Real Nashville Wedding: Mamie + Carl Murphy
When planning their Nashville nuptials, Mamie and Carl used a honeybee—a symbol of health, happiness, and prosperity—in everything from their invitations to details and décor at the reception.
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles
Christ Church Cathedral; Bride’s family home
October 10, 2015
Mamie and Carl met as students at Vanderbilt University. “We shared a major as well as a few classes, but our shared hobby of throwing a good party is what eventually brought us together,” the bride laughs.
When planning their Nashville nuptials, Mamie and Carl used a honeybee—a symbol of health, happiness, and prosperity—in everything from their invitations to details and décor at the reception. A fitting motif, as honeybees visit the bride’s family home every year.
“While I wish I could take credit for the vision, our wedding design was a product of my mom’s amazing eye and attention to detail, as she individually curated every single element,” Mamie adds.
After saying “I do” at Christ Church Cathedral, Mamie’s childhood church, the newlyweds walked into their reception tent, and, the bride says, it took their breath away. “The final product was absolutely stunning—each and every detail,” she says.
Photographer Nathan Coe
Videographer Adam Rosenbaum, Halfshell Films
Planner Dana Windrow, Page and Windrow
Florist The Tulip Tree
Caterer Sargent’s Fine Catering
Cake Dessert Designs by Leland
Paper Goods Ashley Daniel Cole; Lexie Armstrong; The Paper Place
Calligraphy Val Cole
Rentals Chattanooga Tent; Savage Interior Design; Music City Tents & Events; Classic Party Rental; Please Be Seated
Music Sam Levine; Dr. Michael Velting; Christ Church Choristers; Jessie’s Girls
Bride’s Gown & Shoes Oscar de la Renta, L’Elite; Manolo Blahnik
Artists Scott Guion; Lexie Armstrong, Todd Green
Hair Stylist Jill Scissom, Parlour 3
Makeup Artist Dianna Greco, Woo Skincare + Cosmetics
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Amsale, The Bride Room
Groom’s Formalwear J. Michaels Clothiers
Groomsmen’s Formalwear Street Tuxedo