I absolutely love a couple that has authentically chosen their wedding features to reflect who they really are. They don’t try to hide behind the trends or the fashion or the glitz or the allure of having the best wedding. They invite their guests into a space and time that reflects who they really are…all for a chance to get to know others better. Paula and Peyton’s wedding reflects two people who wanted their wedding to be authentic, natural, and inevitably— just, well, them.
The (Happy!) Couple: Paula and Peyton Smith
Wedding Date: April 23, 2016
Location: Nashville, TN
“Tell us your story.” Peyton is from Mississippi and I am from Washington, DC. We both came to Nashville for school (me for Medical School and Peyton for Law School) at Vanderbilt! We met during our last year of school and fell fast in love.
Pick three words you would use to describe your wedding. Casual, Intimate, Us!
We love your style! Tell us a bit about your aesthetic… I believe in simple. I felt strongly that if I chose a beautiful venue with beautiful rentals, a lot of the extra decorations would be unnecessary. We had minimalist flowers and very few other decorations. We let the food, the drink, the space, and the people create the ambiance we wanted! We didn’t have “colors”. I let the bridesmaids choose their own dresses. Also, since it was a spring wedding, I wanted an indoor-outdoor space. Luckily the weather cooperated!
What was your favorite detail from the day? On one of our first dates, Peyton and I went on a “taco crawl”: we drove down Nolensville Pike (with PBR in our trunk), and ate one taco at 6 or 7 different taco trucks in various gas station parking lots. It was so much fun, and the date we each feel like was the day “we knew” we were right for each other. Any way, we’ve loved going to Taco Trucks ever since…. so we asked one of them to come to our wedding! Taqueria “La Fondita Express” rolled up in front of The Cordelle for a late night snack, serving our usual orders: Carnitas Tacos (for him) and Carne Asada Tacos (for me). It was a hit.
One thing you wish you would’ve known before you started the wedding planning process… It’s really a lot of fun and not that stressful… or at least it doesn’t have to be!
Tell us why you love EOH custom paper lovelies! Emily Holmes and her team did a wonderful job. They were easy to work with and made BEAUTIFUL invitations and paper goods. When I sprung Taco Truck ordering cards on her at the last minute, she made it happen with a smile.
EOH would like to thank Paula (the beautiful bride!), her mother, Jamie Brickell from 12th Table, and Brandon Chesbro for documenting this special day! We were so thankful to be apart of this wedding and work alongside of your family to help you create your picture perfect day. We are also a big fan of taco trucks and loved being apart of her last minute detail. Thank you for letting us be apart of your day and letting us walk alongside you in this new season of life!
DRESS The Dress Theory, Nashville, TN // VENUE The Cordelle // PHOTOGRAPHER Brandon Chesbro // WEDDING PLANNER Jamie Brickell with 12th Table // PAPER Emily O Holmes // FLOWERS 12th Table // CATERER Flavor Catering // CAKE Sugaree’s Bakery // RENTALS 12th Table // GROOMSMEN Blacktux