A beautiful, classic wedding with a palette of plum, grey, and ivory. The florals, decor, this sweet couple have us falling in love! Check out all the details of Brooke and Preston’s big day! 

What is your favorite quality in your husband?

“My favorite quality in Preston is that he always makes me believe I can do anything in this world, even when I may not believe so. He gives me confidence and makes me feel like the smartest, kindest and best version of myself.

My favorite quality in Brooke is her determination. She takes tasks on and completes them regardless of what it takes to do so. No matter the challenge she tackles it head on.”

Hardest part of wedding planning?

“The hardest part of planning was the time involved because I was also working on getting my masters degree, taking Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exams and starting a full-time job. It took a lot of time management and commitment to get through all the planning while also working to accomplish my professional goals.”

Did you have a specific theme or design inspiration for your big day?

“I wanted my wedding to have a rustic, classic theme. The main reason we chose Avalon was it completed our vision. I also wanted my theme to have meaning behind them. Preston and I are both devoted Christians and chose a large wooden cross as our ceremony backdrop. It brought special meaning to us as we said our vows.  However, the most precious wedding decoration we had were little wooden crosses that adorned each place setting at each table. The wooden crosses were hand made by my grandfather and made the perfect wedding favor for each guest to take home.”

How about your dress or attire?

“I searched online for wedding dresses before I even began shopping. I found a couple I liked but found one online that I fell in love with and kept a picture of it to use as my inspiration dress. A couple of months later, my mom and I visited the Gilded Gown to begin trying on a few dresses to get a better idea of what I wanted. This trip ended with me purchasing a dress that day because I found one I loved. When I returned home I was looking at the dress online and realized it was the exact inspiration dress I had found months earlier. I knew that day it was meant to be and this was the dress for me.”

What was the most memorable moment?

“The most memorable moment, by far, was our first look.  As the bride, I was flooded with emotions and nerves prior to the first look because the ceremony was fast approaching and all the ‘what could go wrongs’ were circling my brain; however, when Preston turned around and we both looked at each other, the world just stopped.  All my nerves turned into pure happiness.  Preston and I just hugged and embraced the moment.  From this point on, I was not nervous and all I could think about was how grateful I was to have found my guy.”

What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it?

“Our first dance song was ‘Never Stop’ by SafetySuit.  As a young girl I loved listening to love songs and wedding classics.  I envisioned what my wedding day would be like.  I was familiar with ‘Never Stop’ and always liked it.  When Preston and I began looking for our first dance song, we really listened to the lyrics of each song.  We both decided that ‘Never Stop’ was a perfect example of how love should look, not only on our wedding day, but throughout the rest of our married life together.”

Tell us about your grand exit! 

“Preston and I made our grand exit surrounded by friends and family cheering and lifting sparklers in celebration of a wonderful day.  It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.”

Best wishes Brooke & Preston from The Pink Bride!

This wedding was featured in the Winter/Spring 2020 Tennessee Weddings by The Pink Bride Magazine

Credits:

Location · Avalon Country Club

Day of Coordinator · Lindsey Mae Events & Design

Photographer · Tonya Damron Photography

Cake · Publix

Catering · Avalon Country Club

Florist · Motts Floral Design

Bridal Shop · The Gilded Gown

Wedding Gown Designer · Romantic Bridals

Tuxedos/Suits · Regal Tuxedo

Rentals & Decor · All Occasions Party Rentals

Hair · Southern Belle Beauty

Makeup · Southern Belle Beauty

DJ · Special Notes Entertainment

Rehearsal Dinner · Avalon Country Club