Everyone looks gorgeous on their wedding day. It's a mixture of all of the joy, adrenaline, and, for us ladies, spending more than 5 hurried minutes on our makeup! Marissa and Henry, though, have to be one of the most gorgeous couples in the history of weddings, and they are so loving and trusting of each other that it makes them beautiful people on the inside and out.
Marissa and Henry are also world travelers! During their entire wedding planning process, they were living in Dubai, so we had a lot of Skype sessions to make sure that they had the wedding they wanted even though they couldn't be here to do it all themselves. It was an ideal spring wedding, full of soft colors, a little, lucky rain shower, and this happy couple, who took off the next day for their Sri Lanka honeymoon! If you love what you see, be sure to scroll all the way down for the list of their rock star wedding vendors!
Seriously, they look like they could be models! Their wedding photos are so dreamy!
Marissa chose soft greens and purples for her wedding colors, and we're enchanted with her bouquet!
Then there's our trusty golf cart! It's not a Hermitage wedding unless you get an a ride around the grounds!
Marissa and Henry wanted to tie the knot outside and chose to do so under one of our largest trees. A little sprinkle started during the ceremony, but the wedding party and most of the guests were completely sheltered by the canopy of leaves above them. The light rain made it feel like a moment out of a romantic movie.
Apparently, Henry likes donkeys, so he had to get a quick picture with Homer, who's stomping grounds are on site.
Marissa and Henry are history buffs and wanted to incorporate the history of the Hermitage into their wedding somehow. They chose to organize their seating chart with presidents instead of numbers, so guests could look up their name to find out if they were at the Thomas Jefferson or Teddy Roosevelt tables. The images of the presidents even had a subtle purple tint so they would match the decor!
Since this was a destination wedding for everyone, Henry and Marissa wanted to stick with some classic Southern food. Everyone got a taste of Nashville!
The swagged lights Marissa decided to add in the Cabin looked amazing and added just a little more magic to the evening.
It was such a perfect day for this amazing couple, and we're so glad we got to be a part of it!
Here are the wedding vendors who helped make their day perfect:
Venue: Andrew Jackson's Hermitage- Cabin by the Spring
Planning: Emily Piepenbrink at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Photography: Emily Lester Photography
Rentals: Liberty Party Rentals
Lighting: Nashville Audio Visual
Catering: Two Fat Men
Florals: GreenFinch Floral Design
Cake: Dulce Desserts
Ceremony Music: Avery Bright