Franklin Garden Wedding at CJ's off the Square by Nashville Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicole Photography

Matt & Amber: Southern Brunch Wedding

Weddings giddyness of these two on their wedding day was incredibly contagious. Amber is the sweetest soft-spoken southern gal that has every bit of charm you’d imagine her to have. Then there’s her husband, Matt, and he’s the epitome of a gentleman.  The way he looked at Amber and held her would bring anyone to tears. Matt adores Amber and sweet Amber absolutely adores Matt. They even ended up exchanging the exact same wedding gift – moleskin journals they had written to each other throughout their engagement, unbeknownst to each other.

From the very first phone call, I knew we were a perfect fit. Their vision for their day was more about the people surrounding them than all of the random details. Matt & Amber opted for a brunch wedding, as they simply wanted to spend as much time together on their wedding day. And when I asked about the photographs they cared about most, they replied knowing that they cared about the photographs of the people who would surround them.

It was the perfect quiet morning in November, and after joining as one in the garden, they celebrated with the best  brunch you could imagine. Coffee with every flavor, mimosas, and mismatched china full of southern staples.

After they exited, they met their guests downtown to continue the celebration in a more casual fashion – they truly spent the entire day basking in the joy of the day.

Congratulations, Matt & Amber!

Photography: Amy Nicole Photography // Venue: CJ’s off the Square // Floral Design: Enchanted Florist // Wedding Dress: The White Room // Groom & Groomsmen: Ralph Lauren // Invitations: Minted // Hair & Makeup: Leslie Ellis Hair & Makeup // Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal // DJ: Premier DJs of Nashville // Catering & Cake: Main Event Productions


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  1. Lacey Smith says:

    Wow. These pictures are stunning. That was such a magical day full of absolute love. Thank you both for allowing me to be a part of your special day. I love you both very much!

  2. Whitney McGill says:

    I am not sure if I have seen a more perfect wedding!!! The pictures are gorgeous and the words written encompass Amber and Matt perfectly!!! I love every little sweet detail. Amber’s smile has always lit up a room… and these pictures capture that beautifully!!! Maybe I cried the whole time I looked at these… 😉

  3. Autumn says:

    You did such an amazing job capturing the moment! I didn’t see one picture that I didn’t just absolutely fall in love with! you made it so easy to just be ourselves and enjoy the moment with no stress! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  4. Lisa says:

    Not only an extremely talented, imaginative and innovative photographer, you’re a lovely person to work with and to be around. You made us feel completely comfortable. You have such a beautiful eye for catching timeless images, directing us effortlessly with encouragement and genuine infectious passion for your work. Thank you for capturing this special day for our family. Their wasn’t one picture that didn’t have a special memory.

  5. Margaret says:

    These amazing pictures capture my friend Amber for the beautiful and godly woman she is. They capture the beauty and joy of a wonderful couple and a very special day. I am so glad they chose you for a photographer!

  6. Stacie says:

    What a perfect commentary on Matt & Amber!!! 😀 thank you for showing of God’s grace in their lives! I LOVE how happy EVERYONE is!!

  7. Becca says:

    These are just stunning!! You did an awesome job capturing their love for each other!

  8. Kathy Brooks says:

    I did not get the chance to attend the wedding. The pictures captured all the moments I would have liked to see. I can’t believe Amber is old enough to be married. What spectacular pictures to cherish these moments forever!! Love them!!!

  9. Sharon Grafton says:

    Looks like your photographer exceeded your expectations! Simply stunning. Beautiful. Congratulations on your marriage. Happy for you!

  10. Alicia Enochs says:

    Such a gorgeous wedding in person and these pictures capture the beauty so well! The sweetest couple!

  11. Charles says:

    Great pictures of the perfect couple

  12. […] Amber moved from DC to Raleigh earlier last year, celebrated their first anniversary in November (see more of their garden wedding here in case you missed it!) and welcomed their sweet girl, Molly, about a month later as she made her entrance right before […]

  13. […] leave you speechless in her sweet beauty. You may remember her sweet parents, as I photographed their CJ’s off the Square wedding a couple years back in Nashville. They lived in DC at the time, but recently moved to Raleigh, NC. […]

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