Michael + Jillian - A Clarksville, TN Wedding at Freedom Point

September 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

When I met Jillian and Michael I was just in love with their style.  I would describe them as Southern Modern and I had a vision of clean lines and a classic look!!  When I met her Jillian had shorter hair with glasses and the most beautiful eyes and smile.  When we decided to work together I was just so excited.  They were referred to me and you know referrals are my favorite!!  

Michael and Jillian met online, which blows my mind.  They are just the best couple that I can't believe they were matched on a dating site!!  It makes me think all the single people need to visit that site.  If you would have asked me, I would have put them together right away.  They are the PERFECT person for each other!  They are both smart and love theater and did I mention they were smart?

We went to Nashville together, for their engagement session.  I loved talking to them in the car.  I am surprised they didn't fire me because I couldn't stop talking to them!!  lol!!  I knew they would have the most amazing wedding.

When we arrived at Freedom Point, on June 30, 2018 it was so beautifully decorated.  The building was so cool on that hot day!  There were little touches of "them" all around that room.  I have to go overboard on showing their decorations.  

One of those pictures is of Freedom Point.  The first picture is a sample of the table setting.  Each table had a number and a teacup, books and flowers.  They love to read so it was just perfection!  This was the first wedding I have ever sat at the head table!!  It was such an honor sitting across from the brides sister and the Jillian.  Each table also had either a lantern or candles.  I just can't tell you out pretty it all was!

Jillian also painted the center painting on the mantle and my favorite, a story of their journey.  Isn't she talented?

I think she could sell those to other brides and make a fortune!  I love how they also used it in wedding decoration!  

Soon after we arrived Michael came in with his best man.  I could not believe how handsome they were.  Michael seemed calm and sure and just excited to see Jillian.  His best man, Logan, was so helpful and diligent in making sure Michaels needs were met, he also did one of the best speeches I have ever heard at a wedding!  

Right after Michael came in and got settled, Jillian arrived.  With her, she had Michaels two sisters, Ginny and Autumn and her matron of honor and sister Jessica.  Oh goodness when Jillian got out of the car I fell in love with her nontraditional wedding dress and shoes!!    She looked amazing - they were all beautiful!  

I love when brides allow their bridal party to pick a dress that they feel comfortable in and something they just really love.  I feel like Jessica, Ginny and Autumn all chose dresses that made them feel comfortable and really represented where they were in life!  

Jillian was wearing a tea length white dress with a boat neckline and 3/4 lace sleeves.  She could move and swish and just looked so glamorous in her red lipstick!  Here shoes were leopard print flats and her earrings were little walrus faces.  Michael wore the same design on his cuff links.  Some people have really excellent style.  

I really thought her bouquet was very well done also!!  

Jillians hair was so perfect and stayed in place all day!!  Brooke at Lydon's did this perfect hair for her!!  I loved it!  Her make up artist was Allyson Roe.  Both did an incredible job!

We got Jillian hidden and brought Michael out for his portraits and to prepare for their first look.  Michael looked so handsome in his Navy Suit.  I loved his cuff links and brown shoes.  I thought he looked so tall and handsome!  

Their first look was so wonderful!!  I loved it so much!!  They are the cutest.

After first look we did couples portraits and then bridal party pictures.  They had the perfect size bridal party.

After pictures we went back to Freedom Point to cool off for a bit before beginning family formals.  

Representative Harold Love was the officiant for this wedding. He is the Pastor for Lee Chapel A.M.E. Church in Nashville and a state representative, but Michael knows him best because he volunteered for his campaigns.  I thought that was super interesting and I loved chatting with him. He's relatable and so kind.  He did a wonderful job officiating!

After the ceremony the couple were announced at the reception and everyone sat down to a delicious meal from Nicoletta's Catering (Clarksville).  Of course Total Package Events did a wonderful job with setting up the chairs and tables and also provided the beautiful crisp linens. 

To top off the dinner Nashville Sweets provided the MOST delicious cupcakes and wedding cake.  It was all so beautiful!  We sent the couple off on their honeymoon with a sparkler exit, ending a beautiful summer wedding.  Thank you for reading!  I loved working with this couple and wish we could do it all again!

Thank you all for reading!!  

Mandy
 


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