Lauren and William’s gorgeous summer wedding started at Autumn Crest Farm in Franklin for getting ready and portraits, then everyone traveled to Nashville for the ceremony at the Downtown Nashville Presbyterian Church, followed by a trolley ride to the reception at W.O. Smith Music School!
Their love story started when they met through mutual friends at a wedding in Baltimore more than two years ago. Lauren was living in New York City, and William was in Memphis, but they felt a spark immediately. They later met up at Steeplechase in Nashville with a group of friends, and they were able to talk and spend some time together. They went to a restaurant, talked, got ice cream, and talked more on a bench on the pedestrian bridge until it was time for Lauren’s flight back to NYC. That was the beginning of a long-distance relationship, and William later proposed at the same bench on the pedestrian bridge. 🙂
Said Lauren, “He’s a reserved listener, and I’m a super loud extrovert. But the way we think – the way we treat others, our morals, our values – are incredibly aligned. William’s happy place is duck hunting in the middle of the woods in Arkansas; mine is New York City. The important thing is that we’re willing and excited to share in these special moments with each other. I’ll go duck hunting, and he’ll ride the subway like a local.”
Their wedding was a beautiful blend of those elements of natural, rural beauty and urban vibe.
Lauren and William, it was such an honor to photograph your day, and it was so gorgeous from beginning to end!
Check out Lauren and William’s wedding day love story, and be sure to scroll to the bottom to see a list of the amazing vendors who helped make this day such a success!
Click HERE to view their downtown Nashville engagement session.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Waites!
Amazing wedding vendors included:
Wedding Coordinator: Alex Kournetas with Vision In White Events
Hair and Makeup: Brynn Boyd at Surreal Hair Studio
Flowers: Lauren Marie Atkinson Designs
Bride’s Gown from Low’s Bridal and Formal Shoppe
Reception Venue: W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School
Ceremony Venue: Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville
DJ: Nashville Elite, Davis Mallory
Second Photographer: Deb Scally
Photography Assistant: Jen Pinckney
Getting-Ready Location: Autumn Crest Farm