Nashville Wedding Photographer | Kristen + Jordan marry at Homestead Manor

If Nashville is Music City, then Kristen and Jordan are two notes on the same melody. 

When I met Kristen, I was immediately taken by her megawatt smile and ability to make me feel like I already knew her well. She's got an awful lot of heart and shares it willingly. Jordan's demeanor was a bit more reserved, a cool and collected vibe. Kristen must have packed 200 pieces of clothing for their engagement session - girl after my own heart - and Jordan was fully game to play along. My first glimpse into their relationship was that of kindness and respect for each other. Little did I know (but found out quickly) they would also turn out to be ridiculously fun! I guess that's what you get when you put together two people that make it easy for anyone to feel like their friend, love to share life with others and can out dance the best of 'em.  

The couple chose to have their wedding close to home in Nashville. While neither of them grew up in Tennessee, they landed there after Jordan began pursuing a career in country music. Luckily their new found city seems to suit the fun loving pair perfectly. It only made sense to have friends and family join them in their newest neighborhood for a wedding. With the help of their wedding planner Lauren Emerson, they selected Homestead Manor to host both the ceremony and wedding reception. The property dates back to 1819 and has become a great place for weddings thanks to it's wide open spaces, beautiful historic home turned restaurant and open air barn. Sadly this wedding day was a rainy one so features were not used to the fullest as you might on a sunnier day, but the cozier side of the venue worked well with the couples warm energy. After a rainy morning, the bride made a last minute call to keep the ceremony outside and guests gathered by the pond for a heartfelt exchange of vows - short on seats but full on sentiment and happiness. A spirited second line marched everyone from ceremony to reception; trumpets, parasols and handkerchief waving galore. Lauren dressed up the the reception space using luxe velvet table linens, floral arrangements with early spring blooms (hellooo dogwoods) and soft lounge seating from local rental company 12th Table. After dinner from the catering kitchen at Homestead, Flavor Big band brought the house down and even shared the stage with the bride and groom! I don't think I can say I have ever seen a couple have more fun during their entire reception. They had to have burned off every bit of dinner and wedding cake while ripping up the dance floor and stage.  Mr. & Mrs. Davis...can we do it all again?!  Congratulations my friends. 

THANK YOU to TULLE magazine for featuring this wedding! | (Begins on pg 110)

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wedding planner + floral design | Lauren Emerson   .   venue + catering | Homestead Manor   .   music | Flavor big band   .   paper goods | Typo Boutique   .   linens | La Tavola   .   cake | Sugar Chic Bakery

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