Jaclyn & Jamie's Catholic wedding at family Nashville church



Jaclyn chose to get married at the same Nashville church her grandparents did. Her grandfather was there to watch Jaclyn walk down the same aisle that his bride once did. Jaclyn and Jamie said their wedding vows at the same altar where her grandparents once did.

Jacyln’s grandmother wasn’t around to witness the third generation getting married in the Cathedral, but her grandfather was there. And with a little help, they shared a sweet moment dancing together during the wedding reception. My grandfather wasn’t there for my wedding, and so I wish he could have been; I love that Jaclyn got to have this moment with her grandfather and that she has it captured in photos and video to always remember it by.

The details at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville are breathtaking: the ornate ceiling, the stained glass, the detailing at the choir balcony (which made for some gorgeous video during their wedding ceremony). There are also gorgeous nooks and courtyards areas to film and take pictures in, like where they did their first look.

I do some posing with couples on wedding days, but I base it on what couples are naturally doing together; and the way Jaclyn and Jamie cozied up together during their bridal portraits was absolutely beautiful to film. When wedding photographer Elizabeth Hoard Photography and I asked them to snuggle up, they’d start swaying and sweetly holding each other. The way Jamie lit up and looked at Jaclyn was so endearing.


The priest at the ceremony told Jaclyn & Jamie how he went to a bar to catch the Memphis versus Navy football game (he’s a big football fan as I’ve learned from the many ceremonies I’ve attended with him presiding). As the group he was sitting with began to ask where everyone was from and what everyone was doing in Nashville, it came to him: From Memphis in Nashville for a wedding ceremony.

They all had advice they wanted him to share with Jaclyn and Jamie. “When i heard it all it paled in comparison to one piece of advice I heard recently: ‘You need to work harder.’ That was the best advice I heard. That’s the advice the little sister gave when she first met Jaclyn. ‘You need to ask her out.’ ‘I’m working on it.’ ‘You need to work harder.’”

The priest when on to say that marriage is about working harder and working smarter. He related it to the reading from St. Paul earlier in the wedding ceremony that talks about being of one accord: “There are going to be many things that try to pull you apart and make you think your own things, but if you can just be of one accord and endure this, then Jesus will give you the grace to get through anything.”


Videographer: Amavi Films
Photographer: Elizabeth Hoard Photography
Dress: Low’s Bridal and Formal Shoppe
Florals: Petals and Stems
Band: The Band Entice
Cake: Signature Desserts
Venue: Cathedral of the Incarnation - Nashville