Downtown Nashville Wedding
at Acme Feed and Seed
Congratulations Julia and Hunter!!
Nashville wedding photographer, Melanie Grady
Julia and Hunter – both extremely busy professionals in the medical field – had the most perfect downtown Nashville wedding. The day started at the impressive Hilton downtown where Julia and her bridesmaids were getting ready. When I walked into the room, I was floored by not only how many bridesmaids she had (10!) but also by how stunning they all looked and how excited they all were for the wedding festivities. Julia was finishing her makeup as I was thoroughly enjoying creating beautiful images of her exquisite jewelry, shoes, and hand drawn wedding program – it’s my most calming moment of the day and I get really excited when the details are this pretty. I can’t even begin to discuss how incredible her engagement ring is!!
Once we arrived at the charming Benton Chapel on Vanderbilt’s campus, it was non-stop portraits for us in the unusually sticky fall heat. Luckily, the church was air conditioned and we took turns photographing the bridesmaids & groomsmen while letting them cool off and relax in between shoots. Julia and Hunter had a sweet private first look in the courtyard and the wedding day jitters were immediately calmed. They exchanged heartfelt gifts – yes, there were tears shed (in front of and behind the camera). It was so sweet!! After the wedding ceremony, we rode to Acme Feed and Seed in a party trolley. I’m so glad that I rode with them – I was not expecting the dance party that broke out in the back of the trolley – but it gave me the opportunity to take some truly epic (and potentially embarrassing) photos. It also turned out to be a preview of the night to come!
I seriously can’t tell you how much fun we had capturing this amazing day! The reception had delicious food, beautiful decor, a lively group of amazing people (and awesome dancers), and a band that brought the house down.
With the help of Ashley at Posh Occasions and an amazing cast of the best Nashville wedding vendors, the wedding was everything Julia and Hunter had been dreaming of.
Here are the links to all of the wedding vendors…
Reception Venue: Acme Feed & Seed – downtown Nashville
Floral Design: Roots Floral
Wedding planner: Posh Occasions – Ashley Porter
Bridal gown: Modern Trousseau
Bridesmaids gowns: Bella Bridesmaids
Hair/Makeup: Amy Lynn Larwig, MUA
Reception Entertainment: Entice Band (incredible!)
THANK YOU for choosing us to capture your best day ever!
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