On October 8th, 2016, Kristie and Brody were united in matrimony. In pearls and lace and chic country style, this couple took on the Tennessee forest with flair! With DIY accents and cowboy boots, this unique outdoor wedding was romantic and whimsical, fit for a country couple in love. Check out the southern charm of Mr. and Mrs. Usher’s Nashville Wedding Recap!
Every Vision in White Wedding starts with a white dress! Kristie’s head to toe lace gown featured a jewel-encrusted belt and matching high heels. With pearl jewelry accents and makeup by Taylor Pecord, Kristie is one beautiful bride!
The bridal party started their day at venue Five Star Retreat nestled in the Tennessee hills just outside of Nashville. While the girls were getting ready upstairs, our team was preparing for the festivities later that night!
All smiles and lace, Kristie is all ready to see her groom for the First Look and photos with the Nashville Wedding Collection before the ceremony. Don’t they make the sweetest pair?
Groom Brody was styled in a white shirt and tie paired with a tan vest and suit. Brody’s shotgun shell boutonniere and boots added a manly touch and southern charm that complimented the day’s country chic theme.
The backdrop of the forest was earthy and natural, fitting the neutral color scheme of the wedding. This is by far one of our favorite outdoor locations. To top it all off, the fall weather couldn’t have been better!
The Wedding Party
The Maids of Honor donned blush pink while the bridesmaids wore berry dresses, with lace of course! The stunning bouquets were handmade with florals from Import Flowers.
The groomsmen sported a similar look to Brody’s with colored neckties to match the ladies. The entire wedding party kicked up their heels in cowboy boots – a truly Nashville wedding!
The arbor for the ceremony alter was handmade by the groom himself! The indoor accents like doors and crystal chandelier added a cozy feel to the outdoor venue.
We brought the indoors outside with genuine vintage decor from Two Monkeys Vintage
After the heartfelt “I do”s and a big smooch, Kristie and Brody are officially husband and wife!
Just a short walk from the ceremony, the reception took place at the Five Star Retreat Lodge. Tucked away in the forests outside the city, this sanctuary away was the perfect rustic romantic setting for a quiet country day.
Mother of the bride and Kristie handmade their own flower arrangements for the centerpieces. The luxurious place settings featured detailed vintage crystal glasses, berry red satin napkins, gold flatware, and gold candle votives.
The wedding cake, by Karen’s Kakes, alluded to Kristie’s pearl and lace style while a comical duck hunting cake fit Brody’s style. Two great cakes for one cute couple!
The night was filled with laughter, dancing, and dessert as DJ Party Patrol kept the party going all night long! Mr. and Mrs. Usher shared their first dance to Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy a Man”.
Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner by House Blend Catering and Herman Grimes Bartending. Then the newlyweds cut the cake, threw the bouquet, tossed the garter, and danced the night away!
With a sparkling grand exit, Kristie and Brody lived happily ever after!
Congratulations Kristie & Brody!
Planned by Alex Kournetas of Vision in White Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Five Star Retreat
Photographer & Videographer: Nashville Wedding Collection
Hair/Makeup: Taylor Pecord
Florals: Import Flowers
Reception DJ: Party Patrol
Bartending: Herman Grimes Bartending
Cake: Karen’s Kakes
Caterer: House Blend Catering
Decor Rentals: Two Monkeys Vintage