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Nashville Rooftop Wedding Officiated by Divorce Court Judge

A non-traditional, quirky wedding was the ideal celebration for Michelle and Kyne, however they kept some of tradition of a wedding-day routine, just doing it in their own way. The bride is a divorce lawyer and so they had two judge friends officiate and instead of a flowergirl there was an adult ‘flower babe’. The bride, who is almost 40 and had been married and divorced already, walked in with her dad to Rainbow Connection.

Having planned on getting ready in separate rooms, and seeing each other at the aisle for the first time, Michelle and Kyne decided at the last minute to shun that tradition. Michelle explained, “One room had a balcony and better lighting than the other so we both chose to prep there.  On the morning of our wedding, all the details didn’t seem to matter – we just were excited for the festivity.  Helping each other get dressed made so much more sense ultimately. If anyone was to adjust his suspenders, it was meant to be me. When preparing for a major life event, we are supposed to be together.”

Usually a serious, reserved and shy person, Kyne surprised the guests by dancing down the aisle, dressed as Apollo Creed from Rocky IV as Living in America played.  His mates ripped the tear-away robe (which he sewed himself with great care to ensure authenticity!) from him when the song concluded. That wasn’t the only surprise, as Michelle told us, “The ceremony was tag-team officiated by a divorce court judge and a criminal court judge, friends and mentors who decided to surprise us by wearing white curly British barrister wigs with their black robes.”

With Covid keeping Kyne’s family in Australia, the couple livestreamed the ceremony so that everyone could attend virtually and witness their special day. They had only 50 guests there will them on the day.

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A Prairie Dreamland Nashville Wedding

What do you get when the band leader for Kacey Musgraves and a Nashville artist put on a prairie inspired wedding in a vintage rental warehouse?  Throw in a tequila shots during the ceremony, a country western two-step band, an aura photographer and a custom dinner tent made from crushed velvet mustard draping and you have a Midnight in Paris inspired wedding dreamland.

Mackenzie and Kyle are artists with different mediums, so their wedding was always going to be creative and fun. They approached planners Modern Vintage Events with an inspiration drawing from Mackenzie and a description of their wedding – ‘like Stanley Kubrick and The Great Gatsby hosted a cocktail hour. Unique, cinematic, intentional and intimate.’ “Doodling during our planning meetings was a common occurrence and every detail and every angle was taken into consideration,”  designer Becca told us. 

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Moody Celestial Winter Wedding in Nashville

By Southern standards, Abby and Evan’s wedding was out of the box. But by New York standards, their new adopted home, it was quite traditional, and they loved this about their day. “We wanted to create a wedding that merged our traditional Southern upbringing and our urban and modern New York life. We loved that our guests were able to experience parts of our story and personalities that they may not get to see every day, or haven’t seen in their experience with us.”

It was held Marathon Music Works in Nashville, Tennessee – a venue the couple used to go to concerts together at during school. They used sentimental details throughout their day; they were married on the vintage rug that Abby played on as a child in her grandparents house, Evan used a stone from Abby’s late grandmother’s wedding ring to incorporate into her band, and her sister read a letter from their late grandmother that she had sent to her on her own wedding day in 2012 – it was dated January 19th, Abby and Evan’s wedding date.

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