Featured Wedding: Holli & Michael

Holli and Michael were married on the grounds of The Hermitage this last October, and it was such a beautiful, heart-felt day with tons of personal touches by the bride and her mom! They created the art for their invites and cocktail napkins, sewed pillows and embroidery hoops for decor, pieced together a dozen book page runners, and so much more! It made Holli and Michael's wedding feel very homey and intimate. 

Enjoy the sweet, romantic photos of Holli & Michael's big day that were captured by their fantastic photographer, Cassidy Carson Lynch at Cassidy Carson Photography.

Holli & Michael's ceremony on the grounds was gorgeous! And Michael helped direct the ceremony rehearsal the evening before since he wanted a non-traditional wedding party up front. The bridesmaids and groomsmen walked in in small groups of different sizes and then stood on both sides.

Holli's very crafty mom designed the invites herself!

The grounds of The Hermitage have to be some of the most beautiful around! The couple is pretty good lookin' too!

Holli & Michael ended the evening with an awesome party in a tent near their ceremony site so that everyone could enjoy a short walk on the grounds at sunset.

 I know what a wedding day feels like as a coordinator, but it's always so much more fun to hear about the wedding day from the bride herself! Holli wanted to share the following about her wedding day at The Hermitage:

"October 10, 2015- a day I will not soon forget!  A day filled with so much joy and laughter. It could not have been a more perfect day!  The weather was beautiful, and after the rain the day before I had been worried.  But the rain cleared to a beautiful sunny day!  Throughout the entire day, I felt like I was floating on air!  Every one worked so hard to make everything look so amazing!  I got to enjoy the day with my bridesmaids and never worried about a thing! The natural landscape of the Hermitage all around us was like a painting, and I'm so thankful that my photographer, Cassidy Carson Lynch, captured it and us so well! 

     Our Ceremony and Reception were both located on the grounds.  What once looked like a blank canvas were now so beautifully covered with fresh flowers from Nashville Bloom, painting an even better picture than I could have imagined! With all the hours we spent on creating door altars and entrances, book page table runners and hand stitched and painted embroidery hoops by my mother, our wedding planner Emily brought it all together for the final touches! It really did feel like a dream! It was a beautiful, cozy, string lit tent with 200 of our closest family and friends where our life began as Husband and Wife! On a piece of land where so much history lies, I'm grateful to forever have the first chapter of our history together begin in such an incredible place! 

    One of my favorite memories of the night was walking through a field just on the other side of where our ceremony was to take pictures as newly weds before going to the reception. The sun was setting just right as Michael and I walked in waist high grass towards the setting sun, as if literally walking off into the sunset!  It felt like a scene right out of Pride & Prejudice, and I will cherish it forever!"