Madi & Eric’s classic downtown Nashville wedding at the new Grand Hyatt Nashville is equal parts classic, romantic, and fun! These are the weddings that make my soul so happy. From beginning to dance-dropping end, this Nashville wedding is one for the books!
The day began as Madi got her hair and makeup done by R&Co. Bridal Beauty. Surrounded by her best girlfriends, they laughed as the day started in matching pjs. While they shared stories, I began to photograph Madi & Eric’s wedding details. I couldn’t help but laugh when I noticed she had engraved the inside of his ring with “Put it back on”. An heirloom garter, a new pair of shoes, and borrowed earrings were perfect ways to bring together elements of old and new. When it was time to step into her gown, Madi’s mom helped zip her in. Her custom Olia Zavozina dress was literally made for her!
Next, it was time to step outside of The Grand Hyatt Nashville hotel for their first look! Her nerves began to hit as we stepped onto the elevator. But as soon as Eric turned around, they were both all smiles. We decided to step across to take wedding photos at Union Station, a romantic and historic hotel downtown. It was the perfect setting, and also has a family connection to Madi. Her great-grandparents were married in Nashville’s Union Station! The two of them snuggled and laughed with such ease, it made taking their portraits a dream!
Then, greeted by their whole bridal party, it was time for the fun! The ladies wore beautiful gowns and held the most perfect bouquets from Stella Rose Floral in Nashville. And the guys, well, I’ll never tire of a groom in a classic tux! And Eric and his groomsmen didn’t disappoint!
The Ceremony & Reception
After 7 years together, these two said ‘I do’ in a ceremony inside the Grand Hyatt Nashville’s ballroom. Immediately following, they were ready to celebrate the night with their best friends, families, and favorite people all in the room. Oh, and I can’t forget their entrance! Can every couple enter their reception with streamer poppers?! The stunning head table had the most perfect light pink velvet tablecloths. Florals adorned and their wedding band, Groove Factor, got the dancing going! So many smiles, lots of twirls, and a few tears during speeches by dear friends rounded out the evening!
Madi & Eric, thank you for allowing me to capture your downtown Nashville wedding at The Grand Hyatt! Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Phillips!