The fun-loving couple, Wendy & Ramey, met in the military while they were training for a half-marathon. They started dating & things were set in motion when Ramey proposed to Wendy on romantic New Year's Eve. They settled on an early September wedding date & decided to create a cool red & black wedding. The couple made their simple, beautiful red & black pocket wedding invitation to set the tone.
Wendy & Ramey tied the knot in an intimate, outdoor ceremony at Cheekwood Botanical Garden, a lush, beautiful space accented by a large exhibit of colorful glass-blown artwork. A coordinating, DIY red & black wedding program guided the guests through the ceremony. The Bride wore white but stayed true to her red & black color scheme with fun red heels & dramatic black lace wrapped around her full, white bouquet of hydrangeas, roses & calla lilies. As a sweet surprise to her Groom, the Bride wrote "I Do" on her ring finger, the ultimate party nail for a wedding!
The party continued at The Standard Nashville with more DIY, personalized details starting with escort cards made of white lace, red ribbon & white paper overlaid on black tented cards to direct guests to their tables. The reception tables were named after the couple's favorite football teams & their beloved pets. Each table had a black linen, a black & white damask runner & an arrangement of red roses & white flowers in a sleek, black vase. The three-tiered, round white wedding cake featured red ribbons, red & white roses & a sparkly monogram topper. The Groom's cake wasn't quite as elegant but it was a cute nod to the Groom's favorite football team, Arkansas Razorbacks. When the fun party came to a close, the lucky guests took home a favor of bottled homemade wine decorated with a DIY red & black label.
Congratulations, Wendy & Ramey!
Photography: Joe Hendricks Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Ceremony Venue: Cheekwood Botanical Garden / Reception Venue: The Standard Nashville / Event Planner:
Details by Margaret / Wedding Cake: Cakes by Rebecca / Wedding Gown: Atlas Bridal Shop / Hair Stylist: Wedlocks