2brides2be.com Real Weddings Alexis & Britt's Vintage City Weekend

Alexis & Britt's Vintage City Weekend

Consider yourselves warned: These brides are super hip, super gorgeous, and super in love. This wedding is a triple threat and you’re going to feel some envy as you read these details and take in the images, but they’ll also linger in your mind and leave you feeling inspired.

April 13th 2014

Nashville, TN

Alexis—a native of Southern California—and Britt—a Miami girl—met in Nashville and flirted for two months before Britt finally made a move.

Alexis attended college and law school in the northeast then moved to Nashville for what she thought would be a year. Britt, meanwhile, made the move to Nashville after college in Boston to help her sister open a craft cocktail bar called No. 308. The couple met there and started dating after Britt asked Alexis for her number. Since Britt made the first bold move, it was Alexis who later proposed on the neighborhood corner where they met for their very first date. The couple bought a home in Nashville before the wedding, and added a second rescue pup to the family.

Alexis & Britt were legally married at the Brooklyn Municipal Building on March 28, 2014 with four friends bearing witness. Their wedding announcement appeared in the New York Times.

Two weeks later they held a traditional ceremony, incorporating Jewish traditions, and a reception in Nashville at ONE Cannery Row, a private event space in an old canning factory with exposed bricks, high ceilings, wood floors, and dramatic views of downtown.

Say the brides: Because so many of our guests were coming from out of town, we extended the celebration throughout the weekend.

The brides hosted cocktails and bowling on Friday at Pinewood Social, a distillery tour at Corsair and welcome dinner on Saturday, and the ceremony and reception on Sunday.

The brides-to-be enjoying the start of their weekend with family and friends.

The brides wanted their wedding to replicate the feel of their home, which they describe as comfortable and casual, with lots of green plants and vintage elements.

Says Alexis: Britt has a background in art and design and was able to help execute many of the details like signage, envelopes, programs, and the sign-in book.

Because it felt most natural to them, Alexis and Britt chose to get ready for the wedding together in the hotel suite, ensuring they could share every moment of their day.

Processional: Leather and Lace by Stevie Nicks

Recessional: One Love by Bob Marley

Both brides were escorted down the aisle by their mothers.  Britt walked down first, because, she says: Alexis was wearing a dress that seemed more worthy of a wait.

Alexis’ Favorite Moment: Laughing and crying while our officiant (a good friend and neighbor) shared our love story, incorporating aspects of our identities (we’re both mixed race – Black & White and Cuban & Jewish).  And Britt’s custom suit, she looked incredible!

Britt’s Favorite Moment: Looking into Alexis’s eyes while she recited her vows. She rarely cries and she definitely got emotional.

Say the brides of their Officiant: When she didn’t have everyone in tears, she had everyone laughing, especially with “By the power vested in me by absolutely nobody, but instead reflective simply of the transformative, radical power of love, I welcome you into your marriage.”

Per Jewish wedding tradition, the brides included seven blessings from immediate family members. They each had one person form their wedding party, Britt’s sister and Alexis’s best friend.

First Dance: Somebody to Love by Valerie June

Rather than rely solely on traditional wedding vendors, the brides asked friends with special talents to help out. The woman who owns their favorite plant store provided the decor, the guy who made their dining table made their chuppah, and their neighborhood bakery provided the desserts. The brides added candles and string lights to the décor, which set a romantic mood for the ceremony and reception. They celebrated all weekend and danced all night long (This is Nashville after all, and music matters) and wouldn’t change a thing. Photographer Rebecca Adler (I Love You Too) captured all the magic.

Welcome Dinner: 

Dessert: homemade cookies by Britt and Candace Hoag (Alexis’s mom)

Photography:  Rebecca Adler/I Love You Too Weddings

Alexis’ outfit: ASOS River Island jumpsuit and Michael Kors shoes

Britt’s outfit: Michael Kors pants, Cole Haan shoes

A kiss as the brides get ready for their wedding.

A quiet moment in their hotel suite.

Looking spectacular.

Street scenes.

The brides arrive their hip ceremony and reception venue.

This muted image shows off nothing but love.

We can’t get enough of their complementary attire and casual elegance.

The brides loved their welcome table. “We had guests take polaroids of themselves to put in our book with a handwritten message. “

When your heart’s all a-flutter and it’s time to do this thing.

Alexis & Britt’s eye for details means even the sign with their wedding hashtag looks vintage.

Britt and her mother lead the way.

Followed by Alexis and her mother, who share the sweetest glance.

The brides join hands as their ceremony begins.

A kiss (and a perfect one at that) makes it official.

We love this line from their officiant: “I welcome you into your marriage.”

The brides open up the dance floor with the soulful sound of Valerie June.

Then it’s time to get down.

The decor is clean and elegant with long tables and live plants.

We love photos of the couple’s reaction to wedding speeches. They’re always candidly full of love and laughter.

Speeches are sweet. Kisses are sweeter.

We love this cake topper by Melabo Wed on Etsy.

“And I’ll be somebodyI’ll be somebodySomebody to Love”

Valerie June

Need more from this wedding? Us too. Alexis & Britt were featured on Style Me Pretty.

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