When I think back to Elle and Ryan's Nashville wedding last fall, I remember that my face hurt from smiling when I left that night. As I put together their wedding images to make up the story below, I couldn't stop thinking "This was one of the most fun weddings I've been a part of" and again, realized my cheeks hurt because I couldn't stop smiling. I think you'll see why.
Together, Ryan and Elle are magic. They have a magnetic chemistry that draws people to them and one of my favorite things about them is that they're fully themselves, all the time. Everything about their wedding was beautifully minimal but incredible indie wedding inspiration in the art of doing your own thing, and doing it so well. Elle wore this embroidered floral printed dress for her ceremony that I swooned over, and Ryan had a bright pink suit coat that together, fit them perfectly.
And so many moments. Their wedding was about their loved ones, about their family - it wasn't about the details or the weather or having the most perfect day - it was about gathering everyone they knew and loved from near and far and celebrating the start of their marriage. I think back to their weekend on a Friday in Tennessee fall and I remember Elle's mom and bridesmaids tearing up when they saw her in her floral wedding dress for the first time. I remember Ryan barely being able to keep it together when he saw his bride at their first look. I remember tears in their ceremony and so much sweet intimacy in their portraits. Elle weeping during her brother's toast at their reception and Ryan tenderly kissing her shoulder. Their reception was a dream - incredible Mexican food, a Jeni's ice cream truck and just a party of dancing and toasting and more dancing until the sky grew blue and then dark.
If I could plan my wedding again, I'd want it to feel like theirs - heartfelt, with all of the moments. Here's to you two Roses - you are an inspiration.
Venue: Cool Springs House in Brentwood, TN // Videographer: Orion Pahl // Coordinator: Top Tier Events
Groomsmen attire: Bar III + Asos Bridemaids: Asos + Modcloth