Matthew and Heather got married on September 19, 2009, at The Factory at Franklin. Everything was perfect. Heather was a stunning bride, and Matthew was completely smitten by her radiance. The ceremony was short and sweet. Gerald, a like-father to Heather, performed the wedding and included personal, sentimental stories and details of both the bride and the groom. They exchanged rings, vows, and declared "I do," in front of their Lord, family, and friends. As Matthew kissed his bride, neither of them could have ever been happier.
Colors of black, ivory, and sage green decorated the venue. The wedding and reception were beautiful, simple, and elegant. The make-your-own-favors at the candy bar were a huge favorite of many of the guests, as well.
To make their special day even more unique, they included a couple very personal touches. They honored various couples whose marriages and Christian examples have impacted their lives by displaying each of their wedding photos. Furthermore, Heather paid respect to her late Mamaw by showcasing wedding gowns that she sewed by hand for her daughters. The sentiments were a very poignant way of paying tribute to many influential people in their lives.
The reception was not only filled with love, great Southern food, and a mashed potato bar, but also lots of fun and dancing. The bride and groom's first dance was completely romantic (interrupted only slightly by the Mehaffey family's duck calls). They also had father-daughter dances and the lucrative dollar dance, followed by some good, old-fashioned party tunes. The dance floor was hoppin', and everybody had a great time! To add another super-fun element to the party, they had a "photo booth" set up with their incredible photographers for their guests to dress up and take silly pictures in or use to leave messages to the newlyweds. Here's one of the entire wedding party, and another one of us welcoming Heather to the family. (You can see all of the great photo booth shots by visiting their website* and searching for Matthew and Heather within their clients. Also, you can see a sneak peak of the wedding pictures on their blog. Leave them a comment to let them know what you think, and then check back later for more.)
*Photos by Nashville Wedding Photographers, Chris & Adrienne Scott
We couldn't be any happier for the bride and groom. From one Mr. and Mrs. Mehaffey to another Mr. and Mrs. Mehaffey,