I hope you are all having a great start to your week! We are excited to share some of our favorite images from Mallory and Andrew’s classic Nashville wedding today! We actually didn’t meet these two until after they had booked with us, thanks to the recommendation of one of our favorite planners, Janie. We met them several months later, along with Mallory’s parents, and knew right away what a sweet and special couple they were, and how excited we were to celebrate with them!
Mallory and Andrew met through the Navy, initially introduced while Andrew was finishing his training and preparing to transfer to the USS OSCAR AUSTIN, where Mallory was serving. Mallory, who is a huge New Orleans Saints fan, notes that this was also the same day the Saints won the Super Bowl! Aboard the ship, Andrew was placed on Mallory’s watch team, and they spent many hours a day carrying out operations together, and many long nights of great conversations. Many of these were about what is most important to them–their faith. They quickly became friends, and that friendship grew over the next two years. They both felt something more, but since dating was discouraged among shipmates, they let it be. However, in late 2012, Andrew was preparing to transfer to another assignment, and they finally made it official! They were both deployed until into 2013, and finally reunited at Andrew’s homecoming that May. They were engaged in July 2013, and began their lives together on Saturday in one of the most beautiful ceremonies we have ever seen!
Their wedding day was absolutely perfect! They chose to do their wedding in Nashville, because Mallory is a Vanderbilt University alum, and they both love the city! The ceremony took place at St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows Church, one of the oldest churches in Nashville. The reception at the Hermitage Hotel was amazing! The whole day was so sweet, emotional, and full of love and joy from all sides. Their family and friends all made us feel so welcome, and I definitely teared up several times throughout the day
So after that crazy long intro, here are a few of our favorite images of the day!
Mallory carried her grandmother’s rosary, and the lace on her handkerchief was handmade by her great-grandmother. She also wore her mother’s veil. Love!
Seriously, how sweet was Andrew’s reaction to seeing Mallory?
Mallory’s dance with her dad started out sweet, then switched to a fun uptempo song, then they busted it out to the Who Dat Nation theme song, in honor of the New Orleans Saints, and passed out beads to kick off the party!
I love this moment Chris caught with Mallory’s sweet parents!
Congratulations, Mallory and Andrew, and thank you so much for allowing us to be part of such a wonderful day! We are so happy for you both, and are excited to see what the Lord does in your lives! Hope you’re having an amazing honeymoon! And thank you to all your friends and family who made us feel so welcome!
A huge thanks to everyone who made Saturday amazing, but especially to Janie and Haley with Events by Janie! Great wedding planners are such a blessing, and they really brought together such a great team for Mallory and Andrew! Wedding Planning: Events by Janie | Hair Styling: Dion’s South-Ariel Newsome | Make-Up Artist: Daniel Cole Collection-Lauren & Val Cole | Videography: Dallas Wilson Video Productions | Cake: Jay Qualls | Floral Design: Oshi International Floral Design Studio | Reception Band: Artie Dean Harris Band | Transportation: Grand Avenue and Sugar Creek Carriages
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