January 23, 2017
Belle Meade Plantation Wedding
Nashville Photographer Laura K. Allen
Married! Sara + Erik
I rode the elevator up to Sara’s bridal suite, entered the room, and felt so dang happy. The room was filled with the best energy a bride can ask for on her wedding day. Sara’s hair and makeup looked FABULOUS, her bridesmaids and bridesman were hanging out, drinking champagne, and giddy with excitement. The windows of the bridal suite let in the prettiest, soft natural light that, as a Nashville Wedding Photographer, makes my heart skip a beat. These windows also gave us a beautiful view of Nashville, and a not-so-beautiful view of some SERIOUS STORM CLOUDS.
No…. NO NO NO. I’m not having it. We all hear the saying “Rain is good luck on your wedding day”.. and I’m not saying that it’s not, but Sara & Erik’s venue ( Belle Meade Plantation) has the most gorgeous outdoor garden ceremony space and brides don’t book a wedding venue like that if you are dreaming of saying “I do” under a tent. ???? We all remained calm (because the storm’s gonna pass, RIGHT?!?!?), as we scurried to our cars in a torrential downpour.
We pushed back their first look by about 30 minutes, knowing that my fabulous second photographer Melanie Grady could help me make up some lost time later on. The rain mostly halted to a super light sprinkle, and Sara walked up to her future husband in a pathway surrounded by beautiful white flowers. Sara took Erik’s breath away upon first glance at her… THIS WAS SOME SERIOUS FAIRY TALE STUFF Y’ALL.
Fast forward to the beautiful ceremony, an ice cream truck graced us with its sweet melody on a neighboring road… LOL, seriously, you can’t make this kind of stuff up. But it gave everyone a good ol’ fashion chuckle right before they sealed their vows with a kiss. ????
Sara & Erik’s first dance was extra special, they were serenaded by Sara’s Maid of Honor — I can’t remember what song it was, but she had a lovely voice, and I remember thinking what an amazing personal, memorable touch it was for their wedding! I also have to give a HUGE shout out to Rachael Vacek– the decorating & florals were some of the best I’ve ever seen……. Last but not least— JOHNNY & THE LOVESEATS were the very best wedding band I have ever seen!! Everyone had such a great time!! The vendors at Belle Meade Plantation were beyond amazing, and I highly recommend reaching out to any of them if you are in need for your 2017 Nashville Wedding!
Wedding Coordinator & Florals: Rachael Ann’s Events & Florals
Hair & Makeup: Nashville Wedding Stylist by MHD Beauty
Best Wedding Band Performance EVER: Johnny & The Loveseats
Invitations: Blush Paperie
Are you planning a wedding at Belle Meade Plantation in 2017 and are in need of a Nashville Wedding Photographer? Head over to my contact page and send me a message!! I’d be thrilled to create gorgeous wedding images for you at your Belle Meade Plantation Wedding! <3
Nashville Wedding Photographer Laura K. Allen
Belle Meade Plantation Wedding | Nashville Wedding Photographer Laura K. Allen
Oh my goodness! Belle Meade Plantation looks like my dream venue! Who wouldn’t want to have their special day there? And your photos are divine! You are one amazing wedding photographer!
Shut your face Laura!!! This is amazing! I am so obsessed with this wedding! There is no question at all that you are the best Nashville Wedding Photographer!
???????????? Having my wedding at Belle Meade Plantation would be a dream come true but having you as my wedding photographer would make it perfection. These are soooo beautiful!
I could spend all day looking at your posts from the weddings you have photographed….in fact I have spent way more time lost in your blog posts then I would like to admit…shhhh don’t tell anyone. But the way that you can make me feel like I was there….feel the emotions. This is exactly why I knew you had to be my Wedding photographer! I can’t wait to plan the engagement session in Nashville!
WOW! These are so stunning. The colors, the tones, everything! You’re a great wedding photographer and anyone getting married in Nashville should be lining up for you! <3 <3
Oh my gosh you must be the most sought after wedding photographer in Nashville! Belle Meade Plantation is stunning but your photography makes it shine!
Wow! You can see the fun and magic in this day! I actually looking to get married in Nashville and would LOVE to have you be our wedding photographer! Hoping you are available in late summer in 2018?! I will contact you! I am sure you book fast!
Beautiful! Nashville is so lucky to have you! I wish we had you for our wedding!
I am getting married at the Belle Meade Plantation and I searched Google for a Nashville wedding photographer and you were a top hit! I am so excited I found you! Can you please send me an email with your wedding packages?
this groom is SO adorable totally loving on the woman he just made is wife, I can’t get enough of his beaming smiles in all of the images! My sister is getting married near Nashville, I’ll have to mention to her how talented you are as a wedding photographer!