Anytime someone mentions the city Nashville, TN my heart can’t help but skip a bit. As a young woman in my early 20’s, it was a place I called home — a place where I landed my first job in events. The City of Country Music gave me a love for design and taught me life is so much more fun when it’s lived outside the box. As Dolly Parton once said, “Figure out who you are, then do it on purpose.”
When I left Nashville and opened my own company in Oxford, MS, I received a call to coordinate Charlie Worsham and Kristen Korzenowski’s wedding in Nashville, TN. You can only imagine the joy I felt! Charlie is an American country music singer and song writer and is signed to Warner Brothers Records. He grew up in Grenada, MS and started the Follow Your Heart Scholarship Foundation which puts on a gala once a year. Ellen Thomas Event Design has helped with the gala the past three years and has absolutely loved being involved with this organization. We were so excited to get the chance to work with this awesome couple again, this time for their wedding!
On a beautiful day in September, Charlie and Kristen shared theirs vows in front of friends and family at Christ the King Catholic Church. After the ceremony, guests made their way to The Grand Ole Opry and received a tour of the venue, which is home to the show that made country music famous. The space is very special to Charlie and Kristen because when Charlie was twelve years old, he played on stage at The Grand Ole Opry.
After the tour, guests made their way into Studio A where the reception was held. The space was brought to life with farm tables, natural tone linens, and additional rentals provided by Please Be Seated. String lights were hung by Bright Event Productions providing the perfect ambiance for the night. Each table was adorned with florals of greenery, ivory, and pops of blush designed by Rebel Hill Florist. Guests enjoyed southern cuisine prepared by Edley’s BBQ while they listened to western tunes played by The Time Jumpers. The bridal cake was handcrafted by The Sweetest Day and designed to perfection. Hunter Berry Photography captured the day flawlessly. Charlie and Kristen, we wish you guys the best and are so thankful you invited us to be a part of your special day!