Oh friends, we have such a treat for you today! I’ll go ahead and warn you ahead of time… this is a very lengthy post! I had so much trouble narrowing down my favorite photos. I love them all, and they all tell a part of the story of this incredible day. Now comes the hard part – trying to figure out what to say about this amazing, classic Memphis Hunt and Polo Club wedding. While I love words, and I love to talk, trying to find the right words for all the awesomeness that happened on this day is going to be a challenge. But I’ll give it my best shot…
You know how they say that you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep? That is definitely true in this case. Everything we heard about these two before their wedding day turned out to be true. We discovered quite a bit about them on our own when we spent a day with them for their New York engagement session, so it was no surprise when Leslie was described by her friends as “fiercely loyal,” “someone who knows how to really listen,” and “a girl who is not afraid to go in search of adventure.”
We also have to totally agree when Nate’s friends and family said he is “extremely smart,” “very driven,” and “can have a deep conversation about anything.” Together, they make a perfect couple. They care deeply, about each other, and about their families and friends. That much, we knew.
What did surprise us was the caring souls and generosity of everyone they know. Their entire arsenal of family and friends is made up of kind, caring, helpful – and dare we say? – good looking! people. Leslie’s family opened their home and hearts to everyone, including us! They designed and executed an entire wedding weekend that revolved around not only Leslie and Nate, but everyone they care about. This family knows how to throw a party, and everyone had a great time!
Nate’s family traveled across the country to be with him on this special day. Most of them had never been to the South (or experienced a Southern wedding!), but they fit right in. They may have been discovering for the first time why the South is known for its hospitality, but they brought plenty of heart and soul with them.
Like them, the wedding day was completely gorgeous! Leslie looked stunning in pearls and a Belgian lace veil that’s been in her family for years. Nate made such a dapper groom with his classic tuxedo and Clark Kent good looks. We’ve never seen so many flowers in one place! The bridesmaids all wore mismatched, soft pastel dresses, and each carried a different bouquet (one of my favorite details!). Upscale furniture surrounded the dance floor, which stayed packed ALL night long!
But nothing outshone the magic that these two create wherever they go. The kind of magic that makes the rain stop when the beautiful bride steps foot on the scene. The kind that gives life to a party so that every. single. person is on the dance floor. But mostly, the kind that fills the heart and soul with love. The love of friends and the and the love of two separate families who are finding out that they are thrilled to become one. The love of a man for his newly-minted wife. All the best kinds!!
Leslie and Nate, it seems I managed to dig up quite a few words after all, but none of them adequately explain the honor that it was to be a part of this day. I know you guys are finding all the right kinds of adventure on your honeymoon, and we can’t wait to hear all about it! We hope you enjoy this small snippet of the magic that you created. We love you all the way to France and back!
The Creative Team
EVENT VENUE: MEMPHIS HUNT AND POLO CLUB
EVENT PLANNER: MONA DUNLAP
FLORAL DESIGN: GARDEN DISTRICT • BRIDAL GOWN: KLEINFELD BRIDAL, NYC • MAKEUP ARTIST: ALICIA GEORGE, LESA GOODWIN, MONA SAPPENFIELD • HAIRSTYLIST: ANNIE COATES, ABBIE LAWRENCE • CAKE ARTIST: THE FLOUR GARDEN • ENTERTAINMENT: INFINITY SHOWBAND • BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: JENNY YOO • STRINGS: BETH LUSCOMBE • INVITATIONS: MENAGE STATIONERY • CALLIGRAPHER: ALEX HUNT • RENTALS: WHITE DOOR EVENTS • RENTALS: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS • RENTALS: SPECIAL EVENT SERVICES AND RENTALS • TENTS: AMERISPAN TENTS • SPECIALTY CHOCOALTES: PHILLIP ASHLEY • VALET: SOUTHERN VALET, GUARDIAN CONCIERGE • VIDEOGRAPHY: JAMIE HILL • MEMPHIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY HUTCHINSON PHOTOGRAPHY