Nashville Wedding at The Bridge Building
Erin Lee Allender Photography
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Friday, February 16, 2018

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Downtown Nashville Wedding 

Photography: Erin Lee Allender Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Bridge Building | Catering: Infinity Events and Catering  

One look at Donnie and Tiffany's wedding photos and one thing is clear: their wedding day was So. Much. FUN. With perfectly personal details and simple but stunning flowers designed by a family friend, these two truly made their wedding day thier own - and we love it! 

Hitchhikers Guide to The galaxy

Finding middle ground between Donnie's wish for a more traditional wedding, and Tiffany's "hippy at heart" love for bohemian style, the groom and his groomsmen were dapper in tuxes and bowties while Tiffany rocked a gorgeous flower crown. 


As a couple who loves entertaining, Donnie and Tiffany wanted to throw the best party ever for 100 of their guests. The Nashville Bridge Building was the perfect venue, with space for an outdoor ceremony and a full-service reception venue, ensuring that none of their loved ones had to lift a finger in labor. 


One of the most noteworthy things about this wedding is the incredibly thoughtful details. As both the bride and groom's fathers had passed away before the wedding, they created the most unique wedding favors to honor their dads! When visiting a friend in San Francisco, Tiffany came across a fortune cookie place that would put your own fortunes in cookies. Six months later, she and Donnie had the brilliant idea of putting some phrases that their fathers used to say in fortune cookies. They ordered 150 cookies filled with 15 different things that their fathers used to say, and the San Franscisco business shipped them to Nashville. Needless to say, they were a huge hit with the guests! 

Nashville Wedding at The Bridge Building 

Nashville Wedding at The Bridge Building

Family memories weren't just for the favours, they were spread throughout the entire wedding day. At Donnie's suggestion, Tiffany's wedding and engagement rings include the diamond from the engagement ring her dad gave to her mother many years ago. Drangonflies have also been a symbol that remind's Tiffany of her dad, so she included a tiny dragonfly on a vase at every table's centerpiece.

When it comes to personal touches for the groom, Donnie's best man made a large groom's cake featuring the the "Cosmic Cutie" from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. This was a fun complement to the small white cutting cake that the couple ordered from a local bakery. 

To other couples planning their wedding, this bride encourages a focus on remaining true to yourselves. 

"My advice to other couples planning their wedding now is to do what you want. Make it what you want to make it. I know everyone says that, but it's true! I was one of the luckier brides that didn't have to deal with family trying to call the shots or give their two cents, but even if they wanted to I wouldn't have listened... I really enjoyed planning the wedding. It was pretty stress free and fun. Whenever I felt myself getting overwhelmed, I would step away and do something else for a bit and come back to it. I refused to let it stress me out, because it's suppossed to be fun. You only get to do it once, so if people want to help you out financially, lay out exectations before accepting their help. Tell them this is your day to celebrate marrying the one you love, so it will be your vision."

Nashville Wedding at The Bridge Building

Photography: Erin Lee Allender Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Bridge Building | Catering: Infinity Events and Catering  | Floral: Family Friend | Hair: Amy Lynn Larwig | Cake: The Sweetest Day | Makeup: Amy Lynn Larwig  | Wedding Dress: Davids's Bridal | Groom's Attire: Mens warehouse | Bridesmaid Dresses: Davids's Bridal | Submitted via: Matchology


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