Real Weddings: Shea + Reese Smith
A classic, elegant and glamorous wedding at Belle Meade Country Club.
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles
May 30, 2015
Shea and Reese met while attending Auburn University. After discovering that they were neighbors, Reese brought over brownies for Shea and her roommates, and that sealed the deal—the pair has been together ever since. “I am so thankful for Auburn, Alabama, because it led this Georgia girl to a boy from Tennessee and was the perfect place to start our story,” says a gushing Shea.
The bride’s vision for her wedding was classic and elegant with a touch of glam. White and beige laid the foundation for the look, along with large floral arrangements, lace linens, and soft chandelier lighting, which kept things timeless and beautiful. “The outdoor ceremony, ballroom dinner, and outdoor tented dance area allowed for three separate looks that were unique, yet cohesive,” Shea explains.
The bride and groom provided guests with Toomer’s lemonade (a tribute to their alma mater) prior to the reception, and the newlyweds were showered with streamers and confetti as they made their getaway beneath a fireworks display.
“My biggest advice would be to follow your vision. You are the one who best knows how you want your wedding to look and feel, so trust your gut and intuition.”
Photographer Rachel Moore Photography
Videographer Little Josh Productions
Planner H Three Events
Cake The Frosted Affair
Caterer Belle Meade Country Club
Paper Goods Victoria Austin Designs (Fairhope, AL)
Rentals Please Be Seated; Visual Elements
Linens BBJ Linen
Lighting Tech Works
Band Burning Las Vegas
Fireworks Impact Pyro, Inc.
Bride’s Gown Lazaro, Arzelle’s Bridal
Bride’s Jewelry Family heirlooms
Hair Stylist Jill Scissom, Parlour 3
Makeup Artist Katrina Brooks, Parlour 3
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Jim Hjelm, Bella Bridesmaids
Groom & Groomsmen's Fashion Street Tuxedo