On Aug. 21, 2017, skies darkened from Oregon to South Carolina in the first total solar eclipse visible from across the United States in 99 years. One very special couple joined thousands of tourists heading south to a perfect viewing spot in Nashville. But their journey would be different from most …. as it would culminate in marriage vows.
Hannah and Allen both have a deep connection to the moon and stars, as is evidenced by their tattoos, Allen’s socks …. even the embroidery Hannah added to Allen’s shirt pocket. Intricate details stemming from hours of work capped off the planning for this creative couple. Hannah hand-made Allen’s ring, Allen commissioned Hannah’s moonstone engagement ring and had his fingerprint pressed into the metal of her wedding band.
They began their unique ceremony with the start of the eclipse and placed their special rings on each other’s fingers at the moment of totality with only four close friends (and one very lucky photographer) as witnesses. The rest of the day was spent exploring Nashville -- a city they had picked for their elopement not only for its view of the eclipse but also for its eclectic ambiance. In lieu of a reception, they celebrated their wedding by eating Thai Food, shopping in thrift and record stores and memorializing their special moment with matching eclipse-themed tattoos.
I am so thrilled to have spend this fabulous and unique wedding day by their side, and to have experienced the eclipse in such a unique way. Thank you, Hannah and Allen! XO
Wedding Prep Venue: Air BnB
Ceremony Venue: Oakland's Mansion
Dinner: Thai Phooket Restaurant, Nashville, TN
Tattoos: Mia Graffam, Victory Tattoo
Bride's Dress: BabyDoll Shop
Bride's Earrings: Hello Stranger Goods
Bride's Necklace: Anthropologie
Bride's Shoes: TOMS
Bouquet: Graham's Floral Shoppe
Hair & Makeup: bride's own
Groom's Shirt & Pants: H&M, embroidery by bride
Groom's Shoes: Nordstrom
Groom's Bowtie: Southern Proper
Engagement Ring: MinimalVS
Bride's Wedding Band: Bella Design Jewelers
Groom's Wedding Band: Handmade by bride with assistance from Deb Perry