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


Romantic Chicago Wedding

In late September, Dan and I traveled to Illinois to photograph Chris and Molly’s romantic Chicago wedding. Dan first met this cute couple when he captured their proposal here in Nashville. We were both so excited and flattered when they contacted us to photograph their wedding in Chicago!

Chris and Molly were so sweet together and were an absolute joy to work with. They share a love of concerts and travel, as well as lounging at home binging Netflix- which we totally relate to! They were married on a crisp fall evening at CD & ME, in Frankfort, IL. Their wedding combined both rustic and romantic elements, with burgundy, blush, and rose gold accents. Molly wowed guests in her gorgeous dress by Randy Fenoli, from Bella Bianca Couture. Her bridesmaids wore beautiful dresses by Sorella Vita from Bella Sposa Boutique. All of the girls carried romantic burgundy and blush bouquets designed by the talented Kim McAuliffe of An English Garden Weddings & Events. Their guests dined on a delicious meal by Scrementi’s and cake by Creative Cakes. DJ Outta Control provided the entertainment for the evening and kept the guests dancing all night.

We had the best time working with Chris and Molly and loved capturing their romantic wedding. Their wedding was memorable and touching and we hope they look back on these photographs 50 years from now and are transported back to their special day.


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