see, have the most contagious smiles. Dan called me after their rehearsal dinner to tell me how incredibly nice they were, and I swear, I can tell just by looking at their photos.

The Big Day

Friends and family traveled from their native Indiana and around the country to witness their vows. The touching wedding ceremony took place on the beach followed by the reception on the terrace and ballroom of the resort. One of Megan and Alec’s primary goals for their wedding was to relax and enjoy the day. They also wanted their guests to have an amazing time and they succeeded!

From the on-trend invitation suite to the fresh and clean floral arrangements and picturesque views, their wedding hit the mark! Megan was breathtaking in her dress from Nancy’s Bridal Boutique in Indianapolis. For the ceremony, she wore a beautiful tulle skirt which was removed for the reception. I personally loved the way the tulle moved and caught the light on the beach. Kevin Morris, of Botanicals on the Gulf, created the most beautiful and beachy bouquets and arrangements. The cake from Kakes by Karen was both beautiful and delicious. Foreman’s 5 performed at the reception and they were amazing. The guests were dancing all night!

Megan and Alec’s wedding day was a complete success! It was an honor to preserve these precious memories for them. We wish them all of the happiness in the world as husband and wife!

Additional vendors

Brides Hair: Duality Artistry

Reception Lighting: DiBOX Events

 

marco beach ocean resort wedding photo

 

Classic Fall Wedding at The Cordelle in Nashville, TN

We are so excited to share this elegant and classic fall wedding at The Cordelle in Nashville, TN! Etta and Justin first met while working together in Memphis, and though they didn’t know each other well, always seemed to wind up together at work events. Eventually a mutual friend set them up and they have been together ever since! They both share a love of animals (together they have a cat, dog and a horse!) and are self described foodies (us too!). Dan and I got to know Etta and Justin when we shot their engagement session in Nashville last fall. We knew instantly that they were the sweetest couple and couldn’t wait for their wedding!

The Rehearsal Dinner

Their rehearsal dinner was held at Chauhan Ale and Masala House which happens to be one of our favorite restaurants in Nashville. It’s a great date spot if you’re in the mood for fine Indian-Southern fusion food and a great atmosphere. It’s such a unique area with tons of great nightlife within walking distance.

Getting Ready

The wedding took place on a warm and sunny day in early October. The day began in the bridal suite at The Cordelle, which is one of the prettiest getting ready spaces you’ll ever see. It is full of natural light and beautiful furnishings – basically is a wedding photographer’s dream. The bride and bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done by the very talented Katie-Laine Thornton. The bridesmaids wore stunning french blue dresses which matched Etta’s gorgeous Tory Burch flats perfectly. The bride stole the show in her amazing dress by Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige from White Dress Boutique here in Nashville.

The Ceremony and Reception 

The ceremony and reception decor combined classic white details accented by luscious greenery and pops of blue. The day was flawlessly coordinated by Laurie Hardman of Laurie D’Anne Events. All of the bouquets and floral arrangements were designed by Branching Out Floral, and the band, Burning Las Vegas, put on a great show and kept everyone on the dance floor all night!

We absolutely loved working with Etta and Justin and wish them all of best as husband and wife!

Nashville Wedding at The Cordelle

Wedding Ceremony at The Cordelle