Carissa and Robbie's Emotional Nashville Church Wedding
Carissa Biele & Robbie Murray
September 29, 2019
Vine Street Christian Church
Planner: Carissa Biele
Designer & coordinator: Toss and Turn Music City (Deana Slemp, Sara Bruce and crew)
Photography: Mainstreet Photography
Second Photographer: Oh Snap Images By Amanda
Videography: 364 Productions (Andrew Korte)
Catering: Amanda Lash Humphrey Getaway
Sparklers: High Tone Entertainment
DJ: Mark Harrell
String Musicians: Kelly Hagan, Meghan Perdue, Maggie Chafee
Organ: Micah Snow
Pastor: Ben Anderson
Getaway Car: Tony Formosa & friends
After Party Transport: Old Time Trolley
After Party location: Fsmous Saloon Nashville
Hair & Makeup: R&Co Bridal Beauty Team
Carissa and Robbie's remains one of my favorite wedding days. They are the most beautiful people both inside and out.
Nestled in the heart of Nashville is a hidden gem - Vine Street Christian Church. Its 2 story organ pipes and windows made it the perfect classic setting for Carissa and Robbie to begin their lives together.
Carissa has an eye for beauty, and her DIY details, like her brooch bouquet, were to die for.
But what really stole the spotlight was her designer gown by Berta.
However, what I will remember most about Carissa and Robbie's big day wasn't the details, or the dress, or the food. It was the somber undertones that were hidden beneath the surface of Carissa's smiles.
What I loved the most was seeing the way Carissa could connect with her mother through music. By playing popular 1960s tunes on her phone, Carissa was able to breath life into her mother. She would pop out of her distant state and begin dancing, swaying, and singing to the music. It was amazing to see the way the long term memory is preserved.
At the end of the day, Carissa had to make the hard decision that walking her down the aisle would be too physically and mentally taxing on her mom, but her uncle was able to step in.
The church's floor to ceiling pipe organ and cross shaped window offered a classic backdrop.
Live instrumentalists played for a romantic elegance.
These two could have not been more beautiful, inside and out.
Their first dance was romantic, but could not compare to what followed.
In leui of a father-dance, Carissa and Robbie, family, and friends, watched a slideshow tribute to her deceased father set to music.
It was an emotional moment for all, and I believe those feelings are preserved in this image.
To exit for the night, fountain fireworks erupted as they got into their classic getaway car.
It was a day we will always remember.