Love at First Sight: A gorgeous outdoor wedding for this laid-back couple
Amanda Soeder met Jonathan Gleaton at a concert in Atlanta, and this new bride admits to love at first sight (see, it does exist!). Jonathan proposed to Amanda on their three year anniversary, and they tied the knot in October at Wolf Den Farm in Brentwood.
The ring: The family heirloom — it belonged to Jonathan’s grandmother — is circle made up of seven diamonds.
The wedding planner: Cory Coyne and Bayley Smith at Big Events Wedding
The flowers: By
The look: This laid-back bride did her own makeup, but got a little help with her hairstyle for the vintage look she donned on her big day. The shoes were nude Loeffler Randall heels from Nordstrom, the diamond earrings were her “something borrowed” from her mother, and her necklace was created from her grandmother’s old jewelry, custom made by Elizabeth Behan.
The cake: The simple four-tier cake with fresh flowers was created by Dessert Designs.
The catering: Chef’s Market provided many amazing things on the menu including Amanda’s favorite, the warm sweet potato casserole.
The wedding party: The bridesmaids wore pecan colored Thread dresses with different necklines to suit their personalities, and the boys wore western frontier pants in navy with a tan pinstripe, a tan colored shirt and blue suspenders.
The first dance: “Groovy Kind of Love.”
The moment she’ll never forget: “The dance with my father, where my dad surprised me with the song, ‘I Loved Her First.’ We were both crying.”
Any wedding blunders?
“I was having nightmares of using porta johns, so we ended up spending the extra money for a trailer!” Amanda admits.
Advice for Nashville brides: “Have fun, don’t sweat the small things,” Amanda advises. “It ends up being perfect in the end, no matter what. Make sure you and your groom stay together throughout the night and step away several times throughout to be by yourselves, soak it up and savor the moment.”
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