Urban Couture Wedding in Nashville, Tennessee

Kimberly and Anthony met online, their first date he came to see her after driving across several states. Although he was exhausted, he still made the best of the evening and they ended up having a great time. They began visiting back and forth until he decided to move closer, eventually they moved in together and he proposed in the same rose garden he built for her a year before. The newlyweds decided on an urban couture theme that was minimalistic, but elegant for the summer wedding. Tears sprang from Anthony’s eyes as he watched Kimberly walking down the aisle in her gown. They arrived to the reception in a classic Rolls Royce, the ballroom covered in simple, but elegant white decorations that went perfectly with their minimalist theme. The guests dined on southern and Caribbean delicacies before whining to reggae on the dance floor. Their planner Phoenix Forrester Events put together a beautiful wedding with breathtaking décor and their photographer, Joy Marie Photography captured the couple’s fairy tale ending.

Quick Facts 

  • Wedding Date:  06/22/2013
  •  Wedding Location: Historic Fisk Chapel, Nashville, TN
  • Wedding Theme: Minimalistic Urban Couture
  • Wedding Flowers:  Orchids, roses, hydrangea, calla lilies and peonies
  • First Dance Song:  “So High” - John Legend
  • Wedding Cake Flavors: Traditional wedding cake, carrot cake, lemon and strawberry (alternating tiers)
  • Wedding Menu Favorite: Shrimp and Grits
  • Bridesmaids Gifts: Swarovski crystal earrings
  • Groomsmen Gifts: Stainless Steel engraved link-chain bracelets and imported cigars;
  • Parents Gifts: Custom engraved watches











Wedding Style

My wedding dress was a dream! It had a fitted, sweetheart neckline bodice that was covered in crystal beading. The body of the gown was a full with the traditional ball gown design covered in tulle with a 5 of 6 ft long train. My wedding planner gave the best description in that it looked like a beautiful cloud. The back was adorned in crystal diamond buttons!

Incorporation of Culture

My husband is West Indian (Jamaican, specifically) so we gave away traditional Jamaican Black Cake and Jerk spice as favors, we could not go without the amazing traditional reggae sect during the reception. To represent my African American culture, we had this BEAUTIFUL diamond encrusted "jumping broom" dripping in antique broaches and crystal beading. It was a showstopper!

Most Memorable Moment 

Though my day was lovely, the private moment shared with my husband right after the ceremony. We rode in an antique charcoal gray antique Rolls Royce in the rain (so romantic). It was exactly what we needed. The next moment was the wonderful toast from my husband's eighteen-year-old son. It was heartfelt, very emotional and definitely one of the best, if not THE best moment of the night. The third favorite moments were the custom tunnel created by our designer as the guest entrance and the beautiful room reveal from the cocktail hour to the reception

Wedding Advice

If you are not extremely detailed oriented (and sometimes even if you are), please hire a planner. I spent the bulk of my attention on the details



  1. joyndez

    Simply beautiful…I’d love to know if she’s interested in selling a few of her wedding items.

  2. Ike

    Lovely photography and a great wedding!

  3. Anissa Pulford

    Great page you are going to want to check this one out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIR-hfZJ-Tg


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