Hermitage Hotel Wedding

This post showcases a bit of the sweet, classical and beautiful wedding of Bailey + Sam. The colors, venue and table settings all flow together to create a wonderfully elegant day! And the smiles & giggles of Bailey & Sam add a good dose of joy to all the elegance!

           Meet Bailey + Sam

- Are there any particular items that were part of your wedding day that have an interesting story behind them or hold important meaning/value to you personally?

The necklace I wore with my dress was made out of my grandmama's wedding ring. My grandmama and pawpaw (grandfather) were married for 54 years. My parents gave it to me a few nights before the wedding.

What was your favorite moment(s) of your wedding day? (feel free to provide a different answer from each of your different perspectives, if you would like.)

My favorite moment was walking down the aisle and seeing Sam waiting for me at the end. The moment I saw Sam, I started crying. Whenever I'm really happy, I cry.

- What drew you to your venue choices?

We loved the history of the Hermitage Hotel and that it is a Nashville landmark!

- Did your wedding have any particular style themes?

We wanted to have a classic, timeless, and traditional wedding.


Planner/Designer/coordinatior: Laura D'Anne Events

Getting Ready Location: The Hermitage Hotel

Ceremony Location: Benton Chapel at Vanderbilt University

Reception Location: The Hermitage Hotel

Officiant: Ralph Griggs

Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas

Caterer: The Hermitage Hotel

Floral Designer: Enchanted Florist

Cake and/or other desserts: Dulce Desserts

Dress Designer: Sassi Holford

Groom's suit: The Black Tux

Bridesmaid dresses: Amsale

Groomsmen's suits: The Black Tux

DJ + Live music: Emerald Empire Band

Hairstylist: One10Beauty

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