Real Weddings: Gavie + Matt McCooey
Neutral and natural, Matt and Gavie's Carnton Plantation celebration was informal, simple, and fun.
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles
Church of the Assumption; Carnton Plantation (Franklin, TN)
May 9, 2015
Gavie and Matt met through a mutual friend (who happens to be Matt’s cousin) while they were both living in New York City. A few years and a cross-country move later, Matt proposed on the rooftop of the couple’s apartment in San Francisco. Gavie and Matt made their way back inside, where—surprise!—Gavie’s parents were waiting to celebrate, champagne in hand.
Gavie’s vision for her big day was informal, simple, and fun, with a neutral color scheme, exposed wood, and lots of natural greenery. “On a night when all eyes were on us, we felt incredibly comfortable and relaxed,” says the bride.
Holding the reception at Carnton Plantation was an obvious choice for the bride, a descendent of Randal and Sarah McGavock, who built the home in 1826. Gavie and Matt were even asked to sign the McGavock family bible, which remains on display at Carnton Plantation. “It was very meaningful to sign the book beneath the signatures of my ancestors dating back to the 1840s,” says Gavie.
“At some point during your wedding weekend, take a moment to be alone with your husband. It’s a nice time to be together and reflect and remind you of what it all really is about: the two of you!”
Photographer Austin Gros
Planner Jessica Sloane; Leigh Bawcom
Florist Melissa Broadwell, Vintage Florals
Caterer Kristen Winston Catering
Paper Goods Chelsea Petaja, Oh My Deer
Rentals Classic Party Rentals; Music City Tents & Events; Southern Events
Band Memphis Soul Revue (RAM Entertainment)
Bride’s Gown Monique Lhuillier
Bride’s Jewelry Earrings from bride’s mother-in-law
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Amanda Gros
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Nouvelle Amsale, Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Fashion Armani
Groomsmen’s Fashion Ralph Lauren