Real Wedding: Caroline & Clark

You might remember Caroline and Clark from their darling engagement shoot awhile back, and their backyard wedding is just as sweet! Caroline sent over details about the day, and photos by our friends at A Bryan Photo

Says Caroline: I wore the same earrings and carried the same Bible that both my mother and grandmother carried as they walked down the aisle. This was something I had always looked forward to!

Our ceremony was very sweet and intimate. The expression on Clark’s face when I walked down the aisle is a moment I will never forget! We had our families come on stage with us and pray over our marriage, which was also very special for us.

I was inspired by Father of the Bride, thus the backyard reception. We wanted our wedding to feel sweet and intimate and the reception to feel like a fun summer garden party!

Mismatched china purchased at flea markets added to the homespun charm of the wedding. Some fun details for a July wedding: decorated jam jars for the kids to catch fireflies, and a five-tier strawberry wedding cake with cream cheese icing. Says Caroline, “I wanted the frosting to look like my grandmother had iced it.”

The couple and their 275 guests danced the night away. I think the rest of these photos speak for themselves…

Congratulations Caroline and Clark! 

Caroline and Clark recently joined the team at A Bryan Photo, and Caroline has started her own styling business, so I imagine we’ll be seeing lots of more of them down the road. In the meantime, see tons more photos and details from their wedding over at the A Bryan Photo blog.

Vendor Credits

Photography: A Bryan Photo / Ceremony venue: Wightman Chapel at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee / Bride's dress: The Cotton Bride by Chris Kole / Bridesmaid dresses: Bari Jay / Groom's suit: Street Tuxedo / Flowers: Julie Brown (615-300-5795) / Trolley transportation: Good Time Trolley (615-226-1900) / Catering: Martha Stamps Catering / Cake: Gracious Goodness Cake Co. (706-534-1374) / Band: Scat Springs Band  


  • I absolutely adore everything about this wedding! What a cute idea to have jars for the kids to catch fireflies…so much fun! The mis-matched china is such an awesome detail! I also love the simple lights strung throughout the backyard! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  • MeitsMo says:

    This couple is beyond adorable and classy- so awesome that her inspiration was Father of the Bride, that is fabulous! It looks like such a FUN and beautiful wedding, I’m so happy you posted it because their engagement shoot was also the cutest-funnest-most beautiful thing since sliced bread :)

  • So wonderful how the bride got to use the same earrings and Bible that her mother and grandmother used! And the entire wedding is just so charming and heartwarming. (What is that color of the bridesmaids’ gowns? Unusual and very pretty!)

  • Lindsay says:

    I love this wedding! Everything looks so sweet and FUN! I can’t help but thinking though, what was the back-up plan in case of rain!? :)

  • This wedding is just georgeous. Very simple, understated and full of life! The Cake is to die for and the Bridesmaids dresses are fabulous! Thanks for sharing, wish I could have attended ;)

  • what a lovely wedding! but I have to say that their cake is AMAZING! I love everything about it. I love how it’s perfectly un-perfect!(does that make sense?)

  • Oh my GOSH! That cake is amaaaaazing! I love her dress too, and so many other details about this wedding–especially their adorable smiles throughout the entire day.

  • These pictures show how happy the couple is– and that’s the beauty of them all. Real personality shines through, along with the elegance on their special day. These photos are so romantic :) Congrats to the happy & smiling couple!

  • This wedding is beautiful! The bride looks stunning, and I love all of the personal details and charm. I’ve been desperately looking for jewelry that isn’t super fancy or traditional because that’s just not me. I’m wondering if the bride would mind telling me where she found those bracelets? and I would love to find vintage earrings like those, too! How special :)

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