Daniel and Stephanie- A Magical Wednesday Wedding

The very first wedding I (Mary Ann) had the pleasure of helping out with was Daniel and Stephanie’s intimate Wednesday wedding on May 15th at the Delta Pavilion inside Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. They are living proof that you don’t need to book a Saturday wedding to make it truly magical! I came across these photos from Matt Andrews Photography and had to share! Daniel and Stephanie said “I Do” in front of a small group of family and friends then had dinner at Old Hickory Steakhouse. See for yourself how gorgeous this bride and groom’s magical day turned out to be!

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Wedding Traditions:The First Look

As I (Mary Ann) have had the opportunity to work so many different weddings, it has come to my attention that doing a ‘first look’ is becoming more and more common. The more traditional thing for a wedding is that the groom does not see his bride until those doors open and she walks down the aisle toward him. In today’s age, grooms are even going with their brides to pick out the wedding dress! I always thought the dress was to be one of the biggest surprises on the day of the wedding. In order to save time, it is becoming very common for the bride and groom to meet at a time before the ceremony, fully dressed, and see each other for the first time by themselves, instead of being surrounded by all their friends and family. This is a very intimate time between the couple that is shared between just the two of them. This way, it is easier to get a lot of the photos taken before the ceremony even begins so that they don’t spend so much time on pictures later on in the day. This makes it so that your guests aren’t waiting around for very long and you can mingle with them without having to worry about taking your photos because you’ve already gotten them out of the way! So the big question is, to do a first look or not to do a first look?

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Sweet Love

Friday, April 6th, night of the rehearsal… First time I had ever spoke or met with Beth, the bride!!!! I had done all the planning through her mom, Christy! The beginning of February was the time I started working with Christy. We went over every detail and planned the wedding just the way Beth wanted it. I always found it a little odd that mom was handling everything but every now and again that happens! Needless to say Beth and Mark had such a sweet wedding on April 7th at the Opryland Hotel and moved over to Gaylord Springs for their reception! Everything had a peacock touch to it…centerpieces, flowers, jewelry, the cake, tuxes, even her dress had a peacock blue sash. They also took my advice and selected my preferred vendors! Trust me it helps make the day that much BETTER!!!! Take a look at some awesome photos Complete MVP captured!

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If you’re looking for a great DJ, Photographer and/or videographer check out Complete www.CompleteNashville.com

Jeremy Conrey did the honors of getting these two hitched! www.RepeatAfterMeNashville.com

Beth with Beth’s Bouquets made sure her flowers were lovely! www.BethsBouquets.com

Katie Russo and her team did it again making sure the bride looked flawless! www.KatieRussoBeauty.com

Mitchell’s Photography stepped in to make sure the guest had a blast in the photo booth! www.mitchelsphotography.com

 

Wishing you A Magical Day ~

Jenn

A New Angel Arrived in Heaven Today –

 

Greetings –

I didn’t plan on writing this post this soon.  I thought I would still have time to share the stories and photos of a most amazing vow renewal that we had the honor of being a part of – but as is usually the case GOD had other plans.  This morning at 6:18am Taira Irene Baughman received her angel wings and joined the Lord.

I had the amazing pleasure of knowing Taira for the past few years as both a wedding professional and a personal friend.  The world lost an amazingly creative soul today.  Her family lost their mother and her soul mate lost his best friend.  We here at A Magical Affair are deeply saddened by the loss and will never forget her smile or laugh or the opportunity she gave us to share in her most MAGICAL day.

We did want to share some of those moments with you as we believe she is smiling down on all of us and dancing in her red shoes right now in heaven!

Many thanks to the amazing Jeb Wilson of Nashville Photography Group for capturing these moments in time for the Baughman family.


Taira and Rob - Vow Renewal

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Morgan and Matthew – Military Nuptials

Greetings –

Some of my favorite weddings are those in uniform!  I am always honored when we can serve those that serve and protect us.  Allow me to introduce to you Morgan and Matthew!  A fabulous couple who wed on Dec 23rd with all the military flair a wedding could handle.  Their wonderful photographer DWLP captured the day in MAGICAL style at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.  Since the couple married over the holidays they were even able to capture a few photos in the amazing Christmas lights!  Enjoy the photos and next time you see someone in uniform take a moment and thank them for their service to our country!

Father Daughter

Father Daughter

Crystal Gazebo Ceremony

Crystal Gazebo Ceremony

Crystal Gazebo Ceremony

Crystal Gazebo Ceremony

Winter Red Wedding

Winter Red Wedding

Winter Red Wedding

Winter Red Wedding

Christmas Lights and wedding Nights

Christmas Lights and wedding Nights

Christmas Lights and wedding Nights

Christmas Lights and wedding Nights

Exchanging of the rings

Exchanging of the rings

Buttercream wedding Cake with red roses

Buttercream wedding Cake with red roses

 

Wishing you a MAGICAL Day ~

Courtney