A Family Style Intimate Wedding - Melanie & Bob


When I got the email from Melanie saying that she was engaged and she knew that she wanted me to be the one to photograph her wedding, I was thrilled. Almost two years ago, Melanie was a bridesmaid in my past bride Tiffany's wedding. I instantly remembered her beautiful bright blue eyes, her wit and her fun goofiness. When she told me that her reception was at Maggiano's, I cried happy tears. I have an unhealthy love for Maggiano's Rigatoni D. So with Rigatoni D, two of the loveliest people I have ever met (seriously), and a bridal party that contained a past bride and fellow photographer/friend, I knew that we would have a fantastic day. 

Their wedding day came and so did the 100% rain forecast but it didn't matter. Melanie and Bob were just so excited (see Bob's first look reaction). After their wedding we headed over to Maggiano's in Nashville where they had a family style dinner waiting for their guests. There was something special about all their family and friends sitting together chatting and passing food around the table. It created a beautiful, homey and communal atmosphere. And then everyone got to take home leftovers! Best. Favors. Ever. Please enjoy their Family Style Intimate Wedding sneak peek! Look out for the photo of the ring bearer who was a "lion" and then a "dinosaur". I tried to get him to "pretend to be a little boy" which created the face in the full bridal party photograph.

Special thanks to their vendors-
Cermony: Brentwood United Methodist Church
Reception: Maggiano's Little Italy Nashville
Hair: Alissa Titi for Katie-Laine Thornton
Makeup: Whitney Wideman for Katie-Lane Thornton
Florals: Accent Flowers
Wedding Gown: Oleg Cassini for David's Bridal
Cake: Ivey Cake
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
Attendants Dresses: Rent The Runway