Photos by Jessica Nicole Photography
Nate and Trish met in high school in El Paso, Texas, and as he would say “She didn’t give me the time of day”. Fast forward about 3 years: a co-worker invited Trish to go horseback riding at her friend’s Texas Ranch. Trish shares, “I love horses and when the invitation presented itself to ride, I said of course!” As it turned out, the friend-of-a-friend with the ranch was Trish’s high school classmate, Nate, and the two re-connected! Trish continues, ” We became good friends yet it took us another year and a half to decide we wanted to give our relationship a serious shot. We spent 8 months enjoying our life together on a beautiful ranch, when Nate told me that he would be moving to Nashville and wanted me to tag along. That was my first “yes” – my second “yes” was to his proposal on our one year anniversary at Nashville’s Percy Priest Lake. It’s been a fairytale ever since!”
Being from Texas (and living on a Texas-sized family ranch), Nate and Trish wanted a Tennessee wedding venue that shared the natural, rural environment they loved. While exploring options online, examples of country chic Cedarwood Weddings caught their eye. We remember the day Nate, Trish and Nate’s mom first visited the property, and told us they loved the country setting (although missing the Texas longhorns) and Cedarwood had the relaxed vibe they wanted to share with guests traveling from Texas to Tennessee. Trish incorporated hints of glam (LOVE her bejeweled lace wedding dress) but she and Nate also loved rustic decor and southern touches like mason jars and baby’s breath. They decided to go more casual for their wedding style (LOVE Nate’s upscale-rugged look in jeans and cowboy hat), infusing personal elements into a beautiful southern celebration. Enjoy their day through these lovely images by Jessica Nicole Photography.
We love when couples stay true to themselves, and we loved working with these two Texas cuties. Congrats Trish and Nate – thanks for choosing Cedarwood for your wedding day and for sending your photos by Jessica Nicole Photography to share with us!
Linda and the Cedarwood Event Team