What’s more beautiful than a wedding at Riverwood Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee? We sure can’t think of anything! Jess and Nate got married on a picture perfect April day in front of all their friends and family. These two booked us back in 2019 and planned on having their wedding in 2020, we all know what that meant… With their positive attitudes, we were finally able to give them the wedding of their dreams, keep reading to take a look at some of the highlights!
Jess got ready for her wedding with all of her best gals by her side. Bride Jess even wore a custom onesie for the getting ready experience! How cute?! All of the hair and makeup for the wedding was done by Glam by Natalie.
Jess wore an elegant halter top gown complete with a flowing train, deep V neckline, and buttons trailing down the entire back. Jess’s gown gave such a romantic and timeless feel to her overall look and was truly a showstopper.
Did someone say details? Bride Jess accessorized her look with a few adorable pieces. For instance, one accessory that sticks out was this hilarious handkerchief for Jess to have with her during the ceremony.
For her final accessory, Jess held a stunning bouquet complete with photo’s of Jess’s family members around the bottom. This arrangement incorporated deep moody colors with pops of light blues and creams. In addition, the surrounding greenery made the bouquet full and beautiful. All florals for the wedding were provided by Bloom.
Once Jess finished getting ready, she decided to take a moment with her dad for a special first look. This moment was just the sweetest as Jess’s father, Timothy Kardos, got to see his little girl on her wedding day.
Groom Nate’s outfit was show stopping in its own right too. The groom wore an awesome, velvet red tuxedo for the wedding. This look was accented with a white pocket square and matching cream colored rose boutonnière.
Nate accessorized his look with a few awesome rings, but was careful to leave his left ring finger empty for the most important ring of all.
Jess and Nate shared their first look together before their wedding ceremony. The joy on both of their faces when they saw their future spouse was so sweet to see.
Without a doubt, there is nothing cuter than these two!
Bride and Groom Photos
The future Mr. and Mrs. then snuck away for their own romantic photo shoot. In each of their pictures, the pair showcases the truly undeniable love they share.
Those smiles are just so adorable! Everyone deservers to look at the one they love like Jess and Nate look at each other.
Wedding Party Photos
Up next were wedding party photos! Nate and his guys got together to take some pics before the main event first. The groomsmen wore light grey tuxedos for the wedding, accented with red pocket squares to match Nate’s look.
The guys had all the accessories! The first were their awesome cufflinks…
… and the second were their funky socks! These accessories were such a fun, yet subtle way to add some personality and charm to the look of the group.
Jess and her bridesmaids also posed for a picture of their own. The ladies looked absolutely beautiful standing beside their bride in elegant navy gowns. In addition to their look, each woman also held a bouquet with a single white rose for the wedding.
Wedding Ceremony Details
As guests entered Jess and Nate’s ceremony, they were welcomed by the couple’s unique twist on a traditional guest book. The pair decided to print out an adorable graphic of their family, including their fur babies, and have guests sign the poster. This idea was such a fun way to have guests create something that the couple can cherish forever!
This archway is just so breathtaking! As a backdrop for the pair’s ceremony, this gorgeous archway was decorated with deep purple, orange and white flowers. Especially in the April sunlight, the accents of light blue florals really make this arrangement pop!
Wedding Ceremony Highlights
With every detail in place, it was time for Nate and Jess to finally exchange their vows. The cutest twin nephews were the ring bearers, though only one made it down successfully, they were precious! Just look at that smile!
Then it was bride Jess’s turn to walk down the aisle. Jess’s father was by her side as the two made their way to Nate at the end of the aisle.
When it was time for Nate to read his vows to Jess, he took the opportunity to not only promise his love for Jess, but to also make her laugh!
With a kiss, these two were married!
Everyone clapped as the newly Mr. and Mrs. Sloan made their way back down the aisle together.
Wedding Reception Details
After the ceremony, guests were invited to join the Sloan’s for a reception. The vibes were so on-point for this reception, with neon signs and a light-up dance floor. Guest’s first enjoyed a cocktail hour where they were greeted by this darling seating chart in a custom print that matched their ceremony programs.
Take a peak at these awesome guest tables! While each was just the slightest bit different, every table was decorated with fun pops of color through the mis-matched napkins and glassware. Each table also featured florals, succulents, fruits, and candles which helped bring the overall look together by tying in the couple’s color scheme.
Nate and Jess chose to go with a three tiered cake with white butter cream for their wedding. The pair added their personality to the dessert by decorating it with some stunning maroon and orange florals and, of course, their cute as can be cake topper! This cake was provided by Publix.
Jess and Nate had many personal touches throughout their reception space; from the many amazing custom build neon signs, to the VHS tapes that were told the story of their lives through puns on actual movies and TV shows. Truly iconic.
Wedding Reception Highlights
With Jess and Nate now husband and wife, it was time to celebrate! This reception had so many sweet moments, including when the newlywed’s cut their cake! The sloan’s, standing in front of their adorable “better together” neon sign, made the cutest picture!
After dinner, the time came to kick off the first dances! Jess and her dad got things started, having their special moment on the dance floor to the song, “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac.
Then Nate and his mom, Brenda Sloan, got on the dance floor for their dance to the song, “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.
Finally, the sloan’s shared a romantic first dance together to the song, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship. With their fabulous choreographed number, the pair truly pulled out their best performance!
Jess gathered the ladies on the dance floor to toss her bouquet. The girls got into position to snatch the flowers as Jess threw them to the song, “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls.
Then it was time for the garter toss! Nate chose the slingshot method for his throw and even bride Jess couldn’t wait to see who would catch it! This throw happened to the song, “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” by The Calling.
The dance floor was so fun all night long for these two. With an outfit change from both Jess and Nate that let them slip into something a little bit more comfortable but still so stylish!
At the end of the night, guests cheered on the Sloan’s as they made their grand exit as newly weds. The couple hosted an after-party at The Valentine so the fun didn’t stop here!
Thank you Nate and Jess for having us at your epic wedding! We loved helping you make your vision come to life and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you two. Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Sloan!
Venue – Riverwood Mansion
Cake – Publix
Florist – Bloom
Photographer – Nashville Wedding Collection
Videographer – John Myers Photography
Bartender – Hamilton Bartending
DJ – Nashville Party Authority
Dance Floor – Ohio Lighted Dance Floors
Lighting/Draping – Renowned Event Designs
Light Tubes – 4Wall Entertainment
Hair/Makeup – Glam by Natalie
Officiant – Stephanie Lancey & Jo Schlauch
Rentals – Curated Events
Caterer – Kathy’s Sugar and Spice
Photo booth – 3rd Coast Entertainment
Late Night Snack – Emmy Squared
Alcohol – Red Spirits and Wine
Transportation – Grayline of Tennessee
Wedding Planner – Vision in White Events | Alex McClard