A pandemic, lengthy travel, and Covid restrictions couldn’t stop Nicole and James from having a beautiful summer wedding this past August. The Gaylord Opryland Resort was the perfect backdrop for their Nashville wedding. Check it out below!
Nicole and all her best gals got ready in one of the stunning guest rooms provided by the resort. Check out those matching shirts! I think we could all use a little more pizza in our lives these days!
A dress fit for a princess – Nicole’s wedding dress was the stuff of fairytale dreams! Fun fact: Nicole visited the hotel as a child and swore she’d have her wedding there one day. Talk about making dreams come true!
After hair and makeup was complete, Nicole was zipped, buttoned, and clipped into the dress of her dreams with the help of some important women in her life.
Across the hotel, James was putting the finishing touches on his look.
His gray suit was complemented by pops of deep red.
How incredible does Nicole look?! Get ready for a sweet first look!
First Look & Couple Photos
James waited (a little anxiously) for Nicole to arrive for their first look. But when she did . . . all those nerves melted away.
We love the look on his face when he finally sees his bride!
Seal the deal with a kiss!
These two look ready to get hitched!
The gardens inside the Opryland Resort create the most stunning backdrop for wedding photos.
Strolling into their future . . .
Nicole’s large, rustic bouquet was comprised of loose greenery with white florals complimented by pops of deep tones.
Wedding Party Photos
Once the wedding party joins in for photos, all bets are off! All six beautiful bridesmaids wore matching floor-length gowns in a deep shade of red.
It takes a village to support an anxious bride.
James was flanked by his dapper groomsmen!
These bridesmaids and groomsmen were ready to PARTY!
Such a sweet welcome for guests coming from near and (very) far.
Pro tip: Don’t forget your vows! Putting them in these cute booklets will help ensure they’re in a safe place.
Here comes the bride . . .
Small ceremonies are the norm these days but that doesn’t mean they are any less romantic and moving. We love the cozy feel of just your nearest and dearest.
That kiss makes it official – husband and wife!
While those closest to them looked on, James and Nicole took their first steps as a married couple.
Spread love, not germs – AKA the motto for all of 2020! Escort cards were paired with individual hand sanitizer favors.
These puzzle pieces are a creative guestbook fave!
The smooth, white buttercream cake was accented with deep floral accents.
And these adorable chocolate-covered Oreos made to look like a bride and groom!
Guests dined with wreaths of greenery and florals with floating candles to create a romantic atmosphere.
Please welcome Mr. and Mrs. Russell-Field!!!
Time for the first dance as Mr. and Mrs.
Describe a more fairytale-like setting . . . I’ll wait!
While their guests danced the night away, Nicole and James snuck away for a few night photos with their photographer.
A perfect ending to a perfect day!
There may have been a ton of obstacles in the way, but Nicole and James’s wedding was small but mighty! They were surrounded by love and their closest friends for a very special day!
Venue: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Cake: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Florist: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Photography: Celladora Photography
Caterer/Bartender: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Reception Music: Les Richardson
Officiant: Ralph Griggs
Wedding Planner: Alex K with Vision in White Events