Real Wedding : when rain comes, it's ok to have the cocktail hour first

Today's beautiful wedding was photographed by Shanell of Bledsoe Photography. The bride is a National Guard Reserve member which led to the red, white and blue wedding theme. The wedding took place over Memorial Day Weekend so this color combination was a perfect fit. The bride and groom, Morgan and Michael, stayed at the Holiday Inn Opryland after their initial wedding hotel got flooded. Just a little something extra about the wedding that I thought was so special and unique - for their ceremony, the guitarist learned an acoustic version of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" for the bridesmaids/groomsmen processional. And, when the rain comes, why not have the cocktail hour first? That's exactly what Morgan and Michael did. Their cocktail hour was held in a decorated rustic barn before the outdoor ceremony due to a rain delay.

Thank you so much Shanell for sharing today's gorgeous Memorial Day weekend wedding of Morgan and Michael with my readers today. To see more from Shanell, please visit her web site and blog.

Wedding Vendors:
Caterer: A Dream Come True Catering (Organized Through Cedarwood)
Reception Location: Cedarwood, Nashville TN
Florist: Cedarwood Florist (on-site)
Cake/Bakery: PattyCakes (Organized Through Cedarwood) -
Coordinator or Wedding Planner:  Linda Wright and Christa Harris (Cedarwood Staff)
Bridal Gown: Mon Cheri dress from Bridals By Elena in Severna Park, MD
Bridesmaids Dresses: Floor length gowns in ocean blue stretch charmuese by the Dessy Group
Dresses for Mothers of the Bride & Groom: Last minute finds at Dress Barn
Tux Rental: Mens Warehouse
Hairdresser and Make up: Sara Andrick
Transportation: Gray Line Nashville
Hotel: Holiday Inn Opryland/Airport
Ceremony music: Rob Higginbotham