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Lauren and Rob's fairytale wedding at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, TN by Glessner Photography.

Earlier this month, we had the honor of documenting the beautiful Nashville wedding of Lauren and Rob. Lauren is the younger sister of our former bride and a precious friend from my Belmont University days, Kristin, and we were so excited to be part of another of their family's celebrations.

Their wedding day was truly the fairytale that Lauren wished for, and no fairytale would be complete without a fairy godmother - in this case, wedding planner extraordinaire Kelly Dellinger. A little rain couldn't keep this event from being one of the most lovely we've ever seen, and the couple spent the day surrounded by and celebrating with the sweetest friends and family. 

The day began with the girls getting ready at Lauren's parents' house...

While the girls got ready, Rob and has groomsmen were hanging out at his childhood home just down the road...

Lauren's dress was an updated version of her mother's wedding gown, and she looked absolutely radiant in it.

Rob and Lauren chose not to see each other, but to exchange letters before their ceremony. This was such a sweet moment...

The ceremony was held at the beautiful Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville's West End neighborhood.

After a few photos in the church courtyard, we headed to the Frist Learning Center for cocktail hour and more photos on the beautiful grounds at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens...

Lauren and Rob were such troopers and stepped outside with me during the reception to get some beautiful nighttime shots on the property. This is one of my absolute favorites...

No Kapolas family wedding would be complete without a little Greek dancing. SO FUN!

Rob+Lauren :: Thank you so, so much for allowing us to celebrate with you! Wishing you all the happiness marriage has to offer in your life together!

Event Planner :: Kelly Dellinger Events
Ceremony Venue :: Cathedral of the Incarnation
Reception Venue :: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
Florist :: Rosemary and Finch
Caterer :: Chef's Market
Cake Artist :: Chef's Market
DJ :: Brent Cantrell of Cosmo Creations
Makeup Artist :: Brenna Mader
Hair Stylist :: Jesse Linares of Pink Mullet Salon
Bridesmaids' Dresses :: Watters from b. Hughes Bridal
Men's Attire :: Street Tuxedo
Stationer :: Wedding Paper Divas
Lighting :: Nashville Event Lighting
Shuttle :: Grand Avenue Shuttle Service

Watch the sneak peek video preview of Rob and Lauren's wedding day here.

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brittany+jeff :: married :: nashville wedding photographer

You may remember Brittany and Jeff from their engagement session last fall. I met Brittany seven years ago when I joined the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority as a freshman at Belmont University. This girl is full of life and fun, and during her time at Belmont, she found Jeff, a guy who enjoys life just as much as Brittany.

This wedding was special for me not only because Brittany is a dear friend, but also because their ceremony was held at the Wightman Chapel at Nashville's Scarritt-Bennett Center, the same place where Josh and I said "I do" a little over three years ago. Though I may be just a little partial, it's such a beautiful venue, and I was so excited and honored to have the chance to photograph a wedding there.

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My goodness, Brittany... you made an absolutely STUNNING bride. 

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I've said it before and I'll say it again... I absolutely, head-over-heels love when a bride and groom do a First Look! This was such a sweet moment, and we were able to get so many fabulous photos of the bride and groom before the ceremony.

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The images from the dance floor were some of my favorites from the night... so much fun!

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Brittany+Jeff :: I hope y'all are having a fabulous honeymoon in Mexico! Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your beautiful wedding! We wish you both all the happiness in the world!

Ceremony Venue :: Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett Center

Reception Venue :: aVenue by Nashville Event Space

Wedding Coordinator :: Kelly Dellinger Events

Cake Artist :: The Bake Shoppe

Cupcakes :: The Cupcake Collection

Florist :: Wedding Posies

Caterer :: Two Fat Men

Band :: Nationwide Coverage

Hair+Makeup :: Ali Wear

Wedding Gown :: b. Hughes Bridal designed by Vera Wang

Bridesmaids' Dresses :: Alfred Sung

Groom's Attire :: After Six

Men's Attire :: Jos A. Bank

Rings :: Genesis Diamonds

Stationer :: Jeff Simpson (Groom)

Rentals :: Southern Events