married | lauren+rob | nashville wedding photographer

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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video preview | lauren and rob | nashville wedding photographer

Last weekend, we made the trek over to Nashville once again, this time, to photograph the absolutely beautiful wedding of Lauren and Rob at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. Lauren, who is the younger sister of my dear friend and client Kristin, was absolutely radiant, and the event was a big hit, thanks to the always fabulous Kelly Dellinger Events.

Check out their photo preview in the video below for a sneak peek of the day:

Complete preview coming next week. Like Glessner Photography on Facebook to get the announcement!

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married | jordan+joe | nashville wedding photographer

Jordan Holden and Joe Davis outdoor wedding in the Iris Garden at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, TN. Photo by Nashville wedding photographers Glessner Photography.

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...

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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

Watch the sneak peek video preview of Jordan and Joe's wedding day here.

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