Shanna is a graphic designer and Zach is the drummer for a rock band. Their wedding had a lot of DIY details and their personalities and the love of their family and friends was very evident. Thier gorgeous spring wedding was held at the beautiful Cedars of Lebanon state park just outside of Nashville Tennessee.
From the Bride:
How did you meet? We actually met online, which I still feel a little funny saying out loud, but I know it's much more common nowadays than it used to be. We were both just living very busy lives at the time & it was difficult to find what we were looking for, so we thought we'd try it out.
How did he propose? Zachary proposed on Christmas morning. They had spent Christmas Eve night over his parents' house in the bedroom that Zachary grew up in. They were still in their Christmas PJs, getting ready to go open gifts with his family. Before they left the room, Zachary said he wanted to give her something privately. He got down on one knee & popped the question! They were then able to spend the rest of Christmas Day & the week ahead celebrating together & with family.
What part of wedding planning made you crazy? Probably just finances. It was difficult to keep track of where everything was going & how much we were spending, not to mention, wedding's cost a lot! As far as planning goes, I did most of it myself (no wedding planner), so it was a little stressful but also a lot of fun to really customize everything to our tastes.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day? I have quite a few! Hanging out with my girls the morning of to get ready was a blast. Then of course, the moment I started walking down the aisle & locked eyes with my groom… it was like nothing else mattered & it was just the two of us. That moment will be fresh in my mind forever. Same thing with our special dance. And then the party- when everyone started getting up & dancing & having fun! It was amazing to see all of our friends & family having a good time at our wedding, & we had a blast dancing the night away with everyone.
Did you do any DIY? If so, what? Almost everything was DIY! The programs, the favors, most of the deco & signs. Even some of the details we wore (my aunt made the groomsmen's bowties & boutonnieres as well as the bridesmaids jewelry!). We have some very crafty & creative people in the family so we wanted to showcase their talents.
Venue: Cedars of Lebanon
Photographer: Jon Reindl Photography LLC
Linens and Coverings: Tablecloths by the K's
DJ: Greg Walker
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's bridal
Event Venue: Cedars of Lebanon