March 12, 2022

Photos by Rachel & Noah Ray

How did you two meet?

Jacob and I met during our freshman year at Belmont University in Nashville. We had mutual friends but didn’t really get to know each other until a couple of years later through student government. I was secretly crushing on him and finally got up the nerve to ask him to my sorority’s formal! He got the hint, and it was all history from there.

The Proposal

As someone who considers myself very hard to surprise, I was so impressed with what Jacob pulled off for the proposal! It was July Fourth weekend, and I was under the impression that we were going to the lake with friends on Saturday. When a last-minute “picnic” with another couple was planned for Friday, I was somewhat suspicious but told myself not to read into it. My friend and I prepped for the picnic, then we met the guys at Fort Negley Park, a beautiful overlook near downtown Nashville. When Jacob got out of the car, I instantly knew something was going on because he was wearing a blazer! (To a picnic in July)? Before I knew it, Jacob got down on one knee and popped the question! It couldn’t have been a more beautiful night.

Favorite Wedding Moment

My favorite moment during our wedding was walking down the aisle together at the end of the ceremony. Hearing the grand “Wedding March” on the organ, turning around to see all of our family and friends smiling at us and walking hand-in-hand for the first time that day was simply magical.

Favorite Wedding Details

Many of my favorite details were from our ceremony. Our pastor delivered a beautiful message that encapsulated what a sacrificial, loving marriage should look like. The church sanctuary was a classic, traditional setting, and the quartet was moving.

Ceremony Venue: South Highland Presbyterian Church Reception Venue: Vulcan Park & Museum Florist: Garden Party Designs Caterer: The Happy Catering Co. Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Jane Dickens Events Cake: Magic Muffins Wedding Dress: The Bride Room Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Bridal Hair & Makeup: Carter & Morgan Groom’s Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear Videography: Chandler Holmes Stationery: Annabelle’s DJ/Wedding Band: Ascension Wedding Transportation: Cline Tours, Inc.