Real Nashville Wedding: Bethea + Richard Schoenfeld
Bethea and Richard celebrated with a Southern wedding—complete with lush peonies and an elegant color scheme.
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles
Photographers: Kristyn Hogan
Christ Church Cathedral; Belle Meade Country Club
May 28, 2016
Studying abroad brought Bethea and
Richard together. The pair met at the London School of Economics, and despite going separate ways after spending the summer together, their relationship withstood the test of time—and distance.
Richard proposed along the Beacon Heights trail overlooking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Linville, North Carolina. After a champagne picnic, Richard surprised Bethea once again by gathering their families to celebrate the engagement. Bethea, a Nashville native, envisioned a classic, Southern wedding, complete with lush peonies and an elegant color scheme of white, ivory, champagne, and touches of blush. After a ceremony at Christ Church Cathedral, the newlyweds joined their guests at Belle Meade Country Club where they danced the night away.
“When we go to weddings, we think the most fun part is the dancing. If people are out on the dance floor, then you know they’re having a good time,” Bethea says. “That’s always our favorite part of other people’s weddings, and it was the same for ours.”
Photographer Kristyn Hogan
Videographer Dallas Wilson
Planner Jayne Bubis
Florist The Tulip Tree
Caterer Belle Meade Country Club
Cake Dessert Designs by Leland
Paper Goods You’re Invited
Calligraphy Val Cole
Rentals Please Be Seated
Lighting Bright Event Productions
Music Pure Party Band
Bride’s Gown Carolina Herrera
Hair Stylist Michelle Clark, Clark & Co.
Makeup Artist Val Cole