You are in for a sweet treat today. We are proud to bring you very beautiful wedding from Jamie Clayton Photography. Jamie sent this wedding via Two Bright Lights and it just sang to us. The prominent music theme throughout is so fun! Emily and Scott’s wedding was in Nashville, Tennessee. We were able to ask Emily a few questions to help tell the story of Emily and Scott.
How did you and your husband meet?
We met at work. I am very shy and, at the time, I hadn’t really met anyone except for the people I worked directly with. One day a co-worker invited me to lunch with some of the people I hadn’t met, and that is when I met Scott. He started stopping by my office more and more frequently and we eventually started dating.
How long have you been together?
Just shy of three years
How did he propose?
I am a shy person, and he knows that a lot of attention focused on me makes me anxious, so he came up with a plan that just involved the two of us. We woke up one morning and he asked if I would like to go on a picnic, which was totally out of character for him, but I went with it. We stopped to pick up breakfast and headed to a nearby park. I was a little suspicious, because not only did he want to go on a picnic, but he also dressed up for the occasion. We ate our food at the park and then got back in the car to head back home. By this point, I had given up on the thought that I might be getting engaged, because I thought the moment had passed. We arrived at home and when I walked in there were loose flowers all over the place and a box of cupcakes from my favorite bakery (he also knows that the way to win my heart is with sweets!). I suddenly realized what was about to happen and he got down on one knee and proposed. It was absolutely perfect, and I will always remember the moment!
Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”?
I had no idea what kind of look I wanted, so I was open to trying on anything and everything. My maid of honor and I spent a couple Saturdays visiting all the bridal boutiques around Nashville and I hadn’t found anything particularly amazing until we arrived at the White Room in Murfreesboro, TN. When I tried the dress on we all knew it was “the one” instantly. I actually bought a more traditional long veil to go with it, but I was never 100% happy with it. When searching for accessories on Etsy I stumbled upon Tessa Kim’s shop and fell in love with her veils. I felt like the bird cage veil I chose fit my personal style and seemed so elegant but still had a bit of edge to it.
How did you choose your wedding color palette?
In our venue most of the walls were a grey brick and there were 3 large red lounge chairs that came with the venue that we planned to use for additional seating, so I knew I wanted to come up with a color palette that would work with the existing colors. Our wedding was in the spring, so I definitely wanted to add in a bright pop of color, which is why we decided on yellow. It was important that we find a color palette that could work with the red chairs, so in addition to the yellow and grey, we also incorporated red hearts throughout our décor (the cake topper, on the invitations, the candy buffet) just to bring it all together.
What song did you dance to for your first dance as husband and wife?
We danced to “If You Ever Have Forever In Mind” by Vince Gill.
What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”?
My something new was my dress and my something borrowed was a diamond solitaire necklace that one of my best friends and bridesmaids let me wear. My something old and something blue was a handkerchief that belonged to my great grandmother. It was a small white handkerchief with tiny blue embroidered flowers. My great grandmother passed away several years ago, so it was really special to have something of hers with me on my big day.
What sold you on your wedding venue?
We searched and searched for a venue that was both within our budget and felt like it fit us. Another venue actually referred the W.O. Smith Music School to me after discussing my budget, and I am so grateful for that! The W.O. Smith Music School is a school that offers music lessons to children in the Nashville area who couldn’t otherwise afford them. They have a faculty made up of volunteers from the community and all of the instruments are loaned to the children at no cost. We both work in the music business and music is very important to us, so we were really excited to be supporting such a great cause by renting the facility for our wedding. The building is very modern and we felt like it fit our personalities perfectly.
Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process?
Wedding planning can be incredibly stressful, so try to make the best of it and have fun. Make a time line of to do’s so that you don’t wear yourself out trying to accomplish so much towards the end. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Remember that the ultimate goal is to be married and everything else is just extra.
What was your favorite part of your big day?
I have two For sentimental reasons, the most memorable moment was walking down the aisle to meet my future husband. We had decided not to see each other before the ceremony, so seeing him for the first time that day was really special. I just remember looking him in the eyes when I reached the end of the aisle and feeling such happiness and love and being completely oblivious to everything else around me. The most exciting moment of the day for me was when I surprised him with the guitar I bought him as a wedding gift. We exchanged gifts after the ceremony and I had wrapped up a small box with guitar “stuff” in it (tuner, strings, etc). When he opened it I could tell he was confused, but tried to act appreciative. At that moment one of my bridesmaids brought the guitar out with a big red bow wrapped around it. He was in complete shock and it made me so incredibly happy to have given him something he had wanted for so long. I will never forget the look on his face when he realized the guitar was actually his! It was an incredible moment and I am so thankful to all the people who helped me make it happen!
A huge thank you to Jamie Clayton for sending us this awesome wedding and letting us pretend to be rockstars for a day! Be sure to visit his website for more incredible wedding imagery. And thank you Emily for taking the time to answer our questions and share your day with us. We wish you and Scott a lifetime full of love and laughter and may each day be better than the last.
Dress – Mori Lee – The White Room in Murfreesboro
Veil – Etsy – Tessa Kim
Jewelry – By Haute Bride
Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Hair – Audrey Ragan – Yellow House Salon in Nashville
Makeup – Amy Lynn Larwig
Flowers –Branching Out Floral and Event Design
Food – Chef Penelope’s Catering
Cakes – Sweet 16th Bakery in Nashville
Cupcakes – Gigi’s cupcakes
Venue – W.O. Smith Music School
Photography – Jamie Clayton Photography
Linens/Tables rentals – Classic Party Rentals
Day of Coordinator – Amanda Williams – Amanda Williams Events
Guitar – Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster