After the Vows | A Downtown Franklin Bride

Today's featured bride, Corrie Berry, had the task of mixing her and her and groom's personal styles to create a wedding that brought out both of their personalities. We think she did a wonderful job and what resulted was a fabulous night full of love from so many of their sweet friends and family members.  You know a couple is really in love when their favorite part of the wedding was, "gettin' hitched".

We asked the sweet bride to answer a few questions for us about her big day!

Number of people at your wedding: 103

Wedding Colors: Navy and Neutral

How long was your planning process? 6 months

Wedding Month: April

What Vendor went above and beyond for you? We were not disappointed with any of the vendors we chose to work with. They delivered beyond what we expected and seemed to be excited to be involved with our wedding. That being said, our photographer Christine Kaufman with {declare} photography did an outstanding job of capturing Charlie and I as a couple as well as capturing the mood and experience of our wedding and reception.

Where did you find the inspiration for your wedding? We tried to represent the best of both of our personalities. I prefer a rustic traditional aesthetic while Charlie tends to lean more modern. Finding the balance between these two was both the the struggle and the fun in planning our wedding. I feel that we ended up in a place that accomplished more than either of us had hoped.

Where did you find your Vendors? The first decision we made was on our venue, The Red House. Bethe was very helpful in starting the process of finding vendors. One vendor seemed to lead to another, which is not to say there wasn't some work involved. We tried to give a chance to everyone that was recommended to us. Being thorough helped us make a confident decision.


Did you have a theme for your wedding? We had a vision, but not a theme. We very much wanted the ceremony to be a time of reflection and celebration of our faith and the love we have for each other, and we wanted the reception to be a party!



What made your wedding unique? Our friends and family. We had such an incredible group of people attend our wedding. From childhood friends to sorority sisters, football teammates to bandmates, grandparents to brand new babies. It was a night filled with overwhelming love.

What was the best part of your wedding day? Gettin' hitched.

Do you have any advice for future brides? Planning a wedding may very well be one of the most stressful things you can do. Between your own expectations and those of the people around you, it's easy to drive yourself crazy. Not to mention the ever looming BUDGET or lack there of! Don't be overwhelmed by the immensity of the task before you. Have a plan and take it one step and a time. Enjoy the process and the pageantry but remember that the point of the whole thing is that you're getting married!


Photographer: Christine Kaufman, {declare} Photography Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore Groom's Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna Hair/ Makeup: Ashleigh Stevenson, Cashmere Salon and Spa Invitations/Programs: Frontier Paper Company, Dallas, TX Church: Cornerstone Presbyterian Church Reception Venue: The Red House Rentals: Southern Events Rentals Flowers: Joanna Cranford, In the Garden Catering: Chef Penelope Cake: Signature Cakes by Vicki Band: NashVegas All Stars