Saturday, August 10, 2013

The New Mr. and Mrs.

     This is the year of the nephew. Not one, not two, but three of my nephews are marrying this year. I shared with you the first of the family weddings here and now it's time to share yet another nephew's beautiful wedding. As an aside, here are some random facts for you: all three of my nephews graduated from Auburn; none are brothers; two are from my side of the family; one is from The Husband's side of the family. We've also covered some territory in the South with the wedding locales: one was in Florida, one will be in Georgia and one was here in Nashville. You know what they say about Southern women!!

      This precious couple met in the fall of their freshman year at Auburn and supposedly felt an immediate attraction to one another. She went home the next weekend and told her mother she might have met the man of her dreams. He, that very first night they met, kept dropping to his knee pantomiming a proposal whenever she walked out of the room. The only problem is that each was dating someone else. As you might well imagine things soon changed. Then at the beginning of her sophomore year, the Bride transferred from Auburn to Georgia, and it became a long distance dating relationship. The couple was reunited after college when she moved to Nashville to attend graduate school, and a few years later everything culminated in a lovely, joy-filled celebration this past weekend.

 The wedding took place at West End United Methodist Church, a beautiful historic Gothic church reminiscent of a cathedral. Five generations of The Husband's family have attended this church and two of our own children were married there. It's a glorious place for a wedding.
Here's another view of the sanctuary (from the Church's website)
These photos are taken immediately after the wedding in the side yard of the church.
The Bride wore an exquisite Monique Lhuillier lace gown with a family veil edged in Alencon lace.
She chose periwinkle blue gowns by LulaKate for her maids,
 and the flower girls were dressed in white organza with baby's breath crowns.

The reception which was held at The Loveless Barn, a perfect venue for a fabulous party!
Here they are!
 One more hug from the nieces before they are introduced as the new Mr. and Mrs.!
 First Dance!

The Bride and her Daddy

The Groom dancing with his Momma (my dear sister-in-law)
I am in love with her dress!
Colored glass vases of varying heights filled with delphinium, 
stock, roses, and hydrangeas were centered on each table
 In lieu of a traditional Bride's Book at the church, guests wrote notes on recipes in
the Newlywed Cookbook at the reception...a great idea!
The best wedding cake in Nashville is made by Leland Riggin at Dessert Designs.
It's always beautiful and delicious!
The Groom was totally surprised with his Auburn stadium cake, complete with LED lighting,
 designed especially for him by Billie Mochow Cakes.

 With so many alumni in the house, it was a huge hit!
Here you can get a better feeling for the venue. This is the side veranda, an open tented space.

As far as the food goes let's just say it was a sumptuous Southern feast!
Before the meal they passed fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese on toast, and bruschetta.
Dinner included a shrimp and grits bar, a hashbrown casserole and mashed potato bar, a bar featuring the famous Loveless biscuits accompanied by country ham, bacon, and assorted preserves,
 a glorified version of the green bean casserole, salad, sliced tomatoes, corn pudding,fried chicken, and beef tenderloin with rolls. For the first time in his life, The Husband did not make it through the entire buffet. 

You know the party is going well when the groomsmen decide to join the band!
   Thanks to the Atlanta Groove Factory for keeping the dance floor full all night long!

Here's to a wonderful evening with family and friends celebrating two very special people!
Much love to my nephew and my new niece!

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