Photos by Abby Smith Photography
Leslie and Bryce have a great love story, told in true novelist style by the groom (…seriously Bryce, get an agent!) Here’s how it started, by Bryce: “A tiki-torch flame, pushed by the warm Caribbean breeze, gambolled uninhibited beneath the star-studded Cayman night. The decadent spread, juxtaposed neatly with the casual beach vibe, surrounded friends, family, cigar rollers and a festive Mojito bar. Her blonde hair shimmered and her blue dress enhanced her resplendent green eyes. Innocently smiling, dimples absorbing my stare, she responded playfully to my condescension about the age limitations for her recent Mojito order. She entertained me with tales of New York City, her semester abroad and the west coast, as I feigned intelligence with anecdotes about Stephen Hawking and a sensational theory regarding sailors and the shape of the Earth. A weekend of graceful and expressive dancing, late night swimming with sharks, and 5am beach talks, ended with a romantic declaration of intent — a hand written message – being clandestinely delivered via hotel staff to her room.”
Roll forward four years to May 18th 2013, and Leslie and Bryce got to share their own late spring, southern night love celebration with family and friends (Mojitos were among signature drinks made by a Holland House mixologist!) Leslie’s “New York-Los Angeles-Atlanta” journey and Bryce’s “South Georgia-Nashville-New York” journey to the altar involved five moves, coast to coast living, lots of SkyMiles and plenty of time for self-reflection. Those years says Bryce, “have been both blissfully challenging and enchantingly joyous, as an uber long distance relationship has seemingly blinked by.” Funny how love does that! Enjoy their day through these fantastic images by Abby Smith Photography.
Congratulations Leslie and Bryce! We are honored to be part of your love story. Thanks to Abby Smith Photography for sharing photos of Leslie and Bryce’s Nashville destination wedding at Historic Cedarwood!
Leslie is a photographer in New York City, where she and Bryce now live, and this comment by Leslie is especially meaningful: “I work weddings (wedding photography – http://weddings.
Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team