30 Oct Opryland Hotel Wedding in Nashville, TN – Dawn + Keith
So I’ve known Dawn and Keith for a few years now and they are two of my bestest friends. They are some of the nicest, most genuine people I know (and they are both ridiculously good looking). After they got engaged I had my fingers crossed that they would ask me to be their photographer but I didn’t get my hopes up too high because Dawn works in the wedding industry and knows everybody in Nashville. So you can say that I was pretty excited to receive a message from her with 22 exclamation marks asking me to be their photographer!
Their wedding definitely exceeded my expectations! Everything went perfectly (Big thanks to Courtney Hammons and her team). We had amazing weather and the spot that Dawn and Keith choose for their wedding, The Magnolia Courtyard at the Gaylord Opryland was perfect for them. After the ceremony Dawn and Keith and I explored Opryland and got some amazing photos before heading off to the reception.
I usually recommend people not to DIY a lot of things for their wedding. But Dawn is the best cake decorator that I know (seriously her work is on point) so of course she designed her own cake. She also did all of the signs and centerpieces which all look amazingly gorgeous! For their reception dinner they had a very classy breakfast bar (I ate a lot of bacon). And then we had fun dancing and partying until their sparkler exit.
Dawn and Keith wanted to have a photobooth at their wedding but unfortunately there wasn’t space for one so I brought our big box of props and set up a gopro and captured this timelapse of the reception.
Wedding Venue: Gaylord Opryland, Magnolia Courtyard
Wedding Reception: Gaylord Springs Golf Links
Wedding Coordinator: Courtney Hammons/A Magical Affair
Cake Artist: Dawn Joy (The Bride)
Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo