I’m pretty sure brunch is the best meal ever; add a wedding and it’s even better! June and Gabe fell in love over brunch, so it made sense to choose a brunch reception for their Nashville wedding. Photos by Austin Gros.

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“Our ceremony was timeless and very traditional,” says the bride, “with the exception of the music and writing our own vows.” Family and friends played cello, violin, and piano for the ceremony. Musical selections included “Claire De Lune” by Debussey, “Brighter than Sunshine” by Aqualung and “Carnival of the Animals” Camille Saint-Saëns.

Guests tossed handfuls of lavender buds at the couple as they walked out of the venue.


Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  It was actually Gabe’s first idea. He thought it represented us both in a lot of ways. We aren’t very farm house rustic or destination location kind of people; we also aren’t the kind of couple that likes big roses, lights and tiaras. We wanted simple yet sophisticated, and something that embodied our roots, Arizona and South Carolina.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  The desert. June is from Arizona so we wanted to bring in some of those colors you see in an Arizona sunset.

What advice do you have for other brides?  You’re going to be exhausted! Just know that going into it, and refrain from getting cranky because of it. Also, when picking your food, make sure to choose it for your guests and groom, because you probably won’t remember to eat during that whirlwind of a day!

Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  Most venues will give you the place for half off if you do a brunch wedding since they can do two events in one day and it’s basically extra money in their pocket. Plus the cost of the food is way cheaper too.

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day?  It all goes by so quickly. There were so many people who carried us through that day. I think its important to remember that in addition to the bride and groom, there are so many people who want this day go perfectly. Utilize them. And remember, ask for help and take time to sit back and relax.

Photographer: Austin Gros / Venue: Schermerhorn Symphony Hall in Nashville, Tennesse / Event stylist: Jessica Sloane / Dress Designer: Red Doll by Tatyana Merenyuk / Suit: J.Crew / Shirt, tie: Billy Reid / Shoes: Hawkings McGill / Socks: Paul Smith / Floral Designer: Jasmin Trenary / Catering, Cake: Schermerhorn / Hair, Makeup: Jordan Byers
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    […] I’m taken back to this wedding when I hear the Kopecky Family Band on the radio. Their super-talented lead guy, Gabe Simon, married June last September and I was honored to be a part of it! Being from Arizona, June wanted their classic brunch wedding to pay homage to her roots, so we incorporated proteas and air plants in the centerpieces. Each guest was greeted with a personal mad libs about the couple, which was artfully drawn by my lead assistant, Holley Maher. Coffee beans were the perfect favor to compliment all the yummy breakfast foods, complete with a pancake cake!  Thank you to Austin Gros for the lovely images and Snippet and Ink for featuring our work today! […]

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  2. kathryn rohrman

    Beautiful job, jessica sloane and beautiful hair and make up by Jordan byers as usual! So pretty! Love all id it! A brunch wedding is a fab idea!

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  3. Sukey

    This wedding and venue is so gorgeous! I love all the little details and how the burgundy and gray touches create such lovely balance. And don’t even get me started on how much I want a mini cinnamon roll on a stick !

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  4. Em

    Love the mix and match gents and the dessert table!

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  5. Occasions In Print

    Thanks for sharing this! So many couples are doing the “morning wedding” thing! Love it!

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  6. Lena

    What a darling celebration–and really, who can resist brunch?!

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  7. Meagan M.

    I adore his haircut! Also the word search was a very cute touch (apart from being my favorite type of puzzle).

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