Glamorous Wedding with a Boardwalk Empire Themed Reception

Autumn and Shane were married on March 26, 2011 at Woodmont Christian Church in Green Hills and they held their reception at Richland Country Club. It was a real privilege to be a part of this wedding! First off, the bride and groom are both beautiful people but they are talented too.  Shane is a TV personality and the host of HGTV’s “Designed to Sell” and Autumn has my dream job! She seeks out talent and material for EMI records! How much fun do these two have!!  Furthermore, Autumn’s father, Gerry House, is a local celebrity and I’ve listened to his syndicated radio show since I was a kid so it was a lot of fun for me to rub elbows and meet everyone at this wedding!

This was a big wedding!  It was probably the largest that I have ever photographed.  I’m used to seeing churches where the front half is filled but this was a very large church and if it wasn’t standing room only, it was close. Even the balcony seating was full.  Not only was it a beautiful ceremony but it was entertaining!  There was a soulful a´cappella group who filled the large room with their beautiful voices.  Autumn works in the music industry and she noted that the audience applauded when they heard the singers and this wasn’t typical during a wedding but the guests were a group who appreciated great music!

The Reception was set-up with a vintage/1920’s theme inspired by the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.  In Boardwalk Empire, many of the scenes are set in the Atlantic City Ritz Carlton Hotel ballroom.  This wedding really pulled off this cool look with giant, plumed, black and white feathers for centerpieces and even the bride and maid of honor’s dresses were beautifully ornate and definitely made me think of a 1920s movie star.

Click here to view a more in depth slideshow of the wedding photos.

We still have more photos yet to come!  I’ll be getting together with the bride and groom for a portrait session in the near future so we can knock out some beautiful natural light portraits without all of the hustle and bustle of the wedding day.  It turned out to be pretty dark and rainy on the wedding day and once the ceremony was over and the bride and groom were able to have photos taken together, it was pitch dark outside so I’m looking forward to our future shoot!

Richland Country Club, Nashville Wedding Reception

View of wedding through the crucifix shaped window in the sanctuary doors

Groom, groom's father, and father in law

Nashville Wedding Photographer, Matt Andrews | Fun and Stylish Wedding Documentary in Nashville © Matt Andrews 2011 |

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Always love your photo’s Matt!

Wow, that looks like such a FUN wedding! I adore Gerry House, so nice to get to see these photos. You are doing fantastic work — I’m proud to say we knew you way back when you were just getting started in weddings. Sarah’s going to have to get married while we might still have a (slim) chance of being able to afford you!



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