Kristin and Brian’s downtown Nashville wedding was completely perfect!  Kristin has slaved for months on this event, while working on a ton of other bride’s weddings at the same time!  I really can’t imagine but she is that fantastic and that’s why she’s the wedding planner and not me! :0)  They were married in a sweet ceremony at the historic St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the reception to follow at the Country Music Hall of Fame. If we weren’t in the wedding industry, I don’t think it would even occur to me that you can have your wedding there but it was a spectacular place for the reception! Kristin planned everything out ahead of time, but she called in her good friend and fellow planner Corinne Reese to do the day of coordination and she and her team did a great job making everything happen. Cosmo Creations kept everyone dancing well into the night and Nashville Event Lighting created the beautiful ambiance per usual.

Of course I can’t show you another image before recognizing the oh-so-amazing Hillary with Brocade Design Arts!  She really outdid herself on this one!  Her work is truly art!


I love these and as the flower girls were quick to point out – they are “CROWNS”

The floral baskets and ring pillow were really beautiful too.  I’ve decided that floral ring pillows are one of my new favorite things.  It’s like a functional bouquet box – how fun is that? ;0)


The programs were really elegant and I’m sure Sean in particular especially appreciated them as he’s such a paper lover!  The subtle texture on the cover and the thick pearl paper inside were a nice touch.  Also, let’s again admire wedding couple logos because they are so fabulous, shall we? 


How many brides do you know that will arrange their entire wedding schedule around beating the crowd to the reception so she can see everything before it fills up?  You know at least one now! :0)  Kristin just couldn’t resist being able to see all her hard work come to fruition before chairs started getting moved around!  We love her for it of course because it gave us the opportunity to get images like this!  Again, Hilary, you are magic!



So many of our couples are getting creative with the guestbook lately!  Kristin and Brian chose to have their guests sign a guitar instead of the traditional book, in honor of their love of music and Music City.


Ahem – cue the angel choir please!  Maples Wedding Cakes might be my absolute favorite cake EVER – and they’re pretty too – wow!



The green and gold combo was beautiful and I especially like the small details on the tables like the little presents for the guests and the music note card holders…


From start to finish, it was a stellar event!  Congratulations to Kristin and Brian! We wish you many many years of happiness! :0)


Now, if you just can’t get enough of this wedding, you really should go check out their killer video teaser from 2Duce2 Videography!  Eugene and Heather – you were great!  Can’t wait to see the rest!

Thanks for looking everyone! We hope you enjoyed them! :0)


  1. KariAnne on October 1, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Country Music Hall of Fame…what a great place for a reception! So beautiful, the floor in that lobby is to die for. Great event, great location, amazing photos. Fantastic job! And oh my, yes, that cake is fabulous!

  2. Brian Kaplan on October 1, 2009 at 9:08 am

    The wedding was beautiful in every way. Hillary is an AMAZZZING Talent and of course my wife did an incredible job on creating such a beautiful event. Of course the photos of the details are pretty marvelous as well!!!

    Thanks guys!

  3. Sarah on October 1, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Okay seriously- these pictures are out of control! I’m obsessed. Total magazine worthy wedding!

  4. Janice Clark on October 1, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Hated missing your wedding. Pictures are amazing. I never thought I’d see Jamie’s wedding topped, but WOW………… Hopefully, I will get my health together and be able to meet Kristin. Joanne loves her. Best wishes for a great future together. Love, Aunt Janice

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  6. Corinne Reese on October 1, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I love them all ,not surprisingly!! You guys are awesome! When you want, I would love some images to blog!

  7. 2Duce2 Videography on October 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    We Love them!! You guys are amazing…Brian and Kristin looked Great!!

  8. Hillary @ brocade on October 2, 2009 at 11:06 am

    These are so gorgeous guys– thank you so much for being so awesome and capturing these! Thank you :D I’d love some images to blog too, just whenever– ya’ll rock & I do believe I’ll be seeing you again on Sunday :D

  9. Becka @Studio222 Photography on October 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous. I love the cake especially!

  10. ohana photographers on October 6, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    now THAT is a venue!! love as always!

  11. Latrice @ Bridal Opulence on October 11, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Wow amazing work! Images are to die for & floral design stunning!!

  12. Kristin @ I Do Originals on October 15, 2009 at 11:10 am

    wow! everything looked incredible… we especially love the logo we created for Kristin & Brian! :) You did an amazing job… super talented!

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