Jordan and Joe were married this weekend in a beautiful ceremony in my former home and one of my favorite places in the whole world, Nashville, Tennessee. Jordan is the best friend of this former bride and dear pal of mine, so when she reached out to me shortly after Spence and Claire's wedding last winter, I already knew we would be a great fit.
Joe and Jordan's day was a sweet, intimate celebration, brought to life by the talented Liz Spinazola of CHIC Weddings & Events. I absolutely adored the simplicity and thoughtful details of their wedding design, allowing the day to truly be about the couple and the love they share. It was just the perfect reflection of their awesome laid-back, no-nonsense style, and it made for absolutely amazing photographs...
You know it's gonna be a good day when it starts off with Cards Against Humanity... few things in life make me laugh or gasp in shock/horror more than this game.
Meanwhile, Jordan and her girls got ready at her apartment...
I absolutely love this shot Josh, my second shooter and better half, was able to get from the backseat of the car in front of the groom as they headed over to Ellington Agricultural Center for the ceremony...
Jordan made a stunning bride, don't you think?! She carried herself with such grace and elegance on her wedding day and looked absolutely beautiful in her locally designed Olia Zavozina gown.
It's no secret that I love when a couple chooses to take a moment before the ceremony to see one another for the first time... it's such a beautiful, quiet time for the bride and groom to spend a few minutes alone together in the midst of an often hectic wedding day. We found the perfect opening among the trees for their First Look, and the afternoon light peeking in through the clouds was absolutely amazing...
These ladies only drink the finest wine :) But seriously, they were so much fun to spend the day with, and everyone in the bridal party were such great sports, despite the hot weather and the many bugs lurking in the grass. Aren't they the most lovely bunch of bridesmaids?
The reciting of vows is almost always an emotional moment, but when a groom tears up in the middle of them... man, it gets me every time...
Jordan fed Joe's obsession with sasquatch by gifting him these adorable socks...
After the I Do's, the bridal party hopped onto the trolley for some dancing and libations en route to the reception at Maggiano's Little Italy in Nashville's West End...
"I am thinking it's a sign that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they are perfectly aligned." Jordan and Joe danced to Iron and Wine's rendition of "Such Great Heights," and this first dance image is one of my absolute favorites of the day...
Jordan+Joe :: We had THE BEST time photographing your wedding, and we're so honored that you entrusted us to document the most important day of your life thus far! We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter, and the greatest of adventures together!
Wedding Coordinator :: CHIC Weddings & Events
Ceremony Venue :: Ellington Agricultural Center
Reception Venue :: Maggiano's Little Italy
Florist :: Jacqueline Safstrom
Cake Artist :: Dulce Desserts
DJ :: Dan Buckley
Wedding Gown :: Olia Zavozina
Men's Attire :: H&M
Stationer :: The Paper Place
Officiant :: Zelda Sheldon
Photographer :: Glessner Photography
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