After a storybook proposal that belongs in a Hollywood film (literally!) Emily and Marcus’s October wedding in the great Music City could not have been more picture perfect. Emily and Marcus’s sweet story begins from an unexpected source…a blind date! The absolutely beaming couple have been radiating ever since. Emily revealed to us that they knew they had found the one only a mere couple of months after their fateful blind date.
The bride’s very favorite movie is You Got Mail, and the thoughtful future groom kept this in mind after their very first time watching it together. He hoped that one day he could use this memory as the inspiration behind an unforgettable proposal, and that’s exactly what he did.
After traveling to New York City, Marcus took Emily on a seemingly aimless stroll through the Upper West Side until they finally arrived at the 91st Street Garden. Suddenly, he was down on one knee in the exact same spot Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks got together at the end of You Got Mail.
Fast forward to October of 2017, and their long-awaited wedding day has finally arrived. The couple could not be more excited, and they were certain to ensure their guests would have a great time. What better place than downtown Nashville!
A Sunday wedding, Emily’s laid back style and easygoing personality were on display from the beginning and the bridal party’s excitement was palpable. Emily and her sweet Momma completely trusted us every step of the way and were truly able to sit back not only the entire planning and design process, but the meaningful wedding day itself. It was one of the most delightful and lovely weddings we’ve ever had.
The celebration kicked off by taking a trolley around downtown Nashville for pictures in a few iconic spots and let me tell you, we had an absolute ball! Plus, with Rachel & Noah behind the lens, we knew we were in for a treat. They’re as equally laid back and fun as the couple themselves and it was a joy to have them capture this day.
Emily was an absolute vision and her bouquet was no exception. A product of none other than the incredibly talented eye and hand of Mary Love Richardson of Rosemary & Finch, it was the perfect touch for a romantic, fall wedding. An absolute showstopper, Mary Love Richardson’s work truly speaks for itself.
We were just about to head back to the ceremony when a little something green caught my eye. I rushed to the trolley before Emily and Marcus got on board and brought them over to this little piece of romantic greenery. I just knew Rachel & Noah would be able to capture a truly special moment here between the couple before their long-awaited ceremony.
Emily and her Mom knew from the beginning they wanted her wedding to be lovely but not overdone, and Julie delivered. Both the ceremony and reception were held at the wonderful Events on Cannery Row in the hip and up-and-coming Gulch area of Nashville. The use of purples as well as greenery made for a warm environment, perfect for a memorable and intimate wedding. The entire day emanated comfortable romance, which perfectly suited the meaningful group of friends and family.
Not only was it a beautiful setting, but also the food was simply incredible. Catering by Flavor handled the catering and their name couldn’t be more fitting. They served the most delicious flank steak with chimmichurri sauce, charcuterie, and my personal favorite, jalapeño cornbread! ‘Tis So Sweet supplied both the bride’s cake and the chocolate ganache groom’s cake with milk shooters and I just have one word: divine.
What’s the perfect compliment to great food? A great party! And their reception definitely did not disappoint. With music by Music Garden’s Elite Ovations DJ, the all-around vibe of the night was complete joy and was an absolute delight to have experienced. Here at Invision Events, we feel extremely lucky to have been apart of Emily and Marcus’s day. To cap it all off, friends and family celebrated as they said “Arrivederci!” to the happy newlyweds as they set off on their way to enjoy an amazing honeymoon in Italy!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Ratcliff, we love y’all!
Planning + Design: Invision Events | Photography: Rachel & Noah Ray Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Events on Cannery Row | Catering: Flavor | Florals: Rosemary & Finch | Cake: ‘Tis So Sweet | Entertainment: Music Garden’s Elite Ovations DJ | Transportation: FADDS Party Bus | Rentals: Nashville Audio Visual & Music City Tents & Events | Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville – Green Hills & Hyatt Place Nashville Brentwood